Meet the proud Priority Marketing team.

Teri Hansen, APR

Krista Cartee, APR

Melissa Cofta, APR

Holly Boldrin, APR

Olivia Orth

Phillip Barrera

Dorothy Arseneau

Christi Finger

Rachel Toomey

Rachel Morse

Ava Bickel

Kim Barrera

Alyssa DeLora

Allie Schotanus

Adelie Landis

Jon Kleinow

Kara Winton

Lora-Lynn Chuffo

Kathy Graff

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, APR
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."
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."
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Rachel Morse
Media & 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."
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."
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Alyssa DeLora
Marketing Coordinator
alyssa@prioritymarketing.com

Alyssa joined Priority Marketing in 2014 as a marketing coordinator. In this position she assists with coordinating and implementing marketing projects, and supports the account services team in the production of client projects, events, and marketing and advertising efforts. Alyssa graduated from Hodges University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Alyssa has extensive experience in project and event management, customer relations and stewardship.

Some things I just can't live without: “Family! Growing up with six brothers and a twin sister gives me great appreciation for the love and support of a family. I am thankful every day for the encouragement of my amazing husband and two daughters. Having such a large family certainly makes for lots of parties and lots of food. I love it!”
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Allie Schotanus
Social Media and Internet Marketing Manager
allie@prioritymarketing.com

As an example of the ever-changing marketing industry, Allie Schotanus has joined Priority Marketing this year as the Social Media and Internet Marketing Account Manager, the newest department within our growing company. Born and raised in Fort Myers, Allie has a great deal of knowledge and experience of the SWFL area. She has an Advertising and Business Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. She has a vast array of marketing experience including Social Media, Public Relations, Graphic Design and Internet Marketing strategies. She enjoys staying on top of the latest and greatest in the digital marketing world and is very excited to join the talented team here at Priority Marketing.

Some things I just can't live without: "First and foremost, spending time with my family and friends and boyfriend, Chris. They are everything to me. I also have a passion for travel, cooking, yoga and the outdoors and can't imagine life without these basics! Oh...and College Football and the fall season! Go Gators!"
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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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Jon Kleinow
Public Relations Specialist
jon@prioritymarketing.com

Jon Kleinow comes to Priority Marketing with years of experience in print media. As a Public Relations Specialist, he works with clients to help them get their message heard in the community. Jon and his family fell in love with Southwest Florida nearly 20 years ago, and he’s thrilled to be home and close to family after spending several years in the Midwest. Before moving home to Sanibel, Jon spent two years as a page designer at The Kansas City Star and more than five years at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Webster University in St. Louis.

Some things I just can't live without: “My wife Natalie and my two wonderful kids, my cats, and a constant diet of local, national, and international news.”
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Kara Winton
Special Projects
kara@prioritymarketing.com
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."
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Kathy Graff
Receptionist/Administrative Support
kathy@prioritymarketing.com

Kathy joined Priority Marketing in 2014. This year marks her 50th year living in Southwest Florida. Being an “almost native” (born in Michigan’s U. P.), she has seen a lot of changes in the area, but says that “at it’s heart, Ft. Myers is still a small town.” Working for a local orthodontist for 20 years, and a small private school after that, she rarely goes somewhere that she doesn’t recognize someone….even if it’s just their smile.

Some things I just can't live without: "My husband, John and our crazy family which now includes not only our 5 children, but also 2 son-in-laws and one beautiful granddaughter! I have the most amazing parents that still live here in SW Florida, along with my brother and sister and their families. I can’t make it through one day without my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His love and grace are indescribable. I have a treasure trove of friends that are truly a gift. And I’ll never tire of our beautiful beaches and the chance to do a little shelling (just one more sandbar….)"