Meet Atomic Tango’s comrades, contributors, and fellow conspirators…

Illustrator Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong is a commercial illustrator who has served a diverse array of clients, from Coca-Cola to the Washington Post. He’s also a marketer with masters degrees in mathematics and math education. You can explore his portfolio at Mark Armstrong Illustration.

Judy BernsteinJudy Bernstein

Judy Bernstein is VP of Insights & Innovation at CBA. She holds an M.S. in Creativity & Innovation and certifications in CPS, Lego Serious Play, FourSight, and Design Thinking. She is the author of “Growing the We: Collaboration and Character,” which marries collaboration and character education.

Rachel BrookhartRachel Brookhart

Rachel Brookhart has worked with thousands of do-gooders who need guidance on how to do good  efficiently and effectively. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer in her community and is always up for a good glass of bourbon. Rachel has an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University Los Angeles and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Katharina HeurmannKatharina Heuermann

Founder of the German travel agency Destination-k!, Katharina Heuermann, MBA, obviously loves to wander the world. She studied marketing and management in Dusseldorf, Barcelona, and Los Angeles.

Jeffrey HirschJeffrey Hirsch

Jeffrey Hirsch is the President/Founder of The Right Brain Studio, which leverages Emotional Intelligence For Brands to help clients with strategy, positioning, and innovation. Jeffrey is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, and a Board Member and Advisor to several nonprofit organizations. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University.

Dr. Sonjia KenyaDr. Sonjia Kenya

Dr. Sonjia Kenya is a sexologist, university researcher, podcaster, and author of the book Sex in South Beach. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and two masters degrees along with her doctorate from Columbia University. Her practice in South Beach helps adults achieve more satisfying sexual relationships. At the University of Miami Medical School, she conducts behavioral and clinical research focused on improving sexual health outcomes.

Cynthia ManceCynthia Mance

The co-founder of Atomic Tango, Cynthia Mance is also the creator of Marcy Very Much, a lifestyle brand about cats and fashion. The University of Florida grad is also a critically acclaimed actor who has appeared in theatre productions across the country.

Pat Palleschi, Ph.D.Dr. Patricia Palleschi

The Founder and President of The Executive Agency, Dr. Patricia Palleschi consults organizations, teams, and individuals who want to improve performance. She previously held executive positions at Bank of America and Disney, and taught at Loyola Marymount University and Antioch University Los Angeles. Pat received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

CordeliaCordelia Perez

A California girl to the core, Cordelia Perez is a member of the Cassandra Report and a Bryn Mawr College alumnus. Her baking specialties include banana chocolate chip bread and rainbow cake.

Emir PhillipsEmir Phillips

Emir Phillips, PhD, is an adjunct professor, a certified financial planner, and a fan of both history and football. For this former LA native now living in L.A., the Saints aren’t just a team – they’re a sect. Emir is also the author of Lucitan: A Christian Punk Novel, which tells of the Devil’s attempt to save New Orleans.

Rick SanchezRick Sanchez

The producer of the Atomic Tango Podcast, Rick Sanchez founded and runs Post Haste Media, the award winning audio production facility that recently sound-engineered the Grammy Tribute to Quincy Jones & Al Schmitt. Rick is also a website data analyst who studied under Google executive Avinash Kaushik. His analytical clients have included the National Brain Tumor Society and the American Museum of Natural History.

Raegan ThurlowRaegan Thurlow

By day, Raegan Thurlow works as a mild-mannered tech exec. At night, she dons a 100% cashmere cape and becomes a fashion writer looking to rip into trends for a living.

Kim TronicKim Tronic

Kim Tronic has worked in marketing and media for over a decade as a copywriter, content manager, and podcast producer. The Emerson College alum loves comedy, cats, and whiskey, not necessarily in that order.

Nereyda ValenzuelaNereyda Valenzuela

A self-proclaimed adventurer, thrill seeker, and world-traveling go getter, Nereyda Valenzuela graduated from California State University Fullerton, where she served as the Human Communication Studies Lab Director and VP of External Affairs for the CSUF Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.

Anthony WiktorAnthony Wiktor

Twice featured in Web Designer Magazine’s “Hot 100” list, Anthony Wiktor is the award-winning co-founder of the digital branding agency Ad Victorem. His work for tech startup Motiv won a Webby Award, and he’s also recently stylized online campaigns for ESPN and Netflix.


XDL is a Cornell University grad currently working as a filmmaker/writer/editor/illustrator in Hollywood.