Teri Hansen, APR President/Creative Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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!"
Chris Hansen Vice President Operations email@example.com
Chris Hansen served Lee County government as a EMT, paramedic, training officer, training and quality manager, operations manager, EMS Chief and Deputy Director of Public Safety from 1980 through 2008. During his distinguished career he taught in adjunct faculty in EMS Technology Program for Edison College and was a First Responder Educator for both Lee County Vocational Technical Center's SWF Criminal Justice Academy and the Fort Myers Fire Department Academy. In addition to educational projects, Chris was instrumental in working with other local and state public safety and governmental officials to develop and implement various public-public and public-private initiatives from concept, planning, funding through execution that improved local government service delivery. Chris has many years of experience in emergency response, staff development, labor relations and fiscal management. Through out his years of experience and in the various roles he has filled in local government and on state appointed committees, Chris is well-versed in Florida statutes, administrative codes and local ordinances and regulations pertaining to local government. Some things I just can't live without: "The love of GOD demonstrated by through what Jesus did for me, and the privilege of living my life with Teri and our daughter Anna."
Krista Cartee, APR Account Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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)!"
Sue Stauffer Senior Marketing Strategist email@example.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."
Kim Geary Public Relations Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
Holly Boldrin Public Relations Manager email@example.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!”
Phillip Barrera Art Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Amanda Lucken Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator email@example.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!"
Lora-Lynn Chuffo Director of Finance & Administration firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Marissa McCullers Media and Marketing Account Coordinator email@example.com
Marissa McCullers joined the Priority Marketing team in 2012 as a media and marketing account coordinator. Born and raised in Ft. Myers, FL, she holds a bachelor's degree in business administration management, with a specialization in marketing from the University of South Florida. She contributes over 5 years of experience in marketing, advertising, strategic planning, professional communications, event planning and management, corporate budgeting, social media marketing, sales and branding. Some things I just can't live without: “Where do I even begin to start?!? I could not live without my loving husband and best friend who I love more everyday Nick, my baby girl-chocolate lab Roxy, my amazing and crazy but inspirational family and friends or the journeys and experiences that have shaped who I am today. I also could not live without: laughter, love, listening to music, Mexican food (Tijuana Flats or Iguana Mia), dancing, days at the beach or on the boat, DVR, my cell phone, memories of traveling to new places (Italy is by far my most favorite), carbs, a nice pair of shoes, cookie cake and a tall glass of wine!!”
Linda Hatch Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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."