"More than ever, the rate of online sales continue to grow worldwide. Yet customers often feel a lack of personal connection on websites. For this reason, we are drawing the curtain open – we want you to know who is doing what at The Pen Family. I am proud to introduce my team, all of whom were brought together by their shared love of fountain pens. In my eyes, there are no team-members here – only gladiators!"
Emmanuel Caltagirone - "Head Honcho" CEO
Emmanuel is better known as Manu. He believes a well-crafted fountain pen is the most beautiful thing your hand can hold. Manu has been making and trading in pens for over 30 years, learning the craft from his father, Nicolas Caltagirone.
Elizabeth married into fountain pens. She met Manu on a flight, and the rest is history. Before that, she grew up between Venezuela, USA and Lebanon, attending international schools, and working for top award-winning ad agencies. She's been writing, composing and performing for decades. Her love for storytelling and connecting people through story is as natural as ink flowing on paper.
Sara R. Rice was born in Los Angeles, California and never left. She attended college, graduate school and law school all in the Golden State. Outside of her education, she worked in politics, the public sector and in the private sector. Sara has always had a passion for writing instruments and has been an avid collector since she was eight years old. Sara also repairs and restores fountain pens privately and at pen shows across the US. She is also an accomplished fine art black and white photographer and has had her photography on display in galleries and in art shows.
Norah was born in Haiti and recently graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University. She has been a vital member of our online sales and tradeshow team for years. In her free time, she volunteers at her church.
Jack is not only our Guru. He lives and breathes fountain pens like all fountain pen aficionados.
Christalie Windsor is in the professional world of management and marketing; however, she is also an experienced multimedia artist / designer. Highly skilled in digital graphics / motion graphics design, video production, and web design / development. She creates: logos, flyers, banners, billboards, websites, commercials, special video projects. She currently manages and updates The Pen Family’s website, ensuring website quality and efficiency.
Rosaria is the Queen of Plating. Hailing from Naples, Italy, she understands metals and jewels like nobody else's business. Customers flock from different corners of the world to her for their special jewelry pieces. We are very fortunate to have her as our plating specialist.