Right after high school, Tom served in the US Army as a member of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm. Upon completion of the military, he graduated from Auburn University and began his career in the construction industry. For ten years, Tom was the President of a large construction company that worked throughout the state of Florida. From there he spent five years as the President of Silversphere, where Markentum was born. Tom was one of the key players that helped to facilitate and grow Markentum into what it is today. His passion for the senior living industry began with Silversphere and has carried over to Markentum. He enjoys learning the ins and outs of marketing and working to guide family caregivers to the places where we would want to put our own loved ones.
With experience in non-profit and for-profit sectors, Chris enjoys advancing community development, relationship building, and marketing. Traveling to many varied places around the world has given him the important understanding that location and people play an equally integral role in shaping unique and beautiful cultures and communities. He loves working with the Markentum team and helping each partner grow their marketing initiatives, while advocating for active senior lifestyle. Chris, with his wife Kerri and daughter Ellie, enjoy exploring the beautiful state of Florida and going on outdoor adventures!
Vice President of Strategic Growth
When an opportunity presented itself, Ryan jumped at the chance to join the Markentum team in June 2020. He is excited to work with such a dynamic group of people and help Senior Living owners and operators achieve their goals. Ryan grew up in Naples, Florida, and attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and, more importantly, met his wife, Kyra. After a successful career in the residential home building industry, Ryan received an opportunity to venture into the world of Senior Living. He was immediately impressed by the industry’s culture – a passion and dedication for treating seniors with the dignity and respect they deserve. When he is not working, Ryan loves sports, music, movies, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He is a die-hard Florida Gator fan, and there is no place he would rather be than in The Swamp on gameday. Ryan also enjoys coaching the youth sports teams of his son, Vedder, and daughter, Kestrel (he is known to be an intense and exacting coach, so they probably enjoy it a little less than he does!).
Hollee is a food and wine connoisseur, who also happens to dabble in all things marketing! She is a native Floridan, born on the West Coast of Florida in Dunedin and relocated to the Daytona Beach area in 2007. A graduate of Florida State University, Hollee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and is also a Leadership Daytona graduate, class XXXVI. She is a board member of the local Daytona Beach Advertising Federation Chapter and serves as club Vice President. Hollee joins Markentum with over seven years of marketing experience in a variety of departments, and as an Account Strategist, will be focusing on developing and maintaining partner relations, as well as implementing strategy and project management.
Denise believes that there is magic in marketing – it motivates businesses to become storytellers and inspires audiences to think and take action. As an Account Strategist for Markentum, she loves to help our partners tell their stories and grow their market share through creative strategies. Denise has over ten years of marketing experience, including advertising, brand management, public relations, communications, and event management. She has managed multiple marketing programs for a family-owned healthcare agency as well as for large, multi-billion-dollar retail customers such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Albertsons, and their CPG clients, including Unilever & Pepsi-Cola. Denise holds a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida and has goals to earn her MBA in the near future. Currently, Denise resides in Orlando, Florida, and enjoys dance, fitness, and travel.
Director of Web Development
Curtis has spent over ten years building WordPress-based sites for clients. For much of that time, he focused on large-scale eCommerce and Membership sites. He has also spent time helping teams build solid processes for development and deployment of ongoing work so that downtime doesn’t happen.
Senior Web Developer
Creative Design Director
Be nice and make awesome stuff. That’s always been Charlie’s motto. Charlie is a multidisciplinary creative designer who has been fortunate enough to do that working with startups to leading brands such as Costa Sunglasses. Over the last 19+ years, as a Designer, Front-End Web Developer, and Creative Design Director, he has overseen integrated advertising campaigns across emerging channels, digital, social, and print. Charlie is passionate about the craft, pixel perfect, and detail-oriented. In working directly with clients, he has developed strong relationships to deliver strategic and emotionally-resonating creative that also successfully achieves business goals.
Content Marketing Manager
Loreal is originally from Central New York and joined Markentum in January 2018 after relocating to Florida. As the Content Marketing Manager, she oversees all written content development to ensure we are following best practices for search engine optimization (SEO), staying on brand for each partner, and being consistent with our messaging. She has a passion for content marketing techniques and enjoys collaborating with partners to help tailor their strategy to promote business growth. Loreal has since returned to New York and is incredibly thankful to be able to continue on team Markentum as a remote employee!
