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Results-Driven Publicists

As one of the top PR firms in the nation, our team of publicists has over 200 years of combined experience creating PR plans that get valuable media coverage for a variety of brands. With highly experienced publicists and a world-class writing staff, you will be blown away by what we can accomplish. 

Your PR Dream Team

Otter PR is rated one of the top PR firms in the nation from one principle, getting amazing media coverage for every client, guaranteed. We are entrepreneurs, thought leaders, writers, marketers, and creatives with a passion for building effective campaigns that yield results. Take a look at the amazing team we have built and schedule a call to see how our PR plans can work for you.

Jay Feldman, DO


Jay is a thought-leader in the entrepreneurial community and host of Mentors Collective Podcast. He is passionate about helping other brands achieve their dreams. He loves animals and traveling.

Scott Bartnick

Co-Founder & Amazon Expert

Scott is an eCommerce and Operations expert. He has worked with top brands and fortune 500 companies to earn them press and help them succeed. Scott is also an engineer and Eagle Scout.

Colleen Falco

VP of Communications

Colleen is an avid blogger who writes for a number of publications. She is also one of the top Irish dancers in the country and a professional artist.

Devin Leonardi

Marketing Director

Devin's leadership, technical marketing knowledge, and unique creative vision make him an excellent contributor to the team. You can find him being a weekend foodie with his wife or throwing a frisbee for his dog, Harper.

Lara Rosales

VP of Media Relations

Lara is an expert writer with a degree in Literature. She loves writing about business, minority groups, social media, and self-help.

Santiago Arbelaez

Director of Client Relations

Santiago is a recent FSU graduate with a passion for performing and entertainment management. He is a talented vocalist and pianist who has performed in many esteemed Opera houses and the Beacon Theatre.

Gigi Marino

Publicist & Journalist

Gigi Marino has a background in higher ed and has been a writing professor and magazine editor. She is working on a collection of poetry titled Earthshine Sisters, about her own sister's experience with breast cancer. She is an animal advocate and proud pet mom.

Cat Castoro

Social Media Manager

Catherine dove into Multimedia Communications, sparked by her love for visual storytelling and design. She creates content within the realms of video editing and digital design. Understanding memes and pop culture is how she keeps social engagement fun.

Stephanie Rodgers


Stephanie is an effective communicator with a degree in mass communications, specializing in public relations, from USF. She enjoys creating intentional content and graphic designing on the side.

John Denton


John Denton has dedicated most of his life to his passion for sports. John has covered the Orlando Magic for 24 years. John has a 17-year-old daughter, Abby, who is an excellent student and volleyball player. When not writing, John can be found golfing and travelling.

Shannen Connor

Account Executive

Shannen is a UCF graduate with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She comes with experience working as a public school English teacher. She loves to venture to new places with the love of her life, and spending time with her friends and family.

Danielle Credeur


Danielle has been a broadcast journalist for over a decade, working for NBC affiliates across the nation. When she’s not working you can catch her trying new restaurants and enjoying the Florida beaches with her family.

Brittany Bearden


Brittany has been a publicist for more than 10 years and has written over 2000 press releases.

Marcy Bialeschki

Senior Journalist

Marcy is a veteran educator with 33 years of experience teaching writing to high school and college students. When she's not writing, she might be enjoying an episode of Ghost Adventures, the only TV show she watches.

Samantha O'Neil


Samantha has 15 years of PR experience leading national media campaigns. She is a soccer fanatic and Tottenham Hotspurs fan.

Sam Johnson


Sam is an MBA graduate and published writer with over 5 years' experience in marketing, entrepreneurship, and international business communications. He is an avid writer with a love of travel, coffee, and gaming.

Martha Carrera


With more than 15 years of public relations experience working with clients in the lifestyle, hospitality, and food and beverage spaces, Martha has a keen eye for story angles that translate to earned media for independent and corporate brands.

Jeff Bardach


Jeff spent 15 years as a broadcast journalist leading newsrooms in various markets. He's an experienced storyteller and specializes in mass communication. When he's not working, Jeff loves traveling with his wife and their new lab Annie.

Hollie Geraghty

Publicist & Writer

Hollie Geraghty has four years of experience across journalism, content writing, social media and public relations. She has written for national publications in both print and online. In her spare time, she can be found ticking films off her watch list.

Lyn Schultes


A former national broadcast producer, Lyn has over 15 years of media strategy experience leading award-winning national outreach campaigns. She has worked for global and start-up PR agencies and is an avid writer and travel junkie.

Zi Zheng

Marketing Intern

Zi is a designer, writer, and wannabe philosopher. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English Literature. In his free time, Zi enjoys designing flashy websites and building new apps with his friends.

Jeremy Payton


Jeremy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with more than 13 years of experience in customer solutions, creative writing, and digital copywriting. He loves hiking and exploring the wilderness with his wife Natalie and their rescue dog, Falcor.

Richard Borger


Richard's background is in Chemical Engineering. Additionally, he produces music, and has worked promoting his own music through social media and music platforms. You can find him writing music and rock climbing in the outdoors in his spare time.

Thomas Mustac


Thomas holds a Masters Degree in Communication with an Advanced Certification in Nonprofit organizations. His diverse background spans the healthcare, sports and interior design industries. His interests include travel, sports and personal fitness.


Master Storytailer

Moses creates amazing tails for our clients and keeps them wagging for more. No one can resist this face.


Director of Pawthority

Ask anyone, Mage has the biggest social pawthority — and biggest paws, period — among canines and humans alike.


Let's work together

We interview each and every client to make sure that we can create the perfect PR plan and build our relationship on a foundation of growth. In most cases we find that setting realistic expectations yields real results. Get started today with your free consultation.