MEET THE TEAM
While her title might insinuate a strong sales drive, Amanda's most passionate part of her role at WHP is her strong and long-lasting client relationships. She is a lover of all things pink but don't let that fool you... her competitive and organized nature really gets things done! While she loves a good promo pen, her heart belongs to a three-year old named Ascher!
Janelle, our own personal cheese/candy connoisseur and animal lover, is devoted to ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently throughout all departments. Her love of efficiency, promotional marketing, and making clients happy compels her to be amazing at her job. In her free time, you can find her taking her son and puppies on all sorts of adventures.
Ever the adventurous spirit, Erin loves to travel and explore new places, but also enjoys the local beauty and laid back vibe of Gainesville. A natural people person and problem solver, she is constantly trying to find the humor in things and brighten everyone's day. She was given the superlative Most Inquisitive in preschool which has carried on to annoy her friends in her adult life and translated into a wealth of useless trivia knowledge.
A recovering English major, Stephany is best described with words like: planner; overachiever; perfectionist. She's crazy familiar of our database of items and her attention to detail helps her seek out unique solutions for the varying needs of her clients. With a "clients first" mentality, she's at her best when guiding clients through this crazy promo world and ensuring they're happy with the final outcome: their items! Outside of work, she's an avid reader, runner and traveler with more hobbies than she has time to keep up with.
Samantha is a proud alumna of the University of Florida. As such, she bleeds orange and blue (literally) and takes her love of Gator athletics very, very seriously. She is thrilled to work for WHP, where she can be close to The Swamp and working with clients across the country who are open to creative approaches for their promotional item needs.
Rachel — born and raised in Las Vegas but slowly discovering her love of the beach — is here to help her clients fulfill all of their marketing and promotional needs. During lunch, you will find her powering away at her newest endeavors, from preparing lectures for a local community college to cross-stitching. When not in the office, Rachel can be found relaxing at home with her husband and two small, adorable, yet spirited kids. Wonder where they get that from...
Courtney, full-time cat mom and part-time dog enthusiast, is our web store guru and keeper of spreadsheets. She loves the zen of data entry, the joy of 'building a better mousetrap', and the satisfaction of helping a client get exactly what they want. In her free time, you'll find her impersonating a grandmother by filling out crosswords, doing needlepoint, knitting, and reading craft magazines. But like a cool grandmother, who collects bugs and will fight you about Star Trek.
Jane moved from Sarasota to Gainesville, Florida, to get her degree from UF's School of Art + Art History and wound up staying because she liked the town's personality. Now she is an Art Director (which is like an air traffic controller for incoming design projects) and Graphic Designer (which is like a psychic, cat-juggling unicyclist) for What's Happening Promotions. Her favorite thing to do is create brochures with quirky personalities and unusual color combinations, but she also swings a mean illustrator pen tool.
Nicknamed “Brittannica” at her last workplace, Brittany is known for her love of well-organized information, where to get it, and how to get it fast. This attention to detail serves her well when designing for clients, where she takes all colors, sizes, fonts and placements into consideration. Outside of work, she enjoys video games, playing with her cats, channeling her inner panda and lots of Cherry Coca Cola.
We’re truly international here at WHP with our longest serving designer living and working across the pond in the UK. Daniel is a design wizard and knows print like the back of his hand. When he’s not working his magic in the studio he can be found mountain biking in the English hillsides or making his kids laugh.
Karen is our Purchasing Manager and go-to person for all questions and issues related to quoting, ordering, and shipping. She is truly the wizard behind the curtain in our WHP office with her strong and gentle manner. When Karen is not snuggling with her BUGG (Boston Terrier Pug Mix), she can be found recharging her energy by skiing, swimming, reading, and napping.
Alyssia is an animal lover who enjoys spending time with her husband and friends when she is not working. She is our resident fashionista and always the first to offer assistance to anyone on the WHP team. Alyssia is well known amongst her family and friends for her culinary skills. She is also an identical twin so, yes, you are seeing double if you ever run into Alyssia and her sister!
Ashley is a UF graduate with a major in English and a minor in Mass Communications. She's one of the newest members of the WHP family and loves learning about the company. She loves all animals (especially her pup, Arch), black and white photography, music, and reading. She has quite the collection of books and vinyls. One day she hopes to have a house with her own personal library similar to the one Belle has in Beauty and the Beast.
A home grown country girl with a love for God, family and friends, Lynsey is happily married to John (8yrs) and the mommy to a precious, almost 4 year old little girl with a baby sister on the way. She is blessed beyond measure. She strives for hard work, loyalty and integrity each and every day, both at home and with her WHP family. Like the rest of the WHP team, she believes our clients deserve the best. She'll work around the clock to ensure the books are up to date and accurate, while also making sure billing is processed in a timely manner for our amazing clients.
Born and raised in Gainesville Hilah obtained a degree in Business Administration from Santa Fe before moving to Western Pennsylvania for two years. After realizing snow was beautiful but not fun to drive in she moved back to Florida. When not working you can find her on the water, either fishing on a boat, paddling in a kayak or sitting on the sand at the beach with a book. She is fluent in American Sign Language and jumps at the opportunity to communicate with anyone in the deaf community.
Sam is a self-proclaimed foodie who enjoys cooking, traveling, and scuba diving when she is not at WHP. She is a NYC transplant who moved to Florida five years ago to be near her beloved fresh water caves. An avid cave diver, she spends many therapeutic hours floating among the beautiful formations in our underwater caves. In addition to diving the Florida, Mexico, and Bahamas caves, she also enjoys wreck, reef, and kelp diving locally and around the world. During her free time, Sam spoils all the nieces, nephews, and fur babies in her life.
Equal parts eccentric perfectionist and inspired free spirit, Michael approaches design as a chance to help clients cure their visual ailments. As a former Gator and NCAA Track & Field Athlete, he knows a little bit about hard work, channeling his relentless passion for success into every design. In his free time, you can find him at home fiddling with a new design program or on the track coaching the next generation of little Usain Bolts.
Tara’s background is in the crazy world of retail. Going out of her way to ensure every clients' needs are met is second nature to her. Having lived in Arizona, Texas, and Florida, she is very good at adapting to change. She unwinds by going on adventures outdoors, trying new restaurants, and snuggling with her two cats to watch HBO.