When you contact Aradise you will usually deal first hand with one of us, Tristen Comegys, Donna Perdue or Tony Comegys. We provide effective, top-notch web, communication and strategic marketing services to non-profits, small businesses and individuals. We believe we're at our best when we're working with entrepreneurs and/or serving our communities by helping great people and organizations thrive. We know that pleasure in the job puts perfection into work, and we really, really love what we do!
Our team of seven is extremely creative and delivers eye-catching, useful marketing solutions that deliver results and a positive return on your investment. With diverse backgrounds in videography, photography, television, radio, advertising, journalism, event coordination, project management, search engine optimization, social media marketing, graphics and web design, Aradise brings many skill sets to your projects.
Tristen, Tony and Donna also believe in giving back to the community, not because it’s good for business, but because it’s good for the community.
- We've worked extensively with Combat Paper, an organization that encourages military veterans to transform their uniforms into paper upon which they then create art or use it for some other purpose. It's a very cathartic experience for the veterans and since Donna is a Marine Corps veteran herself, it's a very personal project.
- We volunteer for political campaigns whenever we can. We've hosted in-home meetings, handed out brochures, knocked on doors, etc. We believe it is everyone's responsibility to be involved with the most important decisions that affect us all.
- We also work with Operation Sock Monkey, a small non-profit organization that teaches sock monkey workshops, gives sock monkeys to children around the world, and donates collected monies to Clowns Without Borders.
- Recently, we traveled to Kenya to work with Agristewards, a worthwhile organization that teaches struggling farmers how to farm smartly as well as how to cultivate "bad" soil into "good" growing soil. During this 2-week visit, we also took the opportunity to pass out sock monkeys to children in the slums of Nairobi and teach a couple workshops to older girls and boys.
- Because she's a post 9/11 veteran, Donna was awarded a fellowship with The Mission Continues and is currently volunteering with the United Way providing marketing services. She's found it to be rewarding and a great way to network within the local community.
Who said business has to be boring? We believe you can have fun and still reach the stars, so we work every day to mix our passion for our work with our passion for life. Our goal is to work with great people, be proud of what we do and enhance the lives of our clients and colleagues. We pride ourselves on being professional, personable, creative, knowledgeable, innovative, forward-thinking and sustainable in all that we do.
Senior Account Manager and Managing Partner
When I was a kid, my dad (Tony) always made a point to be involved with our school projects. If the assignment was to do a book report on Willy Wonka – you bet that poster board was covered in licorice and I had a special treat for every kid in the class. Yes, I even had to dress for the part. Little did the teacher know that when she said to “dress-up” I would be in a top hat and purple overcoat.
Working on projects together flowed into adulthood. When I was 18, he taught me the content management system, Joomla. Knowing that platform landed me my first full time salaried position at the age of 19. For 2 years, I was happy to serve as the Marketing Director for the Duneland Family YMCA. That’s when my love for nonprofits and the true impact of their work sunk in for me.
Followed by my time with the Duneland YMCA, I accepted a position with the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Membership. That’s where I honed my sales and networking skills. Not to mention, understanding what businesses in different industries needed to reach their goals.
In 2014, I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a focus in Advertising. I started realizing that I was looking for more creative challenges and exploring life beyond a job.
In 2015, I finally joined the family business. I now serve as our Senior Account Manager facilitating client relations, organizational brand management, project management, and business operations. Additionally, I am a Promotional Marketing Strategist with Generate Sales and Marketing bringing another skill-set to our clients here at Aradise.
Instead of school projects and licorice, we work with clients all over the globe. The best part, at the end of the day we kick back and enjoy a nice glass of Chianti.
Creative Director and Managing Partner
I am a strong entrepreneurial spirit, graphic arts enthusiast, proud nerd, music junkie, outdoor aficionado, and a hopeless wanderer. I consider myself a blend of creative designer and a sales-oriented businessman, so I believe it is no accident that I have found my passion in the field of digital media and branding.
With a background in radio, television and photography, as well as having previously owned/operated an interior design company, I am a driven entrepreneur. In fact, I'm always uncovering and championing ways for Aradise to expand and diversify. I'm pretty no-nonsense when it comes to taking care of the customer. There's not an email that lands in my inbox that stays there longer than 2 hours!
In 2003, I was the founding director of Access La Porte County, a community based television station covering local government meetings and major events in the county. The challenge was to convince the local governments to give us 1% of the 5% of the cable franchise fees paid by cable subscribers. This wasn't an easy sell but after many meetings and discussions, we sold the county on the idea. While I'm no longer affiliated with the organization, it successfully continues the original mission. One of my prouder moments.
In 2005 I was brought on as creative consultant at Purdue North Central. Originally tasked with building a modern website, the relationship grew, as well as my company, to direct all branding and creative at the university. This included TV, radio, billboard, web and print. I also collaborated with the marketing department for major PR events, such as major fundraisers, art installations and larger programs such as The Sinai Forum.
Interactive Project Manager and Social Media Marketing Analyst/Coordinator
I’m a strong social media marketing guru, photography aficionado, grammar nerd, lover of fabric arts and am completely addicted to traveling and meeting new people. I have a long-lasting enthusiasm toward all things creative. I take great pride in preciseness in aesthetic details. My passions have found their happy place with Aradise.
My 22 years in the US Marine Corps as a photo/print journalist, media coordinator, administrator, and experience with classified materials handling/processing have prepared me well for this gig. Before team Aradise, I also worked with an insurance underwriting group; the Social Security Administration; a successful, mid-size point-of-purchase manufacturer; Akron, Ohio's chamber of commerce in key positions and even sold Toyotas when I was a very new mother. My experience with diverse industries helps me better understand the big picture toward success for our clients.