Nicky founded Calypso in 2004 when she happened to find herself in the right place at the right time. She has worked in the Greeting Card Industry since 1995 and before that was a Sales Rep for Penguin Books in France. Never one to do anything half-heartedly, when she is not working she loves windsurfing, dancing and travel.
Theresa has been with Calypso Cards almost from the beginning. She has had a hand in almost all areas of the company and now concentrates on managing inventory. When she's not in her corner office, you might find her in the corner of a wrestling ring!
Betsy Sarles, Calypso Cards' art director, is a graphic designer with a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, where she is partner, with her husband, in the Philidor Company. She has two children, Milo and Zelda, as well as large and small dogs and a backyard full of chickens. Her career has spanned design and production work in the fields of art and architecture, as well as in specialty books.
Raquel leads our order entry department at Calypso Cards. In her previous work, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of an international design and manufacturing company. When she is not enjoying the southern shores of Rhode Island, she is Mom to two wonderful kids.
Erica Lewis is an Illustrator and Designer from southeastern, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 and is excited to share her love for bright colors and intricate designs with the world. She loves music, Dunkin’ Donuts, and hanging out with her dog- an energetic 1 year old pomapoo named Bella.
Vanessa Martino joined calypso Cards in January 2020 as our Director of Sales. She has a degree in Psychology and has spent 20 plus years working with Independent Reps and Buyers and couldn’t be any more excited about the card business. Outside of her passion for relationship building, she can be found spending time with her family. Her husband Anthony and their two children, Jake and Little Anthony, are her true pride and joy. Along well as an immense appetite for cappuccinos and spending as much time as possible at the beach.
Lishay joined Calypso Cards as a sales support representative and now works in our Accounts Receivable and Invoicing Department. She has a background in Customer Service and is originally from the Bronx, NY. Although her previous work has been in customer relations, she holds a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. When she is not helping others, she is spending time with her two young daughters, Alaila and Malia.