Nicky founded Calypso in 2004 when she happened to find herself in the right place at the right time. She has worked in the Greeting Card Industry since 1995 and before that was a Sales Rep for Penguin Books in France. Never one to do anything half-heartedly, when she is not working she loves windsurfing, dancing and travel.
Theresa has been with Calypso Cards almost from the beginning. She has had a hand in almost all areas of the company and now concentrates on managing inventory. When she's not in her corner office, you might find her in the corner of a wrestling ring!
Shayla has been with Calypso since 2007. She’s worked in many areas of the company but her current focus is product development & marketing. Most of her time is spent working in the office but you can also find her on the road in the Boston area, servicing her accounts, and several times a year working the tradeshows in New York City. Her interests include reading, traveling, sewing, cooking, genealogical research and getting her exercise groove on at the gym.
Betsy Sarles, Calypso Cards' art director, is a graphic designer with a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, where she is partner, with her husband, in the Philidor Company. She has two children, Milo and Zelda, as well as large and small dogs and a backyard full of chickens. Her career has spanned design and production work in the fields of art and architecture, as well as in specialty books.
Pam Patalano joined Calypso in March 2017 as the Sales Development Manager. Her background is in management and she has worked for Ross-Simons and Swarovski. Her most recent position was as the U.S. Sales Development Representative with a jewelry packaging company. Pam has five children and spends her spare time running a holistic center in North Kingstown, RI as well as being part of environmental activist groups in Connecticut, where she lives. She enjoys music, painting, gardening, public speaking, and event planning.
Erin Fogarty joined the Calypso Cards team in 2015 when they moved to Providence Rhode Island. Starting off as an Order Entry Specialist, she has transitioned into a supporting role in the Sales Department. Although her previous work experience has been in customer service, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College, which comes in handy assisting in product development.
Christy started working for Calypso in December of 2016. She joined Calypso after working in customer service for many years, and you can now find her processing the many Calypso orders we receive each day. She enjoys music and reading, as well as a variety of outdoor activities.