Meet the Team
Our award-winning branding team consists of more than 20 professionals with extensive destination marketing experience.
Yes, it is all about the team. And this is the team to make it happen.
- Award-winning writers/editors with journalism degrees
- Graphic designers trained in the latest technology
- Photographers/videographers with artistic eyes and great attention to detail
- IT programmers and SEO specialists who keep us on the cutting edge
- Sales executives who are dedicated & driven
- Administrators who see to all the details
You just hired 31+ professional employees who will make your life easier!
As CEO and co-owner of 365 Degree Total Marketing, Linda oversees every client project from concept to completion. With a master’s level education from Mercer University and Georgia State University, she has degrees in psychology and education, and she taught psychology at Clayton State College in the Atlanta area. She also worked with Texas Instruments managing a division of their marketing department before starting Great Southern Publishers in 1984. As a marketing and branding expert, she leads the external processes and community meetings.Full BioVideo
Connie is your go-to team member for accounts receivable, sales reports, scheduling and special projects. She always delivers service with a smile. Connie graduated from Georgia Southern University (Go Eagles!) with a BA in International Economics and German. She has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Video
Director of Administration
Debbie Bergamine graduated from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in accounting. She brings to 365° more than 40 years’ experience with accounting principles and procedures. Debbie is a veteran of the U.S. Army, which she says instilled in her the valuable skills of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and a strong work ethic. Debbie enjoys walking on the beach, riding her bike, spending time with family and two rescue dogs, and volunteering for local charities.
Director of Production
Meg Taylor works with all departments to ensure that our projects flow smoothly and all deadlines are met. With a background in sales management, she was the Director of Sales for the Atlanta Airport CVB and managed over 50 million in sales each year. She was responsible for the initial branding of the CVB and two subsequent re-brands during her tenure. She understands marketing and is a genius at managing processes and ensuring client projects are managed well. Starting with the Highpoint CVB in North Carolina, her tourism marketing experience is crucial in working with our destination marketing clients. With a degree in political science and history, she is a strategic thinker and uses that skill to define our client work scopes and the details that need to happen to deliver the quality that is truly five degrees beyond.
Office Coordinator/Accounts Receivable
Hannah Chalmers serves in Accounts Receivable and as Office Coordinator. She will graduate from The College of Coastal Georgia in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. With eight years of customer service experience, she strives to ensure each client is satisfied with the service they are receiving. Hannah has lived in Glynn County, GA for the last eight years and has loved every second of it. She has two dogs – one named Piper and one named Oakley. She enjoys taking the dogs to the park and going on early morning walks.
Photography & Videography
A professional photographer for more than three decades, Bobby cut his teeth in daily news, capturing the essence of the communities he covered through evocative and powerful images. Armed with a BFA in photographic design from the University of Georgia, Bobby has earned over 100 photojournalism awards. Bobby brings with him a commitment to excellence and welcoming demeanor to the clients of 365° Total Marketing, conveying their vision and showing them in the best light possible. In his free time, Bobby enjoys traveling with his wife and shooting wildlife photography.
Gavin Ross Dunn
Gavin Dunn is a self-professed workaholic with a degree in digital production and a love all things outdoors. He comes to 365° Total Marketing after 11 years in multi-media production working for Aflac. Gavin has a passion for creating impactful videos using a vast skillset that elevates every project he touches. His vision and commitment to going five degrees beyond for clients brings a new level of excellence to 365. In his spare time, Gavin enjoys anything outdoors and is an avid bass fisherman who has completed the Georgia Bass Slam, catching all 10 species of black bass that live in Georgia.
