Courtney Plotnick Operations Specialist
Courtney excels at healthcare management, research and marketing. She served as a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health designing qualitative and quantitative surveys, managing databases and interviewing physicians regarding one of the early computerized patient reminder systems. Past clients include Grey Healthcare Group, Pfizer, ImaRx Therapeutics and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.Read More
She designed public health mass media campaigns for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), managed market feasibility study for HIV-AIDS drugs, and developed and evaluated diabetes education campaigns targeting pharmacists, podiatrists and eye care professionals.
Courtney received a Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Cum Laude, from Boston University. Her Master of Arts in Communications is from the University of Maryland, where she was an instructor. Research from her master’s thesis, “The Use of Fear Appeals in AIDS Advertisements”, is published in Health Education. Other research, including the impact of popular television programming on interpersonal communication, appears in the Journal of Health Education and Behavior and the Journal of Health Communication. Courtney is a Board Member of the Easter Seals Blake Foundation here in Tucson.
Marc Royce Photographer
After graduating with a fine-arts degree from Ohio’s prestigious Kenyon College, Marc went to work for the legendary Richard Avedon at his studios in New York City, rising to the top positions of studio manager and first assistant. For five years he helped implement groundbreaking Versace campaigns, collectors’-item Pirelli calendars, and iconic portrait sittings. He was valued by Avedon for his eager curiosity, his way with light and his natural way with people.Read More
After learning from the master, Royce was ready to become a photographer in his own right. In short order his editorial work – encompassing portraiture, entertainment, reportage, and travel – was being published in numerous prominent media outlets, including Vogue, The New Yorker, People, and The New York Times Magazine.
As his portraits of President Obama, Stephen Spielberg, January Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson, among many others, attest, Marc specializes in capturing the essence of a person, or the effervescence of a personality. “I wait for what Cartier-Bresson called the ‘decisive moment,'” he says.
Royce is also a photographer adept at realizing advertising and marketing campaigns. His persuasive images, marked by attention to detail combined with a certain level of inventiveness, have appeared in ads for such clients as Twitter, Instagram, GOT MILK, T-Mobil, Covergirl, and the United States Postal Service.
Rich Moret Advertising
Rich Moret, a multiple award-winning advertising executive, has spent over 40 years in the agency world creating many industry “firsts” for clients in real estate, casinos, healthcare, world-class spas and sports. His extensive portfolio speaks for itself.Read More
PimaCare – Rich convinced one of the country’s earliest HMOs to be the first in its field to add television consumer advertising to their solely B2B advertising campaign.
Papago Bingo – Rich directed one of the country’s first Indian casinos to be the first to use his strategy to “break” the federal statutes against promoting gaming on radio, TV or through the mail.
Canyon Ranch (national) – The early challenge to promoting one of the first world renown spas was to explain to travel agents what a spa was and why their wealthy clients needed one. An elegant personalized mailed invitation cemented the client’s reputation as the luxury spa destination.
KVOA Eyewitness News – Before local stations had in-house promotion directors and before news features were hyped, Rich teamed up with Tucson’s NBC affiliate to be the first in the city to feature news anchors on billboards, run ads in TV Guide and shoot on-location videos promoting “provocative” news segments.
Wood Bros. Homes (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico) – Rich was the first to put a “life-size” reproduction of a home on billboards, winning numerous awards and selling a lot of homes.
Estes Homes – Tucson’s first and only homebuilder to “own” the market with total sales of over 32,000 homes before selling to a national firm.
Jim Click and Tuttle/Click Automotive (Los Angeles and Tucson) – Rich initiated the “Maintenance for Life” program for every used car sold thus solidifying the brand as the trusted used vehicle dealership.
Rich was recognized as United Way’s “Volunteer of the Year”, the Ad Fed’s “Advertising Person of the Year” and, in 2010, was awarded the highest honor of the American Advertising Federation: its “Silver Medal” (or lifetime achievement award).
After graduating with a BA in English from Amherst College (where he won the annual poetry award), Rich moved to Chicago and used his poetry talent to land his first job as an advertising copywriter. He went on to create Toshiba’s long standing slogan “In Touch with Tomorrow.”
Jennifer Coburn Writer
Jennifer Coburn is an award-winning writer and editor. She writes on topics ranging from business to healthcare, and in formats including blogs, non-fiction articles, annual reports and long and short form fiction.Read More
Corporations regularly call on Jen to ensure that their annual reports are dynamic and interesting along with engaging stories that draw readers in, inspiring non-profit contributors to continued their support. For example, the nonprofit Angels Foster Family Network knows that the best way to provide meaningful information is through compelling stories about fostering a child, and they have called on Jen to help tell these stories. Jen’s inspirational writing has helped Educational Enrichment Systems engage supporters by sharing the stories of the families they serve and the staff who provide high-quality child care.
Jen’s news articles and essays have been featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, The Miami Herald, Newsday, San Diego Union-Tribune, and more, and her writing has appeared in San Diego Magazine, Home/Garden, CityBeat, Mothering, SD Metro, and more.
