Founder & President

Education: Vincennes University / Business Administration, Minor in Pre-Law & Marketing

Favorite Quote: “The road to success is always under construction.” -Larry Wall

Business Mentor: My mother. Who better to learn from than someone who raised 3 well-rounded kids, started and currently runs a small business and is a walking example of the benefits of entrepreneurship.

Best Lesson Learned: With character, will and tenacity anything can be accomplished.

Hobbies: Playing basketball, being outdoors, traveling!

Little Known Fact: I played collegiate basketball, so I’m very competitive. That drive helped me extensively here at E&L Global Communications.

Suzanne Katrina

Director of Human Resources & Recruitment

Education: Kent University / Managerial Marketing with minors in Communication Studies and International Business

Favorite Quote: “You are exactly where you are meant to be.”

Business Mentor: My grandfather. He had a very successful career, is always encouraging and supportive and gives the best guidance.

Best Lesson Learned: The best career for you is the one you’re most passionate about.

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, playing with my puppy and spending time with family!

Little Known Fact: I grew up singing, dancing and performing in musical theater! That ability to force myself out of comfort zones has helped so much professionally.

Laura Jean

Lead Recruiting Manager

Education: Western Michigan University / Psychology & Interpersonal Communication.

Favorite Quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles Swindoll

Business Mentor: President of WMU, John Dunn

Secret Talent: I am surprisingly good at both golf and hockey. Like really good!  

Hobbies: Watching sports, napping, and traveling!

Little Known Fact: I am obsessed with Star Wars (specifically Darth Vader).

Chris Okeh

Senior Corporate Trainer

Education: Oakland University

Favorite Quote: "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

Business Mentor: Mark Cuban. He reminds me what real work ethic and determination look like.

Best Lesson Learned: People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. 

Hobbies: Sports, video games, eating brunch, and travel!

Little Known Fact: I am a huge lover of house and techno music, as well as attending music festivals.

Christina Gove

Director of SEO & Brand Management

Education: St. Mary's University / Marketing

Favorite Quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

Business Mentor: Grant Cardone. He reminds me that everything in life is a sale and everything I want is a commission.

Best Lesson Learned: Be willing to do what other people won't, so you can have what other people can't.

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and kids, interior decorating, traveling, and reading.

Little Known Fact: I'm missing a front tooth, but you'd never know it! (until now, haha!)

Amber Taylor

Human Resources & Recruitment Intern
Education: Eastern Michigan University / Health Administration
Favorite Quote: "You have all the happiness you need inside of you! Soul search."
Best Lesson Learned: All impressions are important no matter if its a first meeting or a 25th meeting. Put your best foot forward.
Hobbies: I love sports, playing guitar, doing community service with my sorority, and being outdoors.
Little Known Fact: My mother is a teacher, so I was trained to be a life long learner.

Kyle Vargo

Lead Client Manager

Education: Associates Degree / Business Management

Favorite Quote: "Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Favorite college activity: My fraternity, Sigma Tau Nau, and intramural flag football. No one could touch me as a wide receiver! 

Best Lesson Learned:  Success is not easy - it is only for the hard-working and driven.

Hobbies: Boating, bowling, baseball, golf, card games, and BBQing!

What are you most proud of: My recent marriage and our future family! 

Genie Everts

Lead Client Manager

Favorite Quote: "If you don't build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs." -Tony Gaskins Jr.

Best Lesson Learned: Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

Hobbies: Painting and anything music related

Little Known Fact: I was on American Idol!

Biggest Motivator: Money, adventures, and traveling!

What do you think makes a great leader? Leading by example

Favorite College Activity: Swim team

Mohamad Jaafar

Digital Marketing Intern

Education: University of Michigan-Dearborn / B.S. in Political Science, Minor in Economics

Favorite Quote: “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” -Khalil Gibran

Hobbies: Swimming, Cooking, Hanging out with my family, Playing piano (beginner), watching documentaries!

Little Known Fact: I’m a twin!

What are you most proud of? Competition performance at the Business Professionals of America

What is your biggest motivator? The satisfaction of contributing to a greater good (whether that be social, economic, or political).