Meet the Team.

We are an agency uniquely structured to create innovative, immersive, strategic problem solving all under one really big roof. Our teams create meaningful communications for public relations, advertising and social causes, developing strong emotional bonds with your audience.
We draw on our many disciplines, experience and talent to build the right team, with the right people and the right tools to solve your business problems.

Meet the Team

  • Abrahan Lariz
    Client Services | Account Manager
    Abrahan Lariz
    Sac State alum who proudly calls Pismo Beach his hometown. This avid sports fan and skier is also pro-pineapple-on-pizza. When he’s not sharing a slice with friends (and tales of his years as a rodeo clown), he’s got his sights on Antarctica—and visiting every continent on earth. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Alicia Frescas
    Creative | Senior Copywriter
    Alicia Frescas
    Just call her “Fresh.” This LA native and Boston University grad has a serious passion for 90s hip-hop, collecting souvenir t-shirts, and ASMR. Estate sale treasure hunter by day, pro-tamale maker by night. Dreams of one day appearing on an episode of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and learning how to tap dance, whichever comes first. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Alicia Leupp Hanley
    Client Services | Vice President, Client Services
    Alicia Leupp Hanley
    Aggie with a USC Master’s degree and a certificate in marshmallow roasting. Multitasking mama who feels most herself at the farmer’s market, hot tea and fresh flowers in hand. Hide your agendas and to-do lists because her efficiency is unmatched. RSE-er since 2011.
  • Allie Krug
    Media | Media Coordinator
    Allie Krug
    Hailing from Modesto, CA, this CSU Stanislaus alum loves animals, with a preference for the feline kind. She also enjoys baking, binge-watching and has a penchant for ghosts. Her ghostbusting runs so deep in fact, she plans to visit every Haunted Mansion ride at every Disney theme park. Haunting RSE since 2022.
  • AnaKarina Castrillo
    Creative | Producer
    AnaKarina Castrillo
    She paints, she climbs, she cooks – a true renaissance woman, in and out of the office. Never not down for sushi or strolls through a museum. Handmade cards and memes are her preferred methods of communication. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Anthony Lopez
    Digital | Media Specialist (Programmatic)
    Anthony Lopez
    Texan and Aggie. Burger addict with a talent of creating and writing his own music. Friend of C-3PO and R2-D2. Shameless Cowboy fan who channels his inner Sherlock Holmes during mystery and thriller TV shows. RSE-er since 2020.
  • Ashley Hanes
    Media | Senior Media Planner/Buyer
    Ashley Hanes
    Aggie. Local transplant and magical vegetarian chef. Extreme Stargazer who dreams of seeing the Northern Lights and Saturn's rings through a power-scope. Must love music. Must love cats. RSE-er since 2020.
  • Ashtyn Darnell
    Client Services | Senior Account Coordinator
    Ashtyn Darnell
    This proud Oregon Duck packs a sweet punch. Known for her yummy shortbread cookies and love of sugar, she’s also a savvy thrifter and admitted Netflix binger. In addition to helping clients achieve their goals, she has some in mind herself—learning to cook a perfect medium-rare steak and perfecting her roller skating. Hopefully not at the same time. RSEr since 2022.
  • Becky Rath
    Creative | Senior Art Director
    Becky Rath
    Alaskan-born. Sacramento grown. CSUS grad with a green thumb and a special knack for DIY projects. This cat & dog obsessed Trekkie thoroughly enjoys watching advertisements and cannot live without English breakfast tea. RSE-er since 2018.
  • Brianna Redmond
    Creative | Production Manager
    Brianna Redmond
    Runs the show. Hyper-organized, saint of a coworker, keeps us all in line. Traffic coordinator with a love of baseball, Canadians, crossfit and the occasional donut. RSE-er since 2009.
  • Brittany Puccinelli
    Client Services | Managing Supervisor
    Brittany Puccinelli
    Cal Poly SLO alum and Bay Area transplant. Crime drama and food fanatic. Live music super fan. Determined to master a headstand and eager to travel to Italy someday. Yoga, coffee, beans, repeat. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Cathy Grewing
    Admin | Office Manager / Senior Executive Assistant
    Cathy Grewing
    A whole lot of lady in a small package. RV-er. Thoughtful gift giver. Giants season opener. Purse buyer. Keeps the office running. Super organized, super helpful. RSE-er since 2003.
