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Sabrina Antcliff | Chief Executive Officer

Sabrina Antcliff is finishing her last three semesters at GVSU this year.  She is majoring in graphic design and minoring in advertising and public relations. Sabrina has been a contracted employee for the Kent Intermediate School District and freelancing for companies around Michigan and Indiana using her design skills for the last five years. She is a perfectionist, genuinely loves people, and has a heart for reducing her waste-contribution in the environment. Sabrina is excited to serve GrandPR as the CEO, and is looking forward to all of the experience and growth being in this position will lead to.

Sarah Pontbriand | VP of Operations Graduating in April of 2018, Sarah has been studying a major of Public Relations and Advertising along with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley State University. Having been an active member in GrandPR and PRSSA, Sarah loves meeting new faces and learning new skills. While exploring what she would like to do post-graduation through internships and other experiences, she enjoys petting dogs, eating ice cream and watching movies in her free time.  

Sarah Pontbriand | VP of Operations

Graduating in April of 2018, Sarah has been studying a major of Public Relations and Advertising along with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley State University. Having been an active member in GrandPR and PRSSA, Sarah loves meeting new faces and learning new skills. While exploring what she would like to do post-graduation through internships and other experiences, she enjoys petting dogs, eating ice cream and watching movies in her free time.

 

Adrienne Cooley | Firm Editor Adrienne Cooley is a senior at GVSU pursuing a B.A. in Writing with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. Besides being GrandPR’s firm editor and a member of PRSSA, she is a writing consultant at Grand Valley’s Writing Center and an intern at Rogo Marketing and Communications. When she isn’t busy with school, you can find her reading in coffee shops, walking around downtown Grand Rapids with her camera, and attending concerts.

Adrienne Cooley | Firm Editor

Adrienne Cooley is a senior at GVSU pursuing a B.A. in Writing with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. Besides being GrandPR’s firm editor and a member of PRSSA, she is a writing consultant at Grand Valley’s Writing Center and an intern at Rogo Marketing and Communications. When she isn’t busy with school, you can find her reading in coffee shops, walking around downtown Grand Rapids with her camera, and attending concerts.

Trevor Bryan | Executive Director Trevor Bryan is embarking on his second year at Grand Valley, and he’s loved every minute of it. Trevor is an Advertising and Public Relations major with a Public Relations emphasis, and he’s also pursuing a Sociology minor. From PRSSA to GrandPR, the school has provided ample opportunity to explore his major. This year, Trevor’s efforts will be focused on serving PRSSA’s E-Board as the VP of Chapter Development and GrandPR as the Executive Director. When Trevor isn’t tweeting up a storm or tearing up the PRSSA podcast, PR Hangover, he loves to decompress with friends and laugh the night away.

Trevor Bryan | Executive Director

Trevor Bryan is embarking on his second year at Grand Valley, and he’s loved every minute of it. Trevor is an Advertising and Public Relations major with a Public Relations emphasis, and he’s also pursuing a Sociology minor. From PRSSA to GrandPR, the school has provided ample opportunity to explore his major. This year, Trevor’s efforts will be focused on serving PRSSA’s E-Board as the VP of Chapter Development and GrandPR as the Executive Director. When Trevor isn’t tweeting up a storm or tearing up the PRSSA podcast, PR Hangover, he loves to decompress with friends and laugh the night away.

Sam Tyrrell | Creative DIrector Sam Tyrrell is a senior at GVSU graduating December 2017 with a  B.B.A. in Marketing accompanied by a minor in Advertising & Public Relations. With a passion for design, he thrives when working with clients in bringing ideas to life. In addition to his work with GrandPR and the 2017 PRSSA Bateman Competition, Sam is a freelance designer, an active member of PRSSA and has held invaluable internship positions with organizations like Extra Credit Projects, Atlas EPS, and the West Michigan Tourist Association.

Sam Tyrrell | Creative DIrector

Sam Tyrrell is a senior at GVSU graduating December 2017 with a  B.B.A. in Marketing accompanied by a minor in Advertising & Public Relations. With a passion for design, he thrives when working with clients in bringing ideas to life. In addition to his work with GrandPR and the 2017 PRSSA Bateman Competition, Sam is a freelance designer, an active member of PRSSA and has held invaluable internship positions with organizations like Extra Credit Projects, Atlas EPS, and the West Michigan Tourist Association.

Kelsey Pardue | Social Media Director Kelsey is from Holland, MI and loves the West Michigan area. She is pursuing a double major in English and Advertising and Public Relations, with an emphasis on PR, accompanied by a minor in Elementary Education. She serves as the Social Media Director as well as an Account Associate. This is her first year with GrandPR and is excited to expand her knowledge and experience. In her free time, she loves to exercise, spend time with her friends and family, and find more economical options for trendy fashion and beauty products.

