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Bad A$$ Networking Partners

As VP of Media for BAN, John handles all the social media, press releases, and online marketing for Bad A$$ Networking. Known as the “third-wheel” to BAN, John is in charge of many of the day to day duties of promoting BAN. Since John has come on board, BAN’s social media presence has nearly tripled in size and attendance has doubled.  

“John’s a winner, the guy knows how to put businesses on the map”

BAN Founder Freddy Ewan 

About John Bermudez

VP of Media

John Bermudez is a digital marketer and Business Advisor with DexYP, a national digital advertising agency that allows business owners to run their business and marketing from the palm of their hands with proprietary software called Thryv™. When clients purchase Thryv or any digital solution through John, they are coached and guided by his experience, resources, and passion for getting results and he becomes an extension of their business. Because John works with over 300 local businesses and has the resources & consistent training from a national advertising agency, John is fully equipped with data, strategy and up to date marketing tactics that will show results. If you are thinking about starting a business from scratch or expand, John is the perfect person to partner with.

John’s favorite saying is “Do right by others and everything else will work itself out.”

About Vincent Gentile

Badd A$$ Web Designer …!

Vincent joined the Bad A$$ Networking team in June of 2016. Vincent Gentile, president of AVM Internet Solutions; an award-winning web design and SEO (search engine optimization) firm based in Colts Neck NJ.

AVM Internet Solutions helps its clients navigate the uncertainty of the web to implement workable solutions in web design and Internet marketing with one goal: to produce results by increasing revenue through effective online visibility.  Phone:  732-526-7590   •

About Patty Marchesi “Patty D”

Director of Photography

My first association with BAN was as a Vendor.  I knew from that night I wanted to be part of it.  The room was filled with high energy and successful entrepreneurs and business owners. 

Patty is a Portrait/Event photographer in Monmouth and Ocean County. One of her specialties is working with business owners.   Corporate headshots and unique professional photos are vital to making your business/online presence stand out from the rest.  First impressions are extremely important and she will help you get your business noticed.

In addition, PattyD photographs weddings, engagements, and families on location. So whether you are getting hitched or updating your website with professional photos…..she will make sure the real you shines through.  Contact: Patty Marchesi – 732.991.5483  •

About Lee Neves

Head of Event Planning

With a wide variety of experience in event planning, entertainment, and marketing, CEO Alexis Keller was impressed with Lee’s creative input and knowledge on planning events. After a long discussion, BAN brought Lee on as their Event Planning Head and it’s been gravy ever since! Lee takes care of the finite details of each event and you can always visit him at the Neves Jewelers table on the event floor.  
Neves Jewelers is celebrating 40 years, and offers many of the finest designer names in the jewelry and watch world, including Alor, Doves, Charles Krypell, Tag Heuer, Dior, and Michele to name just a few. As New Jersey’s Diamond Center, having the largest selection of loose diamonds in the area, as well as bridal selections from Verragio, Ritani, Gabriel & Co, A.Jaffe, Forevermark, and many others. Always staying on the cutting edge by continually introducing collections from the most popular designers. Don’t see what you like, Neves can custom design any piece as per your specifications, bringing your imagination to reality. They are also a full service watch and jewelry repair center, from vintage to new, they can refurbish any sentimental piece back to its original state. Serving New Jersey with two convenient locations, Woodbridge and Shrewsbury. Visit or call 1-844-GO2-Neves for more information.

About John Sabia

Video Director

As Video Director of Bad A$$ NetworkingJohn is in charge of the production of BAN’s extensive video collection. A promotional video created for each BAN event and John oversees the filming, direction, and editing of each exciting video!
John started shooting video with his dad’s VHS camera at the age of 10. After graduating from Hofstra University with a B.S. in television / video, John has had the pleasure of working with amazingly talented people in many different forms of television including movies, commercials, reality programming, corporate video and live news broadcasts. 
In 2006, John started Hillside Media, a video production company that worked directly with Fortune 500 companies around the country and was one of the first content partners for YouTube in 2007. Now with over 18 years in content production, we fast forward to 2014 and the birth of Socialitize. John has created the “systematic approach to social media” and truly enjoys teaching others how to take their business to the next level.

About Danielle Woolley


Danielle Woolley is a natural connector who lives her life by 2 sayings, “Listen To Your Body” and “Collect Experiences Not Things.” She has been networking before she even knew what the word meant and chances are if she can’t assist you with something she knows someone who can! She utilizes her skills and expertise from being a business trainer, wellness coach and small business owner to run a women’s professional group called FemCity Monmouth County.  She is passionate about assisting people with investing in their health and businesses to have the ability to be more, have more and do more, whatever more means for them. You can connect with her at danielleb@gmail.com or via social media!


About Natalie Gray – Family First Funding

Welcoming Committee

My name is Natalie Gray, I am a Mortgage Loan Originator at Family First Funding. I began working with Family First Funding in May 2014. I started in the mortgage business in operations in 2012. I take pride in knowing underwriting guidelines and what to expect throughout the process to prepare my clients to make sure we have all required documentation upfront, to avoid any delays in what can sometimes be a lengthy process.  I also work with clients prior to the mortgage process to make it possible for them to become a Homeowner, by helping them build and repair their credit.  My goal is to make the mortgage process as smooth, easy, and stress-free as possible. I am dedicated to make all of your home buying and refinancing dreams possible



About Kailah

Welcoming Committee

Working at The Ocean Star, Kailah prides herself in making connections with her clients and promoting a larger reach of business to these clients by creating advertisements geared towards their specialties. Kailah is the advertising sales representative for all of Ocean County including the areas of Bay Head, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Point Boro and Point Beach. The Ocean Star is published every Friday covering all the local news, sports, schools, events and people stories. Along with The Ocean Star, Kailah also is an advertising sales representative for Night & Day magazine, which is an entertainment magazine spread all across Monmouth and Ocean county. Night & Day features where to find the best deals during the day and all the hot spots to visit at night. To find a complete list of Night & Day publications and to view the rate card for The Ocean Star newspaper, visit or email Kailah directly at



About Anthony Alfano, LMT

Anthony Alfano, LMT  original Certification obtained in 1985.  He became Licensed when the State of New Jersey adopted Licensing in 2012.

He specializes in numerous modalities and continues to receive continuing education to give his clients more choices of techniques they may need.  these modalities include:

  • Full Body Swedish Massage
  • Pre and Post Natal Massage
  • Deep Muscle Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Sport Massage including Stretching
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Points
  • Reflexology