Bobbie Carlton – Founder
Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, is a speaker as well as an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional.
In 2008, she started her own company…the first one, Carlton PR & Marketing. The second company, Innovation Nights, is a social media powered new product showcase that has launched more than 1500 new products. These companies have received a combined $4+ billion in funding. And company #3 is Innovation Women, an online “visibility bureau” for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women. In 2020 she purchased two additional companies, My Speaker Leads and Lioness Magazine. She is a Mass High Tech All-star, BostInno 50 on Fire (twice), and a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch. She was also named a PR News GameChanger.
Bonnie Silveria – Vice President, Marketing
Bonnie offers more than 20 years of customer-focused traditional and digital marketing experience and new business development – with a background in manufacturing, small business, internet, and technology start-ups. She likes to focus on business and strategy development, social media marketing, email marketing, co-marketing programs, and website development. She likes to develop the strategy and then get her hands dirty in the implementation. Bonnie has worked at such diverse companies as Gare, Charles River Interactive, Adsmart and Engage (both CMGi Companies), Weather Services Corporation, and AT&T New Media Services, and Ziff Communications. When she is not standing along the sidelines with her husband cheering on her two teens at whatever sport they are playing that season, she enjoys visiting local yarn shops and building up her yarn stash, knitting accessories that she gifts, and reading the latest fictional bestseller.
Kerry Fristoe – Director, Content Creation
Kerry took a circuitous path to writing. She served six years in the United States Air Force as a Cryptologist/Linguist and was a Systems Engineer at Lockheed-Martin. She’d tell you what she did there, but they’d revoke her 00 status. Later, she worked at the AGC of Massachusetts, the state chapter of the national construction trade association. She also raised a bright, shining daughter. Kerry attended Connecticut College, The Community College of the Air Force, the Harvard Extension School, and the Defense Language Institute. She writes about movies on Prowler Needs a Jump, Brattle Film Notes, B Movie Maniacs, and other film blogs. She has recently joined the See Hear podcast, where the team discuss movies with a musical bent.
Nat Hefferman – Content Creation Associate
As a former financial services professional, Nat began working in social media as a website monitor for a COPPA-compliant children’s website (yes, the Beacon Street Girls) while home raising his two kids. The job soon evolved into the role of head monitor, managing the schedules and team of monitors. Today he works with several of our clients, managing a variety of social media programs and creating email newsletters. In his spare time, he plays saxophone, bassoon and sarrusophone (look it up) with several local orchestras and bands. Follow Nat on Twitter as @Dublreed
Suzanne Drapeau – Public Relations Associate
Suzanne focuses on public relations and Lioness Magazine. She is an experienced writer, and educator based in Michigan who grew up in New England. She has a strong background in nonprofit communications, fundraising, and partnerships. She taught college writing for 30 years and is passionate about her work with the HER Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources for women with hyperemesis gravidarum. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Maine and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and has two sons and a daughter.
Emily Bradley – Digital Marketing Specialist / IW Customer Success
Emily holds a BA in public relations and marketing from Auburn University. Her main focus is customer success with Innovation Women, but she contributes to a variety of CPRM projects as she is needed. She is passionate about saving the ocean, social justice, feminism and loves to travel. Emily has been with Carlton since 2021 and lives in Cambridge, MA.
Kelly Barrett – Digital Marketing Specialist
Ray Bernoff – Content Creation Specialist
Ray has been a content marketer, professional photographer, video and podcast editor, and illicit barber. His film and media studies BA from Tufts University focused on media production, but his first love and his primary function at Carlton PR and Marketing is writing. He is always trying new things, which may be why he’s written about everything from disability accessibility to manufacturing and design thinking. He believes that all forms of written communication should be clear, tell a story, and have a sense of humor. He once got an internship at Forrester Research by statistically proving that positive Amazon reviews of a certain popular novel were more likely to contain grammar mistakes. When not at work, he can be found writing and editing fiction, fussing over houseplants, finely mincing onions, or creating slightly off-kilter art at his local makerspace.
Laura Grant – Content Creation Specialist / Managing Editor
As Managing Editor of Lioness, Laura works with the editorial team and a slew of freelancers and regular contributors to produce a publication that offers equal parts inspiration and information. She contributes to a variety of CPRM projects as she is needed. Laura is a graduate of Western New England University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Communications. She spent her undergraduate term developing her writing and communication skills through internships, tutoring and student media involvement. Her goal is to publish a novel one day. Before joining Lioness full-time, Laura was a freelancer herself and wrote many stories for the magazine.
Phoebe Sahlas – Account Coordinator
Phoebe is an account coordinator at CPRM and has worked on projects big and small throughout her time here. She has experience in many sectors including social media marketing, email marketing, branding, graphic design, media outreach, and more. Phoebe graduated from the University of Rhode with a public relations and communications degree (BA).
Liam Hefferman – IT & Tech Support
Liam has been minding the bleeping computers at CPRM for the better part of 5 years, making sure that email, document operations, and local machines are all running optimally, as well as providing client support for web, events, technology & social media. Liam graduated from Emerson College's Business of Creative Enterprises program in 2020 with a focus on entertainment & technology. You can find more of his work at https://nerdwiththehat.com.