Our Team

Patrick's Portrait

Patrick Kowalczyk


EXPERIENCE: Michael Kaminer PR, U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey and Frank Pallone, Middlesex County Democratic Organization
BOARDS: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, Live Out Loud
EDUCATION: Rutgers University
HOMETOWN: Middletown, New Jersey

His favorite books are Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Delicious Foods by James Hannaham, The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese, Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. His favorite movies are Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonlight, Nomadland, Children of Men, Michael Clayton, and The Florida Project.

His travel wishlist includes Sri Lanka and Thailand. His dream clients are The New Yorker Festival and The Emerson Collective. His all-time favorite concerts are Daft Punk in Coney Island (2007), Robyn at Madison Square Garden (2019), and Florence and the Machine at Barclays Center (2018).

His must-read is New York Magazine, his must-listens are Song Exploder, Throughline, Object of Sound, and On the Media, and his must-watch is Succession, Somebody, Somewhere, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Helena's Portrait

Helena Dea Bala

Vice President

EXPERIENCE: Author, lobbyist, lawyer, Capitol Hill staffer
EDUCATION: The George Washington University Law School
HOMETOWN: It’s Complicated. (Ask me about it!)

One of Helena’s most re-read books is Stay Up with Me by Tom Barbash, particularly the last story – The Women. This is certainly not an impartial take, but she also really enjoyed writing her own book, Craigslist Confessional. Her comfort watches include Frasier and Golden Girls reruns, and some of her favorite feel-good movies are Moonstruck, The Birdcage, When Harry Met Sally, Turner and Hooch, Landline, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Heartburn, and Bull Durham.

Her travel wishlist includes Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, Kenya, and Japan.

Her dream client is The ONE Campaign and, predictably, her favorite concert was U2 in 2010, though her most memorable moment was singing along with Dolores O’Riordan in the front row of a Cranberries concert. Other great artists she’s had the privilege of seeing in concert are Muse and Stromae, and she’s looking forward to seeing Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden this December.

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Liam's Portrait

Liam McCaffery

Senior Account Executive

EXPERIENCE: U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
EDUCATION: The George Washington University
HOMETOWN: Cheshire, CT

His favorite books are Peacerunner by Penn Rhodeen, American Carnage by Tim Alberta, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, and McCoubrey by Mark McCaffery. Some of his favorite movies include Interstellar, Good Will Hunting, Rudy, In the Name of the Father, Saving Private Ryan, and The Shawshank Redemption. His favorite TV shows are The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Last Dance, The West Wing, Band of Brothers, and The Newsroom.

His travel wishlist includes Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Greece, and Argentina. His all-time favorite concerts are Bicep at the Knockdown Center (2022), Post Malone at The Fillmore (2017), Drake at Capital One Arena (2018), Kenny Rogers at the New Haven Green (2006), and Don Henley in Las Vegas (2011).

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Amanda's Portrait

Amanda Whalen

Account Executive

EXPERIENCE: Edelman, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham
EDUCATION: University of South Carolina
HOMETOWN: Charleston, SC

Her favorite movies are Scream, Almost Famous, Walk the Line, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Shrek. Her favorite TV shows include New Girl, Sex and the City, Saturday Night Live and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Psych.

Her travel wishlist includes France, Greece, and Egypt. She loves to attend concerts and festivals and some of her favorite artists include Miley Cyrus, Greta Van Fleet, Stoplight Observations, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey and Beastie Boys. Her favorite books include Call Me By Your Name and Homo Irrealis Essays by André Aciman, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, and Tweak by Nic Sheff.

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Revaz 's Portrait

Revaz Grigolidze

Account Coordinator

EDUCATION: Fashion Institute of Technology
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY

Revaz’s favorite movies are And Then We Danced, The Devil Wears Prada, Grease, The Conjuring Universe, Titanic. His favorite genre of shows to binge watch are dramas, thrillers, and horrors.

His favorite musicians are Hozier, Sting, Tom Grennan, Sam Smith, Adele, Halsey, Lewis Capaldi, and James Arthur.

His travel wish list includes Egypt, Dubai, Australia, Italy, Japan and Greece.

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Megan's Portrait

Megan Cunningham

Account Coordinator

EXPERIENCE: The Clio Awards, Electrify Public Relations, The Soto Agency, Wall Street Girls
EDUCATION: Seton Hall University
HOMETOWN: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Her favorite books are The 5 People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. Some of her favorite movies include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Devil Wears Prada, Little Miss Sunshine, Ready or Not, Corpse Bride, Jojo Rabbit, Heathers, and The Muppets (2011). Her must-watch TV shows include Sex and the City, The Good Place, Freaks & Geeks, and Dance Moms.

Her travel wishlist is anywhere outside of the country. Her all-time favorite concerts are Lorde at Radio City Music Hall (2022), The Cure at MSG (2023), Paul McCartney at Metlife Stadium (2016), and her four night Harry Styles spree during his Madison Square Garden residency this past fall.

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Juan Adrian's Portrait

Juan Adrian Garcia Cid

Digital Media Producer

EXPERIENCE: GRC Advising, Morelia Verde, Almirante.io, Enliken, Community TechKnowledge, Inc.
EDUCATION: Full Sail University, B.S., Digital Arts & Design
HOMETOWN: Morelia, Mexico

His favorite books are A Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by The Met Museum and Becoming Steve Jobs by Rick Tetzeli. His favorite movie is Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo.

His all-time favorite concerts are Post Malone at Madison Square Garden (2019), Billie Eilish and Robyn at Austin City Limits (2019), Twenty One Pilots and Lana Del Rey in Mexico City (2016), Ayumi Hamasaki at Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo (2013), Paul Oakenfold at Ultra Music Festival Miami (2010) and Britney Spears at Foro Sol in Mexico City (2002). Juan’s dream client is Apple Music.

Juan’s favorite podcasts are The Daily and Kara Swisher’s Sway by The New York Times, and Song Exploder. His must-watch TV show is Modern Family.

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Randi's Portrait

Randi Rosenbloom

Public Relations Consultant

EXPERIENCE: Ogilvy Public Relations, Emanate PR, Rubenstein PR

Her Top 10 Favorite Movies are Grease, West Side Story, Love Actually, Die Hard, Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction, Silence of the Lambs, Life is Beautiful, and The Usual Suspects. Her all-time favorite concerts are Prince’s Welcome 2 America Tour 2010, and U2’s 360° Tour 2011. Her travel wish list includes Greece, France, Italy, Iceland, and Hawaii.

Her favorite books are The World According to Garp  by John Irving, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much is True and She’s Come Undone. Her must watch series include Stranger Things, The Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks and Seinfeld.

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Gretchen's Portrait

Gretchen Griffin


EXPERIENCE: Macmillan Publishers, LeapFrog Enterprises, NRDC, MKPR, Berlitz, Da Capo Press, Theatre Communications Group
EDUCATION: Rutgers University, B.A., Journalism
HOMETOWN: Toms River, NJ

Her favorite book is The Once and Future King by T.H. White and her favorite movie is Magnolia by P.T. Anderson. Her travel wishlist includes Ireland. She cites Michel Gondry as a creative inspiration and her dream client would be The Dalai Lama. She saw Ray Davies at The Academy in New York City in 1995.

Her proudest professional moments are our red carpet events. She says “the teamwork under pressure is fantastic.”

Her must-read author is Andrew Sullivan, her must-watch series is Community and she thinks you should follow Ruth Buzzi on Twitter.

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