It is with great sadness that we inform you that Tina Monteiro, former publisher of Rolling Inspiration, has passed away. Her business partner, Charleen Clarke, recalls that she first met Tina about three decades ago while working for the same publisher.
“When I met Tina, I was absolutely blown away by her prowess. I’d honestly never encountered a better salesperson!” Even after changing jobs, the impression Tina made remained with Charleen. When the opportunity arose for her to purchase a magazine, her first call was to Tina.
“I needed someone who could sell the advertisements. I am a journalist by nature. My area of expertise isn’t sales. However, it certainly was Tina’s!” she recalls. It is thus that the duo started working together. Their business, Charmont Media Global, grew rapidly. Soon, they were publishing several magazines, including Rolling Inspiration with Tina managing an entire sales team.
Current editor of Rolling Inspiration, Mariska Morris, started her career at Charmont. She recalls: “Tina was such a friendly, caring person. She showed genuine interest in people and was always ready to assist. She was hard working and an inspiration. She will be sorely missed.”
Our condolences to Tina’s friends and family. May they find strength in their grief.