Meet the proud Priority Marketing team.

Teri Hansen, APR

Krista Cartee, APR

Melissa Cofta, APR

Holly Boldrin

Olivia Orth

Sue Stauffer

Amanda Lucken

Phillip Barrera

Dorothy Arseneau

Christi Finger

Rachel Toomey

Ava Bickel

Kim Barrera

Kim Geary

Adelie Landis

Rachel Morse

Lora-Lynn Chuffo

Linda Hatch

Teri Hansen, APR
President/Creative Director
teri@prioritymarketing.com

Teri founded Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, a full service marketing and public relations agency, in 1992. A very hands-on business owner, she serves as president and creative director of the firm. An experienced and dynamic leader, she has earned a reputation for exceptional integrity, creativity and spirit. During her career, she has received many personal honors, and her team's work is continually recognized as the best in the industry locally, nationally and internationally. Teri holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of South Florida and the Universal Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). She is also a member of the Florida Public Relations Association's Counselor's Network and has served as a leader on this organization's state executive committee. She is currently on the board of Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and Builders Care - a nonprofit charitable organization that provides emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people.

Some things I just can't live without: "The things I just can’t live without are my faith in Jesus, my husband and best friend Chris, my awesome daughter Anna, my loving and supportive parents, sisters, family and friends, music of every style, my dance shoes, and time for ballroom dancing!"
Krista Cartee, APR
Director of Account Services
krista@prioritymarketing.com

Krista Cartee has been a member of the Priority Marketing team since 2006 as a marketing and public relations account manager. Born and raised in Orlando, FL, she holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications, with a specialization in public relations from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Priority Marketing, she served as the executive director of the Conductive Education Center of Orlando managing operations, fundraising and marketing.

Some things I just can't live without: "Things I can't live without, where to begin? My husband and my daughter, Charlee Anne, are very precious to me, chocolate (preferably Norman Love Confections), a glass of fine wine and a Lucky fashion magazine. I also cannot live without the Florida weather. I am reminded how lucky I am to live in paradise every time I leave. I love my home; I love my family; I love my job; I love my life (and chocolate)!"
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Melissa Cofta, APR
Marketing & PR Account Manager
melissa@prioritymarketing.com

Melissa joined Priority Marketing in 2013 as marketing and public relations account manager. In this position, she provides account services to a variety of clients and work with the firm's creative team to develop strategies to achieve their marketing goals. Melissa has seven years of experience in non-profit fundraising and public relations having most recently served as the director of development for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications specializing in public relations and advertising and a Masters of Business Administration concentrating in marketing. Melissa serves on the board of directors for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

Some things I just can't live without: “My faith in the Lord, the love and support of my family and friends, frisbee time with my chocolate lab (Hershey), long days and nights on the beach, live music, spontaneous travel and food... lots of food!"
Holly Boldrin
Public Relations Manager
holly@prioritymarketing.com

Holly Hamilton Boldrin has 17 years of experience in the communications field, specializing in media relations for healthcare, healthcare technology and general business in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Before working in public relations and marketing, Holly worked in television news, directing editorial coverage. Her duties led her to the Middle East, aboard a DC Air National Guard K-10 refueling jet as part of coverage of “Operation Northern Watch” as U.S. troops patrolled the skies above Iraq. Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida. She volunteers at church and in her son’s school and has served as a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer as a voice within the court system for abused and neglected children.

Some things I just can't live without: “I cannot live without my relationships with God, my wonderful family and supportive friends. I truly value my time with my precious son and my hardworking, loving husband. In addition, I cannot live without my memories and experiences that have helped me learn and grow. My daily morning power walks, not-so-daily trips to the gym, and time with girlfriends are also important in my life. And I can’t imagine life without email, red wine, sushi or DVR!”
Olivia Orth
Copywriter
olivia@prioritymarketing.com

A University of Florida graduate, Olivia Orth has worked for Priority Marketing since 2000, primarily as a copywriter. As 2006-2007 president of the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Chapter, she earned the association's Chapter of the Year Award. She is also a recipient of the Southwest Florida Chapter's Rising Star and Member of the Year awards.

Some things I just can't live without: "Some things I just can't live without are my husband and daughter who make me smile every day, a constant supply of new books and magazines, my laptop (for writing of course) and yoga."
Sue Stauffer
Senior Marketing Strategist
sue@prioritymarketing.com
Amanda Lucken
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
amanda@prioritymarketing.com

Since she joined Priority Marketing in 2010, Amanda has proven herself a valuable member of the account services team. She helps implement media relations programs, social media marketing programs and other marketing and public relations projects. Originally from Minneapolis Minnesota, she holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications specializing in public relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She contributes experience in professional communications, event planning, graphic design, website development, sales and branding.