On the academic front, Jen has written for numerous campus publications including student and alumni publications of the University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, and Cal Western School of Law.
In addition, Jen is the author of six contemporary novels, including mother-daughter travel memoir “We’ll Always Have Paris”, and a contributor to four literary anthologies.
Benjamin Stong, MD Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Benjamin Stong, MD, is among an elite group of facial plastic surgeons who is dual board certified and fellowship trained in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Read More
In his capacity as an Associate to Jibe Consultants Business Services, Dr. Stong is available to consult with physicians and businesses around the world on optimizing their practices to achieve the highest level of clinical care and business success.
Tailoring his reputable facial plastic surgery skills to meet the unique needs of each patient is highly valued at his medical practice Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in the elite Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, GA.
Ben completed his fellowship under one of the most nationally renowned plastic surgeons, Dr. Andrew Jacono, in New York City. Dr. Stong has been consecutively named a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly. This is a highly respected recognition, based on peer nomination and extensive review that distinguishes Dr. Stong as one of the very best facial plastic surgery specialists. He also serves on the board of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence contributing his time and surgical skills to helping those in need.
Mike DePadro SEO expert
After a very successful 12 and a half year career with ADP, Mike got his start in the SEO business in 2004 when Mike joined the legal marketing sales consultants team at Thompson Reuters.Read More
Mike focused in the online legal marketing niche which was then and still is now the most competitive vertical as lawyers spend more on their online marketing efforts than any other vertical. Mike had a very successful few years with Thompson before changing roles to be the lead SEO strategist at an online Medical Marketing agency where Mike became known as a go-to SEO Consultant for plastic surgeons and medical practices in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Atlanta and other major metropolitan cities.
Mike leveraged his SEO experience and joined longtime friend and Auburn University fraternity brother David Borel at Find Local Company, an Atlanta based online digital marketing agency whose primary focus is Website Development, SEO, Social Media and all related aspects of digital marketing for mostly medical clients, more specifically plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, dermatologists, OBGYN’s, and other medical professionals.
Mike has developed a reputation in the industry as one of the most knowledgeable Digital Marketing and SEO consultants around. Mike and the team at Find Local have secured agreements with some of the largest consulting companies in the country and have developed and optimized over 700 websites. Most of the websites developed by Mike and the Find Local team are performing very well in the most competitive vertical markets in the country. The success of the Find Local websites has led to International exposure and Find Local is currently building and optimizing international websites as well.
David Borel SEO expert
David currently serves as an SEO Expert and lead team member for Find Local Company in Atlanta. Find Local is a full-service online marketing agency that provides Website Development, SEO, Social Media, Turnkey Blog Management and much more. The majority of Find Local’s clients are in the medical field and include plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, dermatologists and OBGYN’s.Read More
David has worked internationally and nationally with both small and large companies from an expansive range of industries. He has helped Find Local attain Google Partner status and offers valued credentials to the company as a Paid Marketing Advertising Specialist with Google Ad and Bing Ad certifications.
David brings an impressive background and relevant experience to his current role at Find Local. After graduating from Auburn University with a BS in Marketing, he worked in technology marketing and sales for three years before spending over 17 years in healthcare executive recruiting and consulting. David was responsible for recruiting for large and mid-size healthcare organizations, hospitals and consulting firms. At this stage in his career, David was recruiting talent at all levels, from “C” level and executive management level to partner level and experienced level staff.
David went on to leverage his unique experience in both technology marketing and healthcare recruiting to find his niche in SEO consulting for a diverse range of medical clients. Since joining his long-time friend, Mike DePadro, at Find Local Company, David continues to build an impressive reputation as an SEO expert for medical professionals as well as many other markets throughout the nation. David has helped Find Local secure online marketing contracts with some of the most premier consulting companies in the country. For the success of his company as well as the clients he serves, David continues to stay at the forefront of the evolving and rapidly growing industry of online digital marketing.
Toni Harrison Public Relations, Multicultural Marketing
Toni Harrison is an award-winning Public Relations expert who has overseen highly effective campaigns for a diverse client roster, including Fortune-ranked organizations, global consumer brands, governmental entities and nonprofits.Read More
With almost two decades of experience in PR strategy, including experiential, digital engagement, multicultural communication, public affairs and crisis management, Toni recognized that in the communication industry, control has shifting away from media silos thanks to digital platforms that give audiences a powerful voice and great influence. A former CBS reporter, Toni therefore specializes in tailored multichannel and multicultural communication solutions that address unique business objectives and challenges.
Toni previously served as vice president/account director for Burrell Communications in Chicago and was PR manager for Datacert (DC), a legal software firm. She led the U.S and EMEA launch of DC’s patent-pending platform, which yielded triple-digit growth in media coverage and digital engagement. Her work helped DC garner the coveted “Stevie,” American Business Award.
Toni serves on the Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council, has been selected for Fortune Most Powerful Women-Next Generation Summit three years running and frequently keynotes industry events and authors timely articles.
With a Bachelor degree in Journalism from UT-Austin in Texas and having completed graduate courses at UCLA, Toni is active in The Junior League of Houston, The Public Relations Society of America, The National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.