Our Staff

Alyson Dutch | Chief Strategist, CPG Launch Maven

Since she was a puppy, Dutch has been fascinated and immersed in the world of product publicity and cross-platform marketing. Thirty years later, she is a sought-after CPG launch pad specialist with a keen x-ray vision for positioning products squarely into the hearts and pocketbooks of target consumers.

As head of Malibu-based Brown + Dutch Public Relations since 1996 and do-it-yourself matchmaker for products and press, Consumer Product Events (est. 2009), Dutch is also the author of the PR Handbook for Entrepreneurs and writes about product marketing for The New Economist, Inventors Digest, Small Business Digest, and others.

She has worked with celebrities from Elton John to the Beach Boys, produced a “Plant vs. Animal Protein Challenge” clinical trial for a plant protein company with 11 UFC fighters and publicized Swatch’s new chip technology with Olympic snowboarding legends.

With Shaquille O’Neal, she launched an anti-snoring device called Zyppah and rolled out a Mediterranean diet food franchise with surfing legend Kelly Slater. Over the past 23 years, she’s spent her spare time as an EMT ski patroller, climbing high altitude mountains, on her bike and drinking ‘09 brunellos when she gets home.

Favorite Reads: Power vs. Force (Dr. David Hawkins), because it quantifies how every act, thought and choice we make adds to a permanent mosaic in the universe. The Way of the Superior Man (David Deida) because it shows us the unstoppable forces of ying and yang why and why polarity brings happiness in relationship.

Lastly, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s On Self Reliance essay – because it taught me true responsibility (and it’s insanely poetic).

Most Memorable Childhood Products: Velveeta! Lemonheads, Grape flavored Kool-Aid,

If You Invented a Product What Would it Be? Something OEM or private label, hands down.

Most Cherished News Story of All Time? Nelson Mandela being released from jail (and having the honor of working in South Africa with the Mandela family and Hollywood during the fall of apartheid). And, of course, every story we’ve ever placed for our clients.

Trinity Ondek | Senior Marketing Coordinator and Sales Director

San Diego native Trinity has long had a special interest and love for marketing and communications. She has a strong creative side and interest in visual arts. She has created and executed marketing campaigns over various social media platforms. She enjoys crafting social media creatives and advertisements to contribute to marketing efforts.

Her background in sales and marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurial leadership has allowed her to realize the importance of appealing to the consumer. Through her professional experience, she has learned about work flow, clients needs, and how to best serve those clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, hiking through the Santa Monica Mountains, and finding new restaurants to enjoy meaningful conversations while indulging in good foods. 

Favorite Read: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Most Memorable Childhood Products: American Girl Dolls, Polly Pockets and Littlest Pet Shop

If You Invited a Product, What Would it Be? An organic supplement pill that helps with flexibility and mobility

Most Cherished News Story of All Time: The US Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is a constitutional right

Haley Plum | Director of Business Development

Haley is a sales professional who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Communication and a minor in Hospitality Management. After finishing her studies, she pursued a career in sales and gained significant experience in Public Relations, SaaS, B2B, and B2C sales tools. She has seamlessly transferred these skills to her current role as the Director of Business Development with Consumer Product Events.

Kennedy Lum | Public Relations Assistant

Originally from Los Angeles, Kennedy is a passionate writer who joined the team after receiving her undergraduate degree in Communications and Journalism. One area of interest to her is intersectionality, and she applies this sociological framework to client relationships. Public Relations is an exciting field for her as she enjoys connecting with others and helping clients achieve their goals.

Outside of the office, Kennedy loves to thrift and go camping with friends. She is a big advocate for having three or more coffees a day, and will never say no to more caffeine! Another area of interest to Kennedy is crafting, and she loves creating wacky art installations to put in her room.

Most favorite read: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass

Most Memorable Childhood Product: Baby Dolls

If You Invented a Product, What Would it Be? Kennedy would love to create an affordable all-natural supplement to help with endometriosis. Many women suffer from this condition, and it would be instrumental to have a product that eases some of the painful symptoms.

