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We’re virtual. But real.
(Because we like paradoxes.)

You know what happens when you don’t have to invest in walls, roofs, floors or any other limit-imposing aspect of a physical office?

You get to invest instead in creativity: talent and technology that together, kick some serious ad/PR/marketing/communication booty.

Welcome to our ‘virtual’ reality. Come meet the players.


Our mission:
Work smart. Play nice.
Do good and whatnot.


Edward Estipona
President & CEO

Our founder, Edward Estipona, is the master of shifting gears — when it pertains to riding the 70-mile loop around Lake Tahoe or ascending Geiger Grade on two wheels, that is. But he has never hit the brakes on his career. Here’s his story.

Paige Galeoto
VP Creative Director

Just as “at home” sipping coffee outside a European café, enjoying an après-ski cocoa or taking in a carb-loaded meal after an endurance ride down a fierce mountain trail is our worldly creative director, Paige Galeoto. Here’s her story.

Jackie Shelton
VP Public Relations

She’s the life of any party — mostly because she likely planned it (down to the last costume detail, themed hors d'oeuvre and comprehensive guest list of movers and shakers in the know). This is our VP of PR, Jackie Shelton. Here’s her story.

Mikalee Byerman
VP of Strategy

She literally wrote the book on Reno — channeling her wit and unique perspective on life into a compelling and engaging writing voice. And her creative insights also help inform strategy for Estipona Group clients. Meet Mikalee Byerman, VP of Strategy. Here’s her story.

Terri Ogden
Director of Client Services

Don’t let her freewheeling and fun-loving spirit fool you: Terri is outstandingly organized and detail-oriented, serving as the perfect liaison between clients and every Estipona Group department. This is Terri Ogden, client services director. Here’s her story.

Brian Raszka
Senior Art Director

He lets his creative freak flag fly—whether it’s hand drawing logos, creating stop-motion animation or developing engaging websites. Senior art director Brian Raszka has an eye for design, a passion for travel and a razor-sharp wit. Here’s his story.

Bruce Ruff
Senior Art Director

He always strikes the right chord — be it designing a client logo, providing creative input for an innovative campaign or rocking his Gibson Les Paul. Bruce Ruff is an art director’s art director. Here’s his story.

Nicole Dion
Client Services Manager

Her breezy demeanor and infectious personality make Nicole Rose Dion an ideal client services manager. She keeps her clients organized, her team on task, and her style — and social media game — are always on point. Here’s Nicole’s story.

Senior Art Director

Great design starts by understanding what your clients’ goals are so that’s where Nickie starts. Every time. No short cuts.

Lucas Pakele
PR/Social Media Coordinator

There’s no throwing shade at this rising star. Whether he’s tricking out a podcast, assembling the latest and greatest social media report or illustrating ROI to our valuable clients, Lucas Pakele rocks his role as PR/social media coordinator. Here’s his story.

Andrew Johnson
Video & Animation Producer

For Andy Johnson, the journey is the destination. He has spent decades telling stories through video and animation, creating compelling narratives in digital realms — as well as in real life. Just ask his car, Sally. Seriously, that’s her name. Here’s his story.

The Estipona Group out in the wild.
Nicole Dion
I’ve been going to the Reno Buddhist Center for yoga on Saturday mornings on and off for the last four years or so. When I saw they were introducing a pop-up dinner called “Moon Rabbit Café” (MRC), I
Estipona Group
  If the Estipona Group had to collectively compile a Top 10 list of potential superpowers, near the top of the list would be “Help build Nevada’s future workforce.” Also near
Nicole Dion
Who are you? Maybe you’re a junior or senior in college getting ready for that much-anticipated “real world.” Or perhaps you’ve already graduated and are looking for a foot in the door at an