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OUR TEAM


PICTURE PERFECT

Our team is made up of movers and shakers who consider co-workers less like office mates and more like family. From marketing and management to account directors to designers, the Cady team is proud to bring best-in-class service to our clients – and have fun while doing it.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE &
SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

JOSH CADY

President • 27 years of experience

Josh is a passionate, results-driven entrepreneur who loves to challenge the status quo. He began his career as a yearbook representative in 1996 and 16 years later, was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Simultaneously, he launched Cady and broke away from the yearbook industry. In 2014, he became president of the company and since then became the largest high school photographer in Florida and Georgia with expansion plans in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

Fun Fact When Josh was young, he would record himself pretending to speak to a crowd on a cassette recorder and then have another player that he would turn on with people cheering and clapping to add effects to his recording.

BOB BROWN

CFO • 27 years of experience

Bob was born and raised in Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University where he earned his BS in Accounting. Bob and his wife Peggy love to travel and explore the great outdoors.

Fun Fact Bob is an avid cyclist and holds the world record for most bike crashes without a broken bone.

TONY SKOWRON

Chief Operating Officer • 17 years of experience

Tony lives in Alpharetta, GA with his family. Tony has been a photographer for 16 years and with Cady for 15. He loves adventure, the outdoors, traveling, and best describes himself as an adrenaline junky.

Fun Fact Tony has played the fiddle since he was 10 years old and used to be a part of a bluegrass band.


PHILIP KENNEDY

VP of Sales • 9 years of experience

Philip lives in Atlanta with his wife and 3 kids. If he’s not working, you can find him coaching or on the sideline cheering his kids on, doing something active from running to rock climbing, cooking, trying out a new restaurant, reading, or traveling with his family.

Fun Fact Philip is a notoriously fast eater.

PAUL KENNEDY

VP of Technology • 9 years of experience

Paul lives in Holly Springs, GA with his wife and 3 boys. Paul loves playing basketball, strategy games, watching spy movies, and hiking in the mountains with his family.

Fun Fact Paul is an audiophile that loves mixing live sound, and has perfect pitch.

BRIDGETT ROBINSON

Director of Human Resources • 11 years of experience

Bridgett currently resides in Duluth, GA with her husband and two kids, Kennedie and Justin. She really enjoys connecting with people and helping them to develop into their best selves. She spends a lot of her free time cheering on her daughter in All-Star cheer competitions and her son at football games. They are a family that loves traveling and trying new things.

Fun Fact Before becoming an HR professional, Bridgett was a licensed cosmetologist and even now she styles hair just for fun.


BRYANT GENESI

Director of Finance • 10 years of experience

Bryant lives in Roswell, GA with his wife and 2 kids, Barrett and Callie. Bryant has been in the Photography Industry for 10 years, starting in Digital Medium Format. When he is not working you can find him spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.

Fun Fact Bryant is an avid Golfer, playing as much as free time allows!

JUDI JACOBS

Director of Product Marketing • 9 years of experience

Judi lives in Alpharetta, GA with her husband, daughter and their cat. She previously worked in the stationery and fashion industries and started working as a freelance designer at Cady in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, baking and crafting.

Fun Fact Judi had a full football scholarship throughout her 4 years at MTSU.

Vick Kenyon

Director of Digital Marketing • 30 years of experience

Vick lives in Marietta, GA. She followed her passion with advertising by initially working for a big global agency, but her career has evolved to be centered around digital marketing and optimizing CRM – specializing in email. She is an empty nester and the mother of two wonderful (and very funny) daughters. She enjoys taking long walks by the Chattahoochee River, baking, capturing the beauty of nature with her iPhone, and many genres of video content. She loves to laugh and drink good wine.

Fun Fact Vick loves doing the laundry. Yes, REALLY!


MATHIAS JOHANSSON

Creative Director • 10 years of experience

Mathias lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Growing up in Sweden, Mathias moved to the US in 2010 and has been with Cady since 2011.
He loves cooking, mowing the lawn, working on home projects, video games, going to rock concerts (the older the band, the better) and spending quality time with family and friends.

