Promotions in Motion

Meet Our Team

Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore-Master Mind

I guess you can say I love to milk the cow of life.  So many experiences.  So little time.  Most people don’t know what they want to do with life.  I don’t know what I want to do first!  And so far it’s been one great ride!

I’ve always enjoyed working and creating.   During my elementary school years I orchestrated backyard plays and talent shows.  Big Broadway musicals (or at least in my 10 year old mind they were big productions) I began earning a weekly paycheck when I was 11 with a TV Guide route.  Then I moved into the real money.  Babysitting.  The day I turned 16 I applied for my first real job at Burger King.  To this day — it is one of the best jobs I have ever had.  I made friendships that have lasted me a lifetime.  I was taught responsibility, accountability, teamwork, pride in your work, and best of all – how to count change (a truly priceless thing to learn).

Once I graduated from high school I earned a degree in Applied Sciences as an Executive Broadcast secretary from Briarwood College.  RADIO was where I wanted to be.  I loved it.  I loved everything about it.  Upon graduation I was hired as a receptionist/copywriter at WLAD/WDAQ after my 6 week internship ended.

Five years later I moved to WWCO as the office manager.  I did a brief corporate stance at IBM.  Great company, but corporate life wasn’t for me.  I randomly sent out resumes to some radio stations in the area.  I wanted to get back in the business.

Two days later I received a call from the General Manager at WRKI/WINE.  This was the place I would call home for the next 14 years.  I accepted the front desk position as my “foot in the door”.  Nine months later I had my first baby and after my big 6 weeks maternity leave – I jumped into sales.  Three years later I had my second child.  A year after that I was promoted to General Sales Manager.  (Cause, you know, you should never have just 1 thing on your plate at a time.  I’ve always been an all-you-can-eat buffet person myself).

I guess that’s why my husband Andy and I make such a good team.  We’re not happy unless we’re knee-deep in projects no one else would even conceive of doing.

Seasoned in sales.  Seasoned in management.  Seasoned with “pending” age….it was time to make the biggest jump of all.  The dreaded leap of faith in yourself.  I closed my eyes and jumped.  And you know what I found out?  That the world is indeed round, not flat.  Promotions In Motion launched and I never looked back!

 

Christie Macomber

Christie Macomber-Consultant

I am a wife, mother, volunteer, and most recently a consultant at Promotions in Motion. I was born in New Orleans and raised in Bethel, Connecticut. After graduating from Bethel High School, I went on to study at University of Connecticut earning a degree in Marketing. As the mother of two,  being a stay at home mom “is the toughest job I’ve ever loved.” I am thrilled to be raising my own family in the town I love. As a mother of active children, I am part of the infrastructure of the historic town of Bethel. I am SUPER excited to join the SUPER creative Promotions in Motion Team. Planning events down to the minute details has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. You pick the date and let us handle the rest!

 

Gail Meehan

Gail Meehan-Graphic Design

I grew up in Stamford, CT and landed my first ‘real’ job at Xerox Corporation after attending Merrill Business School.  For the next several years I worked for the Xerox Latin American Group in Connecticut, Rank Xerox in London, England (after traveling Europe for about a year) and finally the Xerox Sales Office in Orange County, California where I worked as a Marketing Rep.

I settled in Laguna Beach, CA and made it my home for the next ten years. While working full-time, I received a Professional Designation in Public Relations at UCLA and left Xerox for a position as Public Relations Representative for a subsidiary of Getty Oil Company in Long Beach, CA. I traveled the country and appreciated all that corporate life had to offer, but I’m not one to stay in one place for too long.

Marriage came next and eventually the decision to move back to Connecticut.  We settled in New Milford where I had my own photography business and along with a partner started a video production company. I have worked as a newspaper reporter, Reunion Coordinator at a prep school, Coordinator of Special Events and Public Relations for the American Red Cross, and currently as Director of Community Education for a Wellness Center.  I’ve recently embarked on a new business designing websites and as a Shop Consultant at www.shop.com/gailmeehan.

I am a Red Cross volunteer, on the Associate Board of the Danbury Westerners and a member of the Foundation For Wellness Professionals.

I have been creating art in the form of graphics, sketching, painting, writing and photography, and have designed promotional materials for as long as I can remember.  In whatever position I’ve taken on I found a way to utilize my creative talent to take the job just one step further.

It is no wonder I found Promotions In Motion, the “Idea Factory”.  From its humble beginnings I’ve seen it grow and I’ve grown along with it.  Doing what I love and having the creative freedom to take an idea and bring it to the next level is what makes this job a keeper…a place I plan to stay for a long time.

 

Becky Ferrara-Consultant

Becky Ferrara-Consultant

I proudly grew up a military brat moving place to place every 3 to 4 years. That experience definitely prepared me to be easily adjustable to many different environments and people as an adult. My favorite place was moving to Asia! Living in a third-world country as a teenager certainly made me very thankful for our country. I also grew up an artist always drawing, with a love of portraiture. If I had the time now, I would be drawing portraits.

That lead me to getting my degree in Graphic Design. I found a small job in White Plains, NY working for Gannett (now called The Journal News) and was quickly moved up to Senior Graphic Designer. Everything changed when I became a Mommy and decided to stay home. I thought maybe I would start up my own graphic design business, but the challenge of a new baby and being a new mother was overwhelming for me. Then we moved here to CT, and I had my second child.

My first shot at getting back into the workforce was an opportunity to work as an Enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2010 Census. That was the most uncreative job I could ever imagine working, but I did enjoy it.

Thanks to TBICO in Danbury, I was able to participate as a student in their free 6-week Corporate Edge Program for those returning to the workforce and/or making a career change like me. That opened my eyes and gave me confidence in myself professionally that I can learn anything and can learn it quickly. TBICO has provided me with lots of opportunities outside of the design world.

I am also an active volunteer in and outside of my children’s schools. In the past I have been involved as a Lunchroom Manager to Class Mom to Keyboarding Teacher’s Assistant. I have also been a Girl Scout Leader. I was also on the TBICO 20th Anniversary Gala Fundraising Committee and currently the Sponsorship Chair for the WMS Walkathon. To help local businesses and my local town I created and admin two Facebook group pages, one of which is the Danbury CT Business Group. I truly believe that everyone should try volunteering in some way, even if it is just a few minutes out of their busy schedule. It is rewarding and benefits everyone!

And here I am now working a really fun job with a super creative boss who has a passion for what she does. I’m so glad to be a part of her team.

So, don’t miss out on our next events, or you could be losing out on huge opportunities and having fun doing it. If you would like to reach me, please contact me at [email protected]