RENEE PERKINS

Founder & CEO

Renee was born and raised on Nantucket Island. Growing up alongside the unique market that is Nantucket Island, she learned invaluable business and branding skills working for many local companies and industries. From there, Renee went to Bentley University where she was a four-year college athlete on the Bentley University Women's Soccer Team. She graduated with two majors in Marketing and Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Sports Business Management.

 

During her time in college, she began managing a handful of different businesses around Nantucket and Greater Boston, helping them with brand management, website design, email marketing, and social media. It was during this time where she realized this was her passion and honing in on these skills, she began building the foundation for Nantucket Island Marketing. 

MARLEY HENDERSON

Marketing Manager

Marley grew up in the small town of Ipswich, MA, where she learned to appreciate the value and understand the importance of small businesses. Her love for creativity transferred to her college career at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned a degree in Brand Strategy and Visual Advertising. 

 

Through her experience in college and freelance work post-college, she focused on her passion for brand management and marketing. She's skilled in brand strategy, social media management, digital design, and website design. As much as she appreciates aesthetics, she also understands the significance of reaching an analytical target. Marley is eager to use her skills and help small businesses meet their marketing objectives!

KASSIE SWEENEY

Marketing Specialist

Kassie spent her elementary school years on Nantucket, MA, and moved to Duxbury, MA when she was 11. She attended Stonehill College, graduating with a marketing degree in 2016. Having worked in the Boston marketing space for 5 years, Kassie enjoys bringing real people’s stories to the media forefront in memorable ways. Outside of work, Kassie can be found skiing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends outdoors

CASSANDRA KORNHISER

Full Stack Developer | Content Strategist

Originally from Cape Cod, Cassandra earned a degree in Applied Mathematics from UMass Amherst in 2019, choosing such a major due to her unpopular passion for math homework.

 

Along with her background in Mathematics, Cassandra is experienced in Graphic Design, Web Development, UX Design, Fashion Design, and traditional Studio Arts, as well as 10 years in the restaurant industry, all of which has created a diverse perspective and skillset that she brings to the world of marketing. 

EVIE JOHNSTON

Graphic Designer

Evie is a graphic designer from Fairfield, CT. She graduated from James Madison University in 2019 (Go Dukes!) and has been working in the world of creative advertising ever since. She's a lover of typography and specializes in logo design and brand kits. Outside of designing, she loves skiing, reading, and fueling her coffee addiction.

HALEY GEORGEN

Marketing Intern

Haley is a current Junior at Providence College studying Marketing with a minor in Studio Art.  Haley was introduced to the Marketing world while working at IdeaVillage in summer 2020. She was able to learn more about marketing strategies, promotion, and product development. Haley has a background in website design, graphic design, photography, and recently created her own charcuterie board company, That Cheese Princess. She promoted the company through social media marketing and has been featured in magazines and a number of food blogs. Haley is so excited to bring her skills to the team this summer and learn more about what it is like to market with small businesses. 

GRETCHEN KRALL

Marketing Specialist

Gretchen is a recent graduate from Merrimack College where she earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Communications/Media Studies. She is currently completing her MSM with a concentration in Marketing Management from her alma mater. Throughout her college experience, Gretchen completed several marketing and communications internships while also being a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Originally from Scituate MA, she has developed a love for small businesses especially those that are female-founded. Outside of social media and content creation, Gretchen can be found watching her favorite sports teams with a large iced coffee in hand.

 
 

About Us

 
 
 

Brigid is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a degree in Retail and Consumer Behavior and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. She was introduced to the power of marketing last summer when she interned for Kohl’s in their buying offices. Serving as the Vice President of Sales and Promotion in the Wisconsin School of Business Marketing Club has given her additional interest in the industry. Brigid has always loved being creative and looks forward to cultivating those skills at Nantucket Island Marketing. In her free time, she loves running, cooking, and listening to podcasts!

Marketing Specialist

BRIGID WEST