Our Team | Cady Studios

Our Team


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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 • 25 years of experience

Josh lives in Metro Atlanta, GA with his wife, Jessica, four children, and his dog, Zac (our C.S.O. – Chief Snack Officer). Josh’s favorite pastimes are running outside, reading, traveling, public speaking and being a passionate leader to his team.

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 • 25 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.

PHILIP KENNEDY

VP of Sales • 7 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.


TONY SKOWRON

VP of Operations • 15 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.

PAUL KENNEDY

VP of Technology • 7 years of experience

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

Fun Fact Paul plays most instruments but favors the piano and guitar. He is a wizard with audio, loves mixing live sound, and has perfect pitch.

NADINE BAXTER

Director of Marketing • 5 years of experience

Nadine is a third generation native Floridian, but now resides in Canton, GA with her Husband, son and basset hound. She enjoys traveling, sailing, great food, cooking, spending time with her family and friends and anything crafty.

Fun Fact Nadine’s guilty pleasure is watching almost any tv shows on the CW and reading teenage novels.


JEN WROBEL

Director of Operations Center • 27 years of experience

Jen lives in Alpharetta with her husband, two children, and 2 fur babies Chaz and Georgia (Gigi). She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Jen joined Cady Studios recently following her retirement after a successful 27 year operations leadership career with a leading telecommunications provider. Jen’s favorite leisure activities include relaxing with her family, traveling to beach destinations, cruising, indulging in mindless reality tv shows and volunteering with a rescue organization for neonatal puppies.

Fun Fact Jen is an avid animal lover which started at a young age when she was gifted a Shetland Pony named Peppermint on her 6th birthday.

JIMMY SMITH

FL Territory Manager • 20 years of experience

Jimmy lives in St. Augustine with his wife Nicole and two children, Ella Rose (3) and Jacob Vincent (1). When he’s not working, he enjoys being outdoors, the beach and staying active with exercise and most recently cross fit. Jimmy began his career in school photography in 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked for his parents in their senior studio.

Fun Fact If Jimmy could have any job in the world, he would be a super-secret spy like James Bond.

ASHLEY BLACKWELL

GA Territory Manager • 10 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.


HARLAN MERHIGE

Studio Operations Manager, Florida • 25 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

Studio Operations Manager, Georgia • 7 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 enjoy 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 make amazing chicken wings!

ERICA ONATE

Regional Studio Sales Manager • 10 years of experience

Erica started working for Cady Studios 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


DAWN BOYE

Sales Representative • 2 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 • 2 years of experience

Mary Jane resides with her husband and three children in Saint Johns County, Florida and was born and raised in Jacksonville. She was one of the Cady’s first employees, almost 18 years ago. Mary Jane had the pleasure of being Josh’s associate for almost a decade while working for Herff Jones. She took a short sabbatical with my 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.

KELLI HEATH

Sales Representative • 1 year 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!


STEPHANIE KELLY

Sales Representative • 10 years of experience

Stephanie lives in Boca Raton, Florida—close to her family. 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.

TAVON POURBAHRAMI

Sales Representative • 17 years of experience

Tavon lives in Dallas, TX with his beautiful wife and 2 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.

DANIELLE LINDBLOM

Sales Representative • 18 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.


NICOLE WELLS

Sales Representative • 7 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.

JENN WILSON

Sales Representative • 13 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 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.

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