Marc seeks details, speed and efficiency in all things. For his love of the outdoors, he enjoys a life of exploration which includes hiking, boating, fireworks and scuba diving. Co-founder of Flourish Children’s Foundation, he brings his passion to the community. A family man with a mind for business, he is always ready to step in and help when needed.
Lauren finds the most enjoyment empowering others to reach goals. She is an adventurer at heart, mindful planner and dedicated yogi. To her, why we do what we do is just as important as how. As a University of Florida Golden Key Honor Society Recipient, 2017 Community Impact Award Winner, and mommy, legacy is her driving force.
TRAVISHuman Resources/Office Manager
Travis is WHP’s Human Resources and Office Manager. He works hard at helping WHP and others grow and succeed through servant leadership. Travis flew P-3C Orions for the United States Navy for a few years after college before returning home to Gainesville. Upon returning to Gainesville, he earned his MBA at the University of Florida. On the weekends, you can find him outdoors hunting and fishing, working cattle, or spending time with family.
AMANDAVice President of Sales
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!
Joseph is a recent midwest transport. He was raised in Cincinnati and would go on to earn a Bachelors of Science from the University of Cincinnati (Go Bearcats!!). He strives in fully recognizing a customers unique needs and delivering world class customer experiences. Outside of work he enjoys modifying/ building electronics and working on puzzles with his son.
STEPHANYSales Team Lead
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHELSEAWebstore Promotional Consultant
Chelsea graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a major in General Health Science and a minor in Epidemiology with a focus in Clinical Psychology. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a very skilled writer who has been published by UF for her research on the epidemiological trends of HIV/AIDS in the rural southern regions of the United States. In her free time Chelsea enjoys riding her bike, cooking, and sharing her Gainesville home with her husband, rescue Chiweenie (Finn), and cat (Freyja). Chelsea manages the webstore accounts at WHP and is also the Promotional Consultant for our preferred Legacy clients.
Nicknamed the “Resident GenZ” here at WHP, Josh is one of our rising Promotional Consultants. With an extreme dedication to detail, organization and customer success, Josh has owned his role from day one. He’s also got a great sense of humor and can make just about anybody laugh. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, video games, and spending time with his girlfriend and two pets, Athena and Millie!
Alyssa has a full plate right now between family and going back to school, but that doesn’t detract from the amazing work she does! She comes in each day with a smile and is always prepared to show clients why WHP is the best. In her free time, she loves to relax with her family friends, go for hikes, and go camping.
LAUREN Y.Promotional Consultant
Lauren arrived at WHP with more than 15 years dealing with client relations and loves winning customers over. She’s also always looking for ways to improve processes and procedures using her analytical prowess. Her love of food keeps her adventurous in the kitchen and looking for the local eating hot spots while she’s traveling. As a proud mom to two kids, one who recently joined the military, she’s a natural Girl Scout Troup Leader of 5 years and also loves to foster animals of all kinds!
Nick is our sales coordinator (and resident Hawaiian Shirt enthusiast), and can be found working in many different capacities on a day-to-day basis! When he’s not in the office, he can be found on the sideline for the UF Men’s Club Lacrosse team, running and hiking with his German Shepherd Rowdy, or visiting the nearest craft brewery!
CHARLOTTEPromotional Sales Assistant
Charlotte is one of our Promotional Sales Assistants. With a background in retail and customer service, she enjoys building long lasting relationships with clients while fulfilling all their promo needs. In her personal life, she likes spending time with her kitties, drinking caramel lattes, and pretending like it’s cold outside. On a normal day at WHP, she can be found working closely under Erin and Tara, two of our Promotional Sales Consultants, or doing a plethora of other tasks to serve the amazing clientele we work with.
Karen is our 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!
SAMSenior Production Specialist
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.
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 semi-professional musician from Boston, Alex moved to Gainesville on a whim and never left. He enjoys learning from and adapting to new situations, and finding new and exciting ways to apply his skills to the task at hand. He’s something of a pop culture junkie and repository for useless information. If you need to know something about rock & roll, science fiction or horror movies he’s got you covered. He’s also a devoted husband and father, making sure his son grows up knowing all the IMPORTANT things (like who blew up the second Death Star).
