The Froebe Group specializes in the management of publishing services. Since the agency was founded in 2009, we have successfully worked with some of the most prominent academic authors in the nation. Our talented team of in-house editors in New York City offers the best full-service delivery in the industry.
Our attention to schedules and budgets allows publishers to place their trust in us to manage large-scale projects and work across print and digital platforms. We operate with a long-term perspective and a passion for achieving results. We are dedicated to ensuring that publishers connect with their audiences.
Our reputation is built on the personal attention we bring to each project and our success requires that we out-perform our competitors. We take pride in the tradition of excellence we have established while also looking forward to the changing demands of the future.
Troy Froebe | Founder
Over the course of 15 years, Troy Froebe has established himself as an industry leader in overseeing and delivering completed projects for demanding clients in law and publishing. After living overseas in Barcelona, Mr. Froebe began his career in New York by working in the editorial departments for AMS Press and Aspen Publishers. He then started The Froebe Group and began enlisting like-minded professionals to provide exceptional publishing services. Mr. Froebe is also a partner in Froebe Holdings and TJKJ Farms.
Raised in Illinois, Mr. Froebe received a B.A. with Distinction and High Honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Kathy Langone | Director of Development
Before joining The Froebe Group, Kathy Langone spent over a decade as an editor at Aspen Publishers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she worked closely with authors on first editions and revisions of legal education casebooks, study aids, and Teacher’s Manuals. Prior to Aspen, Ms. Langone worked in New York City as an information technology assistant at the law office of Paul, Hastings, Janofksy, and Walker where she wrote, edited, and designed training documentation for attorneys, and in Boston as an editorial associate at Houghton Mifflin where she focused primarily on ancillary educational publications for math textbooks. Now residing in sunny Irvine, California, Ms. Langone lives with her Red Sox fanatic of a husband, three Minecraft-obsessed sons, and a hungry chocolate Lab named Natalie.
Ms. Langone received a B.A. in Literature and Writing from the University of California, San Diego.
Cindy Uh | Developmental Editor
Before transitioning to publishing, Cindy Uh spent six years as a litigator representing clients in a wide range of employment-related matters and served as an advisor to start-up companies in New York City. In her roles at The Froebe Group, Ms. Uh is responsible for successfully developing law school titles and building and sustaining long-term author relationships.
After graduating from Boston College with a B.A. in Communications and a Minor in Faith, Peace and Justice, Ms. Uh received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. At UCLA, she was the Editor in Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal and graduated with a Specialization in Critical Race Studies.
Yannick Grant | Developmental Editor
After spending his early years in suburban South Florida, Yannick Grant ventured westward to Stanford University where he received an A.B. in Human Biology. Following a brief sojourn from academia, during which he worked as a full-time private tutor with the Princeton Review, Mr. Grant received a J.D. from Harvard Law School where he served as an editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review.
Having spent countless hours reading and revising legal texts, Mr. Grant enjoys his role as a Developmental Editor, which gives him the opportunity to produce books that are both informative and accessible. When not editing, he can be found perusing used bookstores, enjoying live music, or strolling through a city park.
Lori Wood | Developmental Editor
With over a decade of experience in legal education publishing, Lori Wood possesses a comprehensive understanding of the market and a deep knowledge of law school curricula. As an Acquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press, Ms. Wood successfully signed numerous law school titles and developed the Global Perspectives and Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law series. Previously, she also ran the law school publishing division at LexisNexis, overseeing the sales, marketing, editorial, acquisitions, and operations functions. Most recently Ms. Wood was employed at Bloomberg where she acquired articles on all legal practice areas for publication on Bloomberg Law as well as acquired and edited articles for the site’s Law School page.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Wood earned a B.A. in Political Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton and a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law.
Geoffrey Lokke | Director of Accounts | Director of Permissions
Geoff Lokke was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. His experience includes positions at New York City Council, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and the Bill Smith Group. He recently completed an interdisciplinary M.A. at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, focusing on the dramatic works and aesthetic philosophy of W. E. B. Du Bois. Mr. Lokke is a co-founder of Invisible Girls Theatre Company.
Mr. Lokke attended the University of Victoria (in British Columbia) where he studied History and Film, and later received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Tom Daughhetee | Director of Production
Before joining The Froebe Group, Tom Daughhetee spent more than a decade within the corporate finance department of Chicago-based insurer CNA Financial Corporation, where he focused on government relations and the financial regulatory implications of intercompany transactions. Mr. Daughhetee is especially proud of his multi-year effort working with CNA’s leadership team to gain regulatory approval for the transformation of the company into a purely commercial insurer through the shedding of its life & health and personal lines books of business. In 2013, Mr. Daughhetee moved to New York to coordinate The Froebe Group’s expansion program. Though relishing the new environment, he admits to missing his garden and the space to re-finish furniture.
Mr. Daughhetee attended Loyola University Chicago, earning a B.A. in Political Science, with Minors in Philosophy and Communication, also attending Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center, in Rome, Italy.
