Who We Are

Galaide Group, LLC is a woman owned small business and HUBZone certified communications, public relations, and marketing firm that was established in 1998. As a locally owned, locally based and locally networked firm, we understand the nuances of doing business in Guam and the region.

Our team of specialists includes program and project planners, public relations and community outreach specialists, information technology specialists, graphic designers and communications strategists. We have earned a solid reputation of success by delivering high quality products and services that have consistently exceeded our client’s expectations.

Our current workload includes various communications strategies, public relations and outreach programs as well as capacity building and technology related projects. Our clients include local and federal government agencies, the Department of Defense, private corporations and non-profit entities. Our diverse portfolio of projects includes specialized promotional campaigns, community outreach programs, issues and crisis management, program development, as well as strategic communications planning and execution.

 

Our Team

Monica Guzman

Monica Guzman

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director

In addition to managing the daily operations of the company, Monica is also responsible for the creation and coordination of media campaigns, public outreach events and special projects. With over 30 years of experience in communications, Monica has successfully managed numerous projects for private and non-profit organizations as well as local and federal government entities. Monica is the Chair for the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities and was one of the founders of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 she was chosen as the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion and was selected as the Small Business Administration’s Minority Business Champion for 2014.

Clifford Guzman

Clifford Guzman

President/Partner

Cliff focuses on strategic planning and program management for local and federal government projects as well as a variety of corporate clients. Cliff has a long history of success in developing corporate communications strategies, brand development and target market messaging. He has an extensive background in engineering and planning and has served in various positions in the Government of Guam to include Chief of Staff for the Governor and Director of the Department of Administration and the Bureau of Planning. Cliff also serves on the Board of the Guam Visitors Bureau and is President of the Guam Symphony society.

 
Ron Castro

Ron Castro

Graphics Director/Partner

Ron is responsible for the creative applications of brands and messaging. From concept to final product, he ensures that the client and program messages are graphically represented in logos and/or icons, advertisements, posters and other print collateral materials and mediums as may be required to reach the targeted audiences. Ron has over 30 years of experience in commercial art and graphics in a variety of mediums. He is also a highly regarded artist whose works have been featured in numerous art galleries, magazines and posters both locally and internationally.

Mark Umagat

Mark Umagat

Director of Programs

Mark has a solid background in finance and project management with nearly fifteen years in tourism, banking, and federal government contracting. In his position as Director of Programs, Mark manages project flows and budgets for all Galaide projects. This includes ensuring that all resources are properly allocated and projects are completed on time and within budget. Mark holds an MBA from Norwich University in Northfield, VT and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Guam.

 
Carl Gumataotao

Carl Gumataotao

Project Manager

Carl Gumataotao brings over twenty years of experience in communications to the Galaide Group. Drawing on his past experience as a television media consultant and producer, Carl’s duties include media and advertising management as well as creative conceptualization and execution. Following his graduation San Diego State University, Carl went on to serve in the Army and also spent a decade in communications for both the Guam Power Authority and Guam Office of Civil Defense.

Dondi Quintans

Dondi Quintans

Project Manager

Dondi grew up in a family of print, television and event production, which all come very handy with her position at Galaide Group. In addition to her project management duties, Dondi also coordinates public outreach communications, web designs and community affairs. A graduate of Seattle University with a degree in communications, Dondi is also a graphics designer as well as a freelance writer. Her special talents have been valuable in bringing world-class quality products and services to our clients.

 
Ian Wusstig

Ian Wusstig

IT Specialist

Ian has an extensive background in computer technology and programming particularly in the areas of Geographical Information Systems. He presently supervises as many as 40 data input specialists at any given time for the Department of Public Work’s Asset Inventory and Management System that Galaide co-developed on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. He also oversees all technical video, audio and computer related logistics for major presentations and forums on behalf of Galaide’s clients.