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.
Nick RizzoGeneral Manager
Nick Rizzo is a senior at CSU, Chico majoring in journalism with a focus 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 general manager for Tehama Group Communications. On the weekends, he can be found working as a DJ at local events.
Elizabeth ErnsterPR Director
Elizabeth Ernster is a fourth year journalism major with a focus in public relations and a minor in theatre. Besides working part time, she enjoys gaining new life experiences with her close friends. As public relations director for Tehama Group Communications, Elizabeth looks forward to building upon her skills in hopes of landing a job in the lifestyle industry.
Miranda CarpenelloDirector of Accounts
Miranda Carpenello is a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. Besides being the director of accounts for Tehama Group Communications, she works part time at the Wildcat Recreation Center. She is passionate about cooking as a means to relieve stress and to get creative. Graduating in May, she hopes to be working in the food industry and eventually become the next Julia Child.
Christa BoyntonAssistant PR Director
Christa Boynton is a junior majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in psychology. Christa loves public speaking, planning and being around people. Christa is a tour guide for CSU, Chico, a leader in the campus organization, CRU, and a portrait/wedding photographer. This is Christa's second semester working at Tehama Group Communications. This semester she is the assistant PR director and account executive assistant. She hopes to be a valuable partner for TGC clients.
Madi SchneerOnline Web Manager
Madi Schneer is a senior at CSU, Chico. She is majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in marketing. After graduation, she hopes to travel and eventually land a job in San Francisco. She adores working with kids and loves animals. She also enjoys staying busy with school as well as planning fun trips.
Kelly SeckEditorial Director
Kelly Seck is a senior at CSU, Chico majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations, a minor in nutrition and food science and a pathway minor in international studies. This semester, she is the editorial director at Tehama Group Communications. She loves to hike, spend time outside and try new food. Wherever she works in the future, she hopes that there is food involved.
Alma Garcia is a first-generation college student. She is in her final semester at CSU, Chico and hopes to have a successful career in public relations within the tech or gaming industry. She loves learning about new technology and her ultimate career goal is to be part of a team that helps introduce new tech that will ultimately change the way the world interacts with each other.
Holly Kraeber is a senior majoring journalism with a focus in public relations at CSU, Chico. As well as being on the editing staff and website design team of Tehama Group Communications, she loves traveling and eating fine cheesecake. She hopes to work in the travel or technology industry in the near future as a PR practitioner.
Jae SiqueriosSocial Media Director
Jae Siqueiros is the social media director. He is a senior majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and 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, Ore. or to the Bay Area where he would like to pursue a career at a social change agency.
Abby PeltzerSocial Media Assistant
Abby Peltzer is a senior majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in studio art. This semester for Tehama Group Communications, she is working as an assistant account executive and as a member of the social media team. She is passionate about art, animals and the outdoors. In her spare time she can be found riding her horse or petting random dogs on campus.
Coby KooymanSocial Media Assistant
Coby Kooyman is a senior majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and a minor in communication design. Following graduation in May, she hopes to apply for public relations jobs either in the bay area or Portland, Ore. When not attending class, she can be found working at her campus job, Common Grounds coffee shop. She is the social media assistant for Tehama Group Communications. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, adventuring around Chico and attending live concerts and festivals in her free time.
Taylor PickleAccount Executive
Taylor Pickle is in her final semester at CSU, Chico as a journalism major with a focus 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.
Alisa ThorsenAccount Executive
Alisa Thorsen is a senior at CSU, Chico. She is pursuing a degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and a minor in creative writing and in ethics, justice and policy. After she graduates with her degree in public relations, she hopes to further her education in nonprofit management. This semester, she is an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. Thorsen spends her free time reading, writing, gardening and bike riding through the local Chico parks.
Julie OrtegaAccount Executive
Julie Ortega is a fifth-year student and she is double majoring in journalism with a focus in news and a focus in public relations with a minor in Spanish. She is an account executive for Tehama Group Communications. She is an active leader on campus and is a member of Lambda Theta Nu sorority. After graduation, she will be moving back to the Bay Area and hopes of landing a job doing PR work within the video game or sports industry.
Nicte HernandezAccount Executive
Nicte Hernandez is an account executive this semester and is majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations. She enjoys being outdoors and loves to travel. She chose journalism because she saw that she could really make a difference through the pieces she writes and eventually hopes to be a journalist who writes about social issues and injustices from abroad. She enjoys having fun and feels that life is to be enjoyed one day at a time.
Anna BaytoshAccount Executive
Anna Baytosh is a senior at CSU, Chico studying journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in communication design. She enjoys reading, playing volleyball, and exploring California. As an Account Executive for Tehama Group Communications, she intends to build skills that will propel her into the health or outdoor recreation industries.
Angelina CastilloAccount Executive
Angelina Castillo is an account executive and a member of the social media team. She is a junior at CSU, Chico majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in marketing. She enjoys spending her free time doing volunteer work in the community with her friends and family. Angelina is also a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. After graduation she plans to work in a PR agency in the Bay Area.
Katelyn MartinAccount Executive
Katelyn Martin is a fourth-year student majoring in journalism with a focus 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.
Salma HegabAssistant Account Executive
Salma Hegab is a fourth-year student majoring in journalism with a focus in public relations and minoring in marketing. This Bay Area native has a passion for music, dogs and the outdoors. She is also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. This semester she will be joining Tehama Group Communications as an assistant account executive. Salma hopes the experience she gains will land her a job in the entertainment or technology industry after graduation.
Kim NguyenAssistant Account Executive
Kim Nguyen is a third-year journalism major with a focus in public relations and a minor in creative writing. She attends CSU, Chico, and this semester she is an assistant account executive for Tehama Group Communications. A few of her hobbies consists of writing, reading and watching television. Professionally, she hopes to work for a video game company in the public relations department. She aspires to live a fulfilling life with a pet dog, preferably a Samoyed or Norwegian Elkhound.
Licia DeringAssistant Account Executive
Licia Dering is a senior at CSU, Chico majoring in journalism with a focus public relations and minoring in special education. During the week, Licia works with and teaches kids with autism. This semester she will be an assistant account executive in Tehama Group Communications. She is originally from Chico and in her spare time she likes to travel and discover unexplored areas.
Ashlyn DuranArt Director
Ashlyn Duran is a senior at CSU, Chico 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.
Paige HoughGraphic Designer
Paige Hough is currently a senior at CSU, Chico majoring in Media Arts Design and Technology with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She is passionate about brand management and sustainability. When Paige is not engaged in design projects, she is working at Tbar Fusion Cafe, and exploring the outdoors.
Kelsey VeithGraphic Designer
Kelsey Veith is currently a senior at CSU, Chico and she is majoring in media arts design and technology with a focus in graphic design and is working towards a certificate in web design and publishing. Kelsey carries a strong motivational spirit and innate aesthetic sense. When she is not designing, Kelsey enjoys dancing, photography, a good bowl of queso, and hiking around Northern California.
Enrique Flore is a fifth year at CSU, Chico and will be graduating this May. His major is communication design with a focus in media arts. His hobbies include traveling the globe, attending music festivals and capturing his adventures on video. He aspires to work in the video production industry as either a camera man or an editor.
Brianna Jasso is a third-year majoring in communication design with an emphasis in media arts and minoring in photographic studies. She is a member of the Photo Club and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She loves to be outdoors, attend music festivals, travel the world and binge on chocolate desserts. After graduation, she hopes to go back home to Southern California and work as a photographer or art director.
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.