Meet Our Staff

Our staff is a group of talented writers, editing experts, social media mavens and inspired designers, photographers and videographers who work together to fulfill the various requests of our clients. We want to help you communicate with your audience in the best way possible. 


Grace Gilani


General Manager

Grace Gilani is currently in her final semester at Chico State. In May, she will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in German. This is Grace’s second semester with Tehama Group Communications; her previous role was as an account executive and this semester she is returning as the general manager. After graduation, she plans on moving to Nashville to pursue a career in public relations.

Claire Bang


Public Relations Director

Claire Bang is a senior at Chico State majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing. She is excited to return to Tehama Group Communications and represent the agency as its public relations director this semester. In her spare time, she enjoys creating home floor plans, exercising, board games and DIY projects. Claire plans on moving to the Nashville area to pursue her career in public relations after graduating in May 2021.

Tarah Johnson


Director of Accounts

Tarah Johnson is a fourth-year student at Chico State with a public relations major and a marketing minor. This is her second semester at Tehama Group Communications, and she’s excited to be the director of accounts. When she’s not working, you can find Tarah listening to music, cooking and spending time with friends. Post-graduation, she hopes to apply her skills at a public relations agency in the Bay Area.

Emma Bumgarner


Editorial Director

Emma Bumgarner is a fourth-year Chico State student majoring in public relations and minoring in sociology. She is excited to be working with Tehama Group Communications as the editorial director. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in public relations somewhere on the West Coast. When Emma isn’t spending her free time writing stories and poems, you’ll find her listening to classic rock, exercising or cooking.

Jordyn Moore


Art Director

Jordyn Moore is a sophomore at Chico State with a major in media arts production. This is her third semester with Tehama Group Communications as a videographer and photographer, and is thrilled to represent the agency as the art director this semester. In her free time, she enjoys bingeing new tv shows, taking photos with friends and perfecting her barbecue skills. She hopes to go into the film industry post-graduation.

Breanna Cota


Social Media Director

Breanna Cota is a senior at Chico State pursuing a degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. She hopes to move back home to Southern California after graduation for work. She is happy to return to the TGC team as social media director. When she’s not busy with school and work, Breanna enjoys spending her time with her father at baseball games. 

Carolyn Allen


Account Executive

Carolyn is a final semester senior majoring in both journalism news and public relations with a minor in marketing. This is her first semester with Tehama Group Communications, and she is excited to be working as an account executive. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys going to watch live music, being with her friends and family and watching classic films. After graduation Carolyn hopes to move to the Bay Area in California to pursue a career in the public relations industry.

Clare Brady


Account Executive

Clare Brady is a senior at Chico State studying public relations and marketing. She is looking forward to her first semester at TGC as an account executive and hopes to someday help a non-profit with their PR. She is originally from the busy Bay Area, but loves the small town feel of Chico. In her free time she’s usually on a walk, reading or keeping up with her friends.

Natalie Maldonado


Account Executive

Natalie Maldonado is a senior at Chico State majoring in public relations with a minor in marketing. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications and she is honored to be an account executive. Originally from Thousand Oaks, Natalie loves to cook, paint and play cards. She has a passion for traveling and one day hopes to work for National Geographic.

Briana Payan


Account Executive

Briana Payan is a third-year Chico State student with a public relations major and a marketing minor. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications as an account executive. In the future, she hopes to work in a public relations agency in New York or Seattle. When she is not working Briana enjoys working out and exploring the outdoors.

Marlyn Angeles


Assistant Account Executive

Marlyn Angeles is a third-year Chico State student working to obtain a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications and she is very excited to be working as an assistant account executive. After Marlyn graduates, she plans to work in Southern California as a public relations representative for a company in the beauty industry. In her free time, you can find Marlyn painting on Kendall lawn or riding her skateboard around town.

Chase McDaniel


Assistant Account Executive

Chase McDaniel is a senior at Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. He is excited to start his first semester with Tehama Group Communications as an assistant account executive. Chase grew up in Southern California. When he’s not busy with school and work, he can be found spending time with friends, listening to music, or watching a Formula 1 race. Post-graduation, Chase hopes to work for a public relations agency in the Los Angeles or Sacramento regions.

Elijah Ewing


Assistant Account Executive

Elijah Ewing is a fourth-year student at Chico State. He is graduating this semester with a degree in public relation and news journalism, and a minor in marketing. Elijah is spending his last semester as an assistant account executive. In his spare time, he likes to watch sports or be outside with his friends. After graduating, Elijah plans to move to Southern California to work in public relations. 

Trenton Taylor


Assistant Account Executive

Trenton Taylor is a senior at Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. After working as the social media editor for  The Orion News for two semesters, he is excited to begin his first semester on staff at Tehama Group Communications as an assistant account executive. After graduation, he will be headed to work on staff at Barstool Sports in New York City.

Hector Betancourt


Editorial assistant

Hector Betancourt is finishing his last semester at Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in Spanish. This is his first time joining Tehama Group Communications and he is excited for the skills he will learn. Hector finds inspiration from fashion and architectural design. He hopes he can apply his creativity in becoming a creative director in his career. During his free time, he likes to draw and reorganize his Pinterest boards. He loves to travel and create new memories.

Lexi Lynn


Social Media Assistant

Lexi Lynn is in her final year at Chico State pursuing two degrees in both public relations and French. This semester she is part of the social team at TGC as the social media assistant. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education and achieve a master’s degree in a PR-related field. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with friends. 

Dylan Lawson


Graphic Designer

Dylan Lawson is currently finishing his senior year at Chico State with a major in graphic design. He is eager to be involved in a professional work environment and acquire new skills and experiences along the way. He aspires to become a professional advertising graphic designer and would like to produce his own graphic novels someday. In the meantime, Dylan loves sketching and woodworking, and is excited to work with the Tehama Group Communications as a graphic designer in the creative team.

Emily Vang


Graphic Designer

Emily Vang is a senior at Chico State majoring in graphic design. This is her first semester working with Tehama Group Communications as a graphic designer. Her hobbies include sewing, crocheting and painting. In the future, Emily hopes to become a freelance graphic designer and eventually travel to different countries such as Thailand, Japan and Australia.

Vanessa Villalobos


Web Designer

Vanessa Villalobos is a senior at Chico State majoring in graphic design. This will be her first semester working with Tehama Group Communications as a web designer. In her spare time, she likes to cook, paint and spend time with friends and family. After graduation, she plans to move to San Francisco to pursue a career in web/graphic design