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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
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.

JACLYN CANNON

Chief Marketing Officer
Cady Innovation Center, Atlanta Georgia

Jaci is a growth-minded CMO. Investment banker turned marketing executive focusing on organic revenue generation. She has extensive experience accelerating D2C e-commerce based brands with a proven track record of transforming marketing and ecommerce departments and energizing companies through process and product innovation. Jaci has been an executive in the photo business for nearly 7 years. She has sold pictures ranging from Santa pics to marathons, but her main passion is in school photography.

Fun Fact Jaci is a juggler: Balancing work and life, she and her husband are raising three children that keep her very busy!

ARPIT BHOTI

Chief Financial Officer
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 a few city and a state championship.


PHILIP KENNEDY

Chief Sales Officer
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

Chief Technology Officer
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

VP of Learning & Development
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.


NIKKI FILLING

VP of Sales 

Nikki lives in Ocean City, MD after a recent move from Baltimore, prior to CADY. She has spent the last 10 years working in the yearbook industry and was a yearbook adviser and a school teacher prior to that. Nikki enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and spending time in North Carolina and with her grown daughter whenever possible. 

Fun Fact Despite living at the beach, Nikki hates sand! 

BRANDON BLACKWELL

SR Director of Photography Operations
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!

SAMANTHA JO BERRY

Director of Education & Curriculum
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.


JUDI JACOBS

Director of Product Marketing
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.

MATHIAS JOHANSSON

Creative Director
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
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!


JEREMY CADY

Regional Director of Sales

Jeremy literally grew up in the yearbook classroom. As a child of a family that has worked in the school industry for 30+ years, the school photography industry runs in his blood. Jeremy’s passion is building relationships with the community of school principals, yearbook advisers, and everyone else in the school or connected to the school photography process. Jeremy is a father of 3 boys and 1 daughter and lives in Alpharetta, GA. Jeremy is also a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan!

Fun Fact Jeremy has run 3 marathons and 12 half marathons. His goal is to run marathons all over the world.

ASHLEY BLACKWELL

Regional Director of Sales – Georgia

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

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

TREY MORGAN

Regional Director of Sales – Texas

Trey has been in the scholastic journalism business for 15 years. He started his career as a ybk rep with Herff Jones in 2009 and transitioned to sales management in 2014. Trey is a relationship builder and coach at heart.

Fun Fact Trey can write with both hands. 


JUSTIN ARNONE

Director of Sales – Carolinas

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

MECHELLE SCHLEIDER

Director of Sales – South East TX

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 TX

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.


 

MARY JANE JOHNSON

Sales Representative – North Central FL

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 FL

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.

TIFFANI WOMACK

Sales Representative – North TX  

Tiffani is a former teacher and yearbook adviser with over 14 years of journalism education experience. She utilizes her journalism and student leadership expertise to help advisers successfully run journalism publications programs and create a positive culture in the classroom and on campus. When she isn’t working, you can find Tiffani snuggling with her golden retriever, Cooper, trying out a new recipe and planning her next trip abroad.

Fun Fact Tiffani loves to bake her famous chocolate chip cookies.


JENA WEBER

Sales Representative – Central TX

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 – Georgia

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’  

CHRISTINA HALL

Sales Representative – West FL 

Christina graduated with a Sociology degree years ago but admits to being a lifetime learner when it comes to studying people! She loves to read autobiographies, watch documentaries, and truly enjoys the art of learning from others. She lives in SW Florida with her fiancé, Ryan, and four kids, ages 7-17. On the weekends, you can find her on the sidelines of her kids’ games (football, soccer, volleyball) with a camera in hand at all times! After advising Yearbook for seven years, Christina found that CADY provided the perfect blend of working with adults, students and her passion… photography!

Fun Fact Although Christina played Division 1 Basketball, Football is her absolute favorite sport. She even worked for the NY JETS!


