MEET THE TEAM
Renee Plain, CEO and office conversationalist extraordinaire, leads IPSM’s digital marketing strategy, community and government relations and media buy projects. She graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Communication in 2004. After selling advertising nationally and regionally for five years, she founded In Plain Sight Marketing in January of 2012 so she could be a part of her clients’ solution rather than just sell them products.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kathie Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, manages content development for blogs/online media, campaign strategies, press releases and copy editing. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Nevada, Reno and has worked as a freelance journalist/publicist for over 17 years. She specializes in integrated marketing campaigns leveraging social, web, and print media; guerilla and traditional marketing strategies; employee and stakeholder communications; and public relations for companies including manufacturers, sales performance and high tech.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jessica Grundy has lived in Nevada since 1990. Specializing in project management for In Plain Sight AKA Miracle Worker she is the queen of clean and organization – she’s known to some as “Monica” from the TV show, Friends. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2002 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications with a Minor in Journalism.
Danny Miller has spent more than 20 years as an art director, production manager, new media director, pre-press manager and more for a diverse range of organizations, including Brough Communications, the Nevada Commission on Tourism, Nevada Magazine and small business startups, as well as large corporations, private sector, non-profit and government agencies.
Social Media Coordinator
Louis Hernandez, Social Media Coordinator, manages social media accounts for our clients, serves as an account manager, and assists with strategy, research, and planning. The ultimate goal is to get the client high visibility through social media.
Writer, Marketing Coordinator
Nicole is a passionate communications professional who creates amazing marketing plans and writes compelling client stories. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. Nicole has a wide variety of marketing and communications experience, previously working in healthcare, nonprofit, special events and fundraising.
Roger Diez is a writer, actor, sports announcer, and standup comedian. He moved to Nevada 24 years ago after a long and successful career in Silicon Valley in computer customer support, marketing, and sales. He has done technical writing for IBM, Sperry Univac, and other computer firms, and currently does business writing for publications such as the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.
Having been an advertising designer who worked for other companies for years, it was always my dream to work from home and be my own boss. I’m proud to say I finally achieved that dream a little over 4 years ago. It wasn’t easy, and it took time to build a good clientele. I love what I do, and not having to commute (especially during bad weather!) or ‘dress up’ makes it even better. I’m perfectly happy to work by myself every day.
Web Designer and Developer
With over 15 years of web design and development experience, Kristy Crabtree has worked with multiple industries helping to maximize brand recognition on several digital platforms. She is also a writer, photographer and an author who shares her passion and inspiring recipes in her self published cookbook; Wild Game Cuisine as well as her personal wild game food blog.