Founder of Cardinal Rule Press, Publisher & Author
Maria uses her experiences as an award-winning author for over a decade to work with writers on getting their messages into the world. She takes pride in mentoring CRP authors & offering a customized marketing campaign that the CRP team coordinates and implements.
Bringing twenty+ years of experience in the trenches of big name companies and rapidly growing online businesses. Drea enjoys implementing best practices to maximize sales and bring back more time to creative companies. When not thinking about profitably, you can find her talking about, hiking with, and biking with her dog Chezzy.
Adam has worked in nonprofit management for over 15 years. As a writer, educator, and father, he loves picture books of all stripes (and spots) and is eager to find stories that will help children grow into kind, empathetic adults.
Sujin uses her online marketing skills to reach future CRP fans and readers. As a mother of two children, Sujin loves CRP’s mission of educating while entertaining young readers.
Lead Video Editor
Josh Falkum is proud to be the lead video editor for CRP. He is also the owner of Falkum Creative, a creative media agency focused on promoting the voices and missions of socially conscious small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent filmmakers. Editing these videos is one of the highlights of his job!
Layne brings the data for better decisions in our business. She’s our in-house data interpreter for all things from advertising, to inventory, to sustainable growth.
Shanna Bourne, owner of Girlfriday Print & Web maintains the Cardinal Rule Press website. She has been married for 10+ years and has 3 children.
As the Cardinal Rule Press Marketing Manager, Mandy handles marketing campaigns for backlist and frontlist titles. She works closely with authors before, during, and after the release of their books. Mandy also handles communication with our community via our email newsletters. She loves the work she does and is proud to be a member of the Cardinal Rule Press team!
Nancy Raines Day helps edit Cardinal Rule Press titles from manuscript to printer-ready copy. She is herself the author of a dozen picture books.
Kenyetta helps CRP to maintain their books and records to keep them up to date by providing monthly Financial Statements.
Janice Pollard provides proofreading & editing services for CRP. Editing often takes place during a final book review after all illustrations are complete and the book has been designed. She says it’s a pleasure to work with Maria and her team!
Senior Graphic Designer
Maggie is one of a talented team of graphic designers who bring ideas and concepts to a visual conclusion. From program logos, to library posters, employee handbooks to Instagram images, it’s her job to make it work and look good – somehow, someway.
Liza May Saquilayan
Liza May has been with Cardinal Rule Press from the very beginning. She manages the workflow of the team and all things to do with systems. Liza May supports CRP customer relations and scheduling as well.
Maggie creates book cover & interior designs that amplify our author’s stories with the partnership of our illustrator’s amazing creations. She believes children’s books are an essential piece in learning many important life lessons and enjoys being able to have a part in creating this impactful work.
Gladys is a believer, bookworm, coffee junkie, and blessed mommy of 4. She’s a pick-up drivin’, high heel wearin’, lip gloss lovin’ Texas girl. She loves reading, creating resources, and teaching.
Allison has been designing & developing websites for Maria since 2011. She loves collaborating with heartfelt brands, and one of her greatest joys is helping entrepreneurs get their innovative products out into the world.
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