Meet Our Team Of Consultants
Jackie Wright, President & Chief Strategist
Expertise: Strategy, Public Relations, Marketing, Promotions, Digital Content
With almost 20 years of experience in communications, Jackie oversees all aspects of marketing, public relations and advertising for Rainmaker clients. Her industry experience includes work with several local agencies and major corporations, including General Motors, Macy’s Department Stores, Best Western International Hotels, Barclay Communications, Crammer-Krasselt Public Relations and Off Madison Ave. Jackie is a member of the Phoenix chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the American Marketing Association (AMA) and is the 2015/2016 past president of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA). As a Midwest native, Jackie holds a BA in Communications from Kent State University. She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, son and spunky schnauzer, Macy Doolittle.
Keeley Ast, Senior Public Relations Consultant
Expertise: Public Relations, Media Relations, Community Relations, Promotions, Writing, Editing, Special Events
As the newest member of the Rainmaker Integrated team, Keeley Ast brings more than 25 years of public relations experience with her. A Texas native, Keeley has worked with a multitude of luxury resorts, retail establishments, travel associations and restaurants.
Prior to joining the Rainmaker team as a senior PR consultant, Keeley was the in-house PR Director for the AAA Five-Diamond Award winning Four Seasons Inn on the Park in Houston, Texas. With strengths in strategic planning, writing and coordination of marketing and public relations, she has represented a number of hospitality brands including; The Scottsdale Princess, The Royal Palms Resort & Spa, The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, Eddie V’s Restaurant Group and the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Phoenix.
Peter Madrid, Senior Public Relations Consultant
Expertise: Public Relations, Media Relations, Writing, Editing, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Marketing
With more than 35 years of experience working in media, communications and public relations, Peter Madrid has acquired vast knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. His past experiences have allowed him to work with such organizations as; MEB Management, Paul Johnson Drywall, Willmeng Construction, Earthworks Environmental, Scottsdale Private Lending, PICOR/Cushman & Wakefield, NAIOP Arizona, Dibble Engineering, Arizona Builders Exchange (AZBEX), and Arizona Builders Alliance.
As a member of the Rainmaker Integrated P.R. team, Peter provides public relations, writing, editing and proofreading services for a number of clients. Prior to joining Rainmaker Integrated, Peter spent almost 3 years as Communications Specialist for the Phoenix office of Cushman & Wakefield. In his role at Cushman & Wakefield, he was responsible for internal communications,social media platforms, and oversaw the firm’s philanthropic and community engagement. Prior to that, Peter was editor of Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) magazine for 3 years.
Peter holds a BA in Journalism from the University of New Mexico. In addition to working with his clients, Peter currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.
Josh Prior, Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
Josh is a digital marketing leader with more than a decade of executive management experience in small, medium and Fortune 500 businesses. During his professional career, Josh has amassed useful expertise in interpersonal communication, marketing strategy, creation and execution of extensive business plans, and project coordination. Josh possesses a deep understanding of how strategic digital marketing; combined with detailed analytical analysis, work to maximize ROI for any business.
Josh’s professional background is in music, technology, and higher education. He is an Arizona native and lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and daughter.
Steve Bast, Senior Marketing Research Consultant
The founder of Nucleus Marketing Lab, Steve lives by the simple creed that perception precedes persuasion. He has experience in marketing from various viewpoints, including at an advertising agency, as a client and as an academic. Steve and his team provide marketing intelligence and consumer-research services in product development to shape the customer experience, brand position, competitive intelligence and concept testing.
Chris Sietsema, Senior Digital Marketing Consultant
Boasting more than a decade of experience in search engine marketing (SEM), email marketing and online analytics, Chris has worked with clients such as University of Phoenix, Avnet, Pulte Homes, Barrow Neurological Institute, Caterpillar and Toyota. His goal is to help clients navigate through the sometimes-confusing Internet marketing landscape by identifying solutions for online communications and marketing challenges.
Amanda Collins, Content Marketing Consultant
Amanda stumbled into marketing in 2000 and never looked back. Her passion is working with small businesses to identify their voice and help them craft content marketing that resonates with their target markets. She writes for both online and offline venues and loves challenging clients to think outside their box to generate even bigger returns.
Amie Sassman, Creative Consultant
Amie builds creative concepts and websites with a goal to incorporate an integrated marketing approach. That may include a logo, business systems, marketing materials, or even promotional emails. Her focus is creating unique creative concepts and providing Rainmaker clients with the collateral to set their brand apart.