Meet the TLC Team

When you hire TLC, you’re beginning what we hope will be a long-term business relationship.

Our inventive, hard-working staff values each and every client — no matter the size or project. Our end goal is to solve your problems with the perfect solution. We believe every brand, large or small, should receive the same level of attention and excellence. Our reputation hinges on the success of our clients and thrives on referrals from the great work we do.

Trish Leonard

IOM, CEO, President

Trish serves as President of the Bonita Springs Downtown Alliance, Co-Chair Director of the Bonita Springs Short Film Festival, President Emeritus of the Wonder Gardens, a 1936 historic roadside attraction, Past President of the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs-Estero, Past Board of Director for Speakers Assembly of SW FL, Past Director for the Center of the Arts- Bonita Springs amongst others.

Throughout her professional career, Trish has won numerous awards and accolades. She is 2023- 2023 Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2023 Top 100 Registry, 2022 Woman of the Year from the Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce, 2016 Bonita Springs Citizen of the Year by Naples Daily News/ USA Today, Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Estero and Woman of the Year 2011 and 2008 Woman of Distinction.

Her company has won numerous awards, including the 2023 Small Business Excellence from the Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce, 2022 Best of Bonita, the 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, and 2015 Business of the Year from Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce.

She is proud to say she is a considerable donor to not-for-profits organizations such as the Wonder Gardens (who named the Welcome Center in her honor), Florida Gulf Coast University, First Generation Scholarships (for students who are the first to attend college in their family), Cortese St. Angelo, Veterans Room at the Wilson Bradshaw Library, as well as SBDC William O. Webb Entrepreneurs’ Scholarship. She is also the founder of the License to Swim at the local YMCA for children who cannot afford swim lessons.

Trish loves to garden, be with her family in her spare time, and read. Most importantly, she loves helping businesses and not-for-profits grow and prosper.

Jacob Winge

Public Affairs Specialist

A Fifth Generation Floridian and civic leader in SWFL, Jacob has spent nearly two decades working in Higher Education, Nonprofit, Senior Care and Zoos leading major marketing, strategic planning, and business development efforts. He has volunteered and served with over two dozen organizations and county advisory boards.

From 2013-14 Jacob represented nearly one million students as the State President of FCSSGA in the Florida College System. Jacob has worked in a variety of fields across private, public and nonprofit sectors. He has authored over 100 articles and guest editorials on housing, education, economic development, eco-tourism, local history and healthcare.

Jacob is a product of Collier County Public Schools, alumni of Florida SouthWestern State College and is pursuing a MBA at Ave Maria University. He is an Associate Leadership and Leadership Collier Graduate through the Greater Naples Chamber and a Charter Class member of Leadership Estero. He is a past member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and editorial advisory board member for Naples Daily News & The NewsPress. In 2021 he was named “40 Under 40” by Gulfshore Business Magazine.

He is a recognized local historian in South Florida. Jacob, his wife Alexandria, and daughter Wren live in East Naples.

Brittni Brown, MBA

Event Logistics Coordinator

Brittni enjoys building relationships, making an impact in our community, and providing a helping hand to others. She brings over 8 years of nonprofit experience, including event planning and support to TLC. While earning her high school diploma, Brittni volunteered/ interned at a dance studio teaching jazz and tap to children ages 4-15. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana earning a Bachelor in Business with a Small Business and Entrepreneurship concentration, while dancing for the university and working as an Assistant Manager at Walgreens.

Brittni moved to Southwest Florida in 2014 and began attending Keiser University- Ft. Myers. Soon after earning her Master’s in Management and Leadership, she continued her education with Keiser University and is now a doctoral candidate for a Doctorate in International Business Administration. Brittni is very involved in our community and seeks ways to make an impact that is everlasting.

Jasmine Decelle, B.S.

Web Director

Jasmine is an accomplished web designer and branding expert. Spending most of her life creating, Jasmine’s mission to tell her client’s stories and help businesses connect through brand strategies has lead her into the digital marketing world.

A lover of all things nerdy, Jasmine can list off tidbits from wrestling, video games, and even old black and white sitcoms! Down to Earth and passionate about every project, Jasmine brings a level of excitement to every project by helping set unique goals per client and accomplishing them; be it with a website redesign or strategy with audience connection.

Graduating from Rasmussen College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Web & Interactive Design, Jasmine set out to make a difference in her community straight out of college by gaining experience as a Web Director and Graphic Specialist in both marketing firms and marketing departments of Florida clinics. Jasmine is no newcomer, with over 10 years of work experience. She uses fresh visual skills, engaging copy, and a keen eye for customer-first strategies to manage website and branding creation for TLC Marketing.

Justin Decelle

Copywriter

Justin brings his desire to help clients reinforce their brand by creating content that emphasizes their specialities and goals for success. He does this primarily through his passion in storytelling and coming up with content that not only targets specified markets and demographics but improves upon the image they have already created. Justin’s skilled in creating building blocks of specially curated content to fit short and long term goals of connecting clients with their audience.

Being a Mississippi boy, born and raised, Justin became a Florida transplant over six years ago. He has over a decade of experience in various fields of work including banking, insurance and management positions throughout various companies known throughout the country. This has created a customer-first mentality for him where he has prioritized the needs and wants of clients over anything else. His team-based experiences allow him to work well with the team members of TLC to ensure every client’s goals are accomplished.

Susan Leist

Office Administrator

Susan brings 35 years of experience to TLC. Susan worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and two Captains in Michigan before retiring in 2021 and moving to Estero, Florida, to be near family.

Susan met the owner, Trish Leonard, and they instantly connected on their shared love of events. Susan was so impressed by the TLC team’s positivity and professionalism that when offered the part-time position, she accepted it as it was a perfect fit for her retirement.

Susan is instrumental in the office, bringing different views, marketing ideas, organization, and structure. Susan truly enjoys meeting new people and learning about their companies, providing current and potential clients with a more personal experience.

Our 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

“When TLC formed during the height of the real estate crash, I was worried about how to get through it, but with determination and the help of peers and others who supported my efforts, here we are 15 years later.”

At the time the company offered marketing and public relations, and over the years evolved into other areas, such as event planning, social media, and websites.

“I am very proud of how far the company has come in a short time,” states Leonard. “We have been through a market crash, COVID, two hurricanes and still moving forward.”

Working with Trish and her team on the product launch of the new Campbell Caddie made the process so much easier than expected. I’m very pleased with the logo design and the creativity of the team in all aspects of the project. I would not hesitate to refer colleagues to TLC Marketing for their creative marketing needs. 

Mike Z.