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.
 Click here to watch our "Meet the Maker" video to learn a little bit more about Nicky and Calypso Cards! 
Debbie is our sales manager and resides just outside Cleveland, Ohio. Happily married for nearly 30 years, she has two sons, a daughter, and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Additionally, she shares her home with three furry companions: two brother Russian Blue cats and an extremely affectionate Bernedoodle dog. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of working in various aspects of sales and manufacturing, including field sales management, business development, marketing, product development, product management, retail buying, and retail store management.
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.
Gabrielle joined us recently after trying to find her place in a multitude of industries. She is an avid gardener, ceramic artist and lover of cats. In the winter you may find her under a blanket with a good book, but she has dedicated her summers to foraging mushrooms and berries, growing giant vegetables in her garden and creating a community garden patch in her neighborhood!
Shannon started working for Calypso in 2021 and is so happy to be back in Newport! She graduated from Salve Regina University, studying English Communications and Dance. Shannon is a strong believer in the power of fostering a creative mind to build connections, both internally and externally. Besides dance, Shannon’s hobbies include spending time by the water and learning about new cultures through music, language, film, food and travel. You can be sure to find Shannon with a smile on her face and iced coffee in her hand!