Meet the Team

ANDREA AKER

CEO & President

Andrea Aker is an expert communicator and business strategist with a reputation for tenacity, perseverance and honesty. She’s willing to take on complex situations and thrives on new challenges – all traits that helped transform Aker Ink® into one of Arizona’s leading boutique PR and…

Andrea Aker Bio

LAUREN GARSTECKI

Managing Director

A transformational business leader and expert digital strategist, Lauren Garstecki serves as the Managing Director of Aker Ink. She oversees account teams and develops marketing programs that generate the highest level of results, ensuring campaigns are executed…

KATIE BRASHEAR

Head of Publicity

As Head of Publicity for Aker Ink, Katie Brashear is widely lauded for her ability to strategize and secure media placements for an array of clients. She is a determined leader with an undeniable eye for newsworthiness and penchant for relationship building…

ROB DILORENZO

Creative Director

Rob DiLorenzo is a collaborative partner serving as Aker Ink’s Creative Director. Uber-creative, strategic and thoughtful with all things design and development, Rob elevates brands and turns even the most complex visions into reality…

Rob DiLorenzo Bio

BRI GIBSON

Senior Marketing Manager

The resident problem solver, Bri Gibson leads Aker Ink’s multifaceted marketing department in project management, strategic planning and data-driven decision making as Senior Marketing Manager. Responsible for devising…

Bri Gibson Bio

MORGAN LENTZ

Senior Account Executive

A motivated and skilled marketer, Senior Account Executive Morgan Lentz takes a 360-degree approach to her client partnerships, ensuring all tactics and strategies align with clients’ business objectives. Her superior…

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DANIELLE GROBMEIER

Account Director

Danielle Grobmeier is a highly skilled Account Director, well-versed in media relations, strategic planning and project management. Known for their unwavering dedication, resourcefulness and integrity, they…

HANNAH POLLARD

Content Manager

Aker Ink’s resident wordsmith Hannah Pollard manages agency content creation, devising compelling copy that generates results while ensuring exceptional quality, creativity and strategy are upheld…

KATY SPRINGER

Account Executive

Katy Springer is a 20-year PR veteran whose experience spans healthcare, education, consumer and hospitality, finance and B2B. She has created and executed communications strategies for big-name brands…

Katy Springer Bio

SARAH BROWN

Account Executive

Methodical, proactive and dedicated, Account Executive Sarah Brown oversees key marketing initiatives for diverse businesses, ensuring the strategy, execution and analysis meet the highest…

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CASEY PESSARRA

Account Executive

Uniquely creative and analytical, Account Executive Casey Pessarra carries out tactical and administrative activities that are essential for implementing integrated marketing and PR strategies. Her eye for detail and…

LAUREN BRINKMAN

Account Executive

Creative, organized and determined, Lauren Brinkman plays a pivotal role in executing public relations and marketing campaigns for a range of companies. As an Account Executive, she oversees project management and contributes…

BRANDY LUNDBERG

Office Manager

As Office Manager at Aker Ink, Brandy oversees the agency’s virtual operations, ensuring all team members are equipped with the essential online tools and resources for optimal productivity. She takes the lead in coordinating meetings…

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BIANCA MARTINEZ

Social Media Strategist

Dedicated, creative and energetic, Bianca Martinez is responsible for executing all facets of organic and paid social media campaigns as a Social Media Strategist with Aker Ink. She brings a thoughtful, data-driven approach to every…

MATT OSTEEN

Digital Marketing Strategist

Analytical and creative, Digital Marketing Strategist Matt Osteen conceptualizes and executes a range of paid and organic digital strategies that drive leads for a wide range of clients. He expertly combines scientific and…

MARIANA CABRERA

Multimedia Specialist

With an impeccable eye for design rooted in modern best practices, Multimedia Specialist Mariana Cabrera spearheads the creation of compelling multimedia content, including animations, illustrations…

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SAMANTHA BARRAZA

Copywriter

Infinitely curious and calculated, Copywriter Samantha Barraza drives the content creation process, crafting innovative concepts that break through the noise and captivate the masses. Expertly merging creativity and strategy…

ERIN THORBURN

PR Writer

Equally creative and versatile, Erin Thorburn is a PR Writer with Aker Ink. She expertly combines journalistic prowess with business savvy to tell companies’ stories in myriad ways, helping them achieve their goals through…