AMANDA ENGLISH

Sales Representative – West FL

Trading in snowstorms for sandcastles, Amanda moved from Buffalo, NY to Saint Petersburg, FL to attend Eckerd College, where she earned a degree in Marine Science, Chemistry and French while lettering in Women’s Soccer. She spent 11 years in public education as an award-winning yearbook adviser, girls’ soccer coach, student government adviser and chemistry teacher. Amanda still lives in Saint Petersburg with her fiancé, two sons, hound dog and cat. She enjoys spending time with family, lounging on the beach, reading a good book and trying new restaurants.

Fun Fact Amanda roots for the only NY football team as a proud member of Bills Mafia. GO BILLS!

LAUREN SKIBBA

Sales Representative – Georgia

Lauren lives in Canton, Georgia with her small pack of rescue animals. She started with CADY in 2021 as a School Experience Representative and a year and a half later, made the leap into the world of sales. When she is not at work she enjoys reading books, writing stories, and going on weekend adventures to find new and delicious places to eat.

Fun Fact Lauren always starts decorating for Halloween in August!

HUNTER WOODS

Sales Representative – Southeast TX 

Hunter lives in Montgomery, Texas with his two dogs and partner. He graduated from Blinn College with an Associate’s in Graphic Design, and from Texas A&M University with a B.S in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. He has been in scholastic journalism since the age of 12, was the Editor-in-Chief of the AgriLeader (Texas A&M’s agriculture magazine), interned with a major yearbook publishing company, and spent two years in the classroom as an adviser.

Fun Fact Hunter always knows fun facts himself because he can always be found watching documentaries.


KELLY LANGHAM

Sales Representative – Georgia  

Kelly has an extensive marketing and advertising sales background. She prides herself on her ability to make long-lasting client relationships, and looks forward to using those skills at CADY. She lives in East Cobb, with her husband, daughter, identical twin boys, 2 bulldogs, and sometimes 2 stepkids, it’s a busy life and a full house!

Fun Fact Kelly’s an artist and has a website! When she’s not working or being a Mom, she’s painting.

MARISSA ROTHBAUM

Sales Representative – Central Carolina  

Marissa was born and raised in Florida and has recently relocated to Charlotte, NC. She is a former teacher and Yearbook Advisor with a Master’s Degree in Social Science Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Her passion for helping fellow educators and students is without limit. When she isn’t working, Marissa loves to explore new places, participate in fun activities and cheer on her Miami Dolphins!

Fun Fact Marissa has a fraternal twin sister! 

VANIDA ZDANOWICZ

Sales Representative – Raleigh  

Vanida recently joined the Raleigh CADY team with more than eight years of education sales experience and is very familiar with the talented educational programs in the state. While she is originally raised in Charlotte and considers herself a QC girl at heart, she loves calling Raleigh home. In her free time, she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for food and considers herself a big foodie, visiting local NC hotspots and cheering on the various sports teams.

Fun Fact Vanida can count in four different languages.


JAIME POOLE

Sales Representative – Georgia  

Jaime, a former math teacher and yearbook adviser, currently residing in Winder, GA with her husband and daughter, Amanda. She is a proud University of Georiga Alum with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Jamie is known for being a results-driven student advocate who promotes student leadership inside and outside of the classroom. When she’s not working, you will find her on the tennis court.

Fun Fact Jaime LOVES all types of cups, but Tumblrs are her absolute favorite! 

RANDY SLOTNICK

Sales Representative – Northeast  

Randy resides in Maryland with his wife Kim and is super excited to be joining CADY after 15 years in the school photography industry. Before that, Randy worked at Kodak back in the days when schools were photographed with film (both color and black and white)! Randy has 3 kids; a son in Colorado, a daughter in Minnesota, and a son finishing up his senior year at Penn State. Randy loves traveling to see his kids and also likes vacationing in warm places like Florida. He enjoys hanging on the beach, hiking, biking, and playing cornhole.

Fun Fact Randy has recently become an expert at making Maryland Orange Crush drinks and many consider his homemade chicken wings to be the best they’ve ever had!

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