  • Chloe Cheung
    Client Services | Account Coordinator
    Chloe Cheung
  • Chris Holben
    Owner | President - Director of Public Relations
    Chris Holben
    Chris Holben is a natural born communicator. So it was only natural that in 1991, at the age of 31, he ran for office in his home state of Michigan. And if not for a few hanging chads, he just might have won. Fortunately, he was able to scratch his political itch as a business and marketing adviser to Governor Pete Wilson, whom he also worked for during Wilson's days in the U.S. senate.
    These days, Chris works a few blocks east of the Capitol building at the RSE offices in midtown Sacramento, where he manages the business and RSE's public relations team, oversees business development, and provides strategic counsel on behalf of existing clients.
  • Daniel Senecka
    Client Services | Senior Account Manager
    Daniel Senecka
    Bay Area native. Obsessed with correcting grammar. Bossy, in a good way. Attached to his Moleskin notebook. Loves good public transportation and finding new attractions when traveling. RSE-er since 2015.
  • Daniel Tsering
    Digital | Senior Media Data Analyst
    Daniel Tsering
    CSUS grad and die-hard Sacramento Kings fan. Drummer. Indulges in sushi and double shot espressos on the daily. A fanatic of "The Office" and spending quality time with family and friends most likely enjoying a wonderful charcuterie plate. RSE-er since 2018.
  • Daniela Britt
    Digital | Paid Search Specialist
    Daniela Britt
    Local lefty who feels most at home on a hiking trail with her two pups in tow. Digital wizard and warrior pose master who never turns down a good wine night. Coffeeholic who prefers sunshine over snow any day. RSE-er since 2021.
  • Denisse Veron
    Digital | Senior Social Media Specialist
    Denisse Veron
    A native of Mexico via Wisconsin, this dog-obsessed, hot sauce enthusiast is never short on recommendations of cool places to go. If there's no Cubs game to watch, The Office is an acceptable substitute. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Dominique Beilke
    Creative | Production Artist
    Dominique Beilke
    Midwesterner who turns junk into art. A right-handed farmer who has been to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Maintains a goal to backpack at least half of the Pacific Crest Trail. She loves cycling, bird watching and gardening. RSE-er since 2017.
  • Elizabeth Bistline
    Client Services | Senior Media Project Manager
    Elizabeth Bistline
    East coast born, West coast raised. Sonoma State Cossack. Roller derby veteran, soccer fanatic, pop culture trivia expert and obsessively obsessed with Game of Thrones. Maker of a life-changing marinated feta. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Elon Gunning
    Client Services | Senior Account Coordinator
    Elon Gunning
    This Lego master and avid roller skater grew up in Sacramento but spends a lot of time in Hyrule these days. Prefers the company of animals over any human, except maybe Harry Styles. Future world traveler and circus ringleader. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Hailey Vincent
    Client Services | Account Supervisor
    Hailey Vincent
    This Chico State graduate is super friendly, as one would expect of a dual Canadian/American citizen. This pug mom and happy hour ping pong aficionado can't live without Friends reruns. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Homa Hajyhosseinzadeh
    Client Services | Account Coordinator
    Homa Hajyhosseinzadeh
  • Jayashri Padmanabhan
    Client Services | Account Manager
    Jayashri Padmanabhan
    Bay Area transplant and UCD grad. Caffeine-free, lover of carbs who cannot live without her phone. Will never go by a nickname. Also a former Michigander, she's into celeb gossip and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Jeannet Rodriguez
    Digital | Digital Account Coordinator
    Jeannet Rodriguez
    South San Francisco native and Cal State East Bay graduate with a serious passion for helping others. Lover of Disney and keeping her world organized. When not enjoying a session at her local CrossFit, you’ll probably find her binge watching Friends or “brushing up” on her calligraphy skills. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Jillian Rice
    Client Services | Account Supervisor
    Jillian Rice
    This Central Valley native has lived on 3 continents but now calls Sac home. She’s a social justice advocate, wellness sage, cat lady, and all-around nerd. Often can be found camping or creating in her studio. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Joey Gray
    Client Services | Senior Account Manager
    Joey Gray
    This former Aggie is the ultimate gift giver who one day wants to ski in the Swiss Alps. He enjoys going to rock concerts and sporting events rooting on the Kings. Plays the bass guitar and is mildly obsessed with Del Taco and Henry Bosch books. RSE-er since 2017.
  • Jonathan Bolivar
    Digital | Vice President, Media Services
    Jonathan Bolivar
    A transplant from Los Alamos, NM who loves New Mexican green chilies. Spends his time growing grapes, making wine and taking care of his 6 chickens. A lover of USC football and waking up early. RSE-er since 2015.
