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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

Co-Founder

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 Rosales is a bilingual writer with a BA in Latin American Literature. She loves writing about minority groups, businesswomen, and the entertainment industry.

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

Publicist

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

Publicist

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 Grossman

Publicist

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

Brittany Bearden

Publicist

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

Hollie Boodram

Publicist

Hollie is a recent PR postgraduate student with experience predominantly in sports and corporate communications. A self-proclaimed foodie, Hollie spends her spare time keeping fit, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Samantha O'Neil

Publicist

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

Sam Johnson

Journalist

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

Publicist

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.

Chandni Desai

Publicist

Chan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Public Relations from the University of Tampa. She has a passion for travel, creative lifestyle and wellness outside of work.

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.

Melanie Parncutt

Publicist

Melanie comes from Baltimore, MD, and has an eye for everything trendy. Her background in writing, leadership and marketing adds to her ability to create connections. A former collegiate athlete and current yogi, she loves staying active and has a passion for travel.

Zi Zheng

Marketing Intern

Zi is a designer, developer 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

Publicist

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

Publicist

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

Publicist

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.

Elizabeth Galewski

Publicist

A graduate of Wellesley College and the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth got her start in Communications on Capitol Hill. She loves getting cool people the attention they deserve. In her free time, you can find her kayaking, swimming, and biking.

Katie Larch

Publicist

Katie is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She has a background in law and government public relations. In her free time, Katie loves to kickbox, cook, and travel

Brian Fitzgerald

Publicist

Raised in sunny California, Brian Fitzgerald puts his 20 years of experience as a PR professional to work for clients each and every day. A self-described creative analytic, Brian brings his left and right brain together to produce inspired campaigns and measurably effective results.

Gabriela Perez

Account Executive

Gabriela graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations from The University of Tampa. Her background in sales and media relations makes her a personable communicator. In her free time, she loves to do yoga and spend time with friends and family.

Moses

Master Storytailer

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

Mage

Director of Pawthority

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

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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.