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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
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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

Chief Strategist  27 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

Bob was born and raised in Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University where he earned his BS in Accounting. Bob is a CPA and has certifications in Lean and Six Sigma process improvements methods. Bob and his wife Peggy love to travel and explore the great outdoors.

Fun Fact Bob is an avid cyclist and enjoys reading biographies of people accomplishing the extraordinary.

TONY SKOWRON

Chief Operating Officer  17 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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.


ARPIT BHOTI

Chief Financial Officer  20 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

Arpit is good at math, so he is our CFO. He is a seasoned financial veteran with 20+ years of experience within the hospitality and photography industry. Born and raised in the western region of India, Arpit came to Georgia State University for his Masters and calls Atlanta his “home away from home.”

Fun Fact Arpit grew up playing cricket but recently took over tennis as his hobby, and now has won few city and a state championship.

BRIDGETT ROBINSON

VP of People & Talent  11 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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.

PHILIP KENNEDY

VP of Sales  9 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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.

STEPHANIE CADY

Regional Director of Sales  11 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

Stephanie lives in Alpharetta, Georgia—with her husband 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 spending time with her family, looking for new coffee shops, or exploring a new area.

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

SAMANTHA JO BERRY

Director of Education & Curriculum  12 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

Samantha is passionate about journalism education and helping students find courage in creativity. She channeled this passion into helping students create award-winning publications during her 12 year career as a journalism teacher. When she’s not inspiring the next generation of creative minds, she enjoys reading books, attending brunch, traveling, and trying every coffee shop she comes across.

Fun Fact Samantha grew up raising goats and pigs and was an active member of FFA.


BRYANT GENESI

Director of Studio Development  10 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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.

GINNY HITT

Director of Culture   19 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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!

ERICA ONATE

Director of Studio Sales  12 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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.


HARLAN MERHIGE

Regional Photo Operations Manager – North Central 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  9 years of experience
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

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!

ASHLEY BLACKWELL

Director of Sales – East & West 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.


JENN WILSON

Director of Sales – South Florida  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.

SAM BOTT

Director of Sales – West Florida  15 years of experience

Sam lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband, Blaine, six-year-old, Brylee and their one-year-old fur baby, Mia. A Florida girl at heart, Sam loves the beach and sunshine. She’s passionate about life and loves meeting new people, traveling, and making a difference.

Fun Fact Sam loves sushi but doesn’t know how to use chopsticks. She’s not ashamed to admit she still uses the training chopsticks for kids.

MECHELLE SCHLEIDER

Director of Sales – East Texas  16 years 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.


JANELL MACDONALD

Director of Sales – Central Texas  5 years of experience

Janell lives in Katy, Texas with her husband Andrew, and their two children, Jake and Abby. She worked as a private school administrator and yearbook adviser for 17 years. Janell transitioned into the school photography industry 5 years ago and is ecstatic to be a part of team Cady.

Fun Fact Known to her family and friends as The Grillmaster, Janell’s favorite pastime is smoking brisket.

TAVON POURBAHRAMI

Director of Sales – North 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.

MICHELLE OSABEL

Director of Sales – Central Carolina  16 years of experience

Michelle lives in Summerfield, NC with her husband of 10 years and her 3 kids, Kai, Maddie, and Margaret. Michelle found her passion for yearbooks and capturing students’ high school memories when she joined her high school yearbook staff in 2001. She is a former yearbook representative and has worked with schools in several different states but is happy to be serving on the PTA at her kids’ school where coincidentally she also attended. In their spare time her family loves to try new restaurants and to travel, especially to any destination that has water!

Fun Fact Michelle went to the 1996 Olympics, but only as a spectator.


NICOLE WELLS

Sales Representative – North Central Florida  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 – East Georgia  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!

MARY JANE JOHNSON

Sales Representative – North Central Florida  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 – North Central Florida  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.

JEN SIEBELS

Sales Representative – Central Carolina  19 years of experience

Jen lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and son. She has 19 years of experience in the photography industry and loves engaging with students to help them learn both the art and the science of photography. When she’s not playing with camera gear, Jen enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.

Fun Fact Jen earned her first-degree black belt in Taekwondo in 2020.

JENA WEBER

Sales Representative – Central Texas  20 years of experience

Jena recently moved to the small town of Taylor, Texas, after living in Austin since the age of 18 where she attended college at the University of Texas and studied journalism. She was a journalism adviser for 20 years, helping to advise nationally recognized yearbook and newspaper programs. She enjoys cross-country road trips with her pups in tow. Her favorite place on earth is Joshua Tree, CA.

Fun Fact After getting her first Boston Terrier 20 years ago, Jena has had five Bostons, all named after presidents.


JESSICA HUNNICUTT

Sales Representative – East Georgia  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’  

KAREN KRAFT

Sales Representative – North Texas  1 year of experience

Karen lives in Frisco and has two grown children. She loves to travel. Whether it’s the beach, on a boat, or in her own backyard, if there’s sun and water she’s there! She enjoys live music and can’t seem to make it out of the ’80s when it comes to concerts. She’s a retired high school principal and after 34 years in education, this is her inaugural year in the world outside of education.

Fun Fact Karen has a thing for flamingos. She wants to be called that “crazy flamingo lady” when she’s 80! 

RENEE HOUCK

Sales Representative – South Florida  1 year of experience

Renee lives in Wellington, FL 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


ALLISON WAGNER

Sales Representative – West Florida  15 years of experience

Originally from Long Island, NY, Allison has spent the majority of her life in Naples, Florida, where she lives with her husband and two of their four children. As a former teacher, she spent 13 years at the high school level as a history teacher and girls swim coach. An avid college football fan, Allison can be found on most Saturdays cheering on her alma mater, Florida State University or the Georgia Bulldogs. In her spare time she enjoys boating, golfing and traveling to new places.

Fun Fact Allison has had season tickets to Florida State football since 1988.

JUSTIN ARNONE

Sales Representative – South Florida  17 years of experience

Justin lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with his four-year-old black lab/German shepherd mix, Maverick. A life-long educator, he’s spent seventeen years as a classroom teacher and school administrator. Justin has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and will soon earn a Doctor of Education degree from Lynn University. In his downtime, he loves traveling to new places around the world and spending time at the local dog beach.

Fun Fact Justin was recognized as the 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year by the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida

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