CAROLOrder Fulfillment Specialist
Carol has a desire to please and help in any way that she can. She’s very empathetic and loves listening to people in need. She and her daughters like to volunteer at the Senior Service Center in Marion County, for Project City Lights, and Camp Anderson charity events. She also loves to watch girly movies and relax with her daughters! The entire family has a very big heart for all animals, especially those in need. They have three dogs, Henry, Lou and Lily, a hermit crab, a fish, snakes, lizards, hamsters and a cat.
Erica enjoys the fast-paced, organized chaos that comes with her role in Production, as well as learning the ins and outs of the products we offer. Originally from the northeast, she has called Florida her home for the past 15 years. When she misses some change in temperature, she’ll hop on a plane to explore new places and cities. Erica’s guilty pleasure is watching reality TV while enjoying anything sweet to fulfill her sweet tooth. She enjoys spending her time cheering on the UCF Knights and making memories with loved ones!
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…
Instead of taking traditional college coursework, Tyler, as a natural entrepreneur, got involved with his first startup project at 18 years old directly out of High School. With a passion to produce any item from Cups to Carry-on bags, he sees WHP as his playground to produce some of the most cutting edge, stylish promotional items the industry has to offer. Outside of the office, he is a novice flameworker currently developing his own glass blowing studio and honing in on the necessary skills to be one of the most technically skilled glass blowers of all time. When he isn’t behind the torch or the desk, he enjoys trying new foods, playing Apex Legends, binging Pirates of the Caribbean, and hanging out with his first-mate, Barbosa the Cat.
A home grown country girl with a love for God, family and friends, Lynsey is happily married to John (11yrs) and the mommy to two precious little girls who keep her on her toes. 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.
Brianna is happily married to Dylan, she has three beautiful children she was blessed with. Brianna is our Accounting Receivables who works to ensure billing is processed in a timely manner for clients. She holds an Associates Degree in Accounting from Santa Fe College. Brianna has worked in many other environments in which clients come first, so she understands the importance of satisfaction and always giving 100% so they get the best experience working with WHP!
Sommer is as sunny as the season! She left her career in the fitness field to join us with her energetic personality and optimistic outlook! Sommer is an incredible asset to our accounting department. Providing excellent customer service to our clientele comes easy for Sommer as she always maintains a positive attitude. Being a perfectionist has its perks, as Sommer will always ensure each task is handled both promptly and efficiently. When not at the office, Sommer enjoys embarking on new adventures with her husband and daughter.
DESIGN & MARKETING
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.
ALYSSASenior Production Designer
Arriving in 2010, Alyssa is a Florida transplant from Massachusetts. Loving the southern heat, she refuses to go back to cold weather. In her “spare time” you can NEVER find her… always off on some kind of adventure! Although she is dedicated to her co-ed soccer league, she is always off on a fishing quest, lake day, beach getaway, or a random road trip. This girl is always on the go! Why Gainesville? Alyssa followed her passion for the arts to Santa Fe College here in Gainesville, where a Degree in Digital Media Technology, specializing in Graphic Design awaited her. This passion is what ultimately makes her genuinely look forward to every single Monday Morning here at WHP!
ALLIESenior Production Designer
A South Florida native, Allie received her design degree at UCF before relocating to Gainesville in 2018. Her ever-changing hobbies include cooking, gardening, and costuming – when her two cats aren’t getting in the way!
Though originally from St. Augustine, Magen grew up here in Gainesville, FL. She graduated SCAD in the year 2017 with a degree in graphic design. Other than graphic design, she has a strong passion for both interior and fashion design. Outside of work, she enjoys teaching swim lessons, going on weekend adventures, drawing and painting, and making jewelry.
Born in Sudan, Enas moved to the United States at the young age of 7 where she spent most of her younger years up north before moving down to Gainesville, FL in 2010 with her family. She graduated from Santa Fe College with an AA & AS degree in graphic design before transferring to UF where she received her bachelors in Art & Technology. Aside from work, Enas spends most of her time running after her three year old daughter & newborn baby girl!
Jea is a lover of bad jokes and good design. She’s obsessed with stockpiling fonts, hunting for design resources, and trying to work puns into everything she does. While studying advertising at UF, the most important thing she learned was to embrace dumb ideas, because they can always lead to great ones.
Emily’s our stylish sushi and wine lover from the greater Chicago area. Not only does she have strong communication skills, but she’s got a great eye for design, too! She’s a big fan of bold, different graphic design that provokes new perspectives. Bonus fact: she’s left handed!