Paul Sobel | Senior Production Editor
Paul Sobel has over 30 years of dedicated experience in book production. His editorial experience covers a broad range of subject matter, from technical, business, and scientific texts in the professional arena, including Informed Consent by BusinessWeek author John Byrne, for which Mr. Sobel earned the McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award, to highly illustrated books in the general trade market, such as the successful Betty Crocker Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today. Mr. Sobel has worked for a number of prominent publishing houses, notably among them the American Institute of Physics (AIP), Aspen Publishers, McGraw-Hill, and John Wiley & Sons. In supervisory positions at these publishing houses, Mr. Sobel trained, organized, and managed the work of newly hired production editors as well as editorial freelancers.
Mr. Sobel currently resides in Bergen County, New Jersey. He earned his B.F.A. degree in Advertising Design from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York.
Andrew Blevins | Production Editor
Andrew Blevins grew up in rural North Georgia and later attended the University of Georgia in Athens, where he studied English and Cognitive Science. In school he served as the managing fiction editor for the literary magazine Mandala Journal, as a DJ and reporter for the student radio station, and, briefly, as a research assistant in the primate lab. Before being hired as an editor at The Froebe Group, he worked as an editorial intern for Penguin Classics and as a test prep tutor and teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and is also currently an intern at n+1 Magazine.
Patrick Cline | Production Editor
Patrick Cline grew up in New Haven, Connecticut and attended Wesleyan University, where he studied English and Creative Writing. Prior to joining The Froebe Group, his employment history included Columbia University Press, The Paris Review, Sarah Lazin Books, and Wesleyan University Press. When not managing projects, Mr. Cline is also studying to receive an M.A. in creative writing at the University of North Texas.
Maxwell Donnewald | Production Editor
Maxwell Donnewald grew up in Chicago and studied English at Hunter College in Manhattan. He has served as a submissions reviewer for the Painted Bride Quarterly and as an intern at Poets House and n+1 Magazine. Along with working as an editor at The Froebe Group, he copyedits a design and politics journal called The Funambulist and is the associate editor of PIN-UP, an art and architecture magazine. His writing has appeared in PIN-UP, Full Stop, and Perfect Wave.
Joseph Stern | Production Editor
Joe grew up in Westchester, New York and attended Middlebury College, where he majored in History. He pursued post-baccalaureate studies in Classics at Hunter College and Columbia University. Joe has taught writing and test prep to students both privately and in the classroom, including as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow at the Bronx Writing Academy and as an SSAT instructor through Prep for Prep. He lives in Brooklyn and is also a visual artist.
Nick Walther | Production Editor
Nick Walther was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in Iowa, New York, and Massachusetts. He attended Emerson College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Writing, Literature & Publishing. Mr. Walther has published in popular blogs like The Good Men Project and uInterview, and was an intern at Da Capo Press before joining The Froebe Group. Nick lives in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, where he is an active member of the local community of artists, musicians, performers, and writers.
Molly Lesher | Executive Assistant
Molly Lesher grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and later attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where she received a BFA in Photography and Creative Writing. Prior to joining The Froebe Group, she worked in independent publishing, walked dogs on the coast of Maine in the dead of winter, and recently embarked on a cross-country tour as an event facilitator for The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced art initiative based in Brooklyn. Ms. Lesher is a practicing artist and currently lives in Brooklyn with her fabulous roommate and her trusty canine sidekick, Leo.
Amanda Gersten | Editorial Assistant
Amanda Gersten is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Bard College. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Asian Studies with a concentration in the Japanese language. She has previously volunteered at the Prospect Park Zoo, tutored students in writing and English as a foreign language, and interned with the PEN American Center.
Sunil Kumar | Director of Digital Development
Sunil Kumar has worked for over 15 years conceiving, building, and maintaining websites in various industries. After finishing culinary school, he took part in the dot-com boom by helping StarChefs.com grow into one of the first successful online magazines for food industry insiders. Moving on to the publishing industry, Mr. Kumar joined The Book Report Network and built their AuthorsOnTheWeb.com site into one of the industry’s most prominent web development and online marketing services, creating sites for notable authors such as Ray Bradbury, Nelson DeMille, Neil Gaiman, and Barbara Kingsolver.
Mr. Kumar holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.
Diana Rodon | Editorial Assistant
Diana Rodon was born and raised in Miami, Florida. During her third year of college, she left behind the palm trees and 90-degree weather to study abroad at the University of Kent in chilly Canterbury, England. Upon her return she interned at Mango Media Publishing Group and received a B.S. from the University of Miami, having studied Journalism, English, and Creative Writing. Ms. Rodon’s love for travel and publishing brought her to Manhattan, where she joined The Froebe Group.
Louis Standish | Systems Manager
Louis Standish is an expert in quality assurance who oversees all of the agency’s operating systems. Mr. Standish also works as an Editor on Wall Street for Fitch Ratings, Inc., as well as volunteering at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.
With a B.A. in English from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Standish also completed a postgraduate thesis on International Relations at the University of Chicago.