Meet the Come Recommended Team

Heather R. Huhman, editor and media relations

Heather R. Huhman, founder & president of Come Recommended, has more than a decade of public relations and marketing experience, specializing in media relations, content marketing, and social media. She is also a well-recognized career expert, an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable.

Heather knows and understands the needs of today’s employers and seekers. Her expertise in this area led to her selection as a regular contributor to Blogging4JobsBusiness2CommunityBusiness InsiderGlassdoorHuffington PostMashableParadePersonal Branding BlogTech Cocktail, and Women Powering Business. She also formerly contributed to Examiner.com, ForbesWoman, HR Communicator, USNews.com, The Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo! and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS Moneywatch, Fox Business, The Washington Post, AOL Jobs, and more.

Additionally, Heather has been recognized by CareerBliss as one of the Top 10 Gen Y Experts on Twitter, one of 20 Power PR Women to Follow on Twitter by The Daily Muse, one of 13 Super Experts to Follow in 2013 by Campus to Career, one of the Top 25 Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers to Follow by Corn on the Job, and been named to dozens of other lists during the past four years.

CNN/CareerBuilder also recognized her in 2009 and 2011 as a ‘top job tweeter you should be following,’ and she was included in Monster.com’s ‘The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Search.’

Finally, Heather is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (Happy About, 2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (Happy About, 2010) and the e-books Attention Job Seekers: Your Search is at Stake! 9 Steps to Becoming an Expert Marketer & Getting Hired in Today’s Digital World (2011), Relocating for an Entry-Level Job: Why You Probably Have to & How to Do It (2010), Graduated, Unemployed & Un(der)insured: Why You Need to Stop What You’re Doing Right Now to Purchase Health Insurance and How to Pick the Provider & Plan Best for You (2010), and Gen Y Meets the Workforce: Launching Your Career During Economic Uncertainty (2008).

Heather has a master’s certificate in Internet marketing from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, dog and two cats. She is available to answer your questions or speak at your next event.

  • Three words that describe Heather: Passionate, driven, enthusiastic
  • Favorite sports team: Chicago White Sox
  • What Heather likes to do when she’s not working: Although she works quite a bit, Heather does enjoy working out at the gym, spending time with her husband and dog, reading, and consuming news.
  • Favorite quote: “Happiness does not come from doing what you want, but wanting what you do.” — Unknown
  • What Heather wanted to be when she was younger: Vet or teacher
  • Favorite food: Used to be pretty much anything with carbs, but the doctor says the answer is now turkey

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Jordynn Barnes, social media

jordynnbarnesJordynn Barnes, digital and community manager, holds a B.S. in Business with a major in Public Relations and an emphasis in Sports Communication from Ferris State University. Prior to joining Come Recommended, Jordynn gained public relations, editorial writing, and social media experience in both agency and media settings.

When she’s not pacing the living room floor rooting for her beloved Steelers, you can always find Jordynn at Starbucks with a Carmel Macchiato in hand envisioning a day where the Pumpkin Spice Latte is a permanent item on the menu.

Jordynn resides in the Metro Detroit Area.

  • Three words that describe Jordynn: Quirky, creative, and ambitious
  • Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • What Jordynn likes to do when she’s not working: When Jordynn isn’t working she enjoys going to the gym, watching football and baseball, getting coffee with friends, shopping, and spending time with her family.
  • Favorite Quote: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live.” -Dalai Lama
  • What Jordynn wanted to be when she was younger: A forensic scientist
  • Favorite Food: Tacos, burritos, or enchiladas

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Marikaye DeTemple, client lead

Marikaye DeTemple, Come Recommended’s Client Relationship Director, has a B.A. in  public relations, and an A.A. in business, with an emphasis in sports journalism from Penn State University. Prior to joining Come Recommended, Marikaye gained experience across a range of public relations and communications settings. She began with reporting and broadcasting for a local radio station, followed by experiences within nonprofit organizations, governmental and advertising agencies. As a client lead at Come Recommended, Marikaye loves the challenge and rewards of working with a dynamic team to ensure idea’s come to light.

When not on Skype, Marikaye can be found at the local soccer fields volunteering as a coach and serving as a board member. She believes in the effectiveness of using sport as a means to teach youth life-long lessons.

