Who We Are
Brenna Bolger | CEO
As founder and CEO of PRxDigital, Brenna has more than 40 years of communications experience in Silicon Valley collaborating with top business and government leaders. Brenna attracts talented staff and noteworthy clients. She’s helmed countless campaigns, utilizing branding, marketing, media relations and publicity as well as conceptual design and creative development, social media and videography. Brenna has conceived many major initiatives including Joint Venture: Silicon Valley and the VMC Foundation – the first non-profit foundation for a public hospital in the U.S. Brenna’s established relationships in the Valley, as well as throughout California and the U.S., prove invaluable for clients seeking introductions to key influencers. A member of Santa Clara University’s first undergraduate class that included women, Brenna received a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy.
Thuy Nguyen | COO
Thuy oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of PRxDigital. She sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and establishes policies that promote company culture and vision. Thuy supports new business development efforts and manages the agency’s digital and print clipping collection. Fluent in Vietnamese, she verifies the accuracy of Vietnamese language materials produced for clients, a key asset for the agency as San Jose now boasts the greatest number of Vietnamese residents in any U.S. City. Thuy received a bachelor’s degree in finance and information systems management from San Jose State University.
Terry Downing | Vice President
Terry manages the PRxDigital team tracking staff duties to ensure the absolute best quality campaigns are developed and executed for clients. Terry writes proposals and identifies potential new business opportunities. She oversees the firm’s entire roster of clients ensuring their goals and expectations are not only met but exceeded. Prior to joining the agency, Terry worked as development and outreach manager for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. She also worked for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, where she served as a parent mentor and conducted marketing and fundraising. Additionally, she founded and owned Video Estate video production company. Terry received a bachelor’s degree in radio/television from San Jose State University.
Vanessa Connell Turner | Senior Account Executive
Vanessa handles a diverse client roster. She also oversees contracts, solicits new clients, and writes, edits, and creates content. Her diverse career lends itself naturally to the ranging demands of marketing and communications. Vanessa specializes in solving community challenges with innovative solutions, public engagement, and ethical standards. She previously held a six year post serving Silicon Valley residents as a community leader and Policy Aide for Santa Clara County Supervisor, now State Senator Dave Cortese. A former journalist, Vanessa spent a decade covering local, state and federal governments with a focus in news print and radio. Vanessa received a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Economics, Policy and Law with a concentration in Public Policy from Mills College, the first women's college west of the Rockies.
Claire Sulek | Account Executive
Claire is responsible for account, project and operations management. She also handles media and public relations, as well as community and new business outreach. Claire has a strong background in community relations and impact-oriented community organizing and research. She previously worked for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, and as an operations analyst at an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). In the later role, Claire took great pride in co-creating a professional curriculum on local capacity strengthening that was administered to 50 NGO managers in Botswana. She received a bachelor’s degree in business finance from San Diego State University.
Kim Ratcliff | Senior Writer
Kim Ratcliff is PRxDigital's top-notch storyteller. She writes everything from press releases and social media to articles and corporate communications. Her creativity and newsworthy angles have helped garner media coverage for many of our clients including Hunger at Home, Republic Urban Properties, Coastal Kids, Sandis Engineering and Home First Services. A journalist for 20 years, Kim's print and digital features have appeared in The Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, In Style, Sunset, Parents, Seventeen and Entertainment Weekly. A versatile writer, Kim crafts digital marketing content for a variety of industries including real estate, health care, interior design/architecture, hospitality, philanthropy, higher education, and health and wellness. She received a bachelor degree in journalism and psychology from San Diego State University.
Rachel Sumi | Senior Writer
Rachel produces a variety of writing and communications projects for clients, including digital content, press releases, newsletters, annual reports, articles, op-eds, and research and policy documents. She has deep experience in content development and strategic messaging, and a clear, concise writing style. Rachel has a deadline mentality, and top-notch editorial and proofreading skills. She’s responsible for developing effective messaging, cultivating media contacts and placing articles in various media outlets. Rachel’s current roster includes Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Valley Medical Center Foundation, Toeniskoetter, Inc., along with various projects for Santa Clara County. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Davis.
Sean Durant | Video Producer
With more than 10 years of experience producing television 50 commercials, along with independent films and music videos for MTV and BET, Sean is PRxDigital’s top-notch video producer. Sean oversees the creation of video projects for clients including web content, PSA’s, testimonials, and corporate videos. His dynamic work helps keep our clients in the public eye. An Oakland native, Sean was thrilled to receive the Roots Award for directing “Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes” at the 2017 Oakland International Film Festival. Sean received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University East Bay. He maintains a Burbank, Calif. office where he continues to develop new film and television projects. .
Jordan Henderson | Digital Content Strategist
In his role as photographer and videographer, Jordan is responsible for creating engaging visual content. In addition to focusing on creative content, he’s also responsible for the technical side of the execution, often working in conjunction with our marketing, public relations and creative experts to ensure our clients receive cohesive messaging across a variety of platforms.
Marilyn Nguyen | Marketing Design Associate
Marilyn is PRxDigital’s graphic designer/photographer. She creates graphics for our clients’ social media, e-blasts/newsletters and any print display needs such as banners, A-frames, posters, business cards, etc. Marilyn takes photos at our press conferences and events. She’s also adept at portrait photography and Japanese-style illustrations using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Prior to joining PRxDigital, Marilyn worked for Dainese Inc., a motorcycle apparel company. In that role, she launched marketing campaigns for racing trade shows along with marketing strategies, including eye-catching graphics, for nine Dainese retail stores across the U.S. Marilyn received a bachelor’s degree in business economics from University of California, Irvine.
Colin Chen | Digital Content and Account Assistant
Colin assists with social media management and strategy for client accounts. He builds digital press releases and alerts in our email marketing platforms. He also assists with videography and video editing to help produce visual content. Colin received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from University of California, Irvine.
Kathryn Lebaron | Account Coordinator
Kathryn builds digital newsletters for PRxDigital as well as for our clients, culling engaging content for each monthly communication. She also manages PRx Digital’s social media, ensuring our channels are updated regularly compelling content.
Jennifer Van Every | Consultant
Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of communications and marketing activities working with Silicon Valley-based corporations and nonprofits. In her role as Consultant, she helps clients achieve their business and organizational objectives through public relations activities that build dialogue, shape perceptions and spur action. Prior to joining PRxDigital, Jennifer founded The Van Every Group - a Silicon Valley-based consulting company providing strategic communications and marketing to clients like Altera, Gardner Health Services, HomeFirst, and Intel. Her areas of expertise include content development, media relations, social media, demand generation, executive and employee communications, speech writing, branding and event planning. Past roles also include Director of Communications at Home First, Director of Public Relations at Coakley Heagerty, and Global Senior Public Relations Manager at Xilinx. Jennifer is actively engaged in many philanthropic activities, particularly those aimed at ending hunger and homelessness and building more affordable housing. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in United States History from San Francisco State University. She lives in the Willow Glen area of San Jose with her husband and son.