A New Englander from Taunton, Massachusetts, Diane achieved her B.F.A at the University of Massachusetts before moving to Texas to work on national and international accounts for a major advertising agency prior to co-founding her own advertising and design firm. With more than 30 years experience as a designer, art director and marketing professional, she was ready for a new challenge, and together with her husband, decided to pursue their long-time dream of establishing a publishing company to create opportunities for authors of all genres.
Mick J. Prodger
Born in North Wales and educated in the South of England, Mick came to Texas in the 1980s after working with an advertisng agency in London and freelancing as a writer and illustrator. He met Diane and they co-founded a highly successful advertising and design firm handling regional, national and international accounts as well as local business. He is the author of five books and illustrator of several more, as well as a successful creative director and advertising copywriter. Elm Grove Publishing, a studio welcoming authors of all types of books, is the culmination of their joint dream.
Augusto (Tito) and Margarith Curel
Culinary experts, professional restaurateurs and creative caterers; when it comes to fine cuisine, there are few who have contributed more variety to the food industry in South Texas, where they now reside. Tito was born in Italy and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina before coming to the United States, first in New York City and later San Antonio, Texas. His passion for great food is heavily influenced by his French heritage. Swiss-born wife Margarith perfected her craft in Europe. Together, they travel the world, gathering recipes and creative ideas for their business. Elm Grove Publishing is pleased to have partnered with Tito and Margarith for a planned series of books featuring fine international restaurants, their recipes and suggested wine pairings.