CEA CAPA Marketing Directory
Based in our Phoenix office, Peyton oversees the CEA CAPA Marketing Department creating strategy behind partner and student engagement through digital and print channels. Peyton combines her passion for customer-centric marketing with her love for travel and continuing education to share compelling stories that inspire.
With 10 years of experience in the creative, digital, and sales space, Peyton specializes in digital and print strategy, campaign management, visual storytelling, and lead and revenue-generation for omnichannel marketing. Before joining CEA CAPA, Peyton led the fashion marketing team for an industry leader in the scholastic space, where she drove initiatives to elevate the student experience and grow partnerships with schools and universities around the globe.
Outside of work, Peyton enjoys filling her world map with pins, solo travel, snuggling with her maltipoo Milo, being on the water, and attempting to keep her houseplants alive.
Peyton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was a D1 cheerleader for four years.
Heather Gregg Reed
As Director of Student Engagement, Heather oversees student engagement initiatives for all study and intern abroad alumni, including CEA CAPA’s Alumni Ambassador Program. By creating opportunities for post-study abroad reflection, professional development, and community engagement, CEA CAPA aims to help alumni continue the learning cycle long after they’ve returned home, and Heather is thrilled to have a hand in shaping these goals. Having spent more than a decade in the international education field, Heather has served in roles across institutional relations, alumni outreach, student engagement, and marketing. She has a particular passion for Digital Storytelling and has leveraged the medium to help students, educators, and everyday people build community and connection. Heather holds a BFA in Education and Theatre from Shenandoah University. She is a serial hobbyist who enjoys making films, directing theatre, renovating old houses, and visiting U.S. National Parks with her husband, children, and pups.
Alexis supports CEA CAPA’s departments by overseeing marketing product launches from start to finish. This process includes determining the scope of a project, managing communication, setting timelines with stakeholders, and overseeing the completion and implementation of projects and initiatives. Using her background in graphic design, she also provides art and creative direction ensuring the project’s alignment to the organization's goals, vision, and branding.
Alexis started with CEA CAPA in 2014 as a Graphic Designer and transitioned to the Marketing Project Manager role in 2019. Alexis received her BFA in Art with an emphasis in Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A travel enthusiast, she has visited over 20 countries and spent part of her childhood living abroad in the Philippines and Japan.
Outside of work, Alexis is a big Arizona Cardinals fan, enjoys traveling all over the globe, dabbles in crochet, and takes long walks with her Dachshund-Yorkie pup Ollie. Her goal is to visit Antarctica—the one continent she has never set foot on—which she'll check off her list in December 2023.
As the Automation & Engagement Specialist at CEA CAPA Education Abroad, Alexis is responsible for developing and executing B2C external messaging. In her role, she manages the scope of B2C external automated email and SMS efforts, spearheading promotional campaigns and facilitating student outreach.
Alexis works collaboratively and cross-functionally with Marketing, Institutional Relations, Enrollment, Career and Internship Programs, and Program Development. By aligning external messaging with the overall marketing strategy and organizational goals, she ensures a cohesive and impactful brand presence in CEA CAPA’s external messaging. Her foundation in journalism, complemented by her experience at Times Media Group, where she reported on business and local culture and devised digital content strategies for College Times Magazine, brings a unique perspective to her work.
Although Alexis didn't have the opportunity to study abroad, her strong connection to her Greek heritage through her father has instilled in her the importance of being a global citizen. She firmly believes in the transformative power of cross-cultural experiences and leverages that insight to create meaningful connections for students.
Alexis holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in digital strategy and strategic communication, from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
As Digital Marketing Coordintaor at CEA CAPA, Taylor's main focus is to optimize website and digital marketing materials for SEO. In her role, Taylor supports the Alumni and Communications Team within the Marketing Department by writing targeted internal and external messaging for SMS and email campaigns, and crafts compelling stories on our student and academic blogs. Taylor connects with cross-functional teams like Marketing, Career and Internships, Enrollment, Institutional Relations, and Program Development. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, Taylor wrote digital and print editorials and advertorials for travel agents, hotel brands, tourism boards, wine enthusiasts, and European bicyclists.
Taylor earned a B.A. in Communication and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. During undergrad, Taylor studied and interned abroad (with CEA CAPA) in Barcelona where she started believing that the best way to gain global insight and perspective is to travel. She loves pursuing her passion for people, words, and travel every day in her work.
As Student Engagement Coordinator at CEA CAPA, Michelle Mannweiler works with Alumni Ambassadors and other alumni to improve outreach to different student populations about CEA CAPA and study abroad. She graduated from Butler University with degrees in Middle/Secondary Education and Spanish. Michelle has professional experience in various fields, mostly centered around education, project management, and customer service. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, she served as Senior Program Advisor for over six years at IFSA and acted as Director of their Work-to-Study Grant program. Michelle also spent time leading data migration and database implementations. She brings her background as an educator and mentor, experience as a first-generation college student, her passion for travel and global connections, and her love of planning and creativity to this role. Outside of work, Michelle has been an actor for over 30 years (primarily on stage), currently serves on the board of a local nature conservancy, and enjoys spending time nurturing her connections around the world.
Kylie received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology from Augustana College. Previously, she worked with the International Education Office at her school where she completed marketing projects and advised students who were going abroad for a semester. She is also a CEA CAPA Florence alum and served as a CEA CAPA Alumni Ambassador for Augustana. She attended the Forum on Education Abroad’s annual conference in Seattle in March 2023, where she became better acquainted with the field of international education, and this sparked her interest in helping other students study abroad.
Kylie is very passionate about traveling to new places. She loves the motto "seeking discomfort," because that's where all her best memories have come from. Besides her interest in travel, she is an avid college basketball fan and her favorite time of year is March Madness.
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