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Mark Moore
President & CEO
Kelsey Maskell
General Manager, Model
Kristin Marquet
Adviser, PR
Joe Nunez
Fashion Photographer
Tammi McDonald
Make Up Artist
Sophia Klippvik
Director Public Relations
Michael Moore
Chief Copy Writer
Dominique M. Potter
Media Director

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Mark Moore

President & CEO

Mark has more than twenty years servicing a wide range of commercial clients and specialized assignments for popular media, print and fashion outlets such as: Sex and the City, Law and Order, Blueman Group, E Entertainment TV, Tennis Magazine & Tennis.com, Shape Magazine / Shape.com, Hearst Magazines International, Burberry, Saks Fifth Avenue, Warburg Pincus, Morgan Stanley, Yves Saint Laurent, Mike Corwin Knitwear, International Flavors & Fragrances, Sprint PCS, Nike Basketball, CUNY University, and Hoops in the Sun. Additionally, he also works closely with celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Barkin, Mia Sara, Furman Judd, Cynthia Nixon, Isabella Rosselini, Betsy Johnson, Geraldo Rivera and more. Further Mark has managed a number of renowned Fashion Photographers, Make-up Artists, and other creative personalities.

Besides operating as Principal Founder of Debut Media and Distinction Management, Mr. Moore has access to and draws on numerous resources and talent of skilled and potentially impactful individuals and companies in order to facilitate dynamic results. His expertise spans people and management skills, aesthetic sensitivity and design with a real focus on short-term results for clients. Having overseen dozens of websites and worked with over two hundred startups, Mark’s skill sensitivity is entrepreneurial but also team/people oriented. This keeps costs tight while inspiring enthusiasm for a wider reach through many people.

Mr. Moore has successfully worked with IBD Corp. for over 15 yrs, developing the highest level global strategies while building for some of the most prestigious brands and companies in existence. He has taught strategy at both NYU and Columbia Universities. He has also co-authored a book with Curtis Brown, ltd. entitled Dot.Comeback – Smarter Tougher, Wiser. His assignments were wide ranging and have included: a 21st Century strategy for The American Bible Association, addressing: (is print going out; is everything digital?) reorganized the Entertainment Division of Ogden Corporation, (a Fortune 500 whose holdings include IMAX) Plus raised capital, developed private placements and expanded the viability of institutions and companies in distress, assisting in the enhancement of their profitability.

CORE EXPERTISE: High level corporate enlistment for major projects, Venture Capital Raising, Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Marketing Management, Creative Director, Youth Marketing, Sports Management, and also Website Design & Development. A former VP & Managing Director with International Business Development, former SVP Director of Investor Relations & Managing Director for Closeoutnow.com and also President of Debut Media, LLC (a business development, consulting, marketing and branding firm). In that capacity he assisted in restructuring Burberry, LTD, and helped with the Saks Off 5th IPO.

Kelsey Maskell

General Manager, Model

Kelsey Maskell is an international model, actress, and speaker. Working in New York City & Milan, Italy she modeled for some of the biggest names in high fashion including Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Siriano, Monique Lhuillier, & Noon by Noor. Kelsey’s passion for storytelling and fashion grew as she modeled for national video ad campaigns including those for Adidas & Journeys.



These experiences perfectly prepared her to launch an acting career starting with roles in two independent movies shot in Tennessee and North Carolina. On a personal level, Kelsey is active both in North & South America partnering with relief organizations serving orphanages and women trapped in the sex trafficking industry.

Kristin Marquet

Adviser, PR

With a no B.S. attitude, Kristin is the founder and managing director of Creative Development Agency (formerly award-winning firm, Marquet Media). She oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency as well as directs all client accounts and projects. Kristin also develops, manages, and implements various internal and external communication and social media initiatives. With a strong eye for creating memorable brands and a diverse range of knowledge, Kristin provides strategic counsel to clients interested in developing successful internal and external communication programs across all media platforms.

Kristin has forged successful partnerships with celebrity fashion designer and correspondent Nick Verreos; prestige hair care brand Briogeo; French accessory designer Mona Roussette; and many more. She has generated media placements in Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, Seventeen, Glamour, and ELLE magazines, refinery29.com, and countless other outlets.

Kristin holds a master’s degree in marketing from New York University, and is also a contributor to HuffingtonPost.com, Entrepreneur.com, and NYDailyNews.com. She is the owner of business consultancy, FemFounder.co, and the founder of the lifestyle tech startup, TheHauteRebel.com. She is also the author of the book, Squash the competition and Dominate your marketplace: 55 easy Tips to Generate Big Publicity for your startup or small business.

Creative Development Agency’s web Properties:

FemFounder.co (for creative female entrepreneurs)

Thehauterebel.com (for today’s affluent female consumer)

Joe Nunez

Fashion Photographer

Joe is an Image Maker. This Newark, New Jersey born artist has worked in the industry for many years as an Art Photographer, Director, Digital Artist and Illustrator working under numerous celebrity fashion photographers from LA to NYC. After seeking and securing an internship for Markus & Indrani he set out to build to further work on his craft. His work can be found at Joenunezphoto.com

Style: Joe ideally shoots high contrast black & whites and developed his “style” through his unique use of mixing imagery from numerous source material that have bold colors and along with drawn lines and occasional use of text on top of the original image which are very cryptic and complex with Mixed-Media influences but at other times very classic and simple.

Directing: When Joe shoots he builds a connection with his subjects prior to taking a single shot which creates an open platform for the model to explore while still leading them with precise direction. His images are strong in it’s raw form but Joe “remixes” his images to truly make them completely new and unique. His images will take you on very personal journey which will leave you wanting to know what direction his next image will take.

