Vanessa Coates

Media Relations Specialist
Before joining Ripley PR, Vanessa spent her career in advertising and marketing after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. Now she puts that expertise to work at Orange Orchard by getting the word out about our clients through her massive index of media contacts. She understands how important it is to build great relationships with the media so that we can make sure our clients are recognized as often as possible.

Vanessa chose the giraffe because growing up she was always the tallest in her class and could always relate to their long necks and height. (Plus, the air is better at her height.) Giraffes also like to hang out in herds, which she relates to because she is very close to her family and loves hanging out with all of them when she can get home to California.