Phone: 877-747-9765

Fax: 615-599-1260

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!

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!

Cortney Goodson

Director of Contracts and Licensing

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

cgoodson@blinkmarketing.com
Cortney Goodson Director of Contracts and Licensing

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!

Bentley Fuller

Webstore Operations Lead

Most likely to have more celebrity gossip than US weekly

bfuller@blinkmarketing.com
Bentley Fuller Webstore Operations Lead

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!

Katie Bevels

Webstore Development Lead

Most likely to be Blink’s valedictorian

kvincent@blinkmarketing.com
Katie Bevels Webstore Development Lead

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.

Julia Goodson

Order Management Team Lead

Most likely to have more tennis shoes than Foot Locker

jhill@blinkmarketing.com
Julia Goodson Order Management Team Lead

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!

Olivia Monroe

Account Manager, Team Lead

omonroe@blinkmarketing.com
Olivia Monroe Account Manager, Team Lead

Hometown? Cheshire, CT

Nickname? Liv

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Jessie from Toy Story, she’s always up for an adventure, outgoing, and has a positive attitude.

Random fact about yourself? I’ve been to Alaska a few times and drove cross country from AK to GA.

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

Senior Account Executive | National Accounts

kcortellino@blinkmarketing.com
Kelly Cortellino Senior Account Executive | National Accounts

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!

Skylar Lemon

Account Executive, Collegiate Sales

slemon@blinkmarketing.com
Skylar Lemon Account Executive, Collegiate Sales

Hometown? Columbia, TN

Nickname? Sky, Sky Sky, or Lemon

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bolt because he’s caring of others and also very humble even being in the spotlight

Random fact about yourself? I have been involved in cheerleading since I was five. I now have been a coach for six years.

Hanna Gossard

Account Executive, Collegiate Sales

hgossard@blinkmarketing.com
Hanna Gossard Account Executive, Collegiate Sales

Hometown? Powell, Ohio

Nickname? Han, Hanna Banana

What cartoon character best describes you and why? I would be Blossom from the Powder Puff girls because she is the stubborn older sister of the three, and I am also the oldest of three girls!

Random fact about yourself? I have pulled a five-horse trailer and a she-shed behind my truck across two states with only a few “almost” accidents.

Rachel Bray

Webstore Operations Coordinator

rbray@blinkmarketing.com
Rachel Bray Webstore Operations Coordinator

Hometown? St. Peter, IL

Nickname? Rach

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Cinderella because I love to help and care for others, but sometimes enjoy the spotlight and having a “midnight moment”

Random fact about yourself? I grew up on a farm in a very tiny town (it’s technically called a village!) where our school taught us archery and square dancing.

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!

Shelby Webb

Senior Account Manager

Most likely to read an entire book on her lunch break

swebb@blinkmarketing.com
Shelby Webb Senior 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.

Ashley McGehee

Senior Account Manager

amcgehee@blinkmarketing.com
Ashley McGehee Senior Account Manager

Hometown? Richmond, VA

Nickname? Ash

What cartoon character best describes you and why? DeeDee from Dexter’s Laboratory. She is friendly, curious, and energetic. Really bad at science. And loves her brother dearly. 😊 She also has a big imagination!

Random fact about yourself? I quote lines from movies and tv shows in my normal day to day conversations!

Favorite Blink Moment? Broadway with the AM Team! Great conversation and even better company.

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!

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.

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!

Hannah Barger

Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

hbarger@blinkmarketing.com
Hannah Barger Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Mount Juliet, TN

Nickname? Hannah B.

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bubbles from Powerpuff girls because I’m bubbly, kind and love to make people laugh. Plus, she loves animals so it’s only fitting!

Random fact about yourself? I love photography, visiting new cities and playing with my dog Fitz.

Favorite Blink Moment? Mems with the order management team – we’re always supporting each other and laughing 😊

Brittney Landes

Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

blandes@blinkmarketing.com
Brittney Landes Order Management and Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Born and raised in Cle Elum, WA—residing now in Lewisburg, Ohio

Nickname? Britt or Lil Bit

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bugs Bunny- Because I'm always so clever “Eh, What’s up doc?”

Random fact about yourself? I moved from a small town in Washington State- the only place I had ever lived - at 18 years old all way to Ohio, by myself, for my at the time boyfriend…….who is now my husband.

Favorite Blink Moment? As of now, getting to meet other Blink employees!

Sara Grace Sparks

Marketing Specialist & Senior Graphic Designer

Most likely to design the next Free People catalog

Sara Grace Sparks Marketing Specialist & Senior Graphic Designer

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?

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 😊

Kimberly Tomarong

Accounting Assistant

kim@blinkmarketing.com
Kimberly Tomarong Accounting Assistant

Hometown? Tagum City, Philippines

Nickname? Kim

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Spongebob Squarepants - I'm a fun-loving person

Random fact about yourself? I eat a lot but don't gain weight that much. 😃

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