Phone: 877-747-9765

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Meet The Team

Carolina Junghans

Managing Partner

Most likely to moonlight as your therapist

carolina@blinkmarketing.com
Carolina Junghans Managing Partner

Hometown? Being an Air Force nomad gave me several hometowns – Extended family in Madrid, Spain and Wilson, North Carolina provided two home bases throughout life.

Nickname? Caro, mommy or Freud

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Dora the Explorer. For many reasons including having a business partner that is also a monkey that I have to talk some sense into from time to time and speaking fluent Spanish (I call my daddy ‘papi’)!

Random fact about yourself? I was once asked to be an extra on the set of Beverly Hills 90210. I thought I was cool. And am proving to be quite the opposite listing this as my random fact.

Favorite Blink Moment? The day we moved into our cool new Blink offices on Main Street and every morning after that seeing the amazing people that walk through the front doors.

Daniel Gardner

Managing Partner

Most likely to embellish a story for greatest shock value

daniel@blinkmarketing.com
Daniel Gardner Managing Partner

Hometown? Military brat but I call Tennessee home now.

Nickname? Hamburger

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Scrooge McDuck from Duck Tails because he was the first to make it RAIN!

Random fact about yourself? I can't wear shoes that I can't cross my toes in because I always cross my toes when I'm sitting down. (WEIRDO!)

Favorite Blink Moment? Friday Fundays at 3:00 pm (open invitation if you're around!)

Jenny McIntyre

Executive Vice President of Sales

Most likely to play a kid in ping pong and not let them win

jenny@blinkmarketing.com
Jenny McIntyre Executive Vice President of Sales

Hometown? Dyer, TN

Nickname? Moss, J. Mo. or Mommy

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Olive Oyl purely based on her thin, lanky build and long legs!

Random fact about yourself? I’ve been skydiving over the Swiss Alps. And I was named Miss Dyer Station Celebration.

Favorite Blink Moment? After 12 years of memories, it’s impossible to choose a favorite! However, getting honored with Distributor of the Year was a pretty fantastic Blink moment!

Kyle Earing

Vice President of Quality & Operations

Most likely to order a Mountain Dew at Starbucks

kearing@blinkmarketing.com
Kyle Earing Vice President of Quality & Operations

Hometown? Kempton, IL

Nickname? None – Never had one!

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Donald Duck because of his uniquely complex personality.

Random fact about yourself? I’ve shoed competition horses in 10 different states.

Favorite Blink Moment? Learning how to use chopsticks on the fly while on my first 10 day business trip to China.

Danny Gardner

Business Consultant

Most likely to work in the dark in order to lower the electric bill

danny@blinkmarketing.com
Danny Gardner Business Consultant

Hometown? Wilson, NC

Nickname? General

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Superman. Because I can move mountains when I need to and because I’m not all that familiar with other cartoon characters.

Random fact about yourself? My wife, a professor at Vanderbilt, is smarter than I am BUT not by much!

Favorite Blink Moment? When Blink was nominated for INC 5000 for the 2nd year in a row!

Chelsea Williams

Director of Business Development

Most likely to pay for in flight wifi so she can keep working

cwilliams@blinkmarketing.com
Chelsea Williams Director of Business Development

Hometown? Music City, born and raised

Nickname? Chels, Mama

Random fact about yourself? I love contests! I tune into radio stations and always call in to win. I’ve won two trips off the radio – One to Paris, France to see Lady Gaga, and one to Coachella with V.I.P. passes. I’m hoping that luck will translate to a winning Powerball ticket one day!

Trevor Hyssong

Director of Business Development

Most likely to save the planet and not tell anyone he did it

thyssong@blinkmarketing.com
Trevor Hyssong Director of Business Development

Hometown? Franklin, TN/ Tampa, FL. Both hold a special place in my heart.

Nickname? Trev, T Dog, and T Money.

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Tigger (from Winnie-the-Pooh) because we share several personality traits. He is active and fun loving. He also loves playing detective and prides himself on never getting lost.