Rachelle grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan but relocated to Florida to attend Full Sail University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Previously published in flash fiction magazines and with copywriting experience in marketing, she joins the team with a grasp of many formats of writing, including prose fiction, scripts, and copywriting. Rachelle has a passion for language and understands the power of the written word. She is a firm believer in reading physical copies of books and is continuously collecting for her library.
Lauren has a passion for all things content and is experienced in social media marketing, content creation, and proofreading. She truly believes that content is king (or queen) and understands the importance of crafting valuable content in order to inform, entertain, and convert. Lauren grew up in North Carolina, where she graduated from NC State University and is now part of our growing Colorado Springs team!
Marketing Automation Manager
Katrina joined the Colorado Springs team after relocating from Florida to escape the heat. After graduating from Jacksonville University with a B.F.A in Fine Arts, she sought a more meaningful career. She brings four years of experience in the senior living industry, where she managed CRM systems and supported a sales team specializing in emergency call equipment. Katrina brings her creative problem solving and data-driven mindset to managing all partner HubSpot portals, which helps target key audiences, identify which content is influencing the most contacts, and nurtures existing contacts throughout the buyer’s journey. She also works in HubSpot to create email campaigns and email marketing strategies that resonate with visitors. Katrina looks forward to applying her creative background to the senior living industry in a more direct way and seeks to provide guidance to families researching senior living options.
Director of Social Strategy
Stephanie is a data-driven, goal-oriented marketer who has created and managed social media and paid advertising campaigns for clients in sports, non-profit organizations, healthcare systems, and higher education. She is energized by people, new experiences, and social interaction, and loves having the opportunity to make a difference, spark growth, and solve problems. As the Director of Social Strategy, Stephanie works with her team to drive online visibility and generate leads. She uses her understanding of engagement and metrics to create social media solutions with measurable results. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time outdoors, especially at the beach or exploring someplace new, with her husband, James, and their two children, Henry and Heidi.
Social Advertising Specialist
Megan was the first official hire when Markentum expanded to Colorado in 2019. Originally from upstate New York, Megan joined the team with two years of agency experience under her belt. Megan holds a dual B.S. in Marketing and Business Analytics with a minor in Communications from Le Moyne College. She started as a Social Media Coordinator at Markentum, but her analytics background quickly steered her towards success in her current position as a Social Advertising Specialist. Megan’s days are filled with webinars, creating social advertising content, and working on spreadsheets (lots of spreadsheets), but she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Social Media Coordinator
Jesica grew up in Austin, Texas, and graduated from Texas State University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Communication Studies. She has several years of experience in senior living, having worked and volunteered in different communities. Jesica is a member of our Colorado Springs team as a Social Media Coordinator! In her position, she can express her creativity and passion for senior living by creating social calendars, writing creative posts, and interacting with our partners. Jesica believes there is so much to learn about our older generation and appreciates being able to do what she does every day.
Social Media Coordinator
Jordan was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Her experience includes a lengthy internship at an event planning company, where she photographed events, edited photos, and assisted in various marketing campaigns. Jordan also worked at a boutique agency in Jacksonville for two years before deciding to move back to the Daytona Beach area. Her favorite experience so far was the opportunity to work directly with Firenze Tourismo’s social media team while studying abroad in Florence, Italy, in 2017. Jordan’s varied strengths and talents include content creation, photography, social media management, and creatively tackling challenges. When she’s not at work, Jordan enjoys running, going to the beach, and collecting old cameras.
Jess is born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design. She is driven by elevating art and design, and her passion is to implement detail-oriented and on-brand work. Jess has worked as a graphic artist for various industries through her professional experience, including a marketing agency, pharmacy, chocolate company, and financial institution. After work hours, you can find Jess outdoors hiking, plant shopping, or out on the lake!
Social Advertising Specialist
Donovan is a graduate of Northwestern University, earning a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Psychology. Originally hailing from Minnesota, he strives to improve the lives of others through both service and design. Prior to Markentum, Donovan founded, scaled, and sold Luna Lights; a business focused on improving nighttime safety for older adults.
From working with several charitable organizations such as Breakthrough Urban Ministries to assisting students as a private tutor, Donovan is always attempting to positively impact the community at large. Through innovation and social change, he hopes to one day promote a more accessible environment for all people.