The Civic Support Team
|Shonna Ryan – Co-Founder/Director
My name is Shonna, and in 2012 I co-founded Civic Support after attaining a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing. Since that time I have had the privilege of overseeing all of the operations at Civic Support. Through this work I have connected with a variety of clients doing amazing work to impact their communities. I have a dynamic background in technology, education, and public relations, and I love using these skills to strengthen my community.
|Kevin Pelissier – Co-Founder
My name is Kevin and I have worked with a variety of digital marketing clients. I have an extensive background in business operations, and I am the co-founder of Civic Support and the CEO of Mayflower Botanicals, Inc.
|Jenny Lee Paiva– Director of Communications
My name is Jenny Lee an my greatest accomplishment is my teenage son, Scott. While juggling mom life and domestic duties, I managed to attain a Cosmetology License and a BA in Professional Writing and Communications.
I started at Civic support as an intern and today I work on community initiatives like our annual Marketing Bootcamp, where I share my freelance social media marketing experience with fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners. After working as Editor for the South Coast Travel Guide, I took my passion for adventure and travel and made a career out of it, co-founding Cape Cod Wandering Mermaids; a girl’s guide to adventures on Cape Cod. Freelance Professional Web Writing & Social Media Marketing affords me the opportunity to work remotely while raising my son. I also started a personal travel blog, Just Beachy Jenny, and I hope to one day travel the world and get paid to share my journey with you!
|Danielle Sharples – Graphic Designer
My name is Danielle and I am a graphic designer at Hasbro by day, and freelancer by night. I am most interested in purposeful design that impacts communities and provides positive change. My multidisciplinary experience includes: brand identity, packaging design, UI/UX, motion graphics, and photography. I have enjoyed having the opportunity to help shape small businesses and non-profits in the New England area.
|Sean Silva – Graphic Designer
My name is Sean and I’m a New England-based designer with a love of brand development and hand-crafted work. In my eyes, there is nothing better than a well designed identity or interesting packaging. The exploration of every aspect of design has been a momentous journey for me and taught me a valuable lesson: design should solve problems. As designers, our job is to connect with people and inform them on a topic or guide them through a complicated project. Research is integral to this process as well as to the formulation of a great design. This does not mean, however, that a project should be overly logical; the fun of building a design is why I decided to dedicate my life to this craft in the first place.
|Michael Ryan – Website Developer
My name is Michael is I am and software engineer with a degree in physics. I have experience with developing everything from apps, websites, to robotic systems. I have worked with nonprofit organizations, small businesses and government clients.