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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!

Anna Eilermann

Production Team Lead

Most likely to have your back in a fight

aeilermann@blinkmarketing.com
Anna Eilermann Production Team Lead

Hometown? Tampa, FL

Nickname? Anna Banana

What cartoon character best describes you and why? SpongeBob Squarepants, because I am a little crazy and sometimes my imagination takes over. My family and friends are on the top of my priorities list. I love to have fun and to try new things and I am not afraid to be a little weird. Also, if I could live in the ocean, I would.

Random fact about yourself? I once won a state speech competition, a street sign fell on my head when I was a kid, and I really enjoy making paper crafts.

Favorite Blink Moment? The Blink BBQ- being able to take a half day and just hang out getting to know one another. A lot of laughter and definitely some good memories made from the corn-hole tournament!

Michal Van Meter

Key Accounts Team Lead

Most likely to live in a castle and be able to talk to animals

mvanmeter@blinkmarketing.com
Michal Van Meter Key Accounts Team Lead

Hometown? Knoxville, TN

Nickname? Family and close friends are allowed to call me Mike

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Minnie Mouse, because she’s happy, loyal and I wish I could pull off her hair bows.

Random fact about yourself? I’ve been skydiving over Australia and scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef.

Favorite Blink Moment? When we all got to hang out at the Nashville Sounds game and rep our matching Blink baseball tees!

Ashley Paschal

Webstore Production Coordinator

Most likely to be seen in the Starbucks drive through

apaschal@blinkmarketing.com
Ashley Paschal Webstore Production Coordinator

Hometown? San Francisco, CA

Nickname? In college it was Dearman, but my mom calls me Pumpkin. I’m not entirely sure why. Marian calls me Dad.

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bubbles from The Powerpuff girls. I’m a tough cookie wrapped up in a (sarcastic) blonde bubbly exterior. I also love animals, the color pink and generally anything else a Kindergarten girl might like.

Random fact about yourself? My first birthday was the big 1989 San Francisco earthquake and I swear I can still remember it. I’m obsessed with French Bulldogs, shopping and playing The Sims.

Favorite Blink Moment? The Blink cookout. It was not long after I started and I really got to know my Blink family that day. It also just reinforced my belief that Blink is an exciting, fun and creative atmosphere to work in!

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? My favorite Blink moment was my first two days in the office. Everyone helped with a fulfillment project and then we had pizza. What’s better than being a part of the Blink family full of laughs and pizza?

Emily Ann Commers

Graphic Designer

ecommers@blinkmarketing.com
Emily Ann Commers Graphic Designer

Molly Elskus

Key Accounts Coordinator

Most likely to laugh at all of your jokes

melskus@blinkmarketing.com
Molly Elskus Key Accounts Coordinator

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.

Isabelle Karls

Key Accounts Coordinator

Most likely to sneeze pink glitter

ikarls@blinkmarketing.com
Isabelle Karls Key Accounts Coordinator

Hometown? Clarksville, TN

Nickname? My family calls me Belle and when I was growing up, I only wanted to go by Izzy, so people I met when I was younger still call me that.

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls. I am a lover of all things pink, sparkly and girly!

Random fact about yourself? My dad is in the Army and before moving back to Clarksville, we lived in Italy for 6 years. I’m the oldest of three girls and I spend most of my time outside of work at Target.

Favorite Blink Moment? Terribly losing in the Blink Cornhole Tournament with Anna K during our Employee Appreciation Day.

Bentley Fuller

Production Coordinator

Most likely to have more celebrity gossip than US weekly

bfuller@blinkmarketing.com
Bentley Fuller Production 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!

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

Suzanne Mohler

Webstore Operations & Merchandise Coordinator

Most likely to be invited to NYC Fashion Week

smohler@blinkmarketing.com
Suzanne Mohler Webstore Operations & Merchandise Coordinator

Hometown? Edwardsville, IL

Nickname? None – I just feel most like a Suzanne!

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Pocahontas. I love animals, singing, and feel a deep connection to nature – I also think the world could be a little bit better if we approached life with more compassion.

Random fact about yourself? I grew up in a log cabin in rural Iowa, where we could hike hills basically from our backyard and had a little shed where we put heating lamps and food for stray animals. We had about 8 cats on our property at any given time. Probably why I’m definitely a cat person!

Favorite Blink Moment? Honestly just the conversations we have on any given day on our side of the office. I love working with such passionate, funny, and authentic people!

Sam Knickerbocker

E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator

Most likely to have a secret life that nobody knows about until he subtly drops it into a conversation

sknickerbocker@blinkmarketing.com
Sam Knickerbocker E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator

Hometown? Washington D.C.

Nickname? None really, my family calls me Sammy sometimes

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Batman, I think. He’s a rich and handsome bachelor, but can also save the world when he needs to.

Random fact about yourself? I have never had a cup of coffee!

Favorite Blink Moment? Orientation, I guess?

Bre Henrie

Bookkeeper

Most likely to offer to drive you to the airport at 2AM

bhenrie@blinkmarketing.com
Bre Henrie Bookkeeper

Hometown? Salt Lake City, Utah

Nickname? Bre (Short for Breanna) or Breezy!

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Pocahontas. I love animals and I love our planet!

Random fact about yourself? I LOVE the mountains. I would take the mountains over a beach any day, and would live there if I could.

Favorite Blink Moment? Being hired was for sure my FIRST favorite moment! But I feel like I leave with more favorite moments every day!

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 😊

Trevor Hyssong

Senior Marketing Representative

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

thyssong@blinkmarketing.com
Trevor Hyssong Senior Marketing Representative

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!

Carla Fletcher

Senior Marketing Representative

Most likely to make you feel uncomfortable at a company function

cfletcher@blinkmarketing.com
Carla Fletcher Senior Marketing Representative

Hometown? Nashvegas, TN

Nickname? Fletch

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Bugs Bunny – He is always “Happy go lucky” which is how I like to roll.

Random fact about yourself? I once sat in a new Dodge van for 5 days in an effort to win the dang thing.

Favorite Blink Moment? Our bowling field trip – Always fun to share laughs and cold beverages!

Josh Womack

Senior Marketing Representative

Most likely to know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody

jwomack@blinkmarketing.com
Josh Womack Senior Marketing Representative

Hometown? Nashville, TN

Nickname? Smack, J.Wo, my Native American name is “Won’t Shut Up”

What cartoon character best describes you and why? Was given the “most talkative” superlative in High School (see Indian Name above). I was a child fashion model in California in the early 80’s. It should be noted, that kid models obviously don’t have to be beautiful. My elementary school was a block away from the old Grateful Dead house in San Francisco. And yes, that IS what happened to me.

Random fact about yourself? I don’t believe in accidents (I can explain, I swear)…

Favorite Blink Moment? On my second day when the whole staff decorated the Christmas tree while listening to holiday music (and possibly nipping on some top-shelf whiskey too, but you didn’t hear that from me). I knew off the bat, that Blink was the place for me.

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!

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