Meet Our Staff – Spring 2022

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. 


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Mia Taxin

General Manager

Mia Taxin is a fourth-year student at Chico State. Mia is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations, and a minor in women’s studies. This is Mia’s second semester at Tehama Group Communications, and she is thrilled to be the General Manager this semester. In her free time, Mia loves exploring Butte County’s hidden restaurants and photography. Mia hopes to pursue a career in Public Relations in the Los Angeles or San Francisco area after graduating this spring.

Mattie Orloff

Public Relations Director

Mattie Orloff is ending her fourth year at Chico State. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in event management. This will be her second semester with Tehama Group Communications and she could not be more excited. During her free time you can find her reading her favorite author, Kristen Hannah, and scrolling through film blogs. Mattie is passionate about social justice and getting active in her community. 

Victoria Hernández

Editorial Director

Victoria Hernández is a fourth-year student at Chico State with a double major in public relations and news journalism, along with a minor in marketing. This will be her first semester with Tehama Group Communications and she could not be more excited to begin crafting content for her clients. In her free time, she enjoys reading and photography. After graduation, Victoria plans on pursuing a career in digital marketing, web design and written content.

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Benjamin Goldberg

Account Executive

Benjamin (Ben) Goldberg is a third-year student at Chico State who is majoring in journalism and public relations with a minor in marketing. Sports has always been a huge part of his life, so his expectations are to work for a major sports organization. This is his first semester at Tehama Group Communications and is taking on both Account Executive and Assistant Account Executive positions. He hopes to gain experience and make connections with his colleagues.

Hannah Sarwar

Account Executive

Hannah Sarwar is concluding her fourth year at Chico State with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications and she is extremely excited about her position as an Account Executive. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music, and spending time outdoors. Post-graduation she plans to move to San Francisco to pursue a career in public relations, or event coordinating. 

Natalie Lewandowski

Account Executive

Natalie Lewandowski intends to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations with a minor in managing sustainability. This is her first semester with Tehama Group Communications, and she is enthusiastic about her position as an Account Executive. In her free time, you can find her exploring the outdoors and visiting her favorite hiking spots in Paradise. Following graduation, Natalie is planning to move to sunny San Diego and pursue a career in public relations.

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Alexis Harvey

Assistant Account Executive

Alexis Harvey is in her fourth year at Chico State and is thrilled to be a part of Tehama Group Communications. She is graduating in the spring with a bachelors degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations after graduation. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, writing and spending time with loved ones. 

Emma Mitchell

Assistant Account Executive

Emma Mitchell is a fourth-year student at Chico State planning to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. This is Emma’s first semester at Tehama Group Communications working as an Assistant Account Executive. Emma hopes to pursue a career in Entertainment Public Relations in Los Angeles after receiving her diploma.

Gabby French

Assistant Account Executive

Gabby French is a senior at Chico State. She is pursuing a bachelors degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. This is her first semester in Tehama Group Communications. She is looking forward to getting real experience with clients and being a part of the TGC team. After graduating she hopes to start her career in the entertainment or music industry. 

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Thalia Avila

Assistant Account Executive

Thalia Avila is graduating from Chico State with a bachelors degree  in public relations and a minor in psychology. This is her first semester at Tehama Group Communications as an Assistant Account Executive and photographer. In her free time, it is a guarantee you will find her listening to music any chance she gets. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a public relations career in music or even entertainment!

Brooke Larsen

Graphic Designer

Brooke Larsen is a fifth year Chico State student. She is majoring in graphic design and minoring in project management. This is her first semester with Tehama Group Communications as a Graphic Designer. She plays softball and loves the balance between sports and being creative with her major. She previously attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco till she transferred after her freshman year.

Miguel Villalobos

Graphic Designer

Miguel Villalobos is a fourth-year Chico State student with a communication design major, option in Graphic Design. This is his first semester with Tehama Group Communications. In his free time, he enjoys   spending time with friends, playing basketball and listening to music. After graduation, he hopes to move away from his hometown and land a job as a designer for one of his favorite sports teams.

Sarko Sok

Graphic Designer

Sarko Sok is a fifth-year student at Chico State with plans to graduate in the spring. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications design, along with a minor in international Studies. This is his first semester in Tehama Group Communications, and he could not be more thrilled. In his free time, Sarko loves to express his creativity through artwork, and customizing sneakers. He hopes to pursue a career in communications design after graduation.