Random fact about yourself? My hobbies include home remodeling, photography, cooking and playing with my cat and dog.

Favorite Blink Moment? Our holiday outing to Topgolf was awesome, the golf wasn’t great, but the camaraderie and stories we shared were terrific!

Cat McAfee

Senior Marketing Representative

Most likely to be an SNL cast member

cat@blinkmarketing.com
Cat McAfee Senior Marketing Representative

Hometown? Born in Los Angeles, California but my roots are planted in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nickname? Cat (short for Catherine)

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Comic strip Cathy! Can we be more similar? It’s creepy really.

Random fact about yourself? I love to cook and recently started a cooking Instagram called @CatInHerKitchen

Favorite Blink Moment? Turning the corner and Daniel jumping out of a huge box that was sitting beside my desk! I think it took 7 years off of my life. It’s never a dull moment at Blink!

Tracy Hill

Senior Marketing Representative

Most likely to console you when your mom won’t pick up the phone

thill@blinkmarketing.com
Tracy Hill Senior Marketing Representative

Hometown? Englewood, Colorado

Nickname? Mother Bird – affectionately given because of my spikey hair!

What cartoon character best describes you and why? This is a tough one but as a family we came up with Marge Simpson – I am teased about my bird hair all of the time and she has hair that stands out. She is the moralistic force in her family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family’s antics by trying to maintain order (I am all about order and routine!).

Random fact about yourself? I grew up restoring Corvettes with my dad.

Favorite Blink Moment? When I realized the Blink offices were located in the old Fire Station No. 1 – where my husband started his career with the Franklin Fire Dept!

Kelly Cortellino

National Account Manager

kcortellino@blinkmarketing.com
Kelly Cortellino National Account Manager

Hometown? Southington, Connecticut

Nickname? Kell, Kells Bells, Kelker and Smelly Kelly (only because it rhymes!)

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bubbles from PowerPuff Girls – blue is her signature color and although she is kind, she fearlessly fights monsters and saves the day the nice way

Random fact about yourself? My last meal on Earth would definitely include French fries

Favorite Blink Moment? Meeting the managing partners 5 years prior TO THE DAY of accepting my new position

Randy Kaye

Senior Marketing Representative

rkaye@blinkmarketing.com
Randy Kaye Senior Marketing Representative

Hometown? New City, NY

Nickname? Mr. Producer

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Tasmanian Devil, a bundle of energy and moving fast in many directions

Random fact about yourself? In 2019, I did over 250,000 pushups!

Favorite Blink Moment? Drinking after work in the kitchen with the “boys of blink” on my first day!

Cortney Goodson

Collegiate Licensing Manager

Most likely to make strangers feel like they've been friends since childhood

cgoodson@blinkmarketing.com
Cortney Goodson Collegiate Licensing Manager

Hometown? Calhoun City, MS

Nickname? Pocahontas or Cort

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Cheer Bear the Care Bear. I want everyone to be happy, and I will hug you if you are sad.

Random fact about yourself? I’m legit Native American. So legit I have papers. Also, I can’t wear makeup. No matter what I itch and sweat it all off. So people are just stuck with this face - I deeply apologize.

Favorite Blink Moment? The Blink Halloween party. We ate and played Pictionary. It was so fun to see everyone’s competitive side come out and play. The drawings were hilarious!

Molly Elskus

Senior Account Manager

Most likely to laugh at all of your jokes

melskus@blinkmarketing.com
Molly Elskus Senior Account Manager

Hometown? Indianapolis, IN

Nickname? Molls

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Alice from Alice in Wonderland – Always curious and always up for a new adventure! I also get lost a lot.

Random fact about yourself? I physically can’t nap! I take like 2 a year and you should be worried about me when it happens.

Favorite Blink Moment? The day Daniel found out that he lived in Ohio for 3 years when he was a kid.

Brey Conder

Account Manager

Most likely to eat a Crumbl cookie while working out

bbaltazar@blinkmarketing.com
Brey Conder Account Manager

Hometown? Goshen, IN

Nickname? All of my family and close friends call me Brey Brey

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Winnie-the-Pooh because I am soft-spoken, thoughtful, and friendly. I also have the biggest sweet tooth!

