Our Story

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 & CEO

bio_troy_newOver 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.


Tom Daughhetee | COO & Director of Production

bio_tomBefore 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.


Kathy Langone | Director of Development

photo_csBefore 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.


Geoffrey Lokke | Director of Licensing and Design

Geoff Lokke Geoffrey Lokke was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. His experience includes positions at the University of Victoria Department of Writing, New York City Council, and Kings County District Attorney’s Office. He is a director and writer on film and theater; his articles are published or forthcoming in African American Review, TDR: The Drama Review, and elsewhere. As a director, his work has been sponsored by the East Central European Center at Columbia University, the Harriman Institute, and the Václav Havel Library Foundation. He holds degrees from the University of Victoria, Hofstra University School of Law, and Union Theological Seminary. He lives in the Bronx.


Paul Sobel | Senior Production Editor

bio_paulPaul 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 BlevinsAndrew Blevins grew up in rural North Georgia and studied English and Cognitive Science at the University of Georgia. He has served as an intern at Penguin Classics and n+1 Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, where, in addition to managing books, he is pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at Brooklyn College. His writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, Real Life, The Point, n+1 online, The Common, and Websafe 2k16.


Patrick Cline | Production Editor

bio_patrickPatrick 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.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Arizona, where he is Editor-in-Chief of the Sonora Review. His writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story and Diagram.


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 Stern

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 Portland, Oregon 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.


Sabrina Parys | Executive Editorial Assistant

Sabrina Parys

Sabrina Parys grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Hunter College, where she majored in English Language, Literature, and Rhetoric. In 2013, she moved to Oregon to pursue an M.S. in Book Publishing from Portland State University. During her time on the West Coast, Ms. Parys served as an acquisitions manager for Ooligan Press and as a poetry editor for Portland Review. Along with working as an executive assistant at The Froebe Group, Sabrina serves as freelance copywriter and editor for companies such as Rosen Publishing and Lorincz Literary Services.


Georgia Cartmill | Editorial Assistant

Georgia Cartmill

Georgia Cartmill grew up in Virginia and currently lives in Manhattan. While earning her Bachelor’s in English Literature at Stony Brook University, she enjoyed an on-campus internship with Special Collections and University Archives; a copyediting internship with the non-profit organization, The Humanology Project; and a tutoring position at the Writing Center. She joined The Froebe Group after freelancing as a production assistant for a show with Amazon Live. When she’s not working on literary or visual art projects, she is reading up on pop science phenomena.


Grace Kearney | Editorial Assistant

Grace Kearney

Grace Kearney grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Stanford University, where she studied English and Creative Writing. Prior to joining The Froebe Group, Ms. Kearney served as managing editor of the Leland Quarterly, as a writing tutor, and as a medical research assistant. Her writing appears in HuffPost, Picaroon Poetry, and various medical journals, including Journal of Palliative Medicine. Now living in Brooklyn, she spends her free time writing her book, running, and listening to podcasts.


Sara Nies | Editorial Assistant

Sara Nies

Sara Nies is from Dayton, Ohio and attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in International Studies. After several years spent suffering through the cold and snowy winters of Chicago, she received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as an editor for the Human Rights Law Review. Following law school, she worked in the litigation group of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Midtown Manhattan.

When not working, Ms. Nies can be found running in Central Park, reading fiction, and binge-watching British television shows.



Sunil Kumar | Director of Digital Development

Sunil KumarSunil 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.


Qunicy Goss | Digital Assistant

Qunicy GossQuincy Goss grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut before moving west to study at the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in Literature and Egyptian Hieroglyphics. There she served on the UC wide executive media committee, senior editor for Matchbox Magazine, and public service announcement director for KZSC radio station. Graduating a year early, she migrated north to Oregon to work as an operations manager before moving into the field of computer programming.

Now residing in Manhattan, Quincy enjoys her work at The Froebe Group. In her free time, she works on outreach for her networking app for musicians as well as writing her book, studying for an artificial intelligence degree, and dancing ballet as a hobby.


Louis Standish | Systems Manager

bio_louisLouis 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.