Some things I just can't live without: "I could not live without my loving and supportive family and friends or the experiences and memories that have shaped who I am. I appreciate the beautiful weather and outdoor activities that Southwest Florida has to offer. I love going to the beach, finding new ways to stay active and traveling. A few things I could not live without: Curiosity, humor, good music, laughter, my mom, love, ice cream, my cell phone, sunny weather, mango margaritas and DVR!"
Phillip Barrera
Art Manager
phil@prioritymarketing.com

As a child growing up in southern California Phillip told his parents he wanted to become a priest and a Los Angeles Dodger when he grew up. Things didn't quite go that way despite a short stint in a seminary and a high school baseball tryout. As it turned out, Phillip was destined for greater things - being a teenager in the 70's, serving in the United States Air Force, living in Berlin for over 3 years, graduating from Biola University, interning at a psychiatric hospital, and a career change inspired by his purchase of an Apple Mac the year it was introduced. That computer changed his life, his direction and brought out the creative side of him unlike anything he had ever experienced. Many years and Macs later, Phillip is still enjoying the computer "for the rest of us." Currently, he drives a 27" iMac and a Mac Pro while the art manager at Priority Marketing. How did he end up in Florida? E-mail him and he'll tell you that story.

Some things I just can't live without: "Grace! God's grace. Even on my best days I don't deserve it, yet He pours it out on me. Being redeemed is the best gift I have. I also can't imagine life without my wife, partner, mentor, example, friend and great cook - Kimberley. Life wouldn't be the same without my Apple Mac and the tons of software that work inside its beautiful, sleek, brushed metal case. Oh yeah, one last thing I can't live without: asking for more salsa and one more basket of tortilla chips!"
Dorothy Arseneau
Graphic Designer
dorothy@prioritymarketing.com

Dorothy Arseneau has worked as an art director and graphic designer in firms big and small. After working as an art director in a New York City ad agency she worked in two small advertising firms out in the country - which she preferred to city life. One was in northern Vermont and one in western Massachusetts. She then moved to Florida and has worked for Priority Marketing for the past six years. She loves the creative challenge of meeting different clients' advertising and marketing needs.

Some things I just can't live without: "Things I can't live without: Jonnie, knowing that the people I love are safe, healthy and happy, a sense of humor, books, making art, chocolate chip cookies, movies, walks in the woods, hiking mountains, music, news and politics, new ideas, good wine, travel, snowstorms, seeing a good play, meditation, yoga, art museums, vacations, kayaking. Of course, I could live without some of these - but life would be less full."
Christi Finger
Graphic Designer
christi@prioritymarketing.com

Christine Finger, is an award-winning artist, graphic designer and photographer working for Priority Marketing since 2003. Life has offered several changes and many interesting opportunities over the years; having been a sailor, a scuba-diver, a pastor's wife and a mother. Knowledge and skills gained from each eclectic adventure have helped to shape her life, but through it all her passion has always led her back to art and design. Working in the graphic design field for over 18 years, her creative experience includes conception, layout, design and art direction of brand development, marketing campaigns, photography, and project management. She has worked with some of the largest (and smallest) advertising agencies and marketing firms across the country. A master at designing compelling visual brands, her work is evocative and drives advertising campaigns.

Some things I just can't live without: "Things I simply cannot live without would be my two insanely cute children Marcus and Avery, my supportive friends and family, as well as, the scripture verse: Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things in Him that strengthens me." I would also be lost without my iPhone, a large pot of freshly-brewed coffee, my computer and a bag of peanut M&M's. I also enjoy playing in the sunshine and traveling around the globe!"
Rachel Toomey
Media Buyer
rachel@prioritymarketing.com

Rachel Toomey has been a member of the Priority Marketing team since 2006. She oversees the media buying department, which provides clients with a full range of advertising services including planning, budgeting, negotiating and coordinating. Rachel earned a bachelor's degree in advertising and master's degree in integrated marketing communication from Florida State University. Active in the community, Rachel is a former Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer, president of the Fort Myers South Kiwanis Club and the chair of the Kiwanis' Division 19 public relations committee.

Some things I just can't live without: "My husband and best friend, Matt, my family, our little dog Oreo, enjoying Southwest Florida's outdoors, playing soccer as much as I can, tall glasses of sweet tea and great Thai food. I love road trips, especially when it is to visit friends or cheer on a certain group of garnet and gold clad boys."
Ava Bickel
Production Manager
ava@prioritymarketing.com

Ava Bickel has more than 27 years of experience in the marketing industry, including experience with production management, client relations, media buying, budgeting, estimating, negotiating, purchasing, scheduling and business management. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has lived in North Carolina and Tennessee. She has served as a production manager for Priority Marketing for six years. Ava earned an associate of arts degree in commercial art from Indiana Vocational Technical College. Ava is very active in the community. She has serviced on the Board of Directors in the McGregor Wood community and was the survivor chair for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer fundraising event. She is a volunteer and teacher at her church and previously volunteered with the Edison Park Elementary School reading program.

