Brian’s interest in technology blossomed in high school and years later he became enthralled by computers. Now with over six years of web design experience, Brian’s knowledge of web design, development, and maintenance has led him to become an exceptional WordPress Developer here at KathodeRay.
Brian is responsible for developing websites by using given design and data to meet our clients’ needs. He uses those parameters to acquire a user-friendly interface while trying to match the highest quality level.
Outside of the office, Brian’s passion for design and technology carries over into his personal life. He spends his spare time designing furniture, providing computer and network support, and experimenting with the latest technology.
Lead WordPress Developer
Originally from Brooklyn, Diane received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Kingsborough Community College and went on to obtain a Bachelors in Marketing from Baruch College in 1998. Her previous positions with NYC advertising and marketing firms La Micela and Saatchi & Saatchi gave her the real-world skills needed to thrive and excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.
Re-locating to Greene County, NY to raise her family, Diane brings focused, detail-oriented experience to the team at KathodeRay, deploying and administering engaging content across websites and marketing campaigns. When not in the office, her three children keep Diane quite busy, but she carves out time to rollerblade, snowboard, and pursue a life-long love of reading.
Mark joined KathodeRay with over 25 years of experience in marketing & selling products and service-solutions to businesses, consumers, and government agencies. He has led creative & production teams in advertising, technology, manufacturing, and distribution companies from start-ups to major industry players.
Mark’s diverse skill-set enables him to understand a client’s business holistically, identify goals and challenges, and develop campaigns that deliver measurable results and tangible return on investment. A life-long producer, Mark finds the ‘Inherent Truth’ within a product or service, then creates the compelling story of its value and benefit to the specific needs of your most desirable customers.
Mark was born in Catskill, NY, and grew up in Greene County. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in History, Literature, Theatre, & Music, he relocated to Central New York in 1985. There he worked with both small specialty businesses and iconic brands like: Acer, Canon, Epson, Garmin, HP, Kodak, Lexar, Nikon, Olympus & SanDisk. He now applies the acumen and experience he gained nationally, to serving the needs of organizations seeking to compete in a digital age.
Mark is delighted to be back in Greene County, and bullish about growing the economy of the Hudson Valley. A singer/songwriter since high school, with more performances than he’d prefer to admit, Mark refers to himself as a ‘recovering musician’ who enjoys mentoring young writers, players, and producers at every opportunity. He is an avid amateur historian, anglophile, and fan of Public Broadcasting. He and his wife Nancy are very active in AKC Conformation Competition: Breeding and exhibiting their nationally ranked Saint Bernards and Norwich Terriers, and; Producing annual Saint Bernard Specialty dog shows.
Mark A. Gustavson
Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
Kathleen is a consummate businesswoman with a gift for seeing the ‘big picture’ and achieving results. Combined with an affinity for combining the latest technology and marketing trends with superior messaging, this unique hybrid of talent has helped her offer marketing, business and technical solutions for over 25 years. Throughout her career, Kathleen’s professional offerings have expanded to embrace the latest advancements in print, digital and mobile media, quickly responding to shifts in the marketplace.
Since founding KathodeRay Media in 1997, she has created marketing programs for many brands and organizations. Kathleen takes the time to understand the business goals of her clients, as well as the products and services that she markets. She brings her clients’ goals and concepts to life and can reach niche audiences that would be otherwise inaccessible.
Kathleen has taught Multimedia Design and Development as an adjunct professor at Parsons Design School in New York City; and Online Public Relations at SUNY New Paltz. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts located in New York City. When she’s not at the office, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her Husband and family. Kathleen earned a second degree Black Belt in traditional Japanese Karate and a first degree Black Belt in Okinawa Weaponry from Starr’s Black Belt Academy. She also enjoys weeding her gardens, hiking, renovating her properties and reading historical fiction novels.
Kathleen McQuaid Holdridge
Founder & President
Born in Brooklyn, Emily traveled upstate to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University, then immediately accepted a position in product development which led to her career in marketing. With previous experience in innovation and marketing, she brings a unique affinity to connecting businesses with customers in a digital age. Emily is an expert in the disciplines of content positioning, social media promotion, pay-per-click advertising, and carries a Google Ads Certification. As a member of the KathodeRay strategic team, Emily designs, develops, and directs the implementation of the Digital Marketing components of client campaigns, ensuring continuity of message and brand between online and traditional media, and producing measurable results that maximize Return-on-Investment.
Emily’s passions also include: Exploring new and local businesses, event planning and quality time with her dog.
VP of Digital Marketing
Audra joined the KathodeRay team with over 25 years hands-on design experience – creating visual marketing and advertising materials that connect with viewers and create action. Her designs have been instrumental in the success of consumer campaigns, professional services promotion, business-to-business marketing, and not-for-profit awareness. She has an extensive background in print production, as well as creating infographics that visually convey highly technical concepts and data. Her versatility makes her elegant designs effective in all types of media: from print ads to posters, brochures & billboards; From websites and digital display ads, to engaging social media posts, online publications, presentations, and resources.
Audra was born in Toms River on the New Jersey Shore and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Trenton State College. When she’s not working on a campaign, she enjoys boating & sea-glass hunting, gardening, cooking and travel.
Michele has been designing websites since she realized the family farm didn’t have one. She received her Bachelors in Creative Writing and History from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, then a Masters in Publishing from Emerson in Boston. After freelancing in web and graphic design in Rochester, NY, she’s glad to be back in the Hudson valley area, using her expertise at KathodeRay while continuing to expand her skills.
In her free time, Michele enjoys reading and working in the orchards. She is also interested in language and astronomy.