Fun Fact Mathias is a licensed scuba diver down to 100 feet.

NIA HERNANDEZ

Director of Customer Experience • 15 years of experience

Nia comes to us with a wealth of Operations, CX and Sales experience spanning over her career to include being a certified Project Manager, LEAN Six Sigma enthusiast and most recently an avid SME in Artificial Intelligence with a strong grasp of ML-machine learning and DL-deep learning. Born in AL “Roll Tide”, Nia was raised in Southern California where she developed her love for all things sports. When she is not learning new technology or at a sporting event, she can be found on the slopes in the winter snowboarding or in the summer relaxing on an island, or floating in the clear warm waters. Nia is also an adrenaline junkie and enjoys racing motorcycles and fast cars. The fastest she has gone on her motorcycle is 130 MPH and with no hands!

Fun Fact Nia is a transplant from California and is still tickled California is spelled “Cali-For-Nia”.

HARLAN MERHIGE

Director of Photography Operations – Florida • 27 years of experience

Harlan is a true Florida native and proud father of 3. Harlan has worked in the school picture industry for over 20 years.

Fun Fact Harlan has traveled to over 30 countries and has been to every state, except Alaska.

BRANDON BLACKWELL

Director of Photography Operations – GA & NC • 9 years of experience

Brandon has been in the school photo and yearbook industry for 12 years with a background in publishing, sales, and photography operations. He loves having the opportunity to work in such a dynamic, team-focused department committed to delivering an overall amazing experience for our clients and schools. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their two daughters, the outdoors, homemade BBQ, and watching Kansas Jayhawks basketball.

Fun Fact Brandon has been told he’s an expert at folding laundry and makes amazing chicken wings!

ERICA ONATE

Director of Studio Sales • 12 years of experience

Erica started working for Cady in 2010, as a Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville. She moved to Atlanta in 2018 to further her career with Cady. Erica spends her weekends hiking with her pup or going to concerts.

Fun Fact Erica is a Diehard Jacksonville Jaguars fan #duuuval.


STEPHANIE KELLY

Director of School Experience • 11 years of experience

Stephanie lives in Alpharetta, Georgia—with her family and dogs Molly & Zac. She found her love for yearbook and photojournalism when she joined her high school’s yearbook staff in 2002. Stephanie earned her CJE, and is a former yearbook adviser and representative who enjoys nothing more than educating students about journalism. When Stephanie is not working, you can find her working out, looking for new coffee shops, or exploring a new area.

Fun Fact Stephanie’s biggest weakness is saying no to dessert.

ASHLEY BLACKWELL

Director of Sales – Georgia • 12 years of experience

Ashley lives in Woodstock, GA with her husband (who is also a part of the Cady Team) and 2 kids, Blaire and Baylor. She is a former middle and high school teacher and yearbook representative and in her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family and spending all the money on Amazon.

Fun Fact Ashley twirled baton her whole life and was a majorette in high school and on the dance line in college.

GINNY HITT

Director of Sales – North/Central FL  • 19 years of experience

Ginny lives in Oviedo, FL with her husband and 2 children, Dalton and Anderson. Ginny is a former educator with a master’s degree in educational leadership. Her passion for school spirit and school leadership is what has driven Ginny in her professional career.

Fun Fact Ginny coached cheerleading at the University of Central Florida for 20 years and has been a part of the coaching staff that lead the team to multiple Division IA National Cheerleading Championships. Go Knights! Charge On!


JENN WILSON

Director of Sales – South FL • 15 years of experience

Jenn grew up in South Florida and currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She spent 13 years working for Broward County Public Schools. Most of those years were spent teaching high school English and her last two years were spent working for the district’s Career and Technical Department. She has a passion for students and knows the importance of creating a positive school culture. On her days off, Jenn is spending time with her rescue dog, Pippen, and her family and friends. She enjoys the beach, exercising, traveling, painting and finding the next great coffee shop.

Fun Fact Jenn loves adventure and one of her favorite experiences was zip lining in Nicaragua.

