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. 


Hannah Manoucheri


General Manager

Hannah Manoucheri is a senior at Chico State with a major in public relations, and a minor in recreation administration. She’s previously worked with Tehama Group Communications as an account executive, and is excited to represent the agency as the general manager this semester. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking and playing guitar. She hopes to go into women’s sports media in Seattle post-graduation.

Sydney Oliva


Public Relations Director

Sydney Oliva is a senior at Chico State with a major in public relations, and a minor in marketing. She is thrilled to start her second semester at Tehama Group Communications as the public relations director. After graduating, she hopes to work as a public relations specialist within the wine industry. Sydney grew up in Southern California. She enjoys playing ‘90s arcade games, and the occasional soccer match.

Brooke Martin


Director of Accounts

Brooke Martin is a fourth-year student at Chico State. Her major is public relations with minors in marketing and gender and sexuality studies. She worked as the business manager for The Orion before joining Tehama Group Communications last semester. She can’t wait to return to TGC this semester as the Director of Accounts. Martin hopes to work for a public relations agency in San Francisco after graduation.

Holly Palandoken


Editorial Director

Holly Palandoken is a fourth-year public relations major who is currently working with Tehama Group Communications as its Editorial Director. After she graduates from Chico State in the spring of 2021, she hopes to work with a technology company in the Bay Area. In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her cats, and baking desserts.

Zoe Salido


Art Director

Zoe Salido is a fifth-year senior at Chico State majoring in communication design with an emphasis in graphic design. She is spending her final semester completing her art studio minor as well as working as a designer and art director for Tehama Group Communications. After graduating, Zoe plans to move to Southern California, and find work focusing around functional and sustainable design.

Marisol Rocha


Social Media Director

Marisol Rocha is in her final year at Chico State, and will obtain a major in both Spanish, and public relations. She is excited to return as the social media director for Tehama Group Communications this semester. Marisol loves to build real, genuine connections with people, and hopes to make more before graduating in December. Her favorite color is pastel purple, and she is a part-time barista. 

Lexi Kornblum


Account Executive

Lexi Kornblum is a senior majoring in journalism and public relations with a minor in marketing. She’ll be working as an account executive for her first semester with Tehama Group Communications. After graduation, Lexi hopes to work in public relations on the West Coast. When she’s not curled up on the couch with a book, you can find her exploring Northern California with her dog.

Tarah Johnson


Account Executive

Tarah Johnson is a fourth-year student at Chico State with a public relations major and a marketing minor. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications, and she’s excited to be an account executive. When she’s not working, you can find Tarah listening to music, baking and spending time with friends. Post-graduation, she hopes to apply her skills at a public relations agency in Southern California.

Grace Gilani


Account Executive

Grace Gilani is a fourth-year Chico State student with a public relations major and a German minor. This is her first semester with Tehama Group Communications as an account executive. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking and watching movies with friends. After graduation, she plans to move to the Los Angeles area to pursue a public relations career in the music industry.

Claire Bang


Assistant Account Executive

Claire Bang is a senior at Chico State. She will graduate Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. She is excited to be a part of Tehama Group Communications this fall as an assistant account executive. After Claire graduates in May 2021, she plans on moving to the SF Bay Area or Nashville to pursue a career in public relations or marketing.

Breanna Cota


Assistant Account Executive

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 join the Tehama Group Communications team as an assistant account executive. When she’s not busy with school and work, Breanna enjoys spending time with her father at baseball games.

Jamie Kolnes


Assistant Account Executive

Jamie Kolnes is a third-year senior at Chico State with a major in public relations, and a minor in marketing. She’s looking forward to working with Tehama Group Communications this semester as an assistant account executive, as well as a public relations generalist. After graduation, she hopes to study business or law. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, petting cats and brewing kombucha. 

Angelina Matey


Public Relations Generalist

Angelina is a fifth-year student at Chico State majoring in public relations, and women’s studies. She is working with Tehama Group Communications as a PR generalist. After graduation, Angelina plans on continuing her studies to achieve a master’s degree in multicultural gender studies, and become a college professor. She enjoys spending time reading feminist literature, and working as a barista at Tender Loving Coffee. 

Leslie Vega


Public Relations Generalist

Leslie Vega is a fourth-year student at Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in Spanish. This is her first semester working with Tehama Group Communications as a public relations generalist. Her goal after graduation is to work in a PR agency in the Bay Area. In her free time Vega enjoys baking, and watching movies.

Colby Rutledge


Public Relations Generalist

Colby Rutledge is a Chico native and is currently a public relations generalist at Tehama Group Communications. He enjoys reading, working out and working on the computer during his free time. His goal for when he graduates in the fall of 2021 is to get a job as a writer for either Sports Illustrated or with the San Francisco Chronicle. Colby knows sports history well. 

Jenna Sanchez


Web Designer

Jenna Sanchez is a senior at Chico State with a major in graphic design. This year she will be joining Tehama Group Communications as a web designer. She hopes to move out of California after graduating to work as a web/graphic designer in the entertainment industry. In her free time she enjoys painting, being outdoors, and spending time with her cat. 

Jessie Chen


Graphic Designer

Jessie Chen is a senior at Chico State with a major in communication design. This is his second semester with Tehama Group Communications as a graphic designer. When he is not designing, he is exploring the internet learning new techniques, or in the kitchen experimenting. In the future, he hopes to move somewhere near the coast and work as a graphic designer for a big design firm.

Abbey Geaney


Graphic Designer

Abigail Geaney is finishing her last semester at Chico State as a graphic design major. She’s excited to be a part of the creative team for Tehama Group Communications, and believes it will be an important experience before beginning a career. Abbey currently lives in Chico, and will return home to Laguna Beach in December. She’s very social, and loves to spend time outside with friends and family.

Jacquelyn Martinusen


Videographer

Jacquelyn Martinusen is a third-year student at Chico State in the Media Arts, Design, and Technology department as a Media Arts major. She is also working towards a minor in Multicultural Studies. She will be working as the TGC Videographer this year. After she graduates from Chico State in May 2022, she hopes to land a job working in her field in California.

Jordyn Moore


Videographer

Jordyn Moore is a second-year Media Arts Production major at Chico State. This is her second semester with TGC as the videographer and photographer. When she’s not holding a camera, she can be found spending time with friends, listening to music, or watching movies. In the future, she hopes to move back home to Southern California, and work as a movie director in Los Angeles.