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 | 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 fashion, personal branding, workplace relationships, and networking tips and tricks. Things she loves: sunglasses, 90s sitcoms, the color pink, & margaritas. Follow her @AriellaCoombs.
Sarah Thibodeau | PR & Outreach 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 | 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.
Nick Gagalis | Employment Branding & User Experience Manager
Nick was a Twitter Intern for CAREEREALISM way back in 2009. After a four-year adventure through the sports broadcasting world, he rejoined us full-time in 2013. He uses his habits as an efficiency nerd to create a constantly-improving experience for our site visitors. He also helps clients hire great employees faster through Employment Branding. Nick calls hockey games for the Providence Bruins and fills his co-workers’ minds with trivia (and sometimes useful facts). Follow him @NickGagalis.
Samantha Mick | Social Media 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 networks, she is passionate about connecting people with resources to improve their career (and life!) happiness. Some things she can’t live without: shoes, baking, fireworks, coffee, muscle cars, dresses, and humor. Follow her @SamanthaSaysSo.
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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