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 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. She was Programming Chair for 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. Currently she is Vice Chair of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority and sits on the boards of the Pacific Islanders in Communications and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

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.

 
Gerry Dizon

Gerry Dizon

Lead Exhibits Designer Guam Museum

Gerry brings to the Galaide group over ten years of experience in the areas of product marketing, social media, event planning, product styling, and web design. Utilizing his wide range of experience as an innovative graphic designer, social media curator and lifestyle blogger Gerry’s creativity is well utilized as the lead designer for exhibitions at the Guam Museum. His creative strengths are additionally engaged in event planning, promotions and maintaining the social media of the Guam Museum. Gerry was educated at the Fashion Design Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco, California; a background that he has utilized in organizing and conducting museum upgrades in both the Guam and Saipan Museums.

Perpetua M. San Agustin

Perpetua M. San Agustin

Office Manager Guam Museum

Perpetua attended Fordham University earning a double major in Classical Civilization and Anthropology as well as minor in Philosophy. She has experience in working with ancient artifacts and archives in Guam and Greece. She manages the staffing for the Guam museum and all details related to the retail café. Perpetua is a critical member of the exhibits design team with the responsibility of ensuring all objects are documented precisely, while also working hand-in-hand with the collections management team. Her experience in office and finance management are leveraged to assure the exhibits of the Guam Museum are carefully constructed and transition with success.

 
Dominica M. Tolentino

Dominica M. Tolentino

Museum Director

Dominica is the current director at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum. Her daily tasks include managing the day-to-day operations of the Guam Museum, as well as developing new programs, activities, and exhibitions which showcase Guam’s unique history and culture. Dominica frequently represents the Museum at professional and civic social events and gatherings to present lectures and strengthen the Museum’s network. Dominica’s educational background is deeply rooted in the study of anthropology and she is longtime member of the American Anthropological Association. Through Guampedia, she has authored numerous online publications related to Guam’s history and frequently utilizes her knowledge and expertise for Museum-related products and publications. Dominica has a strong background in serving as an educator at a range of levels from the local Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School, to the University of Guam and Outreach College, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dominica's extensive educational background is an asset for Galaide Group's work at the Guam Museum and CHamoru Educational Facility.

Pauline Okada

Pauline Okada

Sales and Marketing Manager

Pauline is our Marketing and Sales Manager for the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum. Her duties include formulating, directing and coordination of marketing activities to promote the exhibitions and programs of the Museum. Being fluent in the Japanese language along with her experience in the tourism industry, Pauline is an asset to the Guam Museum encouraging our tourists to visit and learn about the history and culture of Guam.

 
Lia Barcinas

Lia Barcinas

Project Manager

Lia facilitates the exchange, collection and distribution of information providing day-to-day interface and support between Galaide Group clients and team members. Her duties include ensuring that all plans and work products are implemented on time and within budget. She has a history of success in planning and coordinating program logistics, executing events, media management and communicating with community organizations. Of note is her experience in community organizing, having been engaged with public and private schools, the mayor’s council, parish councils and council of the arts and humanities and a number of non-profit organizations in Guam.

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.