  • Julie Roberts
    Client Services | Senior Account Manager
    Julie Roberts
    Bay Area transplant with Aggie Pride. This HGTV-loving bookworm knows how to accessorize a patio. Road tripper and coffee sipper with dreams of visiting every national park. Pro parallel parker and gift wrapper. RSE-er since 2021.
  • Kari McKinney
    Creative | Senior Art Director
    Kari McKinney
    Often seen hanging around Harriet's candy bowl. RSE's original vegetarian never travels without her pillow. Ask to hear her squeaky eye. RSE-er since 2015.
  • Kelley Kent
    Media | Vice President, Media Services
    Kelley Kent
    Master media planner, just needs a budget. Directs the department. Congenial but fierce on behalf of clients and friends. Born on a boat, and recently empty-nested. An RSE-er since 2009.
  • Kevin Sheehan
    Accounting | Controller
    Kevin Sheehan
    Knows the system back, forth, up and down. Great memory. Former burner. Live music lover. Calm. Quiet. Go-to for all things numbers-related. RSE-er since 1999.
  • Kimi Fong
    Client Services | Account Coordinator
    Kimi Fong
    Sacramento native and UC Santa Cruz grad with a serious passion for Swedish Fish candy, and her two dogs Ocho and Martin. When not working on improving her Spanish or crochet skills, you’ll probably find her enjoying a re-watch of The Wire or hitting the slopes. RSE-er since 2022.
  • Laura Berruezo
    Creative | Senior Art Director
    Laura Berruezo
    Sac State grad who likes to sew. Obsessed with all things Italian. Shoe collector. Vespa owner. RSE-er since 2012.
  • Lauren Lampright
    Client Services | Account Manager
    Lauren Lampright
    There’s a Gopher in the house! This University of Minnesota–Twin Cities alum brings midwest flavor to Sacramento. Not just with her cooking, which she readily takes pride in, but with her drive. Case in point: setting her sights on races in every major U.S. city. Next up: running the Boston Marathon. RSEr since 2022.
  • Leslie Valdivia
    Senior Account Manager
    Leslie Valdivia
    This dog mom loves RSE so much that she came back for round two. Used to play the clarinet. Currently plays podcasts and audiobooks around the clock. Look out for her in Salinas with a local latte or craft cocktail in hand, depending on the time and place. RSE-er since 2016 and again in 2023.
  • Lisa Chase
    Client Services | Strategy Director
    Lisa Chase
    Avid runner and yogi who aspires to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Creative brief crafter by day and toy picker-upper by night. Needs chocolate, books and family to function. Could she BE any more into Friends? RSE-er since 2021.
  • Maria Manzur
    Client Services | Senior Account Manager
    Maria Manzur
    Born and raised in the Sunshine State and FIU grad who's perfected the art of lasagna. Bulldogs, craft beer watching football (PHINS UP!) are a few of her favorite things. When she's not on the lookout for cute dogs, she's volunteering at community events. RSE-er since 2018.
  • Maria Perez
    Creative | Traffic Manager
    Maria Perez
    A dark chocolate lover from Chicago, IL. Avid cellphone TV watcher and dedicated swim team mom. Dreams of visiting the pyramids in Mexico City and Paris. RSE-er since 2015.
  • Matt Welborn
    Creative | Copywriter
    Matt Welborn
    RSE's resident southerner, this Creative Circus graduate never misses an opportunity to discuss his beloved Carolina Panther's playoff chances. Avid potter and Pearl Jam fan. Dreams of starting a pirate radio station. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Nicole Kern
    Client Services | Senior Account Coordinator
    Nicole Kern
    Roseville native and SDSU grad with a knack for creating perfect playlists for any occasion. Lover of lattes and all things Housewives. Planning the ultimate euro-excursion, as well as her podcast debut. Ready to discuss Britney Spears over coffee or guac, your choice. RSE-er since 2021.
  • Paul McClure
    Owner | Principal - Advertising Director
    Paul McClure
    Paul McClure is one of those rare advertising professionals with experience on both sides of the conference table. He started his career with some of the largest advertising firms on the West Coast, then flipped to the client side and spent three years with Bally’s Total Fitness. Eventually he rose to become vice president and co-owner of Glass McClure Advertising in Sacramento. Fortunately for us, Paul brought his expertise to RSE in April of 2010. Currently, Paul spends time out of the office as a board member for PBS-KVIE, the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, and as past-board chair for Cristo Rey High School. He has also served on the boards and committees of several other organizations. As if that isn’t enough, Paul is also an avid cycler—in fact, that may be the only time he actually sits down.
