YOUR CREATIVE SQUAD
Sandy Mislak-Kapinos | Founder & Creative Director
Owner and creative director of Sonipak Design and Communications since 1998, Sandy is a visionary. Through the creation of powerful brand strategies, Sandy translates the vision of a business into an exciting marketing campaign. With a career spanning over 30 years, Sandy’s experience in art direction, graphic design and marketing has fueled her creativity, passion and inventive design skills.
Sandy began her career upon graduating from the University of Baltimore with a degree in corporate and business communications. From her early days as an art director at a prominent ad agency, she was admired for her dynamic creativity, her ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and her unique artistic balance fused with an eye for edginess. A consummate professional, Sandy is loyal to her client base, providing individualized, personal planning that will put any business on a solid footing in a demanding market.
Volunteerism is second nature to Sandy. Her family-first philosophy was the driving force in her own business model, which she now has extended to the community. She has served on the board for the Rockfield Foundation, coordinated fundraising events and promotions for various non-profits, and served in many volunteer roles in her church, local schools and community.
Sandy’s passion and drive permeate her work and home. She enjoys spending time with her three super kids, Garrett, Lars and Gwenivere. An avid concert-goer, “metal-head”, gardener, beach devotee, boater, art-lover and medieval history buff, Sandy is a modern-day “Renaissance woman”!
410-937-4296 • email sandy
Chip Emely | Full Stack Developer & IT Specialist
Chip’s first-hand management experience, along with his considerable technical skills, enables him to find solutions for technical support that work best for fellow small business owners. An expert at translating Sandy’s striking designs into the web, he creates solutions to help small businesses leverage technology.
An entrepreneur at heart, Chip specializes in helping a business become an extrovert on the Internet. His experience spans three decades with early web creation in 1994, only two years after the birth of the World Wide Web.
When not tinkering with anything with a battery or a plug, Chip enjoys time with his wife and two sons, Cameron and Max. He also enjoys traveling, photography and cars.
410-371-1351 • email chip
Greg Gerding | Advertising Sales & Print Specialist
Greg has been a Jarrettsville resident for 31 years and is married to Rhonda, a CPA, for 35 years. Greg boasts a lifelong career in printing that dates back 4 generations starting in 1899 when his great grandfather started a printing business in Fells Point. Greg is a passionate and talented woodworker! He inherited his love and talent from his other great grandfather who was a shipbuilder.
Greg loves to play golf, cook on his pellet grill, travel exploring old and new destinations and kicking back with a good cigar and a glass of bourbon.
Greg and Rhonda have two grown kids. Their oldest married his Clemson sweetheart and they recently blessed the Gerding family with their 1st granddaughter. Greg’s daughter is married to a 1st responder at the University of Maryland and they live downtown in Canton with their new puppy.
410-404-4224 • email greg
Aurora Kahoe | Senior Graphic Designer
Aurora and Sandy’s working relationship spans over 28 years proving they are a match made to create great things! Hailing from the great land of Canada, Aurora received her degree in Graphic Design from George Brown College in Ontario. After making her home here in the states, she began working as an art director for a local marketing firm.
Aurora is detail-oriented with a strong eye and passion for design. She has managed multiple projects such as complete book design, newsletters, branding and logo design. Aurora is also a skilled and published photographer, specializing in youth sports. When Aurora isn’t busy managing the schedules of her four amazing children, you might find her on a local sports field capturing that amazing shot!
443-417-0761 • email aurora
Mark Loraditch | Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Mark graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art where he majored in Graphic Design and Illustration. He is an incredibly talented designer, but wait until you see his illustrations! From realism to cartoons and everything in between, Mark is a true master.
Mark and his wife live in Northern Harford County where they spend time chasing around their three kids, three cats and one young and spirited lab. On a quiet day, Mark finds himself daydreaming of being on the PGA tour or being the lead axe-man in a rock and roll band!
And like a true Marylander, Mark bleeds orange and loves his O’s! He cheers on the Atlantic Falcons, but can’t resist rooting for our Ravens!
Denise Sawyers | Advertising Sales
Denise grew up in the Churchville/Bel Air area and has been raising her family in Street with her husband David. Her love for Harford County and her passion for supporting local businesses stems from growing up in the area. Over the years she has built relationships with local business owners through past advertising and marketing roles. Along with volunteering at school, church, scouts, 4-H and sports activities for her three children, Patrick, Paul and Bridget, Denise has served on many boards to help with fundraising, marketing and coordinating events.
Denise is vested in her health and is committed to helping others reach their goals. From weight loss to increasing your natural energy – Denise is a wonderful ally and resource. (DeniseSawyers.Truvy.com)
She’s an avid DIYer who enjoys everything from crafts, decorating to cooking. Finding hacks to transform traditional comfort foods into healthier versions is a specialty.
443-686-0335 • email denise
Debbie Umbarger | Editor, Word Smith, Writer Extraordinaire!
Debbie is the editor of Sonipak’s publishing line. Her enthusiasm for helping others and a firm belief that excellence is achieved through commitment and effort are behind Debbie’s personal and professional life choices. The energy that she brought in her careers as a teacher at Homestead-Wakefield for over 24 years, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, field hockey coach, cycling instructor at Off the Chain Cycling Studio, Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach and Advisory Board Member for the non-profit, Rally Against Parkinson’s is a testament to her passion for a healthy, active lifestyle. Her daughters and husband share her enthusiasm and readers are inspired by the recommendations and helpful tips in her regular column – Staying Fit.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, golf and traveling with her family.
410-459-2831 • email debbie
Bonike Wright | Advertising Sales
Bonike has a wealth of knowledge in marketing and advertising to help you grow your business! She has an education in business marketing and over 15 years of experience in Business Media and Advertising with companies such as The Baltimore Sun, 95.1 SHINE-FM, I95 and others. She has seen and understands many of the marketing challenges that your business may face. Whether a one-time event, seasonal marketing or continual long-term visibility she will help you to create the best plan to meet your goal and reach the clients in Harford County that you desire. She wants her clients to enjoy success!
Bonike enjoys, exercising/dance, church fellowship, cooking and bargain hunting! She resides in Northern Baltimore County with her husband Marlowe.
443-579-4406 • email bonike