The Last Page with Art Director Jake Stevens

By : Rick Claggett
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Jake Stevens is approaching his 11-year anniversary with Watermark, making him the most senior staff member outside of the owner.

“I needed a job where I not only could push myself as an artist and contribute to my community in a meaningful way, but feel valued as an employee,” says Jake. Watermark provided him the space he needed to do just that.

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The Last Page with Creative Assistant Jason R. Donnelly

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Jason Donnelly has deep roots in Orlando. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School during the creation of ‘NSYNC and, as most of us have done, worked for the Mouse.

Jason met his husband, Chad Lewis, at the Parliament House during a run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The couple moved to California to be closer to Chad’s family some years later. When it was time for their wedding ceremony, they returned to Orlando for a ceremony at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Festival officiated by good friends Beth Marshall and Michael Wanzie.

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The Last Page with Multimedia Assistant Melody Maia Monet

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Maia Monet began her career with Watermark as a freelancer. She has been the woman behind the viewpoint column “Trans of Thought” for the past two years. When Watermark posted the Multimedia Assistant position, Maia jumped at the chance. “I wanted to be part of an organization dedicated to telling our stories within our community and outside of it,” she says.

Watermark also jumped at the chance to have her join the team. Maia is a graduate of Princeton University with vast knowledge of social media skills and internet celebrities, skills no doubt that will help her manage Watermark’s online profile via our website and social media accounts. In addition to her digital duties, Maia will be assisting in administrative tasks. Maia is excited to start this new adventure in her life and exclaims, “I get to be professionally lesbian and transgender!”

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The Last Page with Business Manager Kathleen Harper

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Watermark and Kathleen are a match that almost never was. Although she gave a spectacular interview, Kathleen was originally passed up for the position of administrative assistant.

Luckily for Watermark, the first hire didn’t work out. We knew immediately after that Kathleen was the right person for the job and did not open the position back up.

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The Last Page with Sales Director Danny Garcia

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“I have a history with Watermark,” says Sales Director Danny Garcia. “There was a job opening at a time when I felt like I needed a change, so I seized the opportunity.”

Danny’s history with Watermark dates back to his mid-teens. He was attending a local teen club when the DJ made some derogatory remarks towards the LGBTQ community. Danny felt compelled to write about the experience in a letter to the editor of Watermark. The letter was printed and the radio station hosting the event made the DJ apologize to Danny personally.

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