Elina Diaz

Elina is a visual storyteller, a.k.a a graphic designer. She loves the process of discovering the best way to capture the essence of a book and then translate that onto its cover and interior layout. That keeps her creativity flowing.

  • favorite recent read You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent
  • birthplace Brooklyn, New York
  • living in Miami, Florida
  • second favorite job Working as the receptionist at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables.
  • fun fact Her personal work has been displayed in Times Square twice.

Morgane Leoni

Morgane is a talented and artistic designer at Mango and is passionate about working on new and challenging projects for print and web. She loves what she does because all of our books are different and offer unique experiences for both the designers and readers.

  • favorite recent read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • birthplace Paris, France
  • living in Miami, Florida
  • second favorite job Working as a graphic designer in a communications agency in Paris.
  • fun fact Morgane has spent over two months, nine days, and nine hours watching awesome TV shows.

Michelle Lewy

Michelle heads up global sales and marketing for Mango, and she loves what she does, as her entrepreneurial zest helps to break new ground for Mango and it’s authors.

  • favorite recent read The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • birthplace Queens, NY
  • living in Trumbull, Connecticut
  • second favorite job Michelle headed up sales for the trade division of Scholastic and then became VP of Sales & Marketing for Scholastic’s licensed publishing program.
  • fun fact The woman she would most like to have lunch with, if she was alive, would be Eleanor Roosevelt.

Chris McKenney

Chris founded Mango, his dream gig, in 2014. An avid non-fiction reader and entrepreneur, he’s passionate about books and making the business of books sustainable and successful in this age of social media. At Mango, Chris combines his unique background in book publishing and software marketing to pioneer new methods of partnering with authors, designing and producing books, and marketing books far and wide.

  • favorite recent read The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
  • birthplace Denver, Colorado
  • living in Miami, Florida
  • second favorite job Working with all the good people and publishers of Publishers Group West (PGW) as Chief Operating Officer.
  • fun fact Chris and his wife Mary Rajkumar have traveled to over seventy countries, many with their two kids.

Scott McKenney

Scott contributes a wide variety of talents at Mango—one may even consider him a Jack of all trades, as he can be counted on to assist in all areas. He uses his vast experience to enhance our Data Driven Publishing and is an overall analytics and quality audit guru. He loves what he does because he is part of a team that is making publishing thrive in today's modern age.

  • favorite recent read The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • birthplace Auburndale, Massachusetts
  • living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • second favorite job Bonding with his Golden Retriever, Fiona. Oh, and Scott was a career officer at the CIA.
  • fun fact Scott is happy to have flunked retirement and to now be working at Mango.

Roberto Nuñez

Roberto is the Design Supervisor at Mango and is passionate about managing new projects and creating unique and innovative designs. He is constantly helping to improve our workflows, thus enhancing the quality and impact of Mango books.

  • favorite recent read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • birthplace Quito, Ecuador
  • living in Quito, Ecuador
  • second favorite job User Interface and User Experience Design, as well as Online Marketing on personal projects.
  • fun fact Roberto loves vertigo and has jumped from a bridge four times. Parachuting is the next on his list!

Hannah Paulsen

Hannah has the joy of combining two things she loves while working at Mango: literature and digital marketing. Along with the rest of the marketing team, she creates strategies to elevate the online marketing of our books and consistently searches for new and innovative marketing tactics.

  • favorite recent read Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • birthplace Tromsø, Norway
  • living in Miami, Florida
  • second favorite job Hannah worked at Marvelous Norway, a media company, as a community manager.
  • fun fact Hannah is the biggest Harry Potter geek and animal lover you will ever meet.

Alina Perrin

Alina is a marketing assistant at Mango, where she’s excited to be a part of the forefront of the publishing industry. She loves working at Mango because she believes helping to discover new voices and authors will spread positive change in the publishing industry and society.

  • favorite recent read Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
  • birthplace Cebu City, Philippines
  • living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • second favorite job Working as an Administrative Assistant at FAU's Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • fun fact Alina has a twin sister.

Natasha Vera

Natasha is part of the editorial team at Mango and is passionate about being part of a group that is dedicated spreading new and unique ideas. She loves Mango because we share her passion for literature and the mindset to be pioneers in the world of books—she likes to consider Mango as Star Trek’s “Enterprise” of the publishing industry, here to “seek out new life and…to boldly go where no one has gone before!”

  • favorite recent read The Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson
  • birthplace Columbus, Ohio
  • living in Coral Gables, Florida
  • second favorite job Working at a bookstore!
  • fun fact She is a singer and songwriter.

Hugo Villabona

Hugo is the Managing Editor at Mango. He loves being part of a team that is trying to disrupt the publishing establishment while constantly looking for different books from unique, and usually underrepresented, perspectives.

  • favorite recent read Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • birthplace Bogotá, Colombia
  • living in Miami, Florida
  • second favorite job Hugo had a short stint as an editor for Mental Floss. The best part about the job was how good it made him at Jeopardy.
  • fun fact Hugo has seen every Simpsons episode that has aired to date (627).