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Tony RamosTony Ramos, publisher of Patio & Hearth Products Report   and founder and president of Peninsula Media, has spent 33 years publishing business-to-business trade publications. He has published over 20 B2B publications and has been actively involved in all areas of publishing. From 1988 to 1997, Ramos was co-owner and co-founder of CurAnt Communications, a publisher of numerous medical/health care titles. For the past 8 years, Ramos was president of the Allied Healthcare Division of Medical World Communications (the company that acquired CurAnt Communications in 1997), overseeing 15 publications. Ramos has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University at Long Beach. Ramos is responsible for the overall direction of Patio & Hearth Products Report   and heads advertising sales for the publication.


 

Carol DausCarol Daus, editor of Patio & Hearth Products Report , has spent 32 years working in the areas of publishing, marketing and public relations. She has served as an editor and writer for more than 15 trade and consumer publications and has worked as a consultant for numerous organizations in industries ranging from health care to financial services. A published book author, Daus has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA with a major in marketing from the University of San Francisco. Daus is responsible for managing the editorial content of Patio & Hearth Products Report.


 

Kris Kyes, associate editor of Patio & Hearth Products Report , has 28 years’ experience as a technical editor and writer for numerous trade journals circulated nationally and internationally. She holds bachelor’s degrees in informatics and modern languages from Illinois State University.


 

Cass Estes Cassandra Estes, art director of Patio & Hearth Products Report , brings 22 years of design experience to the team of Peninsula Media. An expert in trade magazine design, she has served as a graphic designer and art director for a variety of companies and organizations in the publishing field, including Bobit Business Media, Macromedia, the Writer’s Guild of America, Medical World Communications and Imaging Center Institute. With a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from the University of North Texas, Estes is responsible for the overall design and production of Patio & Hearth Products Report .


 

Sharon SandersSharon Sanders, staff writer for Patio & Hearth Products Report  , has worked as a   writer and editor for 23 years in the nonprofit, financial-services, and telecommunications industries. She spent several years as a columnist for a local newspaper, and she has extensive experience as a script writer and producer for a small film-production company in Orange County, Calif. Sanders has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from California State University-Fullerton and a certificate in copy editing from San Diego State University.


 

Greg ThompsonGreg Thompson, staff writer and social media editor for Patio & Hearth Products Report ,  is a Colorado-based freelance writer with almost two decades of writing experience in a variety of fields. Prior to forming his own freelance company 3 years ago, Greg wrote and edited medical trade magazines at CurAnt Communications (Tony Ramos, co-founder) for 9 years. He has a journalism degree from California State University, Northridge, and proudly worked at In-N-Out Burger all through college. After enduring countless Saturday night rushes at the legendary eatery, freelance writing is relatively easy by comparison. Greg is married with three children, and enjoys warming up the living room using an antique wood-burning stove.


 

Kimberly RodgersKimberly Rodgers, staff editor of Patio & Hearth Products Report , has 18 years experience as an editor and writer in the corporate communications and advertising functions of industries ranging from residential and commercial real estate to health care. She also served as a technical writer and editor of environmental law manuals for a Fortune 100 firm. Rodgers has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


 

Cheryl Dangel CullenCheryl Dangel Cullen is president of Cullen Communications, Inc., based in Frankfort, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Cheryl is a freelance writer and regularly contributes articles to many trade and consumer magazines including Better Homes & Gardens’ Remodel magazine, Ideal Living, Builder/Architect, Building Design+Construction, ACE HomePlace magazine and many others.

Cheryl is also the author of more than 15 books on effective marketing and graphic and interior design from Rockport Publishers, Inc. Currently, she has a weekly column in Chicago’s daily SouthtownStar newspaper that highlights the achievements of high school students who excel in something other than athletics. She also has an online home improvement column on Examiner.com.

Visit Chery’s Web site at www.cullencommunications.com.


 

Cherise Forno Cherise Forno has been involved in journalism and public relations since 2004, writing and editing for publications such as the Dodge City Daily Globe and The Poly Post. She received a Society of Professional Journalism Award and a Kansas Press Association Award for her work. Her contributions also earned a certificate of excellence from the Kansas School Public Relations Association. Forno holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University of Pomona in English education and print journalism.


 

Cass Estes Cassandra Estes, art director of Patio & Hearth Products Report , brings 22 years of design experience to the team of Peninsula Media. An expert in trade magazine design, she has served as a graphic designer and art director for a variety of companies and organizations in the publishing field, including Bobit Business Media, Macromedia, the Writer’s Guild of America, Medical World Communications and Imaging Center Institute. With a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from the University of North Texas, Estes is responsible for the overall design and production of Patio & Hearth Products Report .


 

About Peninsula Media

Peninsula MediaFounded by Tony Ramos, a 33-year veteran of the field of business-to-business trade publishing, Peninsula Media is dedicated to producing publications with a keen eye toward targeted circulation and timely, thought-provoking editorial content, with a focus on new products, product innovations and technological advances. In addition, Peninsula Media publications use high-quality production and incorporate a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing layout and design. An emphasis is placed on producing magazines that serve both the reader and the advertiser.

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