Our Team


Dirk Perrefort  – Founder / Public Relations and Media Consulant-  Dirk is a public relations expert with more than two decades working for the media industry.  He is an award winning journalist having been recongized on both the state and national level for his writing and in depth. Dirk has exentsive contacts in the media industry particularly in Fairfield and New Haven counties. He left the media business in 2018 to launch Housatonic Media Services.


James Amann – Political Consultant – Government Relations – Connecticut Speaker Emeritus James Amann served in the state legislature from 1991 through 2009 before becoming the founder and senior partner of International Government Strategies. He has experience helping campaigns both large and small cross the finish line and has advocated successfuly for numerous clients on both the state and federal levels.


Dr. Chris Kukk – Political and Organizaional Consultant –  Chris is the author several books including The Compassionate Achiever, a Political Science professor at Western Connecticut State University and a Fulbright Scholar. He’s been called upon numerous times by the media for analysis and has helped organizations both large and small find organizational efficiences. He also has experience managing political campaigns.

Lisa Berte – Website Design and Management / Digital Marketing – Specializing in creating websites that are both visually and conceptually appealing. With over 10 years experience in digital marketing and website development Lisa brings a passion for design and the understanding of how important a web presence is to a business. To view samples of her work, click here.


Carol Kaliff –  Director of Photography – Carol has more than fourty years of experience as a professional photographer. She spent much of that time as a photo journalist, photographing everything from hisoric events to prominent business and political leaders. Her work has appeared in publications across the country.

Vincent Albano – Graphic Designer –  Vincent has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design having worked for a variety of publications including both newspapers and magazines. Vincent has experience creating  advertisements, free standing inserts, brochures, postcards, newsletters, direct mail pieces and much more.