Meet Our Team 2018-11-20T14:55:20+00:00

Our Backstory

In the 1990s, the three partner owners of Melwood Global — John Boit, Jon Tapper and David Guarino met as competing newspaper reporters covering the hotbed of Massachusetts government and politics at the State House Press Gallery. They later went their separate ways to pursue their own goals; Boit as a correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Tapper in Geneva to the United Nations press office and Guarino covering two presidential campaigns and later serving as a government and political spokesman.

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Meet Our Team

John Boit
John BoitSenior Founding Partner
John is a former foreign correspondent who has traveled to more than 40 countries. John is a skilled writer who loves crafting punchy pitches and tight op-eds that earn media coverage.
Jon Tapper
Jon TapperSenior Founding Partner
Jon is a former journalist and a long-time media specialist who co-founded Melwood Global to ensure the great work being done in the world is known through smart storytelling.
David Guarino
David GuarinoSenior Partner
David Guarino is one of the leading media, communications and public affairs professionals in New England, respected as a local, state and national political reporter of 12 years, a seasoned government and political press secretary and strategist for some of the region’s top leaders, brands and causes.
Jess Silva-Hodges
Jess Silva-HodgesSenior Account Executive/Director of Digital Strategy
Jess oversees Melwood’s digital media efforts and is adept at leveraging new media to raise the public profiles of our clients.
Bridget Ann Peery
Bridget Ann PeeryAccount Executive
Bridget is an Account Executive at Melwood Global with experience in photography, videography, social media and design, public outreach, and a passion for storytelling.

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