• Victoria H. King

    Victoria H. King

    PRESIDENT

    Victoria founded the agency in 1992 and has more than 35 years of experience in the luxury hospitality and tourism industry. Prior to founding VKPR, she served as the director of public relations for the Bel-Air Hotel Company and The Biltmore, Los Angeles. In addition, she worked for the Los Angeles office of Hill & Knowlton and Ketchum Public Relations in New York City. As president, Victoria continues to represent a select list of unique luxury resorts, hotels and destinations around the world. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History and English Literature from Hollins College, Virginia, and the University of London, England. Victoria is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and resides in Santa Monica, California. Whether at home or traveling to the far corners of the world, Victoria always finds time for her true passion for sports, health and wellness. A dedicated Francophile, Victoria considers Paris her second home.

  • Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell

    Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell

    Vice President

    Carol Ann joined VKPR in 2010. Prior to joining the team, she gained years of experience in luxury hospitality sales, marketing and public relations with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and the Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles where she met Victoria in 1990. Carol Ann lives in the wine region of Santa Barbara, with her husband and daughter. She received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Keene State College in New Hampshire and studied abroad at the American University of Rome, Italy. A lover of all creatures, Carol Ann is an avid equestrian and enjoys riding and hiking in the mountains surrounding her ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley. When not traveling around the world, she relishes time with family and her dogs, entertaining friends and drinking local wine.

  • Erin McGuiness

    Erin McGuiness

    Senior Account Executive

    Erin joined the VKPR team in 2020 shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York City. Prior to joining the agency, she has worked in lifestyle PR, corporate and non-profit marketing and event planning. She also has experience as a wine ambassador. Erin is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, live music, sports and as a true southerner, she is fueled by fried chicken and diet coke.

  • Esther Lafourcade

    Esther Lafourcade

    Account Executive

    Esther joined VKPR in 2021. Prior to joining the team, she started her career in New York City where she worked across many industries. From fashion and lifestyle to tech and entertainment, Esther lets her versatility and love for writing guide her to creative and compelling storytelling. Born in Los Angeles, Esther is also French, Belgian, and Moroccan, and grew up in France. A third culture kid with family across the globe, she quickly developed a passion for travel and culture. This, along with her love for humans, eventually led her to graduating UCLA with a Bachelor in Anthropology and a minor in History, providing her the ability to understand and connect to the human experience on a deeper level. When she isn’t writing or traveling, Esther is always exploring the true meaning of ‘connection’ — whether that’s through food and cooking, attending countless live music events, hiking and camping, discussing books & movies, practicing yoga, and chasing her dreams — she is always living fully and learning voraciously.

  • Emily Guarin

    Emily Guarin

    Assistant Account Executive

    Emily joins VKPR with a passion for travel, tourism, and hospitality. She has a hospitality background with prior experience in full-service hotel operations, conference and event services, and public relations. She values curating exceptional client experiences, creating impactful relationships, and building long-term friendships. A Southern California native, she loves the great outdoors and enjoys being active. On weekends, you can find her exploring new hiking trails across Los Angeles with her beloved aussiedoodle, Shiloh. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University in New York.

  • Natalie Cerrillo

    Natalie Cerrillo

    Account Coordinator

    Natalie started her journey with VKPR as an intern in Summer 2021, working with a number of agency clients as well as assisting with social media content and general research needs. A recent graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, she received her B.S. in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and served on the executive board for the CU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) for two years. After her internship concluded, her love for the luxury travel industry was solidified and she returned to the VKPR team full-time following her graduation. A Southern California native, Natalie grew up enjoying everything Los Angeles has to offer, including the dynamic food scene and the diversity of the city. When she’s not in the office, you can find Natalie hiking, at the beach, reading a good book or on her next adventure!

  • Katharine Bohlmann

    Katharine Bohlmann

    Trend-Spotter

    Katharine is a member of the VKPR team as the agency’s “roving” trend spotter. She works for the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium as a Manager in Business Solutions. She currently works with leading national and international brands across a wide platform of lifestyle categories. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Katharine majored in Sports Management with a minor in both Business and Spanish. She brings her media savvy to the agency, keeping an eye out for the most up to date social media trends, key influencers, current ‘must follow’ Instagram insiders and strategic partnership possibilities. She updates the team with news from the pre/post millennial worlds. A sports enthusiast at heart and with experience at the NFL, Super Bowl LIII, and the University of Michigan Football Program, she has built a network of key contacts in the sports media arena across the United States. An avid traveler, Katharine enjoys watching college and professional football and has a passion for golf. Go Blue and Fins Up!

  • Christie Campo

    Christie Campo

    BOOKKEEPER

    Christie has been a member of the VKPR team since its inception in 1992. She has over 30 years of experience in the accounting and finance industry. Christie is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of California State University , Northridge. She oversees client billing and day-to-day accounting matters for all VKPR clients.