Vintage: Since the beginning of time.
Best part of working at Grapevine: When there’s mutual success for our clients and ourselves.
Work philosophy: Be passionate and great at what you do… it has to be fun, it has to be good. Always give back.
Favorite color: Purple (of course!)
Favorite brainstorm technique: It’s two extremes… either totally concentrating behind closed doors, or sharing ideas with my partner. (Sometimes wine is involved.)
Favorite hobby: Cooking, collecting art
What I wanted to be when I grew up: A star on Broadway.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Founder of Grapevine Communications Inc. in Montreal, Canada. Operated as an award-winning, full service ad agency from 1988 to 1998. Customers included: Alcan Aluminum, Biovail Pharmaceutical, Brother International, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Playtex Canada, and more.
In 1998, Grapevine Communications was acquired by one of its customers, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG); a publicly traded corporation in the packaging industry. After relocating to the Executive Office in Sarasota, Angela became the Advertising & Investor Relations Manager, heading up their in-house advertising agency.
Partnered with John Fain to re-establish Grapevine Communications in Sarasota in early 2002.
Transitioned leadership of agency in April 2017.
Continues to serve as Executive Creative Director.
Current community involvement includes:
- Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
- Gala Co-Chair, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
- Board of Directors (2009-May 2016)
- Secretary for the Board (2014-May 2016)
- Planned Giving Committee (2009-May 2016)
- "Sisterhood for Good" Donor Advised Fund, Administrator (2011-present)
- "Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship Fund" Donor Advised Fund, Administrator (2014-present)
- The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Ambassadors Group (2017)
- Together Manatee - founding Board Member (2016-present)
- Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, Board Member (2015-present)
- Approved Home Health, Board Member (2016-present)
- North Port Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
- Board Member (2012-present)
- Marketing Committee Chair (2014-2015)
- Advisory Board (2013)
- 2014 Modern Pentathlon Sarasota Bradenton - Marketing Co-Chair
- Chair, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement Sarasota/Manatee 2012-2014,
Board Member (2009-2014)
- Instride Therapy, Marketing Committee Chair (2012-2013)
- We Care Manatee, Gala Committee (2012-2014)
- Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
- Board of Directors (2009-2014)
- Executive Committee (2012-2013)
- Small Business Council Chair (2010-2012)
- YMCA Foundation of Sarasota
- Gala Executive Committee (2013-2014)