Marikaye resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

  • Three words that describe Marikaye: Ambitious, passionate, caring
  • Favorite sports teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Penn State Athletics
  • What Marikaye likes to do when she’s not working: Marikaye is a people person… most of the time! She enjoys trying new adventures and traveling with friends, but also likes to take that rare moment to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee outside in the morning, or a bag of popcorn and a classic movie on the couch. She also spends a lot of time with her dog Max.
  • Favorite quote: “If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”
  • What Marikaye wanted to be when she was younger: Children’s diabetes educator
  • Favorite food: Anything Italian with a chocolate dessert to follow!

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Morgan Glennon, content creator

Morgan Glennon, senior content creator, graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Since graduating, she’s worked at the second largest newspaper in Japan as a staff reporter assisting international correspondents in the New York bureau. She gained experience working in a fast-paced newsroom environment. She also gained production experience, having interned at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and independent films. In her free time, she enjoys freelance writing on the topic of entertainment and television, with her work appearing on BuddyTV.com, Hello Giggles and The Huffington Post among others.

Morgan currently resides in New Jersey.

  • Three words that describe Morgan: Ambitious, passionate, caring
  • Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Phillies
  • What Morgan likes to do when she’s not working: Morgan loves to read, practice yoga and go to see live music. She enjoys playing armchair critic to her favorite television shows and spending time with family, friends and her dog.
  • Favorite quote: “Facts are the soil from which the story grows. Imagination is a last resort.” – Dorothy Dunnett
  • What Morgan wanted to be when she was younger: A writer.
  • Favorite food: Any kind of Thai food.

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Katie Olive, editor and media relations

Katie Olive, our Vice President, received her B.A.A. in integrative public relations and journalism from Central Michigan University. She is experienced in media relations, social media, editing, and content creation, among other things.

Katie started with Come Recommended as the media relations intern, started working as the public and media relations manager within six months, was promoted to director after nine months, and received her most recent promotion after a year and a half with the organization.

She currently resides in Tampa, FL with her husband and two dogs.

  • Three words that describe Katie: Driven, friendly, creative
  • Favorite sports team: University of Michigan Wolverines
  • What Katie likes to do when she’s not working: When she’s not working, Katie enjoys browsing Pinterest for DIY projects, photography, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.
  • Favorite quote: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Harold R. McAlindon
  • What Katie wanted to be when she was younger: Singer
  • Favorite food: Chicken nuggets

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Nikita Patel, content creator

Nikita Patel, director, is a graduate from the University of South Florida with a major in mass communications (public relations) and a minor in business administration. Before joining the Come Recommended team in 2010, Nikita had the opportunity to work in multiple industries including travel and tourism, hospitality, and entertainment. Through those experiences, Nikita developed strong interests in both branding and product development. Those interests were the forefront of her decision to join the Come Recommended team.

Nikita currently resides in Chicago, IL.

  • Three words that describe Nikita: Loyal, resilient, positive
  • Favorite sports team: Manchester United
  • What Nikita likes to do when she’s not working: When she’s not working, Nikita enjoys traveling as much as she can (getting new stamps in her passport is her favorite pastime), going to live concerts, filling her growing art collection, trying to say no to new shoes, and exploring her favorite city, Chicago.
  • Favorite quote: ”When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What Nikita wanted to be when she was younger: Artist
  • Favorite food: Asian noodle bowls and chocolate cupcakes

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Courtney Popelier, content creator

courtneypopelierCourtney Popelier, content creator, has a B.A. from Michigan State University in communication with specializations in public relations and dance. Having worked for a PR agency and startup before joining Come Recommended, she has experienced a number of different industries while wearing many different hats. She has a passion for creating content that inspires and teaches readers something new.

She currently resides in the metro Detroit area.

  • Three words to describe Courtney: Social, inquisitive, open-minded
  • Favorite sports team: Michigan State University Spartans
  • What Courtney likes to do when she’s not working: You’ll find Courtney teaching or practicing yoga, enjoying time on her boat, or spending time with family and friends.
  • Favorite quote: “Every single thing that has every happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.” — Unknown
  • What Courtney wanted to be when she was younger: A professional dancer
  • Favorite food: It’s a toss-up between Mediterranean and Italian

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