C&R Team

Cleaning & Restoration Magazine is the oldest trade publication specifically dedicated to the cleaning and restoration industry. C&R was founded by the Restoration Industry Association more than four decades ago, as a member-only benefit.

In July 2021, C&R came under the leadership of ongoing industry media partner, Michelle Blevins.

Today, C&R is available in print and digital formats for free, to the entire industry. This also opens up access to a library of historical content from early industry pioneers. As part of the refreshed C&R, a new industry resource website is now live at www.candrmagazine.com. This new website will include magazine articles, web-exclusive content, new podcasts and videos, the latest industry news, an up-to-date events calendar, and more.

Blevins has been part of the restoration industry since 2015, and is endlessly passionate about bringing high quality educational content of all kinds to contractors, through the expertise of industry educators, thought leaders, trainers, and peers. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and two sons.

Please feel free to reach out to Michelle any time with comments, questions, and topic ideas at michelle@candrmagazine.com

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Megan Burton | Controller
Email: megan@candrmagazine.com 

Megan has been part of Blueprint Creative since it was founded in mid-2021. With a strong background accounting and financial management, including 10+ years with Chrysler, Megan now runs her own accounting firm, specializing in working with small businesses. At Blueprint, Megan is the behind-the-scenes glue that keeps the team racing forward. Megan lives in Rochester Hills, Mich., with her husband and two children. 

Sarah Guastaferro | Brand Director
Email: sarah@candrmagazine.com

Sarah was born to create. With a B.S. in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University and MA in Art Education from Boston University, Sarah helped run the creative side of a small business in North Carolina, Linen & Spruce, that supports local foster communities through the sales of framed signs and candles. Through the years, Sarah has designed newsletters, t-shirts, logos, and pamphlets, as well as taken product and family photography. Sarah lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, coordinating chaos with 3 kids at home under the alias, “Mommy.” “Life happens, coffee helps.”

Jeff Blevins | Video Production Manager
Email: jeff@candrmagazine.com

Jeff has been around cameras and editing software since before he could drive. A videographer, editor, and a FAA Certified Drone pilot, Jeff has more than a decade of experience in multimedia production. As Blueprint Creative’s in-house video editor and motion graphics artist, Jeff harnesses his creative eye and trained ear to produce high quality video and audio content for companies and vendors in the disaster restoration industry, with much of his time devoted to C&R Magazine efforts. He is a proud CMU alumnus, and when he’s not editing or shooting, he’s usually hunting, fishing, or playing hockey / coaching his son’s youth hockey team. Jeff is a proud Michigander and calls the real O.C. his home where he lives with his wife and two boys.

Tashia Lindvall | Production Director
Email: tashia@candrmagazine.com

Tashia has an eye for detail. With a B.S. in Financial Planning from Purdue University and MBA in Healthcare Management from WGU, she has been analyzing healthcare financials and process improvement for years. Even though her focus has been in healthcare, she’s no stranger to the restoration industry. She’s been collaborating with clients over the past few years pairing them with experienced and talented candidates to fit their operational needs.  Tashia lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with her two sons, where you can find them cheering on their Boilermakers! Boiler Up! 

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Cinthya DeLaFranier | Accounting & Operations Coordinator
Email: cinthya@candrmagazine.com

With over two decades of experience in the multifamily industry, Cinthya has successfully managed properties across multiple states. While overseeing all aspects of operations, finance, marketing, restoration, and customer service, Cinthya has led her properties to achieve three “Best of the City Awards” and a coveted “Hall of Fame” recognition.  She lives with her husband and five children, both human and furry. She loves coffee, sunny days, books, and adventuring with the kiddos!

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Lauren Etherington | Associate Editor
Email: lauren@candrmagazine.com

Lauren’s journey as a writer and digital marketer began in her teen years. After gaining a degree in legal studies, she ultimately chose to channel her writing capabilities to help support small businesses in the construction and restoration industries with their marketing efforts. Her ability to ask insightful questions helps uncover the core essence of each business, generating content that enhances brand identity and fosters genuine connections. Lauren calls Des Moines, Iowa home, where she resides with her husband and two children.