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Meet the Team

ANDREA AKER

CEO & President

Andrea Aker is an expert communicator and business strategist with a reputation for tenacity, perseverance and honesty. She’s willing to take on complex situations and thrives on new challenges – all traits that helped transform Aker Ink® into one of Arizona’s leading boutique PR and…

Andrea Aker Bio

LAUREN GARSTECKI

Managing Director

A transformational business leader and expert digital strategist, Lauren Garstecki serves as the Managing Director of Aker Ink. She oversees account teams and develops marketing programs that generate the highest level of results, ensuring campaigns are executed…

KATIE BRASHEAR

Head of Publicity

As Head of Publicity for Aker Ink, Katie Brashear is widely lauded for her ability to strategize and secure media placements for an array of clients. She is a determined leader with an undeniable eye for newsworthiness and penchant for relationship building…

ROB DILORENZO

Creative Director

Rob DiLorenzo is a collaborative partner serving as Aker Ink’s Creative Director. Uber-creative, strategic and thoughtful with all things design and development, Rob elevates brands and turns even the most complex visions into reality…

Rob DiLorenzo Bio

BRI GIBSON

Senior Marketing Manager

The resident problem solver, Bri Gibson leads Aker Ink’s multifaceted marketing department in project management, strategic planning and data-driven decision making as Senior Marketing Manager. Responsible for devising…

Bri Gibson Bio

MORGAN LENTZ

Senior Account Executive

A motivated and skilled marketer, Senior Account Executive Morgan Lentz takes a 360-degree approach to her client partnerships, ensuring all tactics and strategies align with clients’ business objectives. Her superior…

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DANIELLE GROBMEIER

Account Director

Danielle Grobmeier is a highly skilled Account Director, well-versed in media relations, strategic planning and project management. Known for their unwavering dedication, resourcefulness and integrity, they…

HANNAH POLLARD

Content Manager

Aker Ink’s resident wordsmith Hannah Pollard manages agency content creation, devising compelling copy that generates results while ensuring exceptional quality, creativity and strategy are upheld…

KATY SPRINGER

Account Executive

Katy Springer is a 20-year PR veteran whose experience spans healthcare, education, consumer and hospitality, finance and B2B. She has created and executed communications strategies for big-name brands…

Katy Springer Bio

SARAH BROWN

Account Executive

Methodical, proactive and dedicated, Account Executive Sarah Brown oversees key marketing initiatives for diverse businesses, ensuring the strategy, execution and analysis meet the highest…

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CASEY PESSARRA

Account Executive

Uniquely creative and analytical, Account Executive Casey Pessarra carries out tactical and administrative activities that are essential for implementing integrated marketing and PR strategies. Her eye for detail and…

LAUREN BRINKMAN

Account Executive

Creative, organized and determined, Lauren Brinkman plays a pivotal role in executing public relations and marketing campaigns for a range of companies. As an Account Executive, she oversees project management and contributes…

BRANDY LUNDBERG

Office Manager

As Office Manager at Aker Ink, Brandy oversees the agency’s virtual operations, ensuring all team members are equipped with the essential online tools and resources for optimal productivity. She takes the lead in coordinating meetings…

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BIANCA MARTINEZ

Social Media Strategist

Dedicated, creative and energetic, Bianca Martinez is responsible for executing all facets of organic and paid social media campaigns as a Social Media Strategist with Aker Ink. She brings a thoughtful, data-driven approach to every…

MATT OSTEEN

Digital Marketing Strategist

Analytical and creative, Digital Marketing Strategist Matt Osteen conceptualizes and executes a range of paid and organic digital strategies that drive leads for a wide range of clients. He expertly combines scientific and…

MARIANA CABRERA

Multimedia Specialist

With an impeccable eye for design rooted in modern best practices, Multimedia Specialist Mariana Cabrera spearheads the creation of compelling multimedia content, including animations, illustrations…

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SAMANTHA BARRAZA

Copywriter

Infinitely curious and calculated, Copywriter Samantha Barraza drives the content creation process, crafting innovative concepts that break through the noise and captivate the masses. Expertly merging creativity and strategy…

ERIN THORBURN

PR Writer

Equally creative and versatile, Erin Thorburn is a PR Writer with Aker Ink. She expertly combines journalistic prowess with business savvy to tell companies’ stories in myriad ways, helping them achieve their goals through…

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