Business Development Manager
Nicholas is responsible for all business development strategies. This past year he has taken the role of assistant editor and has given business insights to Nicole. He studied Economics and History at UC Santa Cruz and completed his MBA at Santa Clara University. He served as the President of the masters’ program, Finance Connexion from 2014-2015, has been a speaker for Breakthrough Silicon Valley and was an assistant coach for a local youth baseball team. His career started in telecommunication sales, took him to digital marketing and now he is the finance department of a tech company.
What was his epifania?: “I took my time to decide who I was, I saw the world and I decided that it was ok to take a path that was not traditional for my profession. I know that I will accomplish my goals regardless.”
Some Behind The Scenes facts: He has traveled to four continents; North America, South America, Europe and Asia, will pretty much eat anything and starts every day by reading Financial Times.
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Sarah Ruzanov | Marketing Advisor
Sarah is responsible for social media strategy and reporting. She has been a loyal fan and supporter of Epifania since its launch and was the one that came up with the name. Her marketing career started 12 years ago and consists of marketing strategy and management in every department; creative, brand, project and account. When she is not working, she loves going on road trips throughout the Western U.S., exploring San Francisco (her home base), hiking, binge reading personal development blogs, and attending music festivals. She is a lover of all things involving food & drink, beautiful design, art, nature and dogs.
What is her epifania?: “Over the past few years, I’ve become enamored with the idea of seeing all of the Western U.S. There’s so many great things right in our own backyard! My current goal is to road trip to all the national parks on this side of the country. This summer I’ll be hitting Lassen Volcanic, Great Basin, Zion and Death Valley.”
Some Behind the Scenes facts: Sarah was a Lyft driver for a year and a half in San Francisco, and still claims it as the most fun job she’s ever had!
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Stephanie Dionne | Managing Editor
Stephanie is responsible for editing content and helping Nicole with the content calendar. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of CT and her Master’s degree in English from Southern CT State University. Stephanie currently resides in Naugatuck, CT and is a professor of English at Post University in Waterbury, CT and at The University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. She loves writing, reading, sports (NY Mets and NY Giants), and social media. Her journey to the world of literature and journalism began in High School, when a young teacher noticed a talent in Stephanie that even she hadn’t yet discovered. Because of that teacher, Stephanie was published for the first time at only 17 years old. You can check out some of her musings at www.profdblog.wordpress.com.
What was her epifania?: “A recent event in my life has made me realize that life is too short for worrying about things that are beyond your control; take your job seriously, but not yourself.”
Some Behind the Scenes facts: Along with only 10% of the world’s population, Stephanie is left handed. Left handed individuals are said to be more creative and more dominating in sports. While the creativity is a definite for Stephanie, her athletic ability leaves something to be desired.
~Connect with Stephanie on About.me~