Stephen Hefner has 25 years of experience in graphic design and creative direction in publishing and marketing. Prior to joining the 365 team, Stephen earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Georgia and worked for notable media companies including Mercor Media and The Travel Channel. Video
Bob comes to 365 Degree Total Marketing with more than 35 years of experience in the print/publishing field. He worked for both commercial printers and magazines in the Atlanta area after attending Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied commercial art. In 2000, he moved to St. Simons Island to work for The Brunswick News, where he was editor and art director of Coastal Illustrated. Video
Daniel’s graphic design experience is one piece of the puzzle during his time at 365 Degree Total Marketing. Daniel is not only an experienced graphic designer, he is also a photographer, videographer, video editor and our resident map expert. Daniel graduated from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta with an emphasis in art direction, and his experience includes advertising, photography, and graphic design. Video
Spence holds a BA in Graphic Design from the IADT School of Design at Sanford-Brown College in Orlando, Florida. With a background in illustration and fine art, Spence starts off most of his designs by hand before working them into a final digital form. At 365, Spence uses his creative talents to develop next-level designs for our clients. Throughout his work history, Spence has cultivated a portfolio of innovative designs which have generated results nationally and internationally in both nonprofit and for-profit settings. In his free time, spence enjoys exploring the Golden Isles with his wife and two sons. Video
Teresa manages the day-to-day editorial and production process of 365’s publications, including research, writing and editing, and ensures that the editorial and design of each publication complement each other. She holds degrees in journalism and political science, earning her Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. Her 30-year career includes writing and editing for publications and nonprofit associations. Video
Glenn brings decades of experience in a wide variety of industries. In addition to editorial work, Glenn works with the entire team to assist in delivering from concept to completion for our clients. With experience in broadcasting, publishing, banking, insurance, and management, Glenn brings a broad scope of knowledge to every project. His work in academia lends a historical perspective to his approach in writing. He is the author of nine books.
Lydia Cobb brings 25 years of experience in communications for culture- and environment-focused businesses and nonprofit organizations. Her writing and news media relations contribute to our public understanding of biodiversity, culture, destination travel and history. She has collaborated with notable and award-winning organizations to deliver compelling stories through interpretive writing for parks and museum exhibitions, and destination and leadership profiles featured across media. She has a degree in sociology from Maryville College and a natural curiosity to explore the world. Lydia enjoys kayak surfing, writing, animals, and time with family and friends.
IT & Digital Marketing
A native of Berlin, Germany, Thomas Schaefer moved to St. Simons Island in 2011 and joined the 365 team in 2014 as the Director of Interactive Technology. After earning an MS in Computer Science, Thomas now gets to apply his passion for technology to his daily tasks and is responsible for managing projects, website programming, SEO and hardware & software maintenance. Video
Web Developer / SEO
Kenneth Brook is 365° Total Marketing’s website/SEO programmer, responsible for the multitude of tasks that give our website clients maximum digital marketing exposure. A native of Indiana, Kenneth served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, finishing his service at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Kenneth has 25 years of web development experience, and he is a 2021 graduate of Lambda School where he learned the newest technology in software engineering. After hours, Kenneth enjoys live music, online gaming, and building software-related projects to keep his skills relevant.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Katherine Dean is a recent graduate of Georgia College & State University, holding a BA degree with a concentration in graphic design. During her time at Georgia College, Katherine worked part time at a marketing agency where she discovered her love for social media marketing. Katherine prides herself on keeping up with social media trends and is always searching for new ways to boost a client’s social media presence. When not working at 365°, Katherine spends her time reading, staying active, and traveling to visit friends and family.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Katherine Czarick is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in marketing with an emphasis in digital marketing. She has prior marketing experience in the nonprofit sector. “I claim to be a social media nerd, and love how social media allows for the connection of communities everywhere,” Katherine says. Katherine has a Google Ads certification and SEO certification from HubSpot.
Elizabeth Cobb is a recent graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. Four years of prior customer service experience enables Elizabeth to understand each client and help them reach their goals. “Working in customer service, I have learned that teamwork makes the dreams work,” said Elizabeth. “That is what I love about the 365° team.” In Elizabeth’s spare time, you can catch her at the beach with her dog Ella, or out riding her bike.
Cindy Bailey started out as a 365 client for many years. With 15 years as a Chamber president, Cindy has won state marketing awards, legislative designations, and grants and fostered continued growth in tourism numbers for both regions. Cindy is a certified Travel Marketing Professional through STS, past President of the Northeast Travel Association, and a past board member of GACVB and GACCE.
Regional Marketing Manager
Beverly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and brings more than 25 years of marketing and sales management experience to the 365 Sales squad. She has worked in almost every area of advertising and marketing, including SEO/SEM and social media management, competitive intelligence, marketing strategy, re-branding, and much more. She has also worked in television production and is well-versed in creating multi-media, multi-market advertising campaigns. Beverly currently resides in Macon, Georgia where she is active with the Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for Career Women’s Network.
Director of Digital Marketing
Heath Slapikas has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in marketing. He has led the process of integrating digital media into the print world within multiple organizations. Heath has a strong knowledge of interactive technology and excels in leading the process of digital marketing development from concept to completion. In his spare time, Heath loves to spend time outdoors at the beach with family or fishing.
