About

Our Mission

We exist to make your passion possible and allow people to lead a more purposeful, independent life.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jess Ostroff

Jess Ostroff

CEO & Director of Calm

Jess conceived the idea of Don’t Panic Mgmt based on a fortune cookie (and the Coldplay song of course). With the “don’t panic” mantra in mind, she has found that there is nothing too big or strong for her to conquer. Jess is known for making photogenic recipes (and then Instagramming them) and her hilarious dance to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song, “Give It Away”. She firmly believes in the Oxford Comma and has a passion for finding efficient ways to get things done. She is sometimes referred to as “iJess” due to her omnipresence and saver of all sanities.
Current location:New Canaan, CT
Go-to Karaoke song: “Hand in My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette
Favorite kind of cheese: Aged Goat Gouda
Beverage of choice: Champagne
Super power: Delivering miracles, especially when all hope is lost.
Becca Vaclavik

Becca Vaclavik

Chief People Officer

Becca was trained to work under the “duck” project management philosophy—she is always cool and unruffled on the surface, but paddlin’ like hell underneath. A master in the arts of organization and facilitation, she believes the best way to tackle daunting to-do lists is to infuse joy and a bit of silliness into every project she takes on (not unlike Mary Poppins). In her spare time, she can usually be found wandering around in the Rockies with her husband, killing it at Trivia Nights with her friends, or desperately trying to keep her dog Brillo off the furniture.
Current location: Greeley, CO
Go-to Karaoke song: “Shoop” by Salt-n-Pepa
Favorite kind of cheese: Brie
Beverage of choice: Prosecco
Super power: Offering people the help they need before they realize they need it.
Jenn Hines

Jenn Hines

Chief Client Officer

Jenn thrives on funky design tasks and Googling even the strangest queries (seriously, you should see her search history). Researching, scheduling, blogging, and hacking photoshop are some of her many specialties. She lives for ambitious deadlines and her organizational skills are unmatched. Usually, you can find Jenn attempting to balance work and life with her husband & new baby boy, while still trying to fit in a little “me-time”. Since there are hardly enough hours in the day, that usually means she’s sitting on the couch at midnight with a glass of moscato, catching up on Scandal episodes.
Current location: Lancaster, CA
Go-to Karaoke song: “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter
Favorite kind of cheese: Asiago
Beverage of choice: Mimosas, Mojitos, Moscato, and basically any drink beginning with the letter M
Super power: The ultimate Google-r and all around encyclopedia. Need to know how to fold a fitted sheet? There’s a YouTube video for that.

Our Assistants

Executive Assistants

Jenn Hines

Ellen McElveen

Becca Vaclavik

Kimberly Voorhis

Briana Barrios

Content Writers

Emily Hansel

Elise LeBreton

Carly Ries

Dan Rogers

Content Managers

Elise LeBreton

Ellen McElveen

Jess Ostroff

Carly Ries

Dan Rogers

Kimberly Voorhis

Podcast Producers

Jenn Hines

Julia Martin

Jess Ostroff

Dan Rogers

Elise LeBreton

Kimberly Voorhis

Becca Vaclavik

Social Media Managers

Emily Hansel

Becca Vaclavik

Ellen McElveen