Most cherished news story of all time: When the COVID-19 vaccine became available to the public!

Maria Freascella | Public Relations Assistant

Maria has worked with small businesses to generate leads and drive sales through tailored digital campaigns. Providing online advertising for clients is a passion of Maria, and she brings a plethora of experience in delivering custom content to each brand.

Maria’s extensive knowledge of online advertising has lent itself to the inner workings of public relations.With previous experience in content creation, Maria excels in enhancing brand awareness for clients.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, indulging in activities like road trips, kayaking, bike riding, and relaxing at the Jersey Shore. Her commitment to community service is evident through her volunteering efforts with youth organizations, women empowerment groups, and Habitat for Humanity.

Favorite Read – “The Slight Edge,” Discusses the power of consistent, positive habits to achieve monumental success. Maria’s favorite quote by Martin Luther King Jr., “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” encapsulates her philosophy of perseverance.

Most Memorable childhood Products – Skip It, Baby Glo Worm, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cabbage Patch Kids.

If you invented a product, what would it be – A teleportation device to seamlessly blend her love for travel with the convenience of instant movement.

Most Cherished News Stories of All Time – The fall of the Berlin Wall, a historic moment that still resonates with current and past Berlin residents.

Macy Harrell | Publicist

Macy Harrell is a media relations specialist who has spearheaded successful marketing and PR campaigns in the lifestyle, health and beauty categories. She’s gained a reputation for helping brands find their story and tell it to the media. Her diverse skill set includes public relations, influencer marketing, production management, creative direction, branding and social media.

Macy has garnered publicity in publications like The Dr. Oz Show, Allure, Marie Claire, Today Show, People Magazine and more. Her diverse portfolio includes Shaquille O’Neal’s health campaign with Zyppah and the esteemed Dermatologist Dr. Nazanin Saedi. Some of her clients have included: Sleep Well Consultants, Givaudan, DEFY Lingerie, Cutera Aesthetic Lasers, Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, Smarter Toddler and Woombie.

Favorite Read: The Magic of Thinking BIg by David Schwartz

Most Memorable Childhood Products: Skip-it or good old double dutch rope!

If You Invited a Product, What Would it Be? Nuh uh – Not without an NDA 😉

Most Cherished News Story of All Time: Obama winning the 2008 election. I wrote a front page story on it in my school newspaper.

Khourin Wilkins | NYC Event Manager

A creative talent that loves working to making things and people beautiful, Khourin Wilkins currently works for a non-profit advocating for underserved populations by applying great strategy and creativity. Khourin’s experience lies in consumer marketing and business development.

A recent graduate from Parsons The New School for Design’s MS program in Strategic Design and Management, Khourin plans to become a consultant for small minority owned businesses.

Most favorite read: Anything by Jhumpa Lahiri and Malcolm Gladwell. My favorite sites are Business Insider and The Huffington Post. I love listening to NPR and WNYC, I also love TED Talks.

Most memorable childhood product I loved Hubba Bubba bubblegum tape

If you invented a product, what would it be? I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been done, but I would invent a better education system for children in poor communities locally and globally.

Most cherished news story of all time. When Barack Obama won his first election

Damian Qualter |

Damian Qualter is a cross-platform marketing specialist with expertise in creating communication funnels that maximise registrations, uptake and attendance using Infusionsoft. Not only that, with clever use of marketing automation and segmentation he is able to ensure maximum reach to the right marketplace to achieve the best results.

With over 25 years launching, developing and directing companies, products and ventures, as well as sharing his knowledge through his Consultancy business, Damian is not one to refuse a challenge.

Most Favorite Read: The Magus

Most Memorable Childhood Product: Lego

If You Invented A Product, What Would It Be? Diet chocolate that actually makes you lose weight

Most Cherished News Story Of All Time: The Fall of The Berlin Wall