Meet the Authors

Barbara Chovanec bio Barbara Sutherland Chovanec is our manager of corporate culture and communications who loves the intricacies of language. She enjoys celebrating obscure holidays like National Ice Cream Day (in July) and National Punctuation Day (in September). And she is a wife and the mom of two feisty chocolate labs who adore walking, swimming, sleeping and watching squirrels.
kate bartig Kate Bartig spends her days wordsmithing as our corporate communications specialist. Outside the office, she’s a busy mom to a curious, happy toddler who loves pushing boundaries. Kate’s also a runner and fitness enthusiast. When not chasing after their daughter, Kate and her husband enjoy new adventures and good movies.
Lisa Ermak Lisa Ermak works as our special projects and public relations officer. She is regularly in search of the closest beach and outdoor adventure. Aside from being a nature girl, fun-loving fiancée and bonus mom, she aspires to someday hail Ben Bailey’s Cash Cab for her chance to win big.
Emily Miller bio Emily Miller is our multimedia design and digital marketing specialist. In addition to digital marketing, Emily is adept in cat whispering and dreams of owning an Abyssinian someday. In her spare time, you can find her pursuing some creative endeavor like playing the piano or learning watercolor and calligraphy.
Ally Telfor is our public affairs intern while studying at Michigan State University pursuing her journalism degree. This proud succulent mother stays busy battling opponents on the tennis court, and she feeds her wild side skydiving from 14,000 feet. When it falls in her budget, Ally explores big cities, most favorably Chicago, and she enjoys blockbuster Broadway shows and local theater.