  • Phil Milton
    Admin | Administrative Coordinator
    Phil Milton
    Mayor. Agency-wide surrogate father. Soft spot for bulldogs and BBQ. Family man. Storyteller. Driver of the RSE work whip. Loves the coast but you won't catch him in the water. RSE-er since 1996.
  • Rachel Benn
    Client Services | Account Manager
    Rachel Benn
    The best passerby to ask for a phone photo when exploring a new city. This LA local is all about sustainability, savory snacks, and that new book smell. Point person for dinosaur facts and vegan recipes. RSE-er since 2021.
  • Rachel Ruddick
    Creative | Art Director
    Rachel Ruddick
    Part artist, part wine company owner, this Mendocino born coffee addict enjoys getting the most out of her ClassPass and traveling to new places. Fully obsessed with her sister's Corgi/Spaniel mix. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Raymond Reed
    Accounting | Accounting Manager
    Raymond Reed
    Sacramento transplant and walnut farmer. Our self-proclaimed juggling genius and fantasy football professional. Goal is to visit every MLB park. RSE-er since 2016.
  • Salvador Cruz
    Client Services | Senior Account Manager
    Salvador Cruz
    Transplant from bea-utiful Bakersfield. Internet detective, music festival attendee, motorcycle rider and grilled foie gras obsessed. If free two-day shipping isn't available, he may as well forget it. Future comedian. RSE-er since 2019.
  • Sandra Levy
    Client Services | Brand and New Business Project Director
    Sandra Levy
    Wisconsinite with a long-time residency in LA. When she's not walking her dogs, spending time with her children or reading a page-turning novel on the beach, she aspires to learn the cello or write a great novel of her own. RSE-er since 2018.
  • Sandy Nelson
    Creative | Senior Graphic Designer
    Sandy Nelson
    Sunshine-spreader, art director, lover of color, order and convertibles. Just the person you'd want to see in a deserted alley late at night. RSE-er since 2000.
  • Sara Ortega
    Client Services | Managing Supervisor
    Sara Ortega
    Toddler mama. Toddler negotiator. Gluten glutton, Swiftie, traveler, dog mama, green thumb. MA in Poli Sci but avoids politics. Requires sunlight, family/friend time, exercise, chai, chocolate and snacks for optimal growth. RSE’er since 2023.
  • Scott Rose
    Owner | Principal - Director of Public Affairs
    Scott Rose
    Scott Rose joined RSE in 1991 and became an owner in 1999. Scott's understanding of the interplay between media, politics and outreach has been helpful guiding clients through the most complicated of issues ranging from land use matters, gaming, pension issues and litigation support. So much so that he was included on Sacramento Magazine's list of "Power and Influence 100". Before joining RSE, Scott served three years in the office of Assemblyman Rusty Areias, where he was responsible for marketing and public relations, media relations and special events planning. This experience gave Scott his unique understanding of government and the media, his ability to remain calm in the face of crisis, and laser-like focus in achieving his clients' goals.
  • Sean Arntson
    Creative | Senior Videographer/Editor
    Sean Arntson
    Video guy with a knack for piloting drones and devouring baby back ribs. Obsessed with sports, gummy bears (but never gummy worms) and Netflix. His lifelong ambition is to win "So You Think You Can Dance." What can we say, the guy's got talent. RSE-er since 2016.
  • Shanti Fitzpatrick
    Accounting | Accounting Specialist
    Shanti Fitzpatrick
    Seasoned RSE veteran. Avid traveler. Dedicated Kings and 49ers fan. Social butterfly with a camera. Candy stasher. RSE-er since 1985.
  • Steve Fong
    Creative | Vice President, Creative Services
    Steve Fong
    Creative director. Happy-hour instigator. Sometimes suffers from phantom hair syndrome. Up for anything, particularly when it involves a taco stand. RSE-er since 2012.
  • Susan Bringas
    Client Services | Vice President, Client Services
    Susan Bringas
    Kickboxer, swimmer and spicy food fiend. LA local, USC grad and avid sports fan. RSE-er since 2014.
  • Tina Tafoya
    Creative | Production Director
    Tina Tafoya
    Not allowed to leave. Ever. Again. Institutional knowledge and a dry sense of humor. Chipotle lover, fiesta maker, production manager. RSE-er since 1987 and 1994.
  • Veronika Akopyan
    Digital | Digital Media Coordinator
    Veronika Akopyan
  • Vicki Mattocks
    Media | Senior Media Buyer
    Vicki Mattocks
    Charmer and master negotiator. Daily walker. Deal hunter. Animal lover. Fan of cooking and photographing the results. Tells it like it is. RSE-er since 2004.