Nelson has been with 365° Total Marketing for more than a decade and brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience to our team. Currently he is the Leader of Encouragement to a sales team of six.
He regularly meets and works with clients across a variety of industries and takes a service-minded approach to accomplish his clients’ goals. Whether the project is a community magazine, area map, website, or brand development, Nelson applies the knowledge he’s attained through his extensive work with Chambers of Commerce, CVBs, and businesses across the Southeast. A graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), Nelson lives in Cumming, Ga., focusing on metro Atlanta as well as central and north Georgia. He loves the ocean, kayaking, the outdoors, tennis, and time spent with family and friends. Video
Regional Marketing Executive
MJ entered the media industry in 2012 and has more than 10 years of experience as a leader in marketing. She has led marketing and sales teams throughout her career of digital marketing including strategic data solutions, audience targeting, direct advertising sales B2B, email marketing, social media, website development, public relations and content marketing. With a finance degree from the California State University, Northridge, MJ is cognizant of client budgets and how to make recommendations that are advantageous for all who work with her. MJ calls the mountains of Banner Elk, NC home and is able to blanket the Southeast with her expertise.
Since the company’s inception in 1984, Mark has served as its executive editor, co-owner and president. Holding a journalism degree from Mercer University, Mark contributes articles to various client magazines and monitors all other copy and designs produced by the editorial and production teams, taking ultimate responsibility for the editorial integrity of all 365 publications.Full BioVideo
Director of Agency Services
Mary is excited to share all she has learned from years working with a varied portfolio of accounts and an international marketing communications agency where she gained experience planning strategic campaigns, reaching target audiences, managing brands, executing major events, and delivering stellar client service. Her career began in television news as a producer and copywriter for several top-tier TV stations that took her around the country. She’s thrilled to be living in coastal Georgia where she’s exploring new water trails, biking with her family and doing her best to tally a few wins on the tennis court.
Agency Services Project Manager
Lauren came to 365 after more than six years as a digital marketer in the hospitality industry for a beach and golf resort. Lauren has an eye for detail and brings creative insights to campaigns by incorporating her knowledge of consumer behaviors and digital platforms into a cohesive package. Her skill set marries her focus of digital and influencer marketing, with overall strategic content creation to help maximize brand awareness and opportunity across multiple platforms. She is a Louisiana native and Louisiana State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Minor in Biological Sciences. Lauren is also an advocate in her community and is a founding member of the Junior League of the Golden Isles.
Director of Communications
As Communications Director, Jane handles the development and maintenance of client budgets, both annual and event driven, in local, regional and international media. She is also in charge of developing and maintaining client public relations campaigns. A former newspaper editor, her experience in public relations and marketing spans more than 40 years. Another of Jane’s areas of expertise is crisis communications. Jane is a member SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), and a Public Information Officers group of local government (county, city, police, fire), hospital, county health, and Homeland Security who have joined together to help set standards/suggestions for relaying critical and crucial information to the public in a unified manner. Reading is Jane’s passion, and her family is her heart.
Director of Agency Design Services
Natalie came to 365° Total Marketing through the recent acquisition of Faulkenberry Certain Advertising (FCA) where she held a position fulfilling the duties of art director, graphic designer, web designer, and production designer for 14 years. Prior to her tenure at FCA, she worked in newspaper advertising and pre-press, ran a small design studio, and served as Design Director for Solovox Publishing where she designed award-winning magazines ranging from local sports and NASCAR, to Florida Beach Living. Although graphic arts is her first love, she is also a skilled artist in all types of media, from writing and photography to sculpture and illustration.
When not working at 365°, Natalie enjoys restoring her historic home in Old Town Brunswick and spending time with her three rescue dogs.
Senior Marketing Strategist
Tonia began her career in television production for Time Warner Communications in Tampa, Fla. after graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, majoring in public relations. Her success in all forms of video production – from commercials to corporate videos – led the system to the top in sales for long-form advertising, developing the first corporate accounts. In fact, she hosted some live local programming in the area before proceeding to manage (and eventually own) an advertising agency specializing in video production, media buying and product branding. This led her to overseeing national accounts for a syndicated radio program as one of her clients. She is a strong writer, having a master’s degree in English, and enjoys assisting clients in all aspects of their agency experience. In her spare time, Tonia loves spending time with her family, gardening and traveling.