Meet The Team
Our team is actively engaged with our clients, working closely together to achieve the goals of your brand.
Founder and #Girlboss extraordinaire of RPM PR, Rae Pardini Matson is grounded in love and family. Born and raised in Fresno, Rae spent her early twenties in LA and cut her teeth in the entertainment industry, working for the likes of People Magazine, Sony Pictures, and Cosmopolitan. After returning to her hometown, Rae put down roots in her community and aims to champion local companies whenever possible. She seamlessly runs the show at RPM PR, supporting clients and turning their business dreams into reality with her expertise and national media reach. Rae is a new mom married to a fellow Fresno lifer, proud USC Trojan, and true believer in the power of the perfect #hashtag.
"Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.” - Melville E. Willson
Born and raised in the Central Valley, Marcy has a true passion for her community and helping it thrive. After graduating from Fresno State with a Business Administration degree, she has a natural ability to lead a team, keep clients happy, coordinate timely media initiatives and close deals. Marcy’s true passion is discovering each person’s unique story and in turn, changing the score for their business. When Marcy isn’t taking care of clients or dreaming up the next big pitch, you can find her with her family rock climbing, playing tennis or at a local coffee shop.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela
Nikki Ingley, Director of Operations and Finance, is the magic behind the scenes. She keeps everything ultra-organized and running smoothly. Nikki recently got her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Strategic Operations. Her attention to detail almost rivals her love of her alma mater (Fight on!), she enjoys hitting the beach, exploring her city, and nurturing her healthy(ish) Netflix obsession.
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" -Walt Disney
A Fresno native, Cece cultivated a love of writing at a very young age and was thrilled to discover after college that she could actually make it her career. She has worked as a copywriter and marketer since 2010, and loves crafting creative messaging for RPM PR clients as a brand strategist. When she's not busy wordsmithing and brainstorming, you can find Cece hanging with her husband and two babies, hunting for the world's best scoop of ice cream, or lecturing anyone who will listen about the importance of an Oxford comma.
"You have to be odd to be number one." - Dr. Seuss
Dani boasts an impressive resume and wise-beyond-her-years approach to her job as RPM's Junior Publicist. A senior at Fresno State, she manages to balance work, school, and extracurriculars like a pro. Dani is majoring in Public Relations and aims to spend her career representing companies with values she's passionate about. She loves working with the team of established women at RPM (#squadgoals) almost as much as she loves watching The Bachelor, going to Butterfish for a poke bowl, and taking care of her puppy.
"If it doesn't scare you, you're probably not dreaming big enough." - Tory Burch
Say hello to Amanda, RPM’s Executive Assistant. Amanda is a recent Fresno State grad (Go Dogs!) and keeps the RPM PR team informed on the latest and greatest in the industry. She loves being a part of the RPM #dreamteam because of the tight-knit support system, and our awesome clients, of course. She spends her weekends watching the Giants, taste testing coffee, and traveling California with her family (hi, Mimi!).
“She believed she could, so she did.”
- R.S. Grey
Gianna Cardella supports RPM team as our Photographer, using her photo and video skills to create beautiful, on-brand content for our clients. What does she love about being on the team, you might ask? Having a creative outlet with the support of a strong crew. Besides photography, Gianna spends time exploring local restaurants, snowboarding at China Peak, and traveling any chance she gets.
“Don’t try to follow trends. Create them.” - Simon Zingerman
Meet our rockstar graphic designer, Maria Nyren. Maria moved from Sweden to Los Angeles eight years ago to pursue her dreams in the world of graphics. An award-winning designer, Maria supports the RPM team in making our visions come to life. When she’s not practicing her passion, she’s either snapping beautiful photos, sipping a strong cup of joe, or listening to podcasts on the beach.
“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” - Paula Scher
Kayla is our new Social Media Intern for Spring 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited. She’s a student at Fresno State, earning her degree in Agriculture Communications with an emphasis in Wine Marketing and PR. She’s stoked to gain some hands-on experience in a PR firm, and is looking forward to working with our team. Outside of the RPM PR office, you can find Kayla in the yoga studio, toasting at a local winery, or exploring new places.
“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen, instead of making them happen.” - Blaire Waldorf
Meet Luke, our Spring 2019 Public Relations Intern. Luke also joins us from Fresno State, where he is earning his degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. He’s looking forward to diving into the industry and bringing his skills to our client projects. When Luke’s out of the office, he’s most likely at a concert (hey, Tiesto), restoring cars, or hanging out with friends.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss