meet the team

Sandi Poreda
APR, President

As one of only a few thousand nationally accredited public relations professionals, Sandi is always looking for new or better ways to connect with people and help them tell their story.

She’s one of those weird people who really like to work under pressure, which comes in handy when she’s helping a client navigate a crisis. She says it’s hard to explain, but things get really clear and calm for her in these moments.

Prior to her work in the private sector, Sandi served the state of Florida in several capacities, including Communications Director for a state licensing agency and the Florida Attorney General’s Office. During her time in the Attorney General’s Office, Sandi helped define the office as a leader in the war on cybercrimes against children, which earned recognition from Oprah Winfrey. She was also responsible for managing the office’s national exposure on numerous multistate litigation efforts, including a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. These years of service gave Sandi valuable experience balancing the demands of precise legal strategies with public relations initiatives.

In addition to her work in the public relations industry, Sandi volunteers, fosters and fundraises for local animal rescue organizations; she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Leon County Humane Society and the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Communication & Information.

Jena Glantz
Creative Director

Jena Glantz has been designing creatively since high school, starting out with charcoal pencils and conte crayons and dabbling in jewelry making. She pursued her passion and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising with a concentration in Graphic Design. She uses her design experience and skills in her current position as Communications Director for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association where she has been for the past 16 years. She also taught herself website design.

In addition to her work for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Jena works as a freelance designer for several clients including the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Inc., the Law Offices of DeThomasis & Buchanan, Alan Suskey Consulting and more.

Jena is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association’s Capital Chapter and has donated her time to several design projects for the Association. In her spare time, she designs prints for her Etsy Shop, Design Creatives. Jena is married and has two beautiful boys.

Oriana LaForte
Relationship Manager

As a perpetual pursuer of ideas, Oriana gets excited about helping others turn their dreams into reality.

Originally from the Tampa Bay area, Oriana started out in marketing while working for a winery in Napa Valley. After spending years designing emails and social media graphics, writing blogs and newsletter content, working on the website and developing new customer experiences, she decided to come back to Tallahassee to finish her degree in biochemistry at Florida State. However, she soon she realized how much she missed the excitement and creativity of marketing, so she decided to jump back into the field with both feet.

Oriana has a knack for seeing the big picture and being able to help clients make sound decisions about their marketing and public relations goals. Her attention to detail means her clients never have to sweat the small stuff! She is passionate about books, baking, bartending and alliteration.

Ashley Barrow
Digital Designer

As a creative at heart, Ashley Barrow focuses on artistically constructing websites that stand out from the competition. By envisioning each website as a digital home for her clients, she marries design and functionality into each project. Helping businesses achieve their marketing goals in an innovative way is her passion.

Ashley has a B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration from Florida State University, but chose to focus on web design and digital marketing after graduation. As a mostly self-taught designer, she revels in learning new and exciting ways to incorporate the latest in design and UX. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys traveling the world, frequenting live music shows, exploring North Florida’s natural attractions and hosting dance parties with her husband and two cats.

Photographer Extraordinaire

Ken has had a huge passion for capturing everyone’s moments since he was in high school. His first published photo was selected for his high school yearbook cover 26 years ago, and he just celebrated 17 years in professional photography. Some of his photos and videos have been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC and the Weather Channel.

Ken specializes in editorial and commercial photography and also offers services for funerals – unusual, perhaps, but he believes in capturing the full range of emotions. He photographs wildlife as a hobby, taking advantage of Florida’s outstanding flora and fauna.

In his spare time, Ken stays very active in his local community and volunteers for causes involving kids, pets, hospice care and other worthy issues.

Ella Poreda
Customer Appreciation

Rescued from her life as a street dog some years ago, Ella’s got a pretty cushy job now, all things considered. Always quick with a kiss, she reminds us that there’s always more to someone than what meets the eye, and that kindness counts.

Our team is pretty passionate about supporting local rescue groups. If you’re looking for a new member of your family, check out Last Hope Rescue in Tallahassee or your local Humane Society or animal shelter.