MEET

THE TEAM

Cindy Guagenti

A native Californian, Cindy attended school in the Los Angeles area. Immediately after college she worked in the music business before transitioning to public relations. Cindy specializes in developing long-range campaigns for actors, cultivating a PR career that spans over 30 years with such entertainment public relations firms as BWR, PMK, Andrea Jaffe, Inc., and Clein + White. In her free time she can be seen at horse shows showing her quarter horses.

Paulette Kam

Born in a small town in South Africa, Paulette was a communications major in Johannesburg.  Soon after arriving in L.A. she landed a job at Baker Winokur (later BWR) as a receptionist. She went on to become an Executive Vice President and led the Corporate Lifestyle division for almost two decades specializing in hospitality and destination, consumer brands, fashion, special events, non-profit campaigns and influencer collaborations. In her more than three-decade career, one of the most exciting moments was the day she met Nelson Mandela. In her down time Paulette enjoys traveling and being with her family, her friends, and her mini Bernadoodle puppy.

Gary Mantoosh

Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, Gary graduated from Boston College majoring in public relations and marketing. He joined Beverly Hills-based BWR Public Relations in 2000, starting as an intern in its New York City offices before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a Managing Director of Talent. Continuing to work with talent across the television, film, and music genres, Gary also supports organizations like GLSEN that works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.

Christina Papadopoulos

 

A native of the Big Apple, Christina graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) before moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s. She was given her first break by veteran publicist Paul Bloch, who offered her a job at Rogers & Cowan. Since then she’s continually represented acting talent, at Wolf Kasteler & Associates and recently at BWR Public Relations, moving back home to plant her flag again in NYC.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling,and volunteering.

Lisa Perkins

 

Lisa Perkins, a Los Angeles native and graduate of Loyola Marymount University, has built a career on successfully shaping the public images of both emerging and established talent clients. During her many years of working in the entertainment industry, she has developed a reputation for creative and strategic campaigns. Lisa has earned respect and loyalty by always going above and beyond for her clients, which include; Anna Kendrick, Joe Manganiello and Mario Lopez. Previously a VP at BWR Public Relations and a Partner at Fifteen Minutes Public Relations.

Jamie Skinner

Born and raised in Dana Point, California, Jamie studied International Business at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. After graduating college Down Under, she started working at Beverly Hills-based BWR Public Relations as a receptionist in 2008, developing a specialty in emerging talent and the fashion space. She spends her free time with her family, traveling, and working with Be The Match, the largest bone marrow registry in the world.

Alex Spieller

Beginning his PR career during his junior year at UC Irvine, where he maintained a small roster of clients while earning a dual degree in Globalization & International Relations, Alex has been a publicist for over 13 years. He works with a very broad range of personal clients spanning from Oscar and Emmy winners to lifestyle experts, authors and artists. In addition to his personal clientele, he has held consulting roles with brands including L’Oréal Paris, Estee Lauder, Global Brands Group (Li & Fung) and Kohl’s. Alex is bicoastal and splits his time between his homes in West Hollywood and Brooklyn.