Steve Powell

President and Creative Director

During his career, Steve has created award-winning sales and promotion campaigns for General Mills, Dunkin’ Donuts and Kraft Foods, helped a hands-on science museum raise funds for renovation and expansion, overseen marketing and design for national magazines and branded and positioned two multimillion dollar companies for public offering. 

Sandy Powell

Graphic Designer and Media Queen

Spanning 3 decades, Sandy's career as a graphic designer and photographer has been dedicated to composing, shooting, designing and producing stellar print campaigns and print materials for hundreds of large and small businesses in the northeast. With years of experience in the print industry, she oversees printing and media for C8.



Our Strategic Partners
Public Relations

John BlissJohn Bliss
Public Relations, Non-Profit Marketing

John founded BlissPR in 1975. A New York City based agency with national and international clients, he grew the firm to a staff of 35 employees and annual revenues topping $5 million. In 2010, he sold the agency and launched NonProfit Solutions, providing marketing counsel to nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley region.

John chairs of the board of trustees for the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and co-chairs the board of trustees’ marketing committee for Boscobel Restoration. He is a former president of the Public Relations Society: New York and past chairman of the Americas Region board of Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s largest international PR network.

Project Management, Video Line Production
Tahlaad MahboebTahlaad Mahboeb Project Management, Video Line Production For more than 20 years, Tahlaad has focused on the production and management of creative and industrial projects including events, films, documentaries and commercials.

His background includes the staging of fashion shows, safety programs and training videos for Ralph Lauren and its national retail outlets as well as line production for numerous video projects.

Tahlaad has been directly responsible for several documentary films, including Straight Out of Yonkers and Blown Off. In 2011, he collaborated with C8 on We’re The Ones, a series of documentaries, video shorts and commercials for Rockland County’s All-Volunteer Fire Services.
Web Site Development, Social Media
Mark Marshall Mark Marshall Web Site Development, Social Media Mark Marshall has been involved in media production since the early 1990's, during the pre-internet rise of CD-ROM. Over the ensuing 20-plus years, he has created a myriad of websites, DVDs, CD-ROMs, logos, videos and print pieces, and produced or co-produced dozens of albums, commercial spots and radio shows. Among his core competencies are a wide range of internet technologies including html, flash and WordPress, SEO and social media development & strategy and audio/video production.
Technical Writing, Scientific Content Generation
Joyce Willets Joyce Willets Technical Writing, Scientific Content Generation Joyce began her career as a research scientist with a PhD from the Medical College of Virginia. In 1996 she founded Palanquin Corp., providing copy writing and editorial support for scientific & technical content.

Palanquin’s clients have included Adelphi, member of the Omnicon Group—a leading global marketing and corporate communications company—as well as Genecom, the medical education and marketing communications arm of Robert A. Becker (Euro RSCG).

Joyce’s talents have been utilized by multibillion dollar healthcare companies such as Novartis and Pfizer as well as smaller pharmaceutical companies and research organizations around the world.
Lead Generation, Guerrilla Marketing
Al Garlick - Lead Generation and Guerrilla Marketing Al Garlick Lead Generation, Guerrilla Marketing Al Garlick has over twenty years experience providing targeted marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He is dedicated to helping business out-think, out-market and out-sell their competition without having to out-spend them. His focus is helping clients discover their most profitable and sought after niches (their sweet spot) and cost-effectively reach and convert them into new customers.

His skill set includes: Laser targeted direct mail, on-line lead generation, building follow up systems that keep prospects warm and increase ROI and developing and implementing creative guerrilla marketing programs.
Sales and Customer Service Training
Headshots_full-pearlman2Debra Pearlman Sales and Customer Service Training
Debra is the founder of DP Sales Pro and creator of the S.H.A.R.P. Sales TrainingTM Program. The program breaks down, examines and teaches how to execute every step of successful and sustainable sales and customer service processes. She has trained, coached and motivated hundreds of sales and customer service professionals to increase short term revenues and institute best practices and systems to improve long term profitability.

Debra was voted one of the Hudson Valley’s 50 Leading Woman Entrepreneurs in 2008 and DP Sales Pro was named Premier Sales & Customer Service Business Advisor & Consultant to the Council of Industry, a 200+ member manufacturing organization in 2010.
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