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The Rayce PR & Marketing Team

The Rayce PR Team is a group of talented, educated PR and Social Media Managers, Engagement Managers, and Web Specialists who work tirelessly to elevate your brand. Our valued client relationships and teamwork separate us from the rest.

Kelsey Schwarz, General Manager

Kelsey’s communication and networking skills has lead her to become a most-trusted voice to media outlets. Her relationships with magazines, blogs and publishing companies has given Rayce PR a major step up in the industry. Sharing her knowledge with the team, Rayce PR has greatly benefitted from her skills. Kelsey’s fun and adventurous family has just grown to 5!

Marissa Chiechi, Director Public Relations 

Marissa joined Rayce PR and Marketing after receiving a degree in Public Relations & Advertising from Chapman University. After gaining social media and marketing experience working with brands such as PUMA and Participant Media, she was ready to combine those skills with her love of events. Having minored in both Psychology and Leadership Studies, Marissa takes the time and attention to understand her clients and their needs. When she’s not assisting her clients, you can find her hiking, brunching or taking pretty photos in LA.

Vanessa Smiley, Director of Social Media

Vanessa comes to us from California State University Fresno with a bachelor’s degree in communications emphasizing in interpersonal communications and a minor in women’s studies. She utilizes her communication skills to guide clients, account managers and the social media team through successful onboarding and the curation of our client’s voice and social presence. With a genuine interest in all things communications, Vanessa studies the effects and reasoning behind social media. When not behind her laptop, you can find her with her 12 year old dog Frank, playing Batman and Robin with her two nephews, volunteering at the Long Beach Rescue Mission or on the other end of a slice of pizza.

Jenna Slavin, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Jenna’s dedication to building brands on the social media and business development front has lead her to Rayce PR. Jenna received her degree in Merchandise Marketing from the prestigious FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles, CA . With experience working at Rachel Zoe Inc. and being a freelance Marketing and Public Relations specialist, she took her knowledge and expertise to Rayce PR implemented business development and social media strategies – just to name a few – that has helped her build trusting and confident client relationships. While Jenna is not working, you can find her working out, exploring new places, and spending time with her closest friends and family.

Alicia Arzola, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Alicia joined Rayce PR and Marketing with a keen interest in helping companies grow their brand and following. She is an Orange County native and majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Cal State University of Fullerton. In her free time, Alicia enjoys sunbathing at the beach, sushi date nights, and spending time with family and friends.

Etajha Gilmer, PR and Social Media Account Manager

While Etajha’s skills on the soccer field brought her to LMU, her interest in all things social media, brands and people, led her to study Communication Studies and Sociology. After graduation, and with the world at her feet, Etajha decided to slide into a new adventure by moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In Vietnam, she taught English and worked as a social media manager and contributor for a travel magazine. Feeling the need to learn more about communications, social media and public relations, Etajha applied for her Masters at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. In Leeds she pitched to international companies, helped run PR campaigns, and managed social media for national brands. With a range of international experience, Etajha joined the Rayce PR team ready to flourish. When Etajha isn’t working, you can find her working out, in the kitchen or plotting her next trip.

Marin Poelman, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Marin comes to Rayce with a background in Corporate Events, Venues, Social Media, Advertising and Marketing. With a degree in Sociology from the University of Utah, she utilizes her knowledge, analytic perspective and experience to curate the ideal image and strategy for each client to target their specific audience and demographic. When not working, Marin can often be found exploring her surroundings as a recent transplant to Southern California. She loves to travel, photograph beautiful things, and spend time with her fur babies.

Katie Young, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Katie joined Rayce PR and Marketing in November of 2017. She previously worked for the National Football League in Social Media and most recently managed the Social Media and Marketing for a Lifestyle Apparel Company. Her passion is working with companies in assisting them to take their marketing and social media to the next level. When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys triathlon training, yoga, shopping, and watching and participating in sports.

Ashley Lomelin, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Ashley studied at California Lutheran and received a degree in Political Science, while also acting as the Social Media Director and contributor to HerCampus, the largest online magazine for college woman. Her education trained her skills in deep research while her passions and creativity led her to marketing and communications. Attaining experiencing from Microsoft and Cascadelink, she learned a lot about business image and client-customer communication. When she’s not working she loves saving money for her passport’s stamp collection (hands up for 11 countries and 19 states) and writing shorts on her site for fun, Millennial Going Down.

Mandy Wu, PR and Social Media Account Manager

Mandy has been a part of Rayce PR and Marketing since August of 2017. Prior to that she managed an event design studio and wedding planning company for 6 years. Due to her background, she is able to relate to her clients on a personal and business level. She originally graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Sciences but is now continuing her education in Web and Graphic Design. When she is not working, Mandy enjoys earl grey tea lattes, crafting things for Etsy, and traveling the rest of Southeast Asia.

Marisa Torres, Content Creator and Social Media Manager

Prior to working at Rayce, Marisa lived in London for three years, where she received her Bachelor’s in Communications and Media Production. This is where she gained her understanding and love for out of the box storytelling through mediums like social media. Having managed social media accounts from fashion to tech, Marisa is fully versed in the language of social media and engagement. These insights allow Marisa to create meaningful experiences across her client’s accounts to create a unique and worthwhile experience for their followers that will eventually turn into tangible business for her clients. In her free time, Marisa loves travelling, sunbathing at the beach, and eating fresh seafood.

Gabriel Poe, Content Creator and Social Media Support

A strategic storyteller and a lover of words, Gabriel joined Rayce PR while she was earning her degree at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. While living in Nashville, she studied Strategic Communications with an emphasis on Marketing and began working remotely for the Rayce PR team as a content creator and social media support. She gained leadership experience by serving as Lipscomb’s PRSSA chapter president, and developed a passion for elevating and expanding brands through communication. Through writing, storytelling, graphic design, and social media, Gabriel utilizes her strategic communication background to define and deliver the heart of every client. When she isn’t working, you can find her teaching yoga, practicing French, and eating avocado toast.

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