Random fact about yourself? Growing up, I spent a lot of time running and playing soccer. I played college soccer and still hold the mile record at my middle school – 5.34! Another random fact – I was named after the colors brown and gray!

Favorite Blink Moment? When I was taken to Connors for lunch my first day at Blink. The food in Tennessee is amazing!

Shelby Webb

Account Manager

Most likely to read an entire book on her lunch break

swebb@blinkmarketing.com
Shelby Webb Account Manager

Hometown? Mount Juliet, TN

Nickname? Shelbs

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Belle from Beauty & the Beast. She loves being kind to everyone and she’s driven! Plus, I love to read and am jealous of her library in the castle.

Random fact about yourself? I collect coffee mugs! I have mugs from places I have traveled to or that have friends have traveled to and gifted me. I have over 100 of them.

Madison Smith

Account Manager

Most likely to have a beer (or 4) and still kick your butt in soccer!

msmith@blinkmarketing.com
Madison Smith Account Manager

Hometown? Franklin, TN

Nickname? Smitty

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Cindy Lou Hoo because I always try to see the best in people.

Random fact about yourself? I have a tear duct that is on the outside of one of my eyes!

Favorite Blink Moment? Witnessing and being a part of the teamwork that goes into the in-house fulfillment process- AKA family room memories.

Natasha Johnson

Office Administrator and Bookkeeper

njohnson@blinkmarketing.com
Natasha Johnson Office Administrator and Bookkeeper

Hometown? I grew up in Clearwater, FL; lived in the Atlanta, GA, area for high school and college; lived in Asheville, NC, for the past 13 years; and just moved to Nashville in January!

Nickname? “Tash” or “Tasha”

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Lucy “Wyldstyle” from The Lego Movie; I’m super independent and sarcastic, but kindhearted too. I’m strict and expect a lot, but love just as hard!

Random fact about yourself? I’m a half Chinese/half Irish first generation American and have a tattoo of my Chinese middle name. I have a horse and used to be a horse trainer. I did eight countries in six weeks mostly solo with my newly-2yo in 2019.

Favorite Blink Moment? So far it’s the amazing support I’ve gotten from the exec team—and the rest of the staff--having stepped in to a high-traffic position at a really hectic time.

Marian Byne

Warehouse & Logistics Lead

Most likely to use the enneagram to find out all of your deepest, darkest secrets

mbyne@blinkmarketing.com
Marian Byne Warehouse & Logistics Lead

Hometown? Waynesboro, GA

Nickname? Blueberry

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Winnie the Pooh because he is happy, friendly, caring, and a worrier at times

Random fact about yourself? I grew up on a blueberry farm

Favorite Blink Moment? This one time, Ashley was sitting at her desk and she dumped her coffee in her lap and had to spend the rest of the day in wet pants

Katie Bevels

Webstore Production Coordinator

Most likely to be Blink’s valedictorian

kvincent@blinkmarketing.com
Katie Bevels Webstore Production Coordinator

Hometown? Spring Hill, TN

Nickname? KJ or Kate

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Minnie Mouse! She takes charge in hectic situations and always tries to find the silver lining.

Random fact about yourself? I’m obsessed with coffee and have always wanted to be a barista! It’s rare to find me without a cup of coffee in hand.

Bentley Fuller

Webstore Operations & Merchandise Coordinator

Most likely to have more celebrity gossip than US weekly

bfuller@blinkmarketing.com
Bentley Fuller Webstore Operations & Merchandise Coordinator

Hometown? Columbus, GA

Nickname? Bent or just ‘B’

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Rapunzel happens to be my favorite and the most like me because not only do we both have blonde hair and green eyes, but we tend to be very naïve…oh, and we both love the stars!

Random fact about yourself? I have probably set a record for inanimate objects you can run into with your car, the most notorious being a Japanese restaurant!

