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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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