Our Team

Patrick's Portrait

Patrick Kowalczyk

President

FOUNDED PKPR: 2006
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 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, 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 The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Contact Patrick at PKPR

Gretchen's Portrait

Gretchen Griffin

Writer

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 carpert 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.

Contact Gretchen at PKPR

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Winston Duncan

Senior Account Executive

EXPERIENCE: Ruder Finn, Antenna Group/Beckerman PR, Suitsupply, Dickey’s Barbeque
EDUCATION: Kansas State University (BS), George Washington University (MPS)
HOMETOWN: Dallas, TX

His Top 10 Favorite Movies: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Cloud Atlas, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Moonrise Kingdom, Atonement, The Great Gatsby, The Book Thief, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Marie Antoinette, and Finding Nemo.

His travel wishlist includes Finland, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Bali, and Fiji… So much to explore. His all-time favorite concerts are Teyana Taylor (2019), Chance The Rapper (2019), Florence + The Machine (2016), Beyoncé (2016 and 2018), Lana Del Rey (2018), Dua Lipa (2018), H.E.R. (2018), Princess Nokia (2018) and many more. Winston’s dream client is The Kimberley Process.

His must-read author is Hanya Yanagihara, his favorite podcasts are The Read and Absolutely Not, and his must-watch series are DARK, Elite, Sense8, The Politician, Bridgerton, and Stranger Things.

Contact Winston at PKPR

Julia's Portrait

Julia Perry

Account Executive

EXPERIENCE: Tent Partnership for Refugees, Massachusetts State Senate, Eleven Six PR
EDUCATION: Boston College
HOMETOWN: Watertown, MA

Her favorite books are The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and The House of The Spirits by Isabel Allende.

Her travel wishlist includes Brazil, New Zealand, Scotland, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan… She could go on all day. Her all-time favorite concerts are Bon Iver at Boston Calling (2017), and Mitski at House of Blues (2018). Julia’s dream client is The On Being Project.

Her must-read author is Carmen Maria Machado, her favorite podcasts are The Dirtbag Diaries, Poetry Unbound, and The Moth Radio Hour, and her must-watch is Penny Dreadful.

Contact Julia at PKPR

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Juan A. Garcia

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.

Helen's Portrait

Helen Hung

Intern

EXPERIENCE: Museum of Chinese in America, Bloomberg Arts Philanthropies, Columbia Daily Spectator
EDUCATION: Barnard College
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NYC

Her latest favorite movies are Rango, Arrival, The Devil Wears Prada, The Big Short, Miss Sloane,  and Legally Blonde. Her favorite shows are Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle, and Fleabag.

Her travel wishlist includes Singapore, Japan, Costa Rica, and Switzerland. Her dream client would be PENCIL.

Her must-read authors are Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and A.S. King. Her favorite podcasts include The Daily, Rabbit Hole, Slow Burn, Land of the Giants, It Could Happen Here, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, and Dissect.

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Gabriela Rodriguez

Intern

EXPERIENCE: Office of the Governor of Michigan, UNICEF, Rise
EDUCATION: Michigan State University
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

Her top favorite books are The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Her favorite films are Mamma Mia, Pride and Prejudice, and Amélie. Her favorite artists are Taylor Swift, Lola Marsh, Agnes Obel, and Lana Del Rey.

Her travel wish list includes Italy, Peru, Thailand, Egypt, and Ireland. Due to Gabriela’s passion for social justice and children’s rights, her dream client is Unchained At Last, an organization dedicated to eradicating child marriage in the United States.

Contact Gabriela at PKPR


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