Meet The Team


JT O'Donnell

J.T. O’Donnell | Founder

Jeanine Tanner “J.T.” O’Donnell is a career strategist and workplace consultant who helps American workers of all ages find greater professional satisfaction. Unlike other advisors, O’Donnell works with both individual clients and corporations, giving her access to emerging workforce trends. She has 18+ years of experience, managing, training, and coaching people of all ages on a wide variety of career topics. Follow her @jtodonnell.



Ariella Coombs

Ariella Coombs | Managing Editor

After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2012, Ariella became a full-time member of the CAREEREALISM team. In addition to managing the blog, she loves finding new ways to make career more fun. She enjoys writing about general career advice, specifically for recent grads and young professionals. Things she loves: sunglasses, 90s sitcoms, the color pink, & margaritas. Follow her @AriellaCoombs.



Sarah Thibodeau

Sarah Adams | Marketing Brand Manager

Sarah graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, VT in 2012 with a B.A in Communications. She joined the CAREEREALISM team in April 2013. In addition to making PR connections, she stays up-to-date with new PR trends, and loves to look for new opportunities for partnerships and media exposure. She also is the project lead for Mingle, an online networking event. Things she loves: dogs, camping, country music, sunflowers, summertime, & photography. Follow her @SThibs23.



Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay Robinson | Video & Web Content Producer

After graduating from the New England Institute of Art in 2012, Lindsay became the full-time Video And Web Content Producer at CAREEREALISM. In addition to producing video and design work, she enjoys executing video marketing concepts and staying up to date with the latest in the growing online video industry. Things she loves: going to the movies, historical fiction books, karaoke, board games, meandering through Boston, and a good Tom Collins. Follow her @L_Robinson01.



Samantha Mick

Samantha Mick | Marketing Services Manager

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a MA Communication degree candidate at Johns Hopkins University, Samantha joined the CAREEREALISM team in 2014. In addition to her enthusiasm for communication and social media, she is passionate about connecting people with resources to improve their career (and life!) happiness. Things she loves: shoes, baking, fireworks, coffee, muscle cars, dresses, and humor. Follow her @SamanthaSaysSo.



Jennifer McCann

Jennifer McCann | Social Media Manager

After graduating from Saint Joseph’s University in 2014, Jennifer joined the CAREEREALISM team as the Social Media Manager. In addition to sharing engaging content, Jennifer loves interacting with users and staying up to date with the latest social media trends. Things she loves: Movies, friends, family, long walks on the beach, corny jokes, and traveling!



Adam O'Kane

Adam O’Kane | Digital Marketing Manager

Adam studied Applied Business Management and Communication at UNH before joining the CAREEREALISM team in September 2014. As CAREEREALISM Media’s Digital Marketing Manager, he helps drive traffic and improve product experience for users. He enjoys the beach, new media, writing, sports, The Office, and cookies. Follow him @adamokane.



Paula Munch

Paula Munch | Community Manager (CareerHMO)

Paula Munch is the community manager of CAREEREALISM’s sister site, a virtual career coaching platform. It is Paula’s mission to provide a great customer experience, and be a liaison between members and their career coach. Things she loves: Her husband, two great daughters, and her crazy golden retriever.



Zac Croteau

Zac Croteau | Marketing Intern

Zac is a Senior, Communication major at the University of New Hampshire. He was hired as the Marketing Intern at the end of his Junior year in May 2014. He is very passionate about becoming successful in life. Starting a nonprofit at age 21 and working toward his life-long goal of becoming a Talent Agent in L.A. have been his primary focus. Things he loves: Watching movies, Rap music, the beach, FAMILY, and Kraft Mac & Cheese.




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