Meet Georgia & Her Team
I have spent the last 30 years balancing my business career with motherhood. Most of my professional life was focused in corporate America. Started out at IBM, then moved on to developing plans for the digital imaging market at Kodak. I left Kodak to manage a startup digital business for a national conglomerate out of New York city. Took that business through a successful IPO and eventually sold the imaging software side to FujiFilm, where I stayed to help Fuji navigate through the challenging consumer film to digital transition.
I’m old enough to join AARP, and that’s as far as I’ll go on that subject.
Throughout almost the last 20 years, my husband (the technologist) has been my business partner, best friend, confidant, and soul mate. We recently opted out of the corporate world and now are free to spend our winters at our beach house on an idyllic, gulf coast barrier island in Florida. We head north during the summer months to a quiet island cottage on the St. Lawrence River. Guess we’re just laid back island people! Together we have 3 sons, 3 daughters, and 3 granddaughters.
Even though we’re out of the full time corporate world we still live a rather hectic lifestyle; we’ve made time to do some crazy things in the past few years… a cattle drive and fly fishing in Montana, white water rafting on the Snake River in Idaho, and time at a cowgirl camp in Arizona. Added a tattoo to my accomplishments on a 50th birthday girl’s only getaway. I confess that was even more painful than delivering the 3 boys!
I am from a big extended Greek family and was raised in the restaurant business, working side by side with my mother, aunts, uncles and cousins. From an early age I learned the importance of family, how good ethnic food feeds the soul and how caring and compassion for others is selfless. Basic life skills that laid the foundation for just about everything else that was to come in my life.
As you can tell, most of my professional career was focused not on what “was”, but on what “would or could be.” Jumping to the next wave by predicting how evolving technologies would combine with consumer need to create exciting business opportunities. Conventional film to digital was a wild ride that lasted for almost 15 years. Now I am excited about the terrific opportunities in the confluence of social media and a connected world. It will change everything…again…and I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
Although she often refers to herself as an expert cat-herder, there is no denying that Amy is a results-driven project management expert. For 20 years Amy has wrangled details and deadlines, launching B2C and B2B brands and services for global organizations. With extensive experience in brand development, she nimbly floats between 50,000-foot strategic planning discussions and the production trenches.
With an analytical mind always looking for the shortest distance between points A & B, she has successfully led cross-functional teams in brand & marketing communications, web development & deployment, and trade show production.
Quick-witted, highly creative, and a person who appreciates the beauty of this planet – from nature to infrastructure – (which feeds his love of photography), pretty much describes Paul Ryan Quinto. An easy-going graphic designer, who is more comfortable going by his nickname Rye, he has a knack for client facilitiation, recognizing needs and swiftly visualizing the path to potential solutions. One who thrives on bringing life to design solutions, Rye welcomes challenges and embraces new technologies as pathways for delivering unique client solutions.
For Rye, travelling is like reading a book as he marvels at the captured breathtaking sceneries and most importantly learning about places, culture and people. Someday Rye hopes to travel to the Michigan Great Lakes to test his photography skills.
Wizard of Web Design
A fun-loving, easy-going web specialist that creates impressive designs, solves difficult problems, and pushes projects forward. Bill has a Masters in Information Systems, and an MBA and that alone makes him an invaluable part of the team. He retired as an officer from Active Duty Military after 23 years of service, which explains why he has a discipline that’s unmatched, a drive to succeed, and a systematic approach to managing projects. His logical thought process allows him to see issues before they arise, which saves countless hours in development time.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his time on the golf course with his sons Tyler and Blake. He’s been married for over 20 years to his best friend, Iris.