Personal Project: Joe created Modelcitizensonline under his umbrella of Joenunezphoto.com which is a platform developed as a safehaven for collaborations with young and older talented models and performance artists for us to showcase their skills and value the human aspect of each individual without fear of unprofessional behavior.

Influences: Helmut Newton, Platon, Beowulf, Mario Testino, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Dave

Lachapelle, Andy Warhol, Basquiat & Nick Knight. Theses masters are in their own world but that’s what

you get when you see his influences colliding and the spoils are for you to see.

 “Art is a never-ending experiment of the heart.”

Tammi McDonald

Make Up Artist

Whether it be makeup, fashion, music, or writing, art has always been a vital passion for Tammi Marks McDonald. She began her career in the music industry as a production manager, producing records, cassettes, and CDs for independent artists and labels. Tammi has published written works, and she also spent some time on stage as a motivational speaker. After managing various businesses, she began her own beauty business.

 

As a New York-based makeup artist with over 20 years of experience in print, bridal, runway, and fashion as well as education, Tammi has the talent to ensure her clients look and feel gorgeous—inside and out. “Art is about expression and invoking emotion. I am so thrilled to energize my creativity by originating art on a live canvas! Art, beauty, and sharing, what could be better?”, she states.

Tammi first realized her love for color as a teenager, inspired by looks from fashion magazines. She went on to start a career in selling cosmetics and managing makeup and sales teams. Tammi’s makeup artist career launched after training with established celebrity artists Val Garland, Isamaya French, Robert Jones, and Donna Mee. Her work is featured in international magazines and their online presences such as Vogue Italia, i-D Magazine, British Vogue, Marie-Claire Italy, Brides Magazine and Lula Magazine.

As part of an international artist group, Tammi travels the world working with artists from various states and countries. She has also worked for the TV show Project Runway’s makeup team, numerous NY Fashion Week Shows, celebrities and continues to pave the way for her peers as an artist and educator.

Now, Tammi is excited to take this next step in her career as an advisor and director at Debut Model Agency. Within this innovative organization, she is helping to mold the future, uniting experts from various mediums of the fashion industry, and taking a full circle educational approach to management. By utilizing the expertise and experiences of these different professionals, the models DMA represent will be well prepared, protected, and on their way to building their own brand. With DMA, Tammi hopes to continue the momentum of paying it forward, help nurture new talent, and establish a positive family attitude within the organization.

Sophia Klippvik

Director Public Relations

Sophia is a graduate of FIT with a bachelors in Advertising and Marketing Communications. While at FIT Sophia interned under the creative director for ad projects such as: Heineken, various e-Commerce sites and New York Cares. She later went on to do PR and event planning for ThePartyBroker.com while enhancing their social media coverage and exposure. She assisted in the development and programming for an app called WEGO (for these event venues). Later, Ms. Klippvik created the pitch deck for the owner of the app to present it to venture capitalists. Sophia then worked for Adore Me, an e-Commerce lingerie company that sells high quality designs for an affordable price. She was the Public Relations specialist for Adore Me, assisting in getting placements in top fashion magazines such as Glamour and Lucky, and online fashion blogs and news sites including WWD.com and Cosmopolitan.com. She helped execute the partnership between Adore Me and Check Your Boobies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and assisted in getting the CEO of the company interviewed on FOX Business News.

Michael Moore

Chief Copy Writer

Michael is a digital content producer with a background in sales. Most recently he has worked for Demand Media, creating content at scale in a variety of content categories including technology and automotive content. Michael is experienced in overseeing the entire process from conception and recruiting to quality assurance and digital product management.

Michael has also worked with content startups from the initial strategy stages. He has taken part in UI/UX design and wire-framing for apps and digital products. His skill set includes creating editorial stylebooks tailored to sites and businesses and verifying that digital and social media content is performing to expectations.

KEY FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE

Marketing Communications including direct mail and space ad sales copy writing, print ad design conception and supervision, production and editing, product package design & instruction, blog writing and editing & supervision.
Social Media Editor including the creation of content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it across their social networks. Direct editorial staff, coordinating and participating in the production of new content, site upkeep, functionality and growth. Oversee and participate in all launches and innovations such as mobile app development and site-wide overhauls.

Content Creation including recruiting and evaluation of talent (writers, editors and video producers), creating SEO titles, setting budgets and publishing quotas, meeting production deadlines and quotas, creating the company blog and moderating the contractor forums, optimizing creation with different content management systems. Product Design and Improvement including UI/UX design, wire-framing new CMS products, developing workarounds for bugs when lacking development resources, evaluating efficiency and impact when determining where to place resources, and using JIRA to communicate with developers.

Dominique M. Potter

Media Director

Dominique has operated two international websites for a global consumer company directing content, marketing and social media needs. As the Managing Editor WEIGHTWATCHERS.COM, French Canadian and Canadian Websites she directed editorial staff, coordinating and participating in the production of new content, site upkeep, functionality and growth, the creation and deployment of weekly eZines, marketing and community campaigns, monthly and annual content calendars Oversee and participate in all launches and innovations such as mobile app development and site-wide overhauls Envision and produce new means of enhancing our members’ experience and of gaining new members Online acquisition of subscription customers, customer retention, content development, online marketing Research and commission articles, recipes, success stories, blogs, community challenges and discussions, organizing and overseeing recipe tastings, photo shoots, interviews, and more. Further Dominique would collaborate with country editors worldwide as well as all pertinent internal departments such as design, legal, web development, marketing and social media. Hire and oversee all contributors to site content – editors, translators, writers, recipe creators, photographers, stylists, freelancers, bloggers Responsible for balancing and dispensing both countries’ budgets Qualified in the use of content management systems such as MQC and CMS