Rebecca Francis

E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator

Most likely to move to China and miss Blink Marketing so much that she comes back!

rfrancis@blinkmarketing.com
Rebecca Francis E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Kent, Ohio – I moved many times growing up.

Nickname? Becca or Becca B.

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Dory from Finding Nemo. I like to think I am optimistic, I am always up for an adventure and I have a horrible memory!

Random fact about yourself? I have been on ESPN multiple times.

Favorite Blink Moment? The moment I was hired….BOTH TIMES!

Julia Goodson

Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Most likely to have more tennis shoes than Foot Locker

jhill@blinkmarketing.com
Julia Goodson Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Beech Grove, Indiana

Nickname? Jules or Julie

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Eep from the Croods. She hates staying inside, loves to explore new things, and she is always there to help others.

Random fact about yourself? I absolutely love playing Nintendo video games when I am not outdoors. I have competed in a Super Smash Brothers Melee tournament, and I am a huge fan of Zelda.

Favorite Blink Moment? Field Day!

Kate Pyle

Operations Intern

kpyle@blinkmarketing.com
Kate Pyle Operations Intern

Hometown? Franklin

Nickname? Kate

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Goofy because I’m lively and my favorite thing to do is make people laugh!

Random fact about yourself? I LOVE turtles and actually have a pet turtle

Lia Junghans

Webstores and Marketing Intern

lia@blinkmarketing.com
Lia Junghans Webstores and Marketing Intern

Hometown? Franklin, TN

Nickname? Badia

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Isabella from Phineas and Ferb because I’m always down to tag along for an adventure

Random fact about yourself? I’m terrified of birds

Favorite Blink Moment? Blink field day!

Kayla Hill

Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Most likely to go viral….again!

khill@blinkmarketing.com
Kayla Hill Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Nashville, TN

Nickname? Kay, Lala

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Marceline the Vampire Queen (she’s a total rockstar)

Random fact about yourself? My thumbs are not the same size

Favorite Blink Moment? Clean-up day!

Emily Ann Commers

Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist

Most likely to be seen at BNA with her passport

ecommers@blinkmarketing.com
Emily Ann Commers Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist

Hometown? Chattanooga, TN

Nickname? EA

What cartoon character best describes you and why? The little old man from Up because I’m an old soul that loves being at home but also wants adventure!

Random fact about yourself? I’ve lived on 4 continents - here, Asia, Africa, and Europe!

Favorite Blink Moment? Book club!!! Or the day some of us realized the NBC logo was a peacock?

Sara Grace Sparks

Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer

Most likely to design the next Free People catalog

Sara Grace Sparks Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer

Beth Snider

Accountant

Most likely to ACTUALLY read the instructions

bsnider@blinkmarketing.com
Beth Snider Accountant

Hometown? Bartlett, TN

Nickname? meanie

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Lucy from Charlie Brown - we look alike and I can be loud and bossy

Random fact about yourself? my first (and only) TikTok video had 213 views 😊

History of Blink Marketing

2002

Blink Marketing, Inc was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2003

BLINKY, our mascot, was born

2003

Blink moved to Franklin, TN

2004

Custom importing services launched

2009

Webstore services launched

2011

Named 4th fastest growing Promotional Products Distributor in the US by the Advertising Specialty Institute

2014

First “Nashville Best Places to Work” Award by Nashville Business Journal

2014

First “Greatest Companies to Work For” Award by PPB Magazine

2014

INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company Member (#3,851)

2015

Donated over $200,000 worth of merchandise to countries in need

2015

Named Mid-South’s Promotional Products Distributor of the Year

2016

Expanded to current Blink headquarters with onsite warehouse space and room to grow our team

2017

Awarded seat on the DAC (Distributor Advocacy Council) of the QCA (Quality Certification Alliance)

2017

Wins Mars North America global contract

2017

First Blink corporate audit of overseas manufacturing facility

2017

Hired Certified Product Safety and Production Processes Lead Auditor

2019

Awarded a seat on the PRAG board (Product Responsibility Action Group)

2019

Awarded WBENC Woman Owned Certification