Meet the Team

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Karen Floyd


Karen Floyd is an American businesswoman, former prosecutor and judge. Floyd is the founder and CEO of multiple businesses and the current publisher of ELYSIAN magazine. Floyd has long been a champion of women as a businesswoman and active philanthropist, supporting women and children-centric initiatives all over the globe.

Throughout her career and travels, Karen often encountered a sense of disconnectedness among highly accomplished women. In 2015, Karen was inspired to publish ELYSIAN magazine, a space where self-reliant independent women could hear the stories and struggles of others and feel a sense of kinship with women around the world.

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Jaclynn Jarrett

Chief Business Officer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NYLON, the global media brand

Among the first to create ground breaking magazine apps, partnering with YouTube, iTunes and Instagram

Reputation for 25 years success and experience in the publishing and digital space

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Katherine L. O’Neill

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer, managing budgets from $2.5M to $250M

30-year career, often being the only high-level woman leader in the sector

Reputation for taking companies from in the red to in the black

Abby Deering

Executive Editor/
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Events

Brings international experience with extensive background as project manager for various start-up ventures, including online media platforms

Directs editorial curation and production for print magazine and digital platforms

Oversees brand partnerships for ELYSIAN

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Rhonda Wilkins

Executive Editor of Graceful Living

Former Senior Executive at Balmar Printing & Graphics from the Washington D.C Metro and the wife of the late former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, C. Howard Wilkins

Wealth of knowledge in the fields of fashion, design, entertaining, health and wellness

Currently splits her time between Palm Beach, Florida and Europe

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Ryan Stalvey

Design Specialist

Served as Editor-in-Chief for Sporting Classics, the top magazine within the sporting niche

20 years in publishing

Founded The Golf Sport magazine

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Carmen Thomas

Senior Art Director

Directs ELYSIAN’s editorial design and branding

Over 12 years of experience in innovative multimedia design

Skillful development of concepts from inception through production to final delivery

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Taylor Brown

President of Digital Operations

Experienced digital marketer, previously serving as Regional Digital Marketing Specialist with GateHouse Media

Oversees digital operations and strategy, optimizing the online presence of ELYSIAN and our strategic partners

Google Ads Certified and graduate of Google Analytics Academy

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Rob Springer

Media Director

Over 30 years experience in video production

Actor, producer, cinematographer and director

Experienced marketing and public relations professional

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Donald Latham

Director of Photography

Captures photography for magazine covers, events and advertisements

Experienced fashion and style photographer

Talented utilization of camera shots, angles and movements

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Angie Woodard

Style Director

Integral management of ELYSIAN’s photo/video visuals

Facilitates and captures signature Inspiring Women interviews

Talented event coordinator

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Alex Lucas

Graphic Designer

Extensive publication experience in editorial design

Skilled photographer with added talents of photo manipulation and retouching

Masterful utilization of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Lightroom

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Elliot Derhay

Director of Web Design & Development

Leads website development and maintenance

Experienced in WordPress, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP

Combines engaging front-end aesthetic web design with responsive websites built for optimal performance across browsers and devices

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Jenna Realmuto

Director of Digital Content

Oversees production and implementation of digital content

Contributing editor and writer to print issues

Graduate of Converse College Nisbit Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics

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Ruby Kubac

Social Media Manager

Oversees social media strategy & content creation

Formerly worked at the Hotel Intercontinental David, Tel Aviv handling marketing, public relations, and social media coordination

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Communications

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Kristin Eastwood


Talented account service and client relations professional

Assists with all aspects of ELYSIAN operations

Diverse legal background

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