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!
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.
Winnie works in our Accounts Receivable and Invoicing Department. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and is originally from Long Island, NY. On her off time, she loves working on arts and craft projects and to be in nature with her two yorkie mixes, Teddy and Ellie.
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!
Tara joined Calypso in October of 2022 with an extensive background in retail strategy and marketing. She is deeply passionate about connecting with customers and nurturing relationships with businesses of all sizes. When she is not riding her horse or learning to be an amateur lavender farmer, you can find Tara traveling with her husband, walking her dog on the beaches of Newport, or cooking dinner for friends.