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.
Cassie PorterGeneral Manager
Cassie Porter is a fifth-year journalism major with a focus in public relations and a minor in recreation. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Cassie is a lover of the outdoors, music and all things caffeinated. As she serves as general manager for Tehama Group Communications this year, she hopes to continue building upon her skills and eventually secure a career in the public relations field.
Nick RizzoPR Director
Nick Rizzo is a senior at Chico State majoring in public relations and minoring in broadcasting. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in public relations. During the week, he is busy working as the public relations director for Tehama Group Communications. On the weekends, he can be found working as a DJ at local clubs and weddings.
Roxanna NecoecheaAssistant PR Director
Roxanna Necoechea is a fourth-year journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in creative writing. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new restaurants and traveling to different countries. Upon graduating, she would like to continue to travel and work for a public relations agency.
Kenny ClaustroOnline Communications Director
Kenny Claustro is a web graphic designer and online communications director for Tehama Group Communications. Currently attending Chico State majoring in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and minoring in applied computer graphics. Kenny specializes in animation, coding/developing for the Web and social media content creation.
Erika PaulusSocial Media Director
Erika Paulus is a fourth-year student at Chico State majoring in public relations with a minor in agriculture. She is returning to Tehama Group Communications as the social media director. She is also a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. Erika works at Jamba Juice and InMotion Fitness. When she's not in class or in the TGC office, you can catch her with her pup Rory.
Bianca QuilantanEditorial Director
Bianca Quilantan is a senior majoring in journalism and will be serving as the editorial director. She is a multimedia journalist with three years of experience under her belt. She has also been nationally recognized as the "Best College Features Journalist in the Country" by the Society for Features Journalism and "National Reporter of the Year" runner-up by the Associated Collegiate Press. Bianca is an AP Style nerd, sushi a-fish-ionado and pun enthusiast.
Dylan WakefieldLead Editor
Dylan Wakefield is a fifth-year senior and is returning to Tehama Group Communications for a second semester. He is on the editorial staff this semester. Dylan is pursuing two degrees — one in journalism news and the other in public relations. He is also pursuing a minor in marketing. Dylan plays for the Chico State men's soccer team and has a twin brother who also attends Chico State.
Elizabeth ErnsterAccount Executive
Elizabeth Ernster is a fourth-year student majoring in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in Theatre. Besides working part time, she enjoys gaining new life experiences with her close friends. As an account executive and editor for Tehama Group Communications, Elizabeth looks forward to building upon her skills in hopes of landing a job in the lifestyle industry.
Hannah StevensAccount Executive
Hannah Stevens is a senior majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations. She is an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. With four years of journalism internship experience, including serving as Butte College’s news editor, Hannah is knowledgeable about media relations. After graduation, she hopes to further pursue her education by attending a communication studies graduate program.
Miranda CarpenelloAccount Executive
Miranda Carpenello is a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. Besides being an account executive and editor for Tehama Group Communications, she works part time at the Wildcat Recreation Center. She is excited to build her skills within TGC to prepare her for the future after graduation. Miranda has a passion for cooking and baking. When she isn't working or doing homework, you can catch her in the kitchen. She hopes to work for the food industry in San Francisco after graduation.
Raechel JacksonAccount Executive
Raechel Jackson is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing. You can catch her speed walking through campus between classes, at her part-time barista job and through her other extracurriculars. After graduation, she hopes to land a job at a public relations firm in the Bay Area.
Sean DalyAccount Executive
Sean Daly is a diligent, devoted worker born in San Francisco. His public relations repertoire includes developed writing, communications, teamwork, leadership and technological skills. He currently holds an account executive position with Tehama Group Communications. Sean hopes to use his experiences from TGC and Chico State to obtain a position with a reputable public relations organization after graduation.
Taylor PickleAccount Executive
Taylor Pickle is in her final year at Chico State as a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. This semester, she will be an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. She is hoping to gain more knowledge and to grow as a public relations professional. When Taylor isn't working at her part-time job at Cost Plus World Market, she is traveling the globe with her family and friends.
Vianney HernandezAssistant Account Executive
Vianney Hernandez is a fifth-year student who will be receiving two degrees this winter — one degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and another degree in Spanish. Vianney is from San Diego and has an appreciation for art and the outdoors. She likes to spend her days off hiking in Upper Bidwell Park with her dog named Bear.
Christa BoyntonAssistant Account Executive
Christa Boynton is going into her junior year as a public relations major and psychology minor. Christa loves public speaking, working, planning and being around people. A few of her favorite things include: reading, dancing, swimming, kids, board games, frozen yogurt and photography. As she serves as an assistant account executive and social media team member, she hopes to be a valuable partner for Tehama Group Communications clients.
Jae SiqueriosAssistant Account Executive
Jae Siqueiros is an assistant account executive and a member of the social media team. He is a senior majoring in public relations with a photography minor. In his free time, he enjoys bike riding and hiking. Jae absolutely loves dogs. In the future, he wishes to move to Portland, Oregon or the Bay Area where he would like to pursue an agency career.
Katelyn MartinAssistant Account Executive
Katelyn Martin is a fourth-year student majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing. Born and raised in Sonoma County, she has developed a love for food, music and the outdoors which envelop the heart of the wine country. When she's not at school, you can find her slinging coffee at the downtown Chico Starbucks. After graduation, she hopes to continue working with the company in Seattle.
Victoria AgiusAssistant Account Executive
Victoria Agius is a fourth-year student at Chico State from the Bay Area. She loves hiking, cats and watching “The Office.” Victoria is pursuing a journalism degree with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in women's studies. As an account executive at Tehama Group Communications, she plans to gain experience and knowledge so she can work for a public relations firm after graduation.
Giovanni Lopez-QuezadaArt Director
Giovanni Lopez-Quezada is a senior graphic design major and the art director for Tehama Group Communications. As a Californian, he wants to pursue a career in a sustainable field which incorporates many forms of design. He enjoys getting coffee with his friends and reading in his spare time.
Emily RenchGraphic Designer
Emily Rench is a fifth-year graphic design major and is pursuing a certificate in web design and publishing. She is passionate about brand identity and helping businesses find the look and feel that is right for them. After achieving an associate degree in art, Emily spends her free time drawing and painting. She hopes to continue her love of art through graphic design at Tehama Group Communications.
Weifu WenGraphic Designer
Shawn (Weifu) Wen is a senior majoring in graphic design with a focus in interactive and corporate design. Born and raised in Zhengzhou, China, Shawn enjoys alternative rock, jazz and hip-hop music. Although he is terrible at playing League of Legends, he has not given up yet. Shawn is also a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Shannon McBrideLead Videographer
Shannon McBride is a fifth-year communication design major with an emphasis in media arts. Born and raised in Benicia, California, Shannon is happiest when she is by the ocean or in the mountains. As lead videographer for Tehama Group Communications this year, her goal is to gain experience and prepare for a career as a video editor.
Braulio Martin is a fifth-year senior who is in his last semester of college. He is a communication design major with an emphasis in media arts. He is also a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. During his free time, Braulio likes to workout at the Wildcat Recreation Center and write music at home. He aspires to work in the video production industry as either a camera operator or an editor.
Dr. Bauer is an assistant professor and adviser to Tehama Group Communications in the J&PR department at Chico State. Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she worked for over six years in integrated marketing and PR for several Silicon Valley-based companies. She teaches PR writing, strategy, social media storytelling and gender in the media.