The Vibrance Team

Kara UdzielaKara Udziela

Client Relations, Strategy, Creative Programs, Strategic Research, Partner Recommendations

Kara has led public relations and marketing efforts for leading nonprofit, corporate and global agency brands around the world.

These include spearheading PR efforts for national disasters with the American Red Cross and leadership roles targeting small business owners with HP and Microsoft.

She created Vibrance in 2006 to help companies and entrepreneurs who are changing their corners of the world to explode off their websites, polish their stories and finally get the recognition they deserve on national and international stages.

Vibrance launched startups like the now global stock media powerhouse iStockphoto, growing its strategic communications campaigns across 10 countries. Other clients lead mobile publishing and lifestyle brands.

Key Facts:

  • M.A. in Communications, 4.0 summa cum laude
  • Former NBC TV news producer
  • First ever HP Small Business and Consumer PR Manager
  • Director at international PR powerhouse Weber Shandwick, leading numerous accounts and international teams, including Microsoft Consumer Products
  • Launched iStockphoto and grew PR to 10 countries and thousands of stories per year
  • “MAKE NEWS” expert—Because sometimes product launches just aren’t enough
  • Orange County Administrator, PR Over Coffee for micro businesses

Dean RodgersDean Rodgers

Blogging, Writing, Pitchmeister, SEO Advice

Dean has spent more than 20 years spearheading PR and marketing campaigns for leading and emerging consumer and technology companies nationally and around the globe.

He has worked at boutique PR agencies, mid-sized firms and large international agencies including Hill & Knowlton, Walt & Company and Benjamin Group.

Most recently he founded and managed the Portland office of Weber Shandwick.

As an agency purist, Dean has had the opportunity to work with clients of all shapes and sizes. These include Snickers, Toshiba, Intel, Microsoft, Stalk-Market and Mentor Graphics.

He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism/public relations and political science from the University of Utah.

Lisa MillerLisa Miller

Media Queen, Blogger Relations, Creative Programs, Consumer Focus

Lisa Miller is a media powerhouse with 12 years experience and brings a wealth of creative and consumer PR experience to Vibrance PR.

Based in the New York area, Lisa handles much media relations and reporting. She has created strong relationships with bloggers across a wide swath of fields.

For Vibrance she has led work for iStockphoto, Getty Images,, Barista Bath and Body and others. She has also been account manager at a different agency for several leading food and consumer brands, including French’s mustard and Edible Gourmet.

Lisa has a B.S. in advertising and marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY NY school) in NYC.

Siya RayanSiya Rayan

Media Maven in Training

Siya is Vibrance’s 2013 Intern.

A fashion blogger, whip-smart creative, organizational powerhouse and multi-lingual, multi-talented firecracker, Siya is getting her B.A. in Communications from Chapman University, and keeps the wheels on our bus every day.