Meet our army of high-heeled soldiers!
Jessica founded Proffitt PR over five years ago, nurturing the company atop tables at local coffee shops and bookstores. Since then, her hard work and diligence has helped the company to blossom as the leading public relations, advertising, social media and event planning firm on the Emerald Coast, with a host of accolades and loyal clients to prove it.
A native of Miami and long-time resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Jessica is highly involved in her “small but mighty” community, serving as a leader in several organizations including the Northwest Florida Coast FPRA Chapter, Business Empowered, Destin Women’s Club and Young Professionals at the Beach. As boss lady to an amazing army of high-heeled soldiers, Jessica can often be found throwing a party or handling business. But, of course, there’s always down time. When she’s not hustling alongside her Proffitt PR team, she loves globetrotting and gallivanting along 30A with her fluffy goldendoodle puppy, Champ. Jessica has been honored with numerous awards for her entrepreneurship and advocacy efforts by organizations and publications along the Emerald Coast.
Chelsea joined Proffitt PR in 2014 as the Digital Media and Public Relations Coordinator and has since proven to be an integral part of the team. Now operating as Marketing Manager, Chelsea handles everything from crafting and distributing press releases to serving as a liaison to the media, monitoring market trends, creating and promoting social media initiatives, and assisting in all areas of event planning.
Chelsea, fondly known as Chels, is known for her keen sense of humor and the wittiest one-liners in the industry. Always dressed to impress, Chelsea’s creative juice is most often an ice cold Grayton Beer. She is fierce with her messaging, creative pitch angles and is tasked with ensuring that Proffitt PR continues to deliver the creativity, innovation and service offerings that its clients have come to expect. Chelsea cultivated her marketing prowess with a number of local businesses, including Beach Properties of Florida and Signature Healthcare in DeFuniak Springs, before enlisