Our Mangos

Aracelly Arcila

Aracelly Arcila

Office & Shipping Manager

Favorite Recent Read: In Defense of Plants by Matt Candeias
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Living In: Coral Gables, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Production supervisor at a clothing export company.
Fun Fact: Aracelly studied nursing in San Francisco, California.

Elina Diaz

Elina Diaz

Art Director

Favorite Recent Read: You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Living In: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Working as the receptionist at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables.
Fun Fact: Her personal work has been displayed in Times Square twice.

Robin Miller

Robin Miller

Managing Editor

Favorite Recent ReadThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Living In: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Teaching waterskiing at a resort in northern Michigan.
Fun Fact: Do not ask Robin about her cat unless you are prepared to see a LOT of photos.

M.J. Fievre

MJ Fievre

Executive Editor

Favorite Recent Read: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Living In: Miramar, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Working as a program and marketing coordinator for the Miami Book Fair.
Fun Fact: MJ loves Bob´s Burgers, merkitties and Animal Crossing (Nintendo DS).

Krishna Bhat

Krishna Bhat

B2B Sales Manager

Favorite Recent Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Birthplace: Kent, England
Living In: San Francisco, California
Second Favorite Job: Being a kids art teacher.
Fun Fact: Krishna has a vast vinyl collection which goes back 45 years or so, and he is an artist and illustrator.

Aibike Kalibekova

Aibike Kalibekova

Accounting & Sales Operations Analyst

Favorite Recent Read: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Living In: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Working with amazing people in one of the Big4 audit companies.
Fun Fact: Aibike is a big fan of traveling; she has done a road trip around the US and visited 11 states and 22 cities in a week.

Brenda Knight

Brenda Knight

Publisher

Favorite Recent ReadThe Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Birthplace: Gallipolis, Ohio
Living In: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Second Favorite Job: Working at her aunt’s nursery, instilling in her a deep love of gardening.
Fun Fact: Brenda is also a poet—she opened for Lawrence Ferlinghetti when he toured in Europe.

Chris McKenney

Chris McKenney

President & CEO

Favorite Recent Read: Open by Johan Norberg
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Living In: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Working with all the good people and publishers of Publishers Group West (PGW) as Chief Operating Officer.
Fun Fact: Chris and his wife, editor Mary Rajkumar, have traveled to over seventy countries, many with their two kids.

Nathaniel Parker

Nathaniel Parker

Audience Development Coordinator

Favorite Recent Read: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Birthplace: Harlem, New York
Living In: Boca Raton, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Making and delivering pizza that brought smiles and full bellies to many.
Fun Fact: Nate plays the piano and electric guitar.

Raj McKenney

Raj McKenney

Sales & Data Analyst

Birthplace: Berkeley, California
Living In: Miami, Florida and Edinburgh, Scotland
Second Favorite Job: No idea. (This is Raj’s first job.)
Fun Fact: Raj once helped to make a modding project which doubled active users for a game.


Giulia Scarnecchia

Giulia Scarnecchia

Director of Finance

Favorite Recent ReadEmotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Birthplace: Teramo, Italy
Living In: Bologna, Italy
Second Favorite Job: Administrative coordinator for Teramo Triathlon Team, a sport association in Italy.
Fun Fact: She went skydiving twice but can’t take a dip into the sea—even if she were a swimmer.

Megan Werner

Megan Werner

Designer

Favorite Recent Read: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Birthplace: Midland, Michigan
Living in: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: At a tech startup that’s dedicated to increasing volunteer participation in high school and college students.
Fun Fact: Megan thinks there is never a “wrong” time for a donut and is starting her tattoo collection.

Roberto Nuñez

Roberto Nuñez

eCommerce Manager

Favorite Recent ReadReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Living In: Quito, Ecuador
Second Favorite Job: User Interface and User Experience Design, as well as Online Marketing on personal projects.
Fun Fact: Roberto loves vertigo and has jumped from a bridge four times. Parachuting is next on his list!

Hannah Jorstad Paulsen

Hannah Jorstad Paulsen

Director of Marketing

Favorite Recent Read: Human Kind by Rutger Bregman
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway
Living In: Oslo, Norway
Second Favorite Job: Working on social media community management and YouTube, Instagram and Facebook ads at Marvelous Norway.
Fun Fact: Hannah loves all animals and is big on fiber crafts – her gifts are usually handmade!

Yaddyra Peralta

Yaddyra Peralta

Acquisitions & Developmental Editor

Favorite Recent ReadOrdinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Living In: Little Haiti, Miami
Second Favorite Job: Visiting Poet at Emerson Elementary School for O,Miami Poetry Festival’s Sunroom project.
Fun Fact: Yaddyra once spent a summer in the Amazon rainforest.

Natasha Vera

Natasha Vera

Senior Editor

Favorite Recent ReadThe Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Living In: Coral Gables, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Working at a bookstore!
Fun Fact: She is a singer and songwriter.

Hugo Villabona

Hugo Villabona

Director of Content Partnerships

Favorite Recent Read: Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Living In: Miami, Florida
Second Favorite Job: Fact-checking for Mental Floss.
Fun Fact: Hugo has seen every Simpsons episode. Ever

Laura Victor

Laura Victor

Promotional Analytics Manager

Favorite Recent Read: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Birthplace: Paris, France
Living In: Paris, France
Second Favorite Job: Managing Google Ads for a French company.
Fun Fact: Laura loves visiting castles and is a huge horror movie fan.