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Tony DiCostanzo President
Michelle Drucker Chief of Staff
Karlyn Hixson Marketing Director
Stefanie Gordon-Lim Sr. Account Manager, Education
Lynette Washington Sr. Client Experience Representative
Cassie Folkers Sales Support Representative
Jessie Garcia Accountant
Hetal Khatri Sr. Operations Coordinator
Yuri Alvarez Client Experience Representative
Megan Habel Brand Strategist
Robin Woolsey Account Manager, Corporate Sales
John Park Operations Analyst
Tiffany Shoe Operations Administrator
Ireland Edwards Executive Assistant
Originally from Nome, Alaska, Tony has since become a thoroughly Southern California family man. He's enjoys golf, photography, and CrossFit — almost as much as he's passionate about helping his staff realize their full potential.
Chief of Staff
Michelle circumnavigated the globe before she turned 21. She is an avid sea glass collector and her favorite actor of all time is Tom Hanks.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Karlyn loves the suburbs and the city, having lived in NYC for several years before calling Southern California home. She loves coffee, reading, wine, travel, food, and spending time with family and friends.
Sr. Account Manager, Education
Newly wed as of May 13, 2016, Stef and her husband have a stage five clingy puppy named Simba — whom they adore. She is obsessed with podcasts, listening to Criminal, TED Talks, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, Sword and Scale, and the Tough Girls Podcast.
Sr. Client Experience Representative
Lynette is a rookie coffee drinker, who only started liking the drink a year ago. Her favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers and the first thing she does when she wakes up is reach for her phone.
Sales Support Representative
Cassie's life long goal is to make it to all 6 populated continents. So far, she has 4 down and 2 to go. She is an avid tea drinker with a great liking for fantasy or science fiction novels — she personally blames the original Star Wars trilogy for this. Her favorite comic book character is Hawkeye, though her favorite Marvel movie character is Bucky Barnes.
Jessie is a driven mother of two who loves dogs and believes in aliens.
Sr. Operations Coordinator
Hetal was born in India and grew up in Massachusetts before making her way to Southern California. She has a deep love for elephants and potatoes and her footprint only shows three fingers and a thumb — no pinky toe can be found!
Client Experience Representative
One might say Yuri is a coffee snob. She loves keeping up to date with as many celebrities as she can. Junk food is her life and if she could be a dog she would be a Corgi.
Megan is an identical twin, who made her own prom dress and graduated college in 3 years.
Account Manager, Corporate Sales
Robin was on MTV in the 90's and has been in several commercials. She has a fetish for reading and re-reading Ted Dekker Novels while listening to her favorite band, MUSE and drinking red wine.
John dislikes fried food but loves french fries. He is a die hard Baltimore Ravens Fan, though he has never been to Baltimore and he once lost to a semi-famous youtuber in a video game and made it on his video.
Tiffany was born and raised in Orange County, but lived in Oklahoma for 4 years. She studied abroad in London, is an avid tea drinker, book collector and decorator and is a stronger believer in birthday month, puppy snuggles and chocolate.
Ireland is originally from Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite things in life consist of lemons, coffee, Nat King Cole and her cat named Fitzgerald.