TAVON POURBAHRAMI

Director of Sales – Texas • 19 years of experience

Tavon lives in Dallas, TX with his beautiful wife and two amazing children. When he is not collaborating with schools, you can find him traveling and spending time with family and friends always with a camera in hand.

Fun Fact Tavon loves to cook.

NICOLE WELLS

Sales Representative • 9 years of experience

Nicole lives in Lake City, FL with her husband and 4 children. In her spare time, she likes to read books and watch documentaries.

Fun Fact Nicole is a history buff and her favorite time period is the Tudor period.


DAWN BOYE

Sales Representative • 4 years of experience

Dawn lives in Canton, Ga with her husband and 2 boys. Her past time includes: watching her boys play sports and shopping!

Fun Fact Dawn is fanatically passionate about cheering on the Miami Hurricanes football team!

KELLI HEATH

Sales Representative • 3 years of experience

Kelli Lives in Woodstock, GA with her husband and 2 children. She graduated from Florida State University and worked at Georgia Tech for 11 years in Professional Education managing courses prior to joining the Cady Team. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and running.

Fun Fact Kelli has run 5 marathons (Boston and Chicago included) and is headed to NYC in the fall!

DANIELLE LINDBLOM

Sales Representative • 20 years of experience

Danielle lives in Tampa with her husband, two children and her very relaxed chocolate Labrador, Chico. Danielle is a former CJE yearbook adviser and representative with over 20 years’ experience helping students and schools capture their stories.

Fun Fact Danielle is an avid tennis player, who’s constantly trying to improve her game.


MARY JANE JOHNSON

Sales Representative • 4 years of experience

Mary Jane lives with her husband and three children in St. Johns County, Florida and was born and raised in Jacksonville. She was one of Cady’s first employees almost 18 years ago. She had the pleasure of being Josh’s associate for almost a decade while working for Herff Jones. Mary Jane took a short sabbatical with her children and got into the real estate industry. She is ecstatic to be back with this amazing company.

Fun Fact Mary Jane ran collegiate track and cross-country for Florida State University back in the day.  

BRETT SARAGUSA

Sales Representative • 5 years of experience

Brett lives in Orlando, Florida and has lived there 9 years after graduating from Indiana University. She was a yearbook adviser for 4 years and an English teacher in Kissimmee Florida. When Brett is not working, you can find her with her 3 dogs, volunteering with her local animal rescue, or traveling to the mountains with her husband.

Fun Fact Brett cannot eat popsicles on a stick or use paper straws without cringing.

MATT BROWNE

Sales Representative • 4 years of experience

Matt lives in Charlotte where he was born and raised. When he’s not working, you can find him fishing, cooking, playing with his dog (Cade), or yelling at the Carolina Panthers through his TV.

Fun Fact Matt attended the University of Alabama and is an avid Crimson Tide fan #RTR.


JESSICA HUNNICUTT

Sales Representative • 7 years of experience

Jessica lives in Lawrenceville, GA with her husband, Bryan, two year old son, Leo and their boxer, Tux. She previously worked in the fashion and apparel industry and is excited to be a part of the Cady family. In her spare time she loves to travel, eat and watch football. Go Dawgs!

Fun Fact Jessica loves the holiday season and can recite ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

RENEE HOUCK

Sales Representative • 1 year of experience

Renee lives in Wellington, Florida with her husband of 28 years. She is the mother of three as well as 4 bulldogs. She has a Masters in Ed Leadership and has spent the last 20 years working within the Palm Beach County School District, most recently as an Assistant Principal of a comprehensive high school. Her passions include spending time with her family, attending Sunday morning church services, enjoying days at the beach, and being a cheerleader at the Palm Beach Atlantic University Baseball games where her son plays shortstop.

Fun Fact Renee is an avid Hallmark Channel Movie viewer who even has a sweatshirt labeling her as such

MECHELLE SCHLEIDER

Sales Representative • 16 year of experience

Mechelle lives in Magnolia, TX with her husband and two boys. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a degree in Human Science. She has 16 years of sales experience, 5 of which are in the school photography industry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.

Fun Fact Mechelle almost always has multiple drinks that she is simultaneously drinking and is often teased for being a drink hoarder.


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