THe Team behind the magic

 
Vince Bodiford   Vince Bodiford is the President and Publisher of the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan. Vince has more than 34 years in the newspaper, media and marketing business.  He started his career as an advertising executive for the Needles Desert Star in California. His ambitions led him to acquire and operate several newspapers in Texas, Colorado and Nebraska. He spent five years working for Cabela’s, helping them with marketing and branding before accepting a position at The Arizona Republic, where he was the strategic advertising sales manager. Most recently, Bodiford served as the group publisher for the Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers in Orange County, California.

Vince Bodiford

Vince Bodiford is the President and Publisher of the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan. Vince has more than 34 years in the newspaper, media and marketing business.  He started his career as an advertising executive for the Needles Desert Star in California. His ambitions led him to acquire and operate several newspapers in Texas, Colorado and Nebraska. He spent five years working for Cabela’s, helping them with marketing and branding before accepting a position at The Arizona Republic, where he was the strategic advertising sales manager. Most recently, Bodiford served as the group publisher for the Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers in Orange County, California.

Seth Eaker   Seth Eaker has been involved in event production since he was a child with his mother’s dinner parties.  After becoming a chef through the Marriott Management Services training program while he was an undergraduate at the University of the South, he professionally produced events for clients.  After forming his own consulting firms, he has produced weddings, major fund-raising weekends for the LGBT community, bar mitzvahs and sundry other events.  As a huge fan of Disney and parades, he has co-chaired or chaired a number of Christmas parades, most notably the Seal Beach Christmas parade for the last five years.  Big or more modest, Seth’s desire is always to make events better, not necessarily bigger.  He has been producing events and parades since 2004 as one arm of Black Marble Consulting, LLC with offices in Seal Beach, CA; Macau, China and now Monroe, MI.

Seth Eaker

Seth Eaker has been involved in event production since he was a child with his mother’s dinner parties.  After becoming a chef through the Marriott Management Services training program while he was an undergraduate at the University of the South, he professionally produced events for clients.  After forming his own consulting firms, he has produced weddings, major fund-raising weekends for the LGBT community, bar mitzvahs and sundry other events.  As a huge fan of Disney and parades, he has co-chaired or chaired a number of Christmas parades, most notably the Seal Beach Christmas parade for the last five years.  Big or more modest, Seth’s desire is always to make events better, not necessarily bigger.  He has been producing events and parades since 2004 as one arm of Black Marble Consulting, LLC with offices in Seal Beach, CA; Macau, China and now Monroe, MI.

Michelle Dugan   Michelle Dugan is a Monroe native. She has served as the Executive Director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce since 1996. She and her husband are parents to an eight-year-old daughter and two retired greyhounds. Her most Magical Christmas gift was a canopy bed that she awoke in, assembled by Santa – while she slept in the room.

Michelle Dugan

Michelle Dugan is a Monroe native. She has served as the Executive Director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce since 1996. She and her husband are parents to an eight-year-old daughter and two retired greyhounds. Her most Magical Christmas gift was a canopy bed that she awoke in, assembled by Santa – while she slept in the room.