Tehama Group Communications aim to deliver top-notch, professional-quality work to our clients, while fostering a healthy learning environment for the members of our team. Client satisfaction and agency professionalism have been cornerstones of this organization since the program’s conception more than 20 years ago. Our commitment to quality has become synonymous with our agency’s name and it is with that same commitment we push forth today. We started small, but are always growing and we would love for you to join us. We take client relationships seriously. Take a look at our recent projects and to see how we maintain excellent client relations – the talent of our staff and our commitment to each account shines through every time. Contact us and we guarantee it will be the start of something special.
Madi SchneerGeneral Manager
Madi Schneer is finishing her last semester as a wildcat at Chico State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing. When she graduates, she hopes to land a job in her favorite city, San Francisco. She loves to travel and work with kids when she is not in school. She loves animals and hopes to own a golden retriever one day.
Shannon WhitePR Director Assistant
Shannon White is a third-year at Chico State majoring in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. Shannon is the public relations director assistant for Tehama Group Communications and is looking forward to learning more about the world of public relations. When she’s not stressing over school, she can be found exploring Chico with her friends or at Target with a fearful wallet.
Max PondDirector of Accounts
Max Pond is a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in French. Besides being the director of accounts for Tehama Group Communications, he works part time at the Associated Students Marketing and Public Relations office in the Bell Memorial Union. He is passionate about rock climbing, roller skating, video games and family. Graduating in May, he hopes to start his own business in construction with a close friend.
Kim Cuong NguyenEditorial Director
Kim Cuong Nguyen is a fourth-year student at Chico State. She majors in public relations and minors in creative writing. She is the editorial director at Tehama Group Communications. In her free time, she enjoys watching anime and playing video games. Professionally, she aspires to make a positive impact as a lawyer or a public relations practitioner.
Gennisis Mendoza CruzPublic Relations Director
Gennisis Mendoza Cruz is a fourth-year journalism major with a focus in public relations and a minor in marketing. Besides working part time, she enjoys spending time with her family, making music and dancing. As public relations director for Tehama Group Communications, Gennisis looks forward to expanding her skills and networking. After graduation, she plans to get a job in Los Angeles in hopes of landing a job as a celebrity publicist.
Martin ChangOnline Communications Director
Martin Chang is the online communication director for Tehama Group Communications. He has built and maintained websites for over five years. These websites have covered topics that include news and the performance of poetry. He is interested in how different kinds of people express themselves, as groups and as individuals.
Adriana SikiricAccount Executive
Adriana Sikiric is finishing her fourth year at Chico State majoring in marketing and minoring in public relations. Besides being an account executive for Tehama Group Communications, she also works for the Associated Students Government Affairs as a student outreach coordinator. Her dream is to find a career in the media and entertainment industry. She loves spending her free time with family and friends. She hopes to travel more after she graduates.
Kailey GaffikinAccount Executive
Kailey Gaffikin is a third-year at Chico State pursuing a journalism and public relations major with a minor in marketing. When she isn’t dedicating her time to Tehama Group Communications, she enjoys photography, writing, traveling and reading. She is passionate about mental health awareness and spreading kindness to others. After graduating, she sees herself living in a big city with a labradoodle.
Arianna SilvestriAccount Executive
Arianna is an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. She is currently in her third year at Chico State and is working towards a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. Also, she recently declared a marketing minor. She would like to dedicate this bio to her dog, Rocka, for being her pride and joy.
Katya VillegasAccount Executive
Katya Villegas is a fourth-year at Chico State where she is pursuing her bachelor of arts in journalism with a minor in Spanish. Apart from being an account executive for Tehama Group Communications, she is the chief copy editor for the Orion. When she is not at school, she loves traveling, vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, dogs, soccer and food, except for red meat and seafood.
Grace GonzalezAccount Executive
Grace Gonzalez is a first-generation college student pursuing a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in women studies. This semester she will be working as an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. She enjoys traveling, live music and the beach. In the future, she hopes to live and even land a job in public relations abroad.
Xochitl ReyesSocial Media Director
Xochitl Reyes is a fourth-year journalism major focusing on public relations and a minor in multicultural gender studies. Besides being the social media director at Tehama Group Communications, she also manages social media for the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at Chico State. Her passions include fashion, dogs, painting and traveling. After graduation, she plans to move back to Southern California and pursue a career in public relations.
Terren PouncySocial Media Team Assistant
Terren Pouncy is a fourth-year studying public relations and marketing. He is currently an assistant account executive and a social media team assistant for Tehama Group Communications. In his free time, he loves to shop, especially for shoes. Upon graduating, he is looking to get into the world of creating and marketing clothes.
Sage PiccolottiSocial Media Team Assistant
Sage Piccolotti is a fourth-year at Chico State studying journalism with a focus in public relations with a minor in marketing. She is an assistant account executive and a member of the social media team. Sage is also a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Other than being a cat mom, she works for the Oakland Raiders and hopes to pursue a career with her favorite NFL team after graduation .
Niyat Teferi is a fourth-year student at Chico State majoring in public relations and minoring in international relations. Her passions include reading and writing. She hopes to do public relations work in either the entertainment or technology industry. When she is not at work or school, she likes to spend quality time with friends and family, listen to music and watch movies.
Jessica LewisAssistant Account Executive
Jessica Lewis is a fourth-year student at Chico State. She majors in journalism focused in public relations and minors in photographic studies. She will be joining Tehama Group Communications this semester as an assistant account executive. In the future, she aspires to be a public relations representative in the music industry. In her free time she enjoys attending local shows and doing arts and crafts.
Ashlyn DuranArt Director
Ashlyn Duran is a senior at Chico State majoring in communication design with a focus in media arts and minoring in psychology. When she’s not in school she loves traveling, binge watching reality TV shows and hanging out with friends. In the future, she hopes to work as an art director for advertising, film or television production.
Jasmine Garcia is a photographer at Tehama Group Communications. She is a fourth-year at Chico State majoring in business administration and minoring in photographic studies. She developed an interest in photography at age 12 and ran her own business at 18-years-old. When she's not behind the camera lens she enjoys visiting art museums, spontaneous trips and eating stir fry.
Kimberly VolkovGraphic Designer
Kimberly Volkov is a fourth-year at Chico State and is majoring in communication design focusing on graphic design. She enjoys painting, drawing and computers. Graphic design allows her to use both art and technology which gives her fulfillment and gives her the ability to make it into a life career. “A graphic designer has one goal, to be able to visualize what type of message your clients want to convey to their targeted audience,” Volkov said. In her free time, her hobbies include watching anime, reading manga and relaxing at home with her two dogs.
Lauren Gomez is a fourth-year at Chico State majoring in communication design with an emphasis in media arts and minoring in instructional design. In her free time, she loves to read and watch movies. Born and raised in Pasadena, she hopes to return home and get a job in video production.