Team

Linda Behmoiras, founder, publisher and CEO

Born and raised in New York, Linda has lived in Boca Raton for 22 years. She is the founder, publisher and CEO of The Boca Raton Observer and A & A Publishing Corporation.

Linda received her bachelor’s in business administration with a focus on finance from the University of Miami in 1989. She also attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. She worked in corporate finance at Ladenburg Thalmann in New York from 1990 to 1997. She moved to Boca Raton in 1996 when she married her husband, Ralph. She was the equity syndicate manager at JWCharles, a securities brokerage firm, from 1997 to 2001. In 2003, after staying home with her two young boys, Adam and Andrew, for two years, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start The Boca Raton Observer magazine, which has grown into the largest and most popular magazine in South Palm Beach County.

She has served on the Parent Teacher Organization boards of the Taubman Early Childhood Center at B’nai Torah Congregation as well as Donna Klein Jewish Academy. Her current activities include serving as a board member for Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and Impact 100 of Palm Beach County as well as an active member and participant of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Women of Tomorrow, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, JCC and JAFCO. She is an active member of B’nai Torah Congregation.


Ralph Behmoiras, COO

Ralph started his career with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), providing operational and technology consulting services to some of the firm’s most prestigious clients both in the United States and across Latin America.

Ralph oversees The Boca Raton Observer’s supply chain and technology infrastructure along with leading the sales functions. A CPA by training and a business-process innovator by profession with several patents to his credit, Ralph led the organization to becoming the first regional magazine in the nation to provide its advertisers with the assurance of AAM-audited digital subscribers. The Boca Raton Observer also pioneered working with the U.S. Postal Service to become one of the nation’s first periodicals to expand its subscriber base with digital offerings.


Mandy Ebert, Art Director

Mandy Ebert, art director

With nearly a decade of design experience, Mandy is responsible for the aesthetic direction and layout of The Boca Raton Observer. She is passionate about producing the best reader experience as well as creating awe inspiring designs.  She previously held the role of Creative Director for Artful Living Magazine where she developed a new brand identity for the publication in addition to launching an in-house design studio. 

Mandy holds a degree in Graphic Design from The International Art Institutes of Minneapolis-Minnesota. She originally hails from the Midwest, and made the transition to sunny Florida in 2018. 


Candi Montaperto, production director

As a seasoned professional with more than 40 years of industry experience, Candi strives to provide the best possible service to all those who interact with the company. With responsibilities that weave through multiple departments, she continues to advance her knowledge base – blending new technology with old-school know-how for a seamless workflow. Eclectic in spirit, she is passionate about her loved ones, pets, garden and faith.


Ronnie Kaufman, account executive

Ronnie Kaufman brings more than 25 years of advertising sales and marketing experience to her as role as an account manager at The Boca Raton Observer over the past nine years. Ronnie joined The Boca Raton Observer following eight years at another South Florida publication, where she managed the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County sales territory.

Upon graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in advertising, she moved to New York City, where she began her career at FCB as a media buyer. She then migrated to ad sales at The New York Observer, where she worked until 1999, when she returned to South Florida with her family.

Ronnie currently resides in South Florida with her husband and her younger son. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, gardening, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.


Rachel Levy, web-editor

Having spent much of her time at Harvard crafting her storytelling abilities through photography, videography, and writing, Rachel now assists The Boca Raton Observer as a Web Editor and posts bi-weekly articles in our Web Editor’s Corner.

She’s a rising senior at Harvard University studying Environmental Science and Public Policy. Though she is currently taking a gap year, when on campus she spends her time with the Varsity Women’s Basketball Team, a group of which she was elected captain of during her junior year, and with a group from TEDxHarvardCollege, with whom she plans, coordinates, and leads an annual TEDx event on Harvard’s campus. She’s an aspiring journalist, with recent documentary-style projects having been done in Tel Aviv and Israel.