Relationships are a big part of our success. At Wasabi Publicity, we are certain the best way to represent you is to develop a relationship with you—the kind that we have developed with our contacts in the regional, national, and international media. These relationships set us apart from big-name firms with not-so-big-name results.
When you hire Wasabi Publicity, you hire an entire publicity team. Your success story is our success story!
For 30 years, Drew Gerber has been inspiring those who want to change the world. As the CEO of Wasabi Publicity, Inc., lauded by the likes of PR Week and Good Morning America, he sparks “aha” conversations that lead to personal and business success. His PR firm is known for landing clients on Dr. Phil, Oprah, Anderson Cooper, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and other top media outlets. Wasabi Publicity lives to launch conversations that make a difference and change the world.
Michelle Tennant, M.A., Chief Creative Officer
Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Wasabi Publicity’s Chief Creative Officer a “5 Star Publicist.” Michelle calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens.
Booking The Today Show, scoring a radio interview, securing a placement in O magazine, or nailing an online feature on Self.com are just a few thrills for Jennifer who, after 25 years of PR, thrives on results. A journalism graduate and Air Force Veteran, she resides in Florida with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever.
Hannah Coloson, Client Services Specialist
Hannah’s career in marketing began with General Motors (New Zealand) and in PR with Spark Activate, an Omnicom company. Now, she brings over 14 years of communications and client services experience to the Wasabi team. She is a wife, a mom, a runner, and a Kiwi who moved to the US in 2008 for love.
Harrison Metzger, Senior Writer and Editor
After earning a communications degree at Georgia State University, Harrison worked 22 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor before joining Wasabi in 2009. He loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, and canoeing, biking, and exploring in the mountains of Western North Carolina and beyond.
Haley Steinhardt, Content Development
Haley spent a decade working as a writer, editor, and web content manager for a major New York publishing house, and now finds real joy in the art of PR content creation, knowing that her efforts directly support others’ successes. When she’s not working, she’s writing poetry, taking photographs, and enjoying her sweet family.
Shannon Nicholson, Online Reputation Manager
Shannon brings his expertise in sales, social media marketing, and customer service from 15 years of working as a loan officer and financial counselor. After leaving the banking and finance industry, he took a half-year sabbatical to ride his motorcycle through North and South America. He has now nestled into a new career: PR.
Will Stankiewicz, Executive Assistant
After 32 years as an interior designer working with clients from around the world and being part of the team who created the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Will was looking for something completely different that would allow him to enjoy his passion for travel and visiting other cultures. He joined Wasabi in 2009.
Szabina Nagy Jonas, Social Media Manager
Szabina’s PR career began in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. Serbian-born and multilingual (Hungarian, Serbian, and English), she is a wife, a mom, and an insatiable book lover.
Mónika Szabolcski, Social Media Specialist
A former children’s summer camp instructor for 9 years, Monika changed careers in October 2014 and loves being part of the Wasabi team. She loves to read, Zumba dance, and cook. Monika lives in Vojvodina, an autonomous province of Serbia, and speaks Hungarian and Serbian.