Some things I just can't live without: "Things I can’t live without are my family and friends, movies, boxes with bows, volunteering when and where I can, my second & third grade Sunday school class and my six-pound Yorkie, Daisy."
Kim Barrera
Production Manager
kim@prioritymarketing.com

Kim has worked in the printing industry most of her life. After earning a technical degree in graphic arts, she learned how to run a press, worked in supervisory positions running pre-press departments and small press departments in three different printing companies. Kim has taught small press printing and prepress at the junior college level and the high school equivalency level. She also worked as a technical sales rep for the second largest magazine printing company in the world. She owns her own graphics business and married a very talented graphic designer named Phillip - currently the art manager at Priority Marketing. Kim's varied print, publishing, technical and graphic arts experience helps us deliver a quality product and meet the needs of our clients.

Some things I just can't live without: "I can't live without Phillip, my husband, collecting butterflies and traveling to foreign countries teaching when ever I possibly can. I regularly travel to Burma (Myanmar) and work with missionaries who have a publishing company among other ministries. I can't seem to live without adventure or petting every dog and cat that runs across my path."
Kim Geary
Public Relations Coordinator
kgeary@prioritymarketing.com

Kim Geary joined Priority Marketing in 2007 as public relations coordinator. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she studied journalism at Kent State University and spent five years as a reporter and photographer in the Cleveland/Akron area. Kim moved to Southwest Florida in 2004 and prior to joining Priority Marketing served as e-marketing specialist for Chico’s FAS and account manager for the Internet marketing company, findwhat.com.

Some things I just can't live without: “Some things I just can’t live without include my wonderful husband, Mark; my two adorable puppies, Marley and Buster; and my beloved Cleveland Browns. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, photography and traveling.”
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Adelie Landis
Marketing Assistant
adelie@prioritymarketing.com

Adelie, a recent Florida Gulf Coast University graduate, joined Priority Marketing in 2014 as a marketing assistant. In this position, she provides support for the account services team, and assists in the production of many client projects, events, and marketing & advertising efforts. Adelie comes from a hospitality background and has worked at Shadow Wood Country Club, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, and NOISE Inc.

Some things I just can't live without: "Coffee. And the occasional donut from Bennett's. I also can't live without my amazing support system of friends and colleagues that make me a better person every day. I love musical theatre, singing, 90's television, crafting, chocolate, peachie-o's and traveling. I definitely can't imagine life without my pet Thomas O'Malley the Alley Cat, Netflix marathons, or the beach."
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Rachel Morse
Marketing Assistant
rachelm@prioritymarketing.com

Rachel is a recent University of Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. She joined Priority Marketing in 2014 as a marketing assistant. As marketing assistant, she provides support to the marketing & PR account manager. Her background includes interning at Balance 180 a nonprofit gymnastics studio and Chico’s FAS Inc.

Some things I just can't live without: “My loving and supportive parents, brother, family and friends, my two dogs (Moose and Shelby), my three cats (Callie, Tiger and Smokey), Gator football, family gatherings, boating, shopping and the Smokey Mountains."
Lora-Lynn Chuffo
Director of Finance & Administration
loralynn@prioritymarketing.com

Lora-Lynn Chuffo has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She was the first UNC media board business manager, overseeing budgets of the four media organizations. Employed in manufacturing and service industries, she gathered experience and worked as a liaison with tax specialists, insurance agencies, sales tax auditors, worker's comp companies and state agencies. Lora-Lynn operated an accounting business in Fort Myers, Florida for 16 years. She became full time with Priority Marketing in April of 2006. Lora-Lynn received the Innovative Solutions award from Priority Marketing for her work in the selection, implementation and training of a comprehensive time tracking, project management and billing system.

Some things I just can't live without: "I can’t live without Jesus Christ, my husband of 26 years, Ray, or my two girls – Samantha, 18, and Juliana, 15. I enjoy my work, (perhaps a bit too much as I seem to be doing it all the time). When I’m not working, I like to take a long walk with my Pomeranian or horseback ride. I’m involved in Yoga, which is about the extent of my exercise program."
Linda Hatch
Office Manager
linda@prioritymarketing.com

Linda has worked for Priority Marketing since 2003. Prior to joining the Priority Marketing team Linda worked in commercial real estate offices for ten years and residential real estate offices for five years. Linda is a Notary Public.

Some things I just can't live without: "My husband, my partner, my friend Tom. My family includes a step-son, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, who I am not able to spoil as much as I would like since they live in New Hampshire. I love to cook, bake and quilt to relax – when Tom and I are not out looking for new and fun things to do together."