The Team

 
Dresden Engle, Director Dresden steers the branding and public relations/social media strategy. She is a nationally award-winning communications professional with 26 years experience in journalism, public relations, and social media. She has earned awards in writing, news releases, blogging, and PR and online campaigns. She has worked extensively with local and national media, securing lead features in The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal and on ABC World News, CBS News Sunday Morning, and NPR. Dresden holds a master’s degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and theater.

Dresden Engle, Director

Dresden steers the branding and public relations/social media strategy. She is a nationally award-winning communications professional with 26 years experience in journalism, public relations, and social media. She has earned awards in writing, news releases, blogging, and PR and online campaigns. She has worked extensively with local and national media, securing lead features in The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal and on ABC World News, CBS News Sunday Morning, and NPR. Dresden holds a master’s degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and theater.

Paul Olcott, Business Manager Paul worked for nearly two decades as a TV director and producer for PBS affiliate WXXI, where a program he directed was nominated for an Emmy. Projects included historical documentaries, sporting events, corporate announcements, educational programs, and a lecture series shot on location at the White House. He holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication and a master's degree in education.

Paul Olcott, Business Manager

Paul worked for nearly two decades as a TV director and producer for PBS affiliate WXXI, where a program he directed was nominated for an Emmy. Projects included historical documentaries, sporting events, corporate announcements, educational programs, and a lecture series shot on location at the White House. He holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication and a master's degree in education.

Alexis Ganter, Director of Client Relations Has managed projects and accounts for national print magazines (Rolling Stone and Men's Journal), broadcast television, and nonprofit agencies. She creates marketing value through creative messaging, inspired design, and user experience that speaks to your unique brand. Alexis’s years as a news producer drive her interest in the “real story” behind your marketing needs, which makes coming to work every day a passion project vs. just a job. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in mass media and public relations, she brings her more than 15 years of experience in negotiating and coordinating the many details of a full marketing campaign to work for our clients — making sure its your best impression everyone is talking about! Alexis is reading blogs obsessively while telling her husband she's folding laundry and she’s also watching television for the commercials, not the shows.

Alexis Ganter, Director of Client Relations

Has managed projects and accounts for national print magazines (Rolling Stone and Men's Journal), broadcast television, and nonprofit agencies. She creates marketing value through creative messaging, inspired design, and user experience that speaks to your unique brand. Alexis’s years as a news producer drive her interest in the “real story” behind your marketing needs, which makes coming to work every day a passion project vs. just a job. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in mass media and public relations, she brings her more than 15 years of experience in negotiating and coordinating the many details of a full marketing campaign to work for our clients — making sure its your best impression everyone is talking about! Alexis is reading blogs obsessively while telling her husband she's folding laundry and she’s also watching television for the commercials, not the shows.

 
Shawn Gray, Videography & Editor Shawn earned his BFA in Film & Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His expertise lies in videography and editing as well as sound and lighting.He has worked on indie films, industrial videos, music videos, and TV commercials, for a variety of clients including George Eastman House, Indus Hospitality Group (Microtel, Taco Bell, and KFC), and the Buffalo Bills. His most recent national film project included cinematography for a documentary being produced byRobert Redford and he currently is creating a documentary about the life of silent-°©‐film actress Louise Brooks. Shawn is also a comedian and stage actor.  

Shawn Gray, Videography & Editor

Shawn earned his BFA in Film & Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His expertise lies in videography and editing as well as sound and lighting.He has worked on indie films, industrial videos, music videos, and TV commercials, for a variety of clients including George Eastman House, Indus Hospitality Group (Microtel, Taco Bell, and KFC), and the Buffalo Bills. His most recent national film project included cinematography for a documentary being produced byRobert Redford and he currently is creating a documentary about the life of silent-°©‐film actress Louise Brooks. Shawn is also a comedian and stage actor.

 

Rachel Cucchiara, Digital & Social Media Manager Rachel heads up social media management for Dresden PR and our clients, including market research, coordination of social-media platforms, and creation and curation of content. She studied interpersonal communications at SUNY Brockport, coupled with African-American and gender studies. Rachel has led campaigns for Jordan Health and High Falls Film Festival and spearheads events for DPR, putting to work her many years of experience with special-events catering and event coordination.  

Rachel Cucchiara, Digital & Social Media Manager

Rachel heads up social media management for Dresden PR and our clients, including market research, coordination of social-media platforms, and creation and curation of content. She studied interpersonal communications at SUNY Brockport, coupled with African-American and gender studies. Rachel has led campaigns for Jordan Health and High Falls Film Festival and spearheads events for DPR, putting to work her many years of experience with special-events catering and event coordination.

 

Renee Venisky, Photographer Renee is the owner of immaginé Photography and has been aligned with Dresden since founding the first Young Professionals organization at George Eastman Museum in the early 2000s. She actively shoots throughout the Rochester region and among her favorites clients are YMCA of Greater Rochester, Geva Theatre Center, and Visit Rochester. In addition to special events, Renee also specializes in portraits and commercial photography. She holds degrees in photography and graphic design and her work background includes financial services, retail management, and hospitality. She is a founder of the networking organization Femfessionals LLP.

Renee Venisky, Photographer

Renee is the owner of immaginé Photography and has been aligned with Dresden since founding the first Young Professionals organization at George Eastman Museum in the early 2000s. She actively shoots throughout the Rochester region and among her favorites clients are YMCA of Greater Rochester, Geva Theatre Center, and Visit Rochester. In addition to special events, Renee also specializes in portraits and commercial photography. She holds degrees in photography and graphic design and her work background includes financial services, retail management, and hospitality. She is a founder of the networking organization Femfessionals LLP.