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Meet our team of book experts—people who are as passionate about the power of books as you are. As avid readers ourselves, we can personally guide your organization on choosing the best books based on our deep knowledge across categories. For authors and publishers, BookPal’s Business Services gives you creative and effective ways to connect your books to more organizations and audiences.
Tony DiCostanzo President
Originally from Nome, Alaska, Tony has since become a thoroughly Southern California family man. He's enjoys golf, photography, and CrossFit — almost as much as he's passionate about helping his staff realize their full potential.
Michelle Drucker Marketing Director
Michelle circumnavigated the globe before she turned 21. She is an avid sea glass collector and her favorite actor of all time is Tom Hanks.
Karlyn Hixson Sales Director
Originally from Northern Virginia, Karlyn loves the suburbs and the city, having lived in NYC for several years before calling Southern California home. She loves coffee, reading, wine, travel, food, and spending time with family and friends.
Stefanie Gordon-Lim Sr. Account Manager, Education
Sr. Account Manager, Education
Newly wed as of May 13, 2016, Stef and her husband have a stage five clingy puppy named Simba — whom they adore. She is obsessed with podcasts, listening to Criminal, TED Talks, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, Sword and Scale, and the Tough Girls Podcast.
Lynette Washington Manager, Operations
Lynette is a rookie coffee drinker, who only started liking the drink a year ago. Her favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers and the first thing she does when she wakes up is reach for her phone.
Cassie Folkers Sales Support Representative
Sales Support Representative
Cassie's life long goal is to make it to all 6 populated continents. So far, she has 4 down and 2 to go. She is an avid tea drinker with a great liking for fantasy or science fiction novels — she personally blames the original Star Wars trilogy for this. Her favorite comic book character is Hawkeye, though her favorite Marvel movie character is Bucky Barnes.
Jessie Garcia Accountant
Jessie is a driven mother of two who loves dogs and believes in aliens.
Hetal Khatri Sr. Operations Coordinator
Sr. Operations Coordinator
Hetal was born in India and grew up in Massachusetts before making her way to Southern California. She has a deep love for elephants and potatoes and her footprint only shows three fingers and a thumb — no pinky toe can be found!
Yuri Alvarez Client Experience Representative
Client Experience Representative
One might say Yuri is a coffee snob. She loves keeping up to date with as many celebrities as she can. Junk food is her life and if she could be a dog she would be a Corgi.
Megan Habel Brand Strategist
Megan is an identical twin, who made her own prom dress and graduated college in 3 years.
John Park Operations Analyst
John dislikes fried food but loves french fries. He is a die hard Baltimore Ravens Fan, though he has never been to Baltimore and he once lost to a semi-famous youtuber in a video game and made it on his video.
Ireland Edwards Executive Assistant
Ireland is originally from Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite things in life consist of lemons, coffee, Nat King Cole and her dog named Little Dume.
Marquis Bowden Operations Administrator
Marquis was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. He is aspiring to be a professional Marathon runner and loves to play video games and watch sports.
Kaitlyn McCollum Sr. Account Manager, Corporate
Sr. Account Manager, Corporate
Kaitlyn previously lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, fueling her zest for travel. She loves obscure boardgames, escape rooms, and her three dogs, who all have Disney Character's as their names.