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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Happy Herald - Our Positive News Print Advertising Publications Team

Happy Herald and Happy Herald Realty

By Staff Writer


Brigitte Lang

Founder/Publisher/Real Estate Broker

Brigitte is our visionary who shaped and developed Happy Herald from a profound overnight revelation in 1995. So intense it attracted the right people and circumstances to create a unique and powerful uplifting publication. An infectious persona and unrivaled, creative genius, Brigitte makes it a point to keep Happy Herald progressive with positive news and entertainment whereas mainstream newspapers report rapes, murders, crimes and doom and gloom.

Brigitte has a rare talent of being able to perfectly balance a fun and positive attitude with a results-driven business psyche. Brigitte is the groundbreaker of our office and takes her responsibility to her employees and herself very seriously. Brigitte has attracted a passionate, committed team of talent to spread positive news changing lives and inspiring the best in us all. Her most profound realization is that nothing, not even the most advanced technology, is as powerful as people working together toward a shared goal.

From a subsequent profound vision Brigitte formed a unique and powerful real estate division to provide unrivaled and imaginative ways to be of service to Happy Herald readers during thought-provoking real estate markets. Visit to get a closer look.

Brigitte has two great loves in her life – her family and Happy Herald, and neither would suffer the neglect of her attention, focus or faithfulness. A born leader with a drive to succeed Brigitte is proud to lead the paper fueled by the talent, passion and warmth to national and international heights.

Steve Fier

Director of Sales & Marketing

As a versatile executive with a broad range of skills and talents, Steve has been a standout contributor from the early days as number one Sales Executive, to his current role asDirector of Sales and Marketingfor Happy Herald since 1995. During the pastmany years, Steve has made significant management contributions in business development, new product planning,sales and marketingand improving the efficiency and profitability of operations.

As a leader and innovator over the length of his career, Steve has a remarkably consistent record of leading teams to top performance. Skilled at managing the most complex technical and business challenges, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and a strong will to succeed. His managerial and technical skills have been strengthened by an ability to leverage “outside-the-box” thinking into successful business strategies.

Steve is a successful martial artist who earned the ranks of the revered black belt. His perilous dedication to stay fit and alert keeps him committed to weightlifting and healthy eating. With a penchant for overachievement and boundless ambition, Steve keeps Happy Herald productive. Steve is a paradoxical personality – a perfect amalgamation of logic and business charisma.

Steve is married with two beautiful children, Ryan and Jennifer who bring out the best in him as shown by their unbridled excitement when they run into his arms every night when he comes home.

Steve Sandford

Advertising Executive

Born: Trenton, New Jersey

When: April 13

Interests: Latin & Ballroom dancing, movies, theater, nightclubs. Avid Los Angeles Dodger & Green Bay Packer fan.

Since October 1981, I have experienced all the business growth expansion through the 80´s, 90´s & 2000´s here in south
Florida while working in the newspaper and magazine industries. My position with the Happy Herald Newspaper is to help develop successful/prosperous advertising campaigns for new and established businesses to reach our over 1/4 million readers from Ft. Lauderdale to Jupiter, Florida.

Lewis Parker

Office Administrator

Lewis is our Office Administrator. He has organizational skills that are second to none and the consummate facilitator and master at multitasking, always striving for perfection. Lewis is a rarity; a true Florida native who believes in providing superior customer service delivered with southern charm. At an early age Lewis was introduced to the responsibilities and qualities needed to effectively maintain and expand a family owned business. Over the years he has honed, expanded and adapted those skills in the corporate environment. Lewis’s creativity and ability to think outside of the box makes him a valuable asset to Happy Herald’s team of professionals. Lewis can solve any situation that arises by using common sense reasoning. That combined with his quick wit, allows him to diffuse any issue before it gets out of control. Lewis has vast computer knowledge and strives to learn more in this ever-changing age of technology. Lewis coordinates the quality control that binds the Happy Herald team together and makes the Happy Herald team balanced and productive.

Lewis currently resides in Fort Lauderdale and spends his leisure time on his two passions, photography and travel; two hobbies that complement each other.

Al Lehman

Advertising Executive

Born: Chicago, IL

When: April 14

Interests: Church events, riding motorcycles, movies and a new fan to NASCAR

Relationship/Family: Happily Married with Children

As my
Happy Herald 1st year anniversary approaches I ask, "Where did the time go?" It must be true, time flies when you are having fun. Meeting new people, networking and working with an awesome group of people tops it off, and on top of that they pay me. I love what I do and am proud to be part of a newspaper that delivers such positive news.


Ron Levine

Advertising Executive

Born: Baltimore, MD

When: August 4

Interests: Politics, Golf

Relationship/Family: Married, 2 Daughters, 4 Grandchildren

It seems like I’ve been a salesman my whole life. After moving to Florida from New York I started working for Happy Herald Newspaper selling Advertising. It was an easy transition for me. Each day is different. Each day I meet new and interesting people and provide them with good and honest service and a great newspaper product.


Ali Guerra

Production, Design & Layout

Born: Venezuela

When: February 18

Interests: Movies, music, computers, reading, traveling. I also have a great passion for cooking and am always trying new recipes.

Relationship/Family: My brother Raul and my two sisters, Karina and Thaiz are always supportive and remind me every day how important family is.

I have a BA in Graphic Design. I came to Florida in 2003 and with passion and extensive experience worked in the culinary arts industry while going to school to obtain my Master's degree in Graphic Design. After that I worked with several companies and various projects until I became part of the Happy Herald family. It is wonderful to be part of a team that brings such positive news to our readers. I enjoy bringing the most modern and creative design to our readers each month.


Gabriel Palotas

Real Estate Broker / Office Manager for Happy Herald Realty

Born: Budapest Hungary

When: August 4

Interests: Art Design, Music, Travel, Write a Monthly Newspaper Column on Florida Real Estate

Relationship/Family: Have a daughter and two grandchildren.

I like to take conservative calculated risks. It keeps me active and involved. Try to stay fit and healthy.
Enjoy all kind of water sports.Enjoy family events and get togethers. Love to socialize and make new friends. Can cook up a great Goulash and glad to share the recipe

I think
Florida is just the perfect place for me. Sun and carefree beaches can keep a simple man quite happy.


"The City Commissioners oft he City Of Fort Lauderdale proclaimed December 13 , A Gabriel Palotas Day. For his dedication and concern for the City of Fort Lauderdale.


Annette Sweet

Happy Herald Realty Agent. Loan Mortgage Originator

Born: Washington, D.C.

When: December 25

Interests: Kayaking, tennis, hunting for and collecting porcelain

Relationship/Family: Husband Gabriel Palotas, Grandkids, Tory and Alex and mother-in-law, Eva. My step-mom Joan lives in Orlando and I have you younger sisters. The youngest has an 8 yr. old, (my nephew) Cameron and live in Broward. The other lives in Burbank, California with her husband. I have been in the mortgage, ttile and real estate industries for over 30 years.

Name: Dyanne Krupinsky

Title: Advertising Executive

Born: Brooklyn, New York

When- May 3rd.

Interest-Movies, theater, dining out.

Family/relationships- One Daughter- three BEAUTIFUL grand-daughters.

I joined the Happy Herald on January 11th. Selling advertising for the great publication has allowed me to spread the word for this joyous and up-beat newspaper! It has been a very enriching experience!



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I've been a long time fan of your publication. It impresses me and makes me happy to see Happy Herald continually improve, while it is improving the lives of many.  Thank you all for your great work.  You have a great product, worth far more than the price!  I don't know how you do it, but please keep doing what you're doing.