About Us

Katie Tharakan


Katie previously served as Senior Marketing Director for Equity Lifestyle Properties before founding Tharakan Consulting in 2014. Throughout her career, Katie has used her energetic and intuitive marketing approach to identify opportunities, deliver effective strategies and build strong relationships in the industry.


Stacey VanDiest


A member of the Writers Guild of America, Stacey spent 10 years working in the film and television industries in Los Angeles.  She served as Script Coordinator on The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons video game, and The Simpsons ride at Universal Studios — so yes, she’s good friends with Homer Simpson.  Stacey has also written an episode of True Jackson, VP and marketing content for Nickelodeon, Fox, ABC, and Crunch Gyms.

Summer Houghton

Senior Designer/Art Director

Summer has a rich background and education in advertising, illustration, and graphic design. Her skills and passion for creativity allow her to bring fresh concepts and designs to campaigns. Additionally, her knowledge and agility allow for flexibility, so clients receive consistently better-than-expected results.


Janice Riccio

Business Manager

Janice joins Tharakan Consulting from Equity Lifestyle Property where she managed the Tampa regional office for over 10 years.  She ensures that the daily operation of the business runs smoothly and a clients’ needs are exceeded.  Her passion for the industry comes through in everything she does.

Breanna Murrie

Digital Marketing Specialist

Breanna has a marketing background with 12+ years of experience and has worked with clients in a variety of industries. She is a self-proclaimed geek when it comes to all things digital, specializing in PPC, SEO, content writing and social media.