*Special Edition* – Digital Stormwater an Origin Story with Maryella Begley-Garmon, P.E.

by | Apr 11, 2024

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Special EditionEpisode: “Who doesn’t love a good origin story?” In this episode, host, Ty Garmon and Maryella Begley-Garmon, P.E. discuss how their company, Digital Stormwater, and the Stormwater World Podcast got started.

“What I’ve always loved about being an engineer, is the things that I did actually made a difference in making people’s lives better.” Maryella is a civil engineer with over 25 years of experience in stormwater and drainage. When she was a “baby engineer” just out of college, she had a project that had a profound impact on her personally and how she looked at the work she was doing. “I just remember…realizing what I was doing was actually making an impact in individual lives. And that was so powerful for me as a young engineer. I was like this is what I want to do. I want to make a difference to people.” That is where her passion comes from and why the work she does with Digital Stormwater is important to here: bringing awareness in the stormwater industry to products that need greater visibility so they can make the impact they are supposed to make. “It doesn’t matter how great your product is, if nobody knows it’s there, it’s not going to have the impact that it could have, it’s not going to do its job to make stormwater cleaner to make people’s lives better, if nobody knows that it exists.”

“It’s important to keep in mind, just the whys about everything, you know why you do a lot of things,” Ty explains. “ I tell that to people all the time, you can’t be in this industry for 12 years and not get it on. 12 years ago, I really didn’t know a whole lot about stormwater. I didn’t really understand the impacts. Now I definitely care about water in general and then specifically, what’s going on in stormwater, way more than I did 12 years ago, when I ventured into this industry.” Ty went down the digital rabbit hole looking for ways to market the product he was selling at the time. He felt like digital was the way to go. Conferences are great, but there are so many people who can’t go to them and then never hear about the products that are exhibited at them. He was talking with his friend Doug Buch from PaveDrain about his ideas for social media “And Doug said, ‘yeah, man, whatever you’re talking about, I need to do that. Whenever you do, let me know.’” So that is how Digital Stormwater began in 2019. What began as a 1 man effort on nights and weekends is now a full blown digital marketing agency. Ty explains, “So we take on all things. So what was an idea that was built around social media and exposure has come full blown business to business visibility for everyone in the stormwater industry. And it doesn’t matter what you need, if it’s digital, we can provide it for you.”

Quotes:

  • “ What we’re trying to do is we’re impacting stormwater one click at a time” (00:05 | Ty)
  • “ What I’ve always loved about being an engineer, is the things that I did actually made a difference in making people’s lives better.” (2:27 | Maryella)
  • “I think it’s important to keep in mind, just the whys about everything, you know why you do things.” (5:36 | Ty)
  • “It doesn’t matter how great your product is, if nobody knows it’s there. It’s not going to have the impact that it could have, it’s not going to do its job to make stormwater cleaner to make people’s lives better, if nobody knows that exists.” (06:57 | Maryella)
  • “We all need to put our heads together and get that information out to the general public because they still don’t have a clue.” (12:16 | Ty)

The views expressed are that of the individual and do not represent the opinions of any companies past, present or future.

Connect with Maryella Begley-Garmon, P.E.:

Email: maryella@digitalstormwater.com

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryella-begley-garmon-p-e-16772157/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/digitalstormwater/

Website: https://digitalstormwater.com/

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