With nearly 20 years of media and communications experience, Karolyn Raphael has taken clients from near-obscurity to recognition on a national level. Her work in strategy, media placements, PR training, and digital marketing includes business-to-business consulting firms, nationally-ranked healthcare systems, trade associations, law firms, art shows and non-profit organizations. She’s created city-wide awareness campaigns and landed stand-out media placements in national and local news outlets. Karolyn also knows the lyrics to almost any musical created before 1990 and she can still do a double pirouette.
As lead designer, Taylor transforms static information into thoughtful and impactful visual solutions for our clients. Taylor’s niche is in design, but combined with her strategic account experience, she is able to push the creative and strategy in order to help our clients address their challenges head-on while staying relevant and visible in the communities they serve. When Taylor isn’t designing you can find her at a local coffee shop, hunting for treasures at estate sales, eating tacos, or traveling the world.
Public Relations Expert
A Virginia native, Karin McKie has worked in all aspects of communications, including public relations, marketing and special events management. Her career began at DC’s WETA TV, the third largest public broadcasting station, securing coverage for national series like In Performance at the White House and Ken Burns’ The Civil War. In Chicago, her firm Tree Falls Productions promoted hundreds of cultural organizations and devised dozens of community partnerships. She has worked and taught in London, Amsterdam, the Bay Area, China and across the Americas. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, regularly reviews the arts, and is a SAG-AFRTRA actor and English educator. Karin bikes and hikes, lifts weights and practices yoga, rescues dogs and cats, and registers voters.
Assistant Account Executive / SEO Analyst
Sophie has both the creative and analytical skills to help create innovative solutions for our clients problems. Sophie specializes in creative Search Engine Optimization solutions and is focused on increasing visibility and building a strong digital presence for our clients. She has a passion for search, social media, digital marketing and in driving the success of our clients’ online marketing initiatives. When she’s not in the office, you can find her running outside, watching the Cubs at Wrigley Field or attempting to try every flavor of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Marcy is a media relations expert with 30 years+ of experience. She has designed, implemented, and orchestrated communication projects that have generated increased revenues and awareness for businesses and communities. She has been instrumental in landing clients for guest appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, and numerous local television and radio programs. Clients large and small have graced the pages of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, business sections of leading newspapers and magazines from coast-to-coast, and have regularly been featured in such publications as Business Week, Inc., Entrepreneur, Investor’s Daily and others.
Kelly is a public relations expert with more than 13 years of experience. With strong media relationships, Kelly has garnered consistent brand or service exposure within the pages of Bauer, Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rodale and Time Inc. publications and broadcast outlets including Access Hollywood LIVE, Good Morning America, CNN, HLN, E! News, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Steve Harvey Show and TODAY. When she’s not working, she’s enjoying California’s greatest offering, warm weather, and fishing, hiking or biking. With hopes of opening an ice cream shop, she’s either daydreaming of unique flavors or devouring samples from the many parlors the state has to offer.