Shirley has more than 20 years of financial and management experience. Prior to joining Paradise, she managed financial operations at several other leading firms. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida.
Shirley’s Paradise: Gorgeous Florida day in the mid 70s: blue sky, blue water, sugar sand. ROAD TRIP!
Tara Tufo - VP, Director of Public Relations
Tara came to Paradise after serving as Media Relations Manager for the Citrus County/Crystal River (Florida) Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Sarasota native spent 11 years in NYC, where she handled PR work for such prestigious accounts as 21 Club, Tuscan restaurant, HBO, CBS and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tara’s Paradise: A mid-century Palm Springs home, Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" on the hi-fi. A warm breeze ruffles my hair as I step out onto the lanai to join my husband and son poolside.
Kristen Murphy - Account Director
Kristen has managed countless marketing initiatives for Amelia Island; Orlando North, Seminole County; Navarre Beach; Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, and others. Prior to joining Paradise, Kristen was an account executive on the national Ford account, and orchestrated special events for numerous charities.
Kristen’s Paradise: I’m Florida born and bred, so of course my paradise is — the mountains. Cool blue lake, trees for miles, and … no mosquitos.
Nicole Delaney - Account Director
Nicole works out of Paradise’s Naples office, managing the Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades account. Before finding Paradise, she was a senior marketing executive in the publishing and retail industries. She’s a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Nicole’s Paradise: Traveling to a new city and finding the best local hot spots where most tourists wouldn't tread.
Elizabeth Gifford - Account Director
Elizabeth handles the Daytona Beach CVB account from a Paradise office there. She has 14 years of account management experience across a breadth of industries. Prior to joining Paradise, she worked at the Southeast Volusia County Advertising Authority, where she specialized in marketing and project management.
Elizabeth’s Paradise: Traveling the world with family, friends and the Rolling Stones.
Glenn Bowman - Creative Director
Glenn has over 14 years-experience creating dynamic brand identities, advertising campaigns and immersive digital experiences. Garnering a roll call of awards in disciplines ranging from branding, identity, digital, social and integrated campaigns.
Glenn’s Paradise: Spending the day floating in the warm waters off the Gulf with my wife and two little boys. And a perfectly cooked filet mignon.
Joe Boccia - Studio Director
Joe is a master of his craft, whether it’s shooting on location or in the editing suite. His work ranges from documentaries to brand videos to television and web commercials. At Paradise, Joe is the go-to guy for mind-bending animation and motion graphics.
Joe’s Paradise: The brisk morning air of the Northeast in fall.
Brittany Weissler Einsmann - Senior Copywriter
In Paradise’s integrated Creative department, Brittany utilizes her imaginative skills to develop genuine, lasting interest and brand engagement. Prior to Paradise, she was responsible for branded content and social media for niche and trade magazines, as well as New York publishing houses.
Brittany’s Paradise: Wearing a cozy sweater, sipping a hot tea while reading as the weather storms outside, a sweet kitten or puppy on my lap.
Lorin Augeri - Assistant Director of Public Relations
Before coming to Paradise, this PR natural was an Account Executive for MMGY Global, generating PR for the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Lorin has also worked on campaigns for major hotel brands and properties, including Choice Hotels, The Ascend Collection, and B Hotels and Resorts.
Paradise: Planning the interior design scheme of my home while scoping out my next overseas adventure.
Melissa Cederquist - Public Relations Account Executive
A graduate of Florida State University, Melissa started her PR career at Geiger & Associates in Tallahassee. Along with keeping everything in order for the PR team, the Naples, Florida native specializes in planning, coordinating, running and hosting familiarization (FAM) tours for visiting journalists and travel professionals.
Melissa’s Paradise: Traveling on a whim, exploring a new place, funky First Fridays, and painting outside in perfect weather.
Eric Snider - Director of Special Projects
A long-time journalist and natural storyteller, Eric performs an array of duties for Paradise, including content marketing, copywriting, public relations, and business development. This is his first job in the advertising world after a decorated career at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Creative Loafing/Weekly Planet, the St. Petersburg Times and various luxury lifestyle magazines.
Eric’s Paradise: Floating on a cloud, watching Prince and Hendrix jam in the afterworld. They ask me to sit in — on bongos.
Casey Goldstein - Social Media Community Manager
Casey was part of the first class to earn a Masters Degree in Mass Communication/Social Media from University of Florida. After a turn as an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at George Mason University in Virginia, Casey chose to stretch her storytelling prowess at Paradise.
Casey’s Paradise: Working on my transfiguration skills at Hogwarts in the spring and rooting for the Gators in the Swamp come fall.
Caspar Blattman - Senior Art Director
A former software engineer, Caspar completed a design program, then independently entered his work in a student Addy Awards. He won four golds, seven silvers and Best in Show. Before coming to Paradise, the native of Switzerland performed work for such clients as Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls State Park, Sheraton, Monte Carlo Las Vegas and others.
Caspar’s Paradise: Enjoying an authentic Swiss cheese fondue on a snow-covered mountaintop after a sunny day of skiing.
Lauren Couturier - Social Media Community Manager
Lauren arrived at Paradise after working as a social media coordinator for a Central Florida startup that makes wearable technology. She works out of Paradise’s Naples office and drives hands-on social media for several clients. She has a degree in Business Administration/marketing from Stetson University.
Lauren’s Paradise: Sitting on a beautiful Naples beach with my nose in a good book.
Dylan Madigan - Art Director
Dylan is particularly adept at combining digital and physical elements in his work, a big advantage in today’s advertising world. Paradise is his first advertising job after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from USF St. Petersburg. Dylan wanted to be a designer ever since he was 10 years old.
Dylan’s Paradise: Walking through an endless museum of amazing art with good friends. Like Art Basel in Miami — if it lasted forever.
Mary Jane Kolassa - Public Relations Account Director
Based in the agency’s Daytona office, MJ handles public relations for several Paradise clients. Prior to joining the agency, she spent nearly two decades at another Florida firm managing such PR accounts as Orlando Renaissance Resort, Sea World and many others.
Mary Jane’s Paradise: Enjoying our great Florida beaches, boating along the Intracoastal, and stopping off at my favorite tiki bar.