talkStrategy is a woman-owned, full-service, independent communications agency.
Our experience runs deep and includes entrepreneurial small businesses, regional organizations, and international brands. We get shoulder to shoulder with municipalities, utilities, and causes, marching their issues to successful fruition. And we are ready at a moment’s notice to jump in on crisis communications whether you are an ISD, church, or business of any stripe.
So are we a marketing agency?
Or a PR shop?
Or an advocacy and government affairs firm?
Or a digital, web, and social media company?
Yes. Yes, we are.
Meet the team
Behind every strong woman there are three more women. And a powerhouse team.
talkStrategy leadership is the superfecta of four accomplished communications mavens:
Meet the team
Specialists and Virtuosos
They are single-minded in their vision––to do smart work every single day.
Chief Financial Officer
Born on Tax Day, Laurin Shambora was destined to be a Certified Public Accountant. An OG member of leadership team, Laurin runs a tight ship, keeping things efficient and running smoothly, and being the financial yin to the agency yang.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Digital Media Supervisor
Tina’s love language is KPIs, GTM and CTR. An agency veteran with deep branding roots, her expertise in digital and social make her a natural at Integrated Marketing. She creates impactful work that gets results no matter the channel or industry.
St. Edwards University
Illustrator, designer, artist, Jesse is our go-to for wild imagination and boundless originality. His abundant creativity runs parallel to his curiosity around client brands and positivity about The Work. Jesse is dad to CSO Abby. #relationshipgoals
Art Institute of San Antonio
Senior Account Supervisor
Rich is a PR superhero, resolving crisis situations and putting clients—and media—at ease. He’s able to swoop in for start-ups or Fortune 100 brands, and uses new mediums and killer story ideas to banish the banal. On weekends he turns into #1 sports dad.
Washington State University
After a brief stint for a small grocer (Whole Foods) Kimberly converted to agency life and never looked back. A consummate strategic comms professional, she’s led PR teams, taught university-level communications, and chaired for several non-profits.
University of Texas at Austin
St. Mary’s University
Digital Media Executive
Developing digital marketing plans or managing social channels, Lauren excels at keeping brands relevant in the online space. After a start in fashion marketing, she transitioned to agency work bringing pret-a-porter chops to clients of all sizes.
Fashion Institute of Technology
Tori Johnson -Inimgba
Tori is a creative with a passion for multimedia art, seeing projects from a 360 degree perspective. An adept web designer and graphic artist, her commitment to life-long learning and creating impactful work makes her an invaluable team player.
Art Institute of San Antonio
Graphic/Video Production Assistant
With Don’s extensive video background in broadcast news and creative production, along with his graphic skills, he’s our content rainmaker. Whether making a gif, long-form video, or a virtual presentation, Don keeps eyes glued and engagement ticking.
Mariah’s active listening skills, unfettered curiosity, and collaborative work style are the embodiment of integrated marketing. Whether working with clients or her team, she balances deadlines and deliverables with disarming calmness and confidence.
Texas Tech University
Highly detail-oriented and efficient, Cheryl has been building her office management skills throughout her career. Highly creative and a maker at heart, Cheryl has been preparing to organize the herd of cats known as our team for her entire life.
San Antonio College
Chief Snuggle Officer
Abby makes sure everyone feels cared for and gets the love and pats they deserve. Fave things: dad (Jesse), morning zoomies, naps, following dad, dropping in on meetings, and watching people eat their lunch. Dislikes: food waste and doorbells.
San Antonio Animal Care Services
Karen Krause, PMP
Founder and President, Armogan Solutions
Our special partnership with Armogan Solutions can be summed up as symbiotic fangirling. Armogan Solutions shines a light on the root causes driving change, charting a path, a process, and a destination rooted in results. For organizations unsure of what to do before considering a communications campaign, Armogan Solutions can provide actionable guidance and direction.
Intern, Marketing and Public Relations
College senior and PRSSA Chapter VP, Lindsey majors in PR and Mass Communication, minors in Sociology. She brings a fresh perspective to the team and looks forward to starting her career in PR. Table tennis seems like an apt analogy for that role.
Texas State University, Fall 2021
Carissa is following the Creative track at UT Austin, studying Advertising and double majoring in Journalism. She is Design Editor for “Drift” Magazine” and also does freelance and personal design work, mostly on computer, sometimes on napkins.
University of Texas, Austin, 2022
As certified by the South Central Texas Certification Agency
- Certified Small, Minority, Woman and Veteran Business Enterprise (SMWV)
- Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
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