Meet The Team

Creative passion and industry experience delivered through personal connection. Bringing experience with various industries in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors. We provide a custom tailored campaign for each client’s business and project.

Jenifer Maldonado

Founder & CCO

Focusing on Mass Media and Broadcast in college, it was her part-time job with Trader Publishing that turned into her dream career and South Carolina became her permanent home.

Jenifer soon became the BDC manager for South Carolina’s Trader Magazines. She also acquired the Sales Manager position for Columbia, Charleston and, Myrtle Beach territories during these six years. But in 2008, when the automotive industry took a rapid decline, Jenifer’s career began going with it.

Always a believer in the adage "Find something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life", Jenifer decided to start her own publishing company, diversifying into both automotive and real estate magazine titles. JBasque Publishing Inc. was launched and began publishing free weekly and monthly magazines for car dealers and real estate agents throughout the Southeast. Within her first three years, she launched 6 separate titles and 7 websites. The phone began to ring and current clients wanted representation for other media avenues.

Flaire Inc. was initially launched in May, 2012 and Jenifer is proud to admit, we haven't had one unsatisfied client thus far!
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Sarah Lewis

Communications Director

Sarah Lewis is the Communications Director with Flaire, Inc. offering Digital Marketing, Social Media Development, Communications, Business Consulting and other marketing needs.

Sarah brings knowledge to the team with her previous position as Director of Programs and Communications at the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. Sarah developed, planned, coordinated, promoted and executed Chamber events & programs, and oversaw all communication and promotion efforts for the organization. She served as the team leader for Leadership Georgetown County, Georgetown County Young Professionals, Business and Community Expo, Business Programs and all Legislative and Advocacy events.

Formerly, the executive director of the Congaree Vista Guild, Columbia’s arts and entertainment district. As director, she acted as the liaison between the Vista Guild’s businesses, galleries, restaurants, residents and retail members and county and city officials. She also led the neighborhood’s events such as Vista Lights an annual holiday event and Artista Vista, the annual gallery crawl.

Before returning to Columbia, Sarah worked as the business development manager in the Georgetown County Economic Development office in Georgetown, S.C., where she managed the business development and retention program with over fifty manufacturing companies.

Sarah graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Communications and earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

Sarah is a proud member of the local SC Chapter and National Chapter of Public Relations Society of America as well as a member of International Economic Development Council. She has completed three years of International Economic Development Training with IEDC, South Carolina Economic Development School with SCEDA and is certified in Inbound Marketing with Hubspot.

Ashleigh McRae

Account Executive

Ashleigh has worked with Flaire Inc. as account executive. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer service and sales. She works with the many clients of Flaire Inc. ensuring she takes the time to communicate, listen and meet all of their needs. One of Ashleigh’s highlights working at Flaire is the qualitative relationship she builds with each individual client. As a native of South Carolina, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her family and attending events in the midlands.

Megan Blume

Creative Director

Megan Blume is the Creative Director at Flaire Inc. and a proud South Carolina native. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2008 with highest honors and completed an internship in the National Magazine devision of Morris Communications in Augusta, Ga.

Megan has worked for numerous clients helping to develop a high standard of visual communication through the design of websites, social graphics, advertisements, outdoor, editorial layouts, and more. From 2012 to 2015 she served as Art Director for a bi-monthly slick magazine with a circulation of 15,000. As Art Director Megan helped coordinate and direct photo-shoots, participated in editorial calendar planning, designed and managed the website, and developed the style and brand of the magazine through logo, stationary, and consistent promotional design. Megan also designed each issue from cover to cover. Her work was awarded by the American Advertising Federation.

A designer with nearly a decade of experience, she specializes in numerous areas of design in both print and digital mediums, and is proficient in the lastest versions of the Adobe design suite. For Megan, successful design results in high quality products that unite form and function to produce a means of communication that is both beautiful and practical.