Meet Our Team
With more than 10 years experience as a publicist, Kourtney Jason has worked with and represented celebrities, world-renowned chefs, and bestselling authors. She led the in-house publicity departments at Ulysses Press and Time Inc. Books, and further honed her strategic communications skills at Bread & Butter and Smith Publicity agencies. Her past work includes high-profile authors such as country music icon Martina McBride, actress Valerie Bertinelli, chef Todd Richards, TODAY’s Siri Daly, New York Times bestselling authors Syd and Shea McGee (of Studio McGee) among many others. She is the author of five non-fiction books, including Lights Camera Booze: Drinking Games for Your Favorite Movies, which was included in the Academy Awards swag bags. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Rebecca Parrillo is the Digital Marketing Manager at Pacific & Court. She holds a BA in New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in New Media and Commerce from Fordham University. Rebecca is a goal-driven digital native specializing in social media management and digital strategy, previously working on social media and leading campaigns for Pantsuit Professionals, a start-up focused on empowering women in the workplace, and VolunteerMatch, a service that assists nonprofits find volunteers. She resides in Manhattan, NY.
Bridget Thoreson is the Director of Marketing & Operations at Ulysses Press, an independent publishing house focusing on creative data-driven nonfiction. She holds a BA from Fordham University in Journalism and Sociology and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. Bridget spent eight years volunteering with New York Women in Communications, founders of the MATRIX Awards, and 3 years sitting on their executive board. She has written two nonfiction pop culture books, XOXO, A Cocktail Book and The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook.
Casie Vogel is the Director of Editorial & Acquisitions at the independent publishing house Ulysses Press. A seasoned editorial leader, Casie specializes in research and development of unique content and products backed by data. Her trade publishing experience spans across nonfiction genres including pop culture, culinary, education, business and management, licensing, and more. Casie’s acquisition highlights include Grammy-nominated Jhene Aiko’s 2Fish: (a poetry book), Cry Baby Coloring Book by singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez, and The Growth Mindset Coach. Prior to her current role at Ulysses Press, Casie acquired business books for McGraw-Hill and Palgrave Macmillan. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Keith Riegert is the Executive Vice President and Publisher of the independent publishing house, Ulysses Press, and teaches Analytics and Consumer Insights at NYU’s School of Professional Studies in the Center for Publishing. Keith holds a BA in English literature from the University of California Santa Barbara and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a specialization in statistics and marketing. Prior to his current role at Ulysses Press, Keith was Associate Director of Analytics for Hachette Book Group.