Meet Atomic Tango’s comrades, contributors, and co-conspirators from over the past decade…
Mark Armstrong is a commercial illustrator who has served a diverse array of clients, from Coca-Cola to the Washington Post. He’s also a marketer and a mathematician, with masters degrees in both mathematics and math education. You can explore his portfolio at Mark Armstrong Illustration.
Judy Bernstein is VP of Insights & Innovation at CBA. She holds a M.S. in Creativity & Innovation and certifications in CPS, Lego Serious Play, FourSight, and Design Thinking. She is the author of “Growing the We: Collaboration and Character,” a resource for teachers that marries collaboration and character education.
Rachel Brookhart is a writer who’s worked with thousands of do-gooders who have the passion to do good things but need guidance on how to do them efficiently and effectively. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer in her community and is always up for a good glass of bourbon. Rachel has an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University Los Angeles and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Founder of the German travel agency Destination-k!, Katharina Heuermann obviously loves to wander the world. She previously studied marketing and management in Dusseldorf, Barcelona, and Los Angeles.
Dr. Sonjia Kenya
Dr. Sonjia Kenya is a sexologist, university researcher, podcaster, and author of the book Sex in South Beach. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and two masters degrees along with her doctorate from Columbia University. Her practice in South Beach helps adults achieve more satisfying sexual relationships. At the University of Miami Medical School, she conducts behavioral and clinical research focused on improving sexual health outcomes.
The co-founder of Atomic Tango, Cynthia Mance is also the creator of Marcy Very Much, a lifestyle brand about cats and fashion. The University of Florida grad is also a critically acclaimed actor who has appeared in theatre productions across the country.
Dr. Patricia Palleschi
The Founder and President of The Executive Agency, Dr. Patricia Palleschi consults organizations, teams, and individuals who want to improve performance. She previously held executive positions at Bank of America and Disney, and taught at Loyola Marymount University and Antioch University Los Angeles. Pat received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A California girl to the core, Cordelia Perez is a member of the Cassandra Report and a Bryn Mawr College grad. Her baking specialties include banana chocolate chip bread and rainbow cake.
Currently working toward his PhD, Emir Phillips is an Adjunct Professor at International American University, a certified financial planner, and a fan of both history and football. For this former LA native now living in L.A., the Saints aren’t just a team – they’re a sect. Emir is also the author of Lucitan: A Christian Punk Novel, which tells of the Devil’s attempt to save New Orleans.
By day, Raegan Thurlow works as a mild-mannered tech executive. At night, she dons a 100% cashmere cape and becomes a fashion writer looking to rip into trends for a living.
The producer of the Atomic Tango Podcast, Rick Sanchez founded and runs Post Haste Media, the award winning audio production facility that recently sound-engineered the Grammy Tribute to Quincy Jones & Al Schmitt. Rick is also a website data analyst who studied under Google executive Avinash Kaushik. His analytical clients have included the National Brain Tumor Society and the American Museum of Natural History.
Kim Tronic has worked in marketing and media for over a decade as a copywriter, content manager, and podcast producer. The Emerson College alum loves comedy, cats, and whiskey, not necessarily in that order.
A self-proclaimed adventurer, thrill seeker, and world-traveling go getter, Nereyda Valenzuela recently graduated from California State University Fullerton, where she served as the Human Communication Studies Lab Director and VP of External Affairs for the CSUF Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.
Twice featured in Web Designer Magazine’s “Hot 100” list, Anthony Wiktor is the award-winning founder of the digital branding agency Ad Victorem. His recent work for tech startup Motiv won a Webby Award, and he’s also recently stylized online campaigns for ESPN and Netflix.
XDL is a Cornell University grad currently working as a filmmaker/writer/editor/illustrator in Hollywood.