Inside OPR

Celebrations, achievements and firm news - get a glimpse into agency life at Obsidian!

Staff Spotlight – D’Marius Gillespie

Summer is an exciting time at Obsidian! Our office usually grows by one or two employees as we welcome summer interns to our ranks. This year, we have two wonderful interns, and you’ll get to learn more about one of them today! D’Marius was introduced to Obsidian last…

Staff Spotlight – Jenna Taylor

Meet our new account assistant, Jenna Taylor! A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Jenna blew everyone away during her time as Obsidian’s level 2 intern last fall. In February, Jenna joined us full-time as an account assistant. To help you get to know Jenna, we asked her…

Staff spotlight – Courtney Ellett

Our fearless leader is this month’s staff spotlight! For nearly 13 years, Courtney has led Obsidian Public Relations, positioning the firm as the region’s largest public relations firm. But, that’s not all she does! She’s a mother of four and an all-around busy lady! Learn more about Courtney…

Staff Spotlight – Christina Babu

If you ask our team who we should go to for all things food, music and culture, they’d likely tell you Christina! Christina joined our team two years ago, and we haven’t looked back. A native Memphian, Christina moved to the Midwest for college, and then took her…

Staff spotlight – Whitney Albert

We don’t often hire new team members who we’ve had no previous connection to – there’s usually at least “three degrees from Kevin Bacon.” Whitney Albert is one of our few exceptions! She found us at just the right time, and after a few interviews, it was apparent…

Staff spotlight – Gracie Lee

Our office is full of different personality types, none more fun than Gracie Lee. A native Memphian, Gracie is truly our go-to gal when we’re trying to find the best place to spend our weekend. While she’s fun-loving and always hitting the town, we appreciate Gracie for her…

Staff spotlight – Carlee Smith

Have you met our newest full-time employee? We hesitate to call her “new” because she interned with us twice before joining as an account assistant! Carlee Smith is a recent graduate of Arkansas State University, and a shiny new Memphian. She supports our team on a number of…

Staff Spotlight – Ashley McDuffie

Summertime means sunscreen, road trips and patio time. In the Obsidian office, it’s also a time when we welcome college interns to our office for the summer! This year, our Level 1 intern, Ashley McDuffie, joins us from Mississippi State. As a rising senior, Ashley has high expectations…

Staff Spotlight – Murray Lace

In the OPR office, if you have a question about sports, you head to Murray’s desk. For more than two years (nearly three if you count her time as an intern), Murray has provided restaurant and entertainment clients with top-notch PR services, honing her skills as the office…

Staff spotlight – Kelli Brignac

One of Obsidian’s most tenured employees, Kelli Brignac, is a public relations rockstar and one of our most trusted practitioners. She operates out of her hometown in Lake Charles, Louisiana, visiting Memphis at least twice a year to spend time with the team and meet clients. If you…