Kelsey Pardue | Social Media Director

Kelsey is from Holland, MI and loves the West Michigan area. She is pursuing a double major in English and Advertising and Public Relations, with an emphasis on PR, accompanied by a minor in Elementary Education. She serves as the Social Media Director as well as an Account Associate. This is her first year with GrandPR and is excited to expand her knowledge and experience. In her free time, she loves to exercise, spend time with her friends and family, and find more economical options for trendy fashion and beauty products.

Kelly Carmien | Account Executive Kelly Carmien is a senior majoring in Advertising/Public Relations with minors in Business and Marketing. Originally from the east side of the state Bay City she has fallen in love with the Grand Rapids community. She serves as an Account Executive at GrandPR as her second year. After graduation she hopes to move to a bigger city and pursue a career in PR/Marketing for a fashion company. In her free time, Kelly enjoys rollerblading, watching Netflix, listening to 80’s music, playing with cats, and spending time with family and friends.  

Kelly Carmien | Account Executive

Kelly Carmien is a senior majoring in Advertising/Public Relations with minors in Business and Marketing. Originally from the east side of the state Bay City she has fallen in love with the Grand Rapids community. She serves as an Account Executive at GrandPR as her second year. After graduation she hopes to move to a bigger city and pursue a career in PR/Marketing for a fashion company. In her free time, Kelly enjoys rollerblading, watching Netflix, listening to 80’s music, playing with cats, and spending time with family and friends.
 

Kyra O’dell | Account Executive Kyra O'Dell is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Elementary Education. This is her second year with GrandPR and has recently taken the role of Account Executive. She is a marketing manager for a local small business and is the social media marketing intern for Grand Rapids After Hours. She is eager to graduate and show the world her passion for Public Relations and her quirky attitude towards life. In Kyra's free time, you can find her obsessing over dog videos, making chocolate chip banana bread or guacamole, and smiling.

Kyra O’dell | Account Executive

Kyra O'Dell is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Elementary Education. This is her second year with GrandPR and has recently taken the role of Account Executive. She is a marketing manager for a local small business and is the social media marketing intern for Grand Rapids After Hours. She is eager to graduate and show the world her passion for Public Relations and her quirky attitude towards life. In Kyra's free time, you can find her obsessing over dog videos, making chocolate chip banana bread or guacamole, and smiling.

Brooklyn Wilson |Programming Director Brooklyn Wilson is currently a sophomore at Grand Valley State University studying advertising and public relations. She currently serves as the event and coordinating director for GrandPR and is an active member of the GVSU PRSSA chapter. Her passion for communication and relationship building, in addition to writing, led her to the PR field where she hopes to apply her skills within the health field. In her free time, you can find Brooklyn watching Netflix and going for long walks.  

Brooklyn Wilson |Programming Director

Brooklyn Wilson is currently a sophomore at Grand Valley State University studying advertising and public relations. She currently serves as the event and coordinating director for GrandPR and is an active member of the GVSU PRSSA chapter. Her passion for communication and relationship building, in addition to writing, led her to the PR field where she hopes to apply her skills within the health field. In her free time, you can find Brooklyn watching Netflix and going for long walks.
 

Amandari Karaca | Account Executive Amandari is a senior from Kalamazoo majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in PR and minor in Spanish. Alongside being an Account Executive for GrandPR, Amandari is heavily involved in her sorority, Sigma Kappa. This summer, she is working as a public relations intern for Gemini Publications in Grand Rapids. Her favorite part about public relations is using different media to creatively problem solve as well as the networking and collaboration aspects. In her free time, you can find Amandari watching reality TV, reading skincare blogs, online shopping and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs.

Amandari Karaca | Account Executive

Amandari is a senior from Kalamazoo majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in PR and minor in Spanish. Alongside being an Account Executive for GrandPR, Amandari is heavily involved in her sorority, Sigma Kappa. This summer, she is working as a public relations intern for Gemini Publications in Grand Rapids. Her favorite part about public relations is using different media to creatively problem solve as well as the networking and collaboration aspects. In her free time, you can find Amandari watching reality TV, reading skincare blogs, online shopping and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs.

Jennae Bedgood - AE Jennae is a senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in PR.  She is the Vice President of Professional Development for Grand Valley's chapter of PRSSA. She is also a sports marketing intern for the Grand Vally Athletics program. Jennae enjoys spending most of her time at the beach, but she also enjoys practicing yoga and watching The Office with a hot cup of tea.

Jennae Bedgood - AE

Jennae is a senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in PR.  She is the Vice President of Professional Development for Grand Valley's chapter of PRSSA. She is also a sports marketing intern for the Grand Vally Athletics program. Jennae enjoys spending most of her time at the beach, but she also enjoys practicing yoga and watching The Office with a hot cup of tea.