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The team at Generate is made up of self-proclaimed promo geeks (some of us prefer “promo-enthusiasts.”) We love our products and are passionate about their ability to help you achieve your goals when coupled with some creative strategy.

Lisa Gapen is the owner and founder of Generate and has her MASI in promotional marketing. With over 12 years of industry experience, Lisa manages daily operations, art design, and sales. A lifelong resident of Crown Point, IN, Lisa grew up behind the counter of Lake County Greenhouse, the family owned business that was a staple of the towns economy for over 80 years. At the age of 19, Lisa opened Take Paws Dog Training and worked as a pet trainer and behavioral counselor for 12 years. Her family, friends, and dogs, get any free time the business does not command. When given the opportunity, Lisa enjoys quilting, reading, and trips to Disney World.

Tristen Comegys has been with Generate since 2014 after graduating from Purdue University Northwest with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a focus in Advertising. Prior to joining the Generate team, Tristen served as the Marketing Director for the Duneland Family YMCA followed by her position with the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Membership. She has a love for travel and the outdoors. Working with Generate lets her utilize her marketing talent while being able to work remotely wherever her current adventure is taking place. She holds her BASI in promotional marketing and is finishing her training to receive her MASI in promotional marketing.

Erin Maniatis is the newest member of the Generate team and comes to us with a background in purchasing from a large manufacturer and a Bachelors from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Marketing. Erin brings a unique set of skills to the table. She loves the creativity and relationship building of this industry and is using her understanding of the purchasing process to better serve her clients. When not pursuing her industry training and researching promo trends, Erin loves spending time with her husband, toddler, and Australian Shepherd puppy.

Generate is a proud and active member of The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lisa loves public speaking and teaching groups both large and small. We take every opportunity to host workshops and seminars on maximizing promotional marketing along with other aspects of marketing and design and speaking to groups when invited. Watch us on Facebook for upcoming events!

None of us could do what we do without the support of family and friends and we thank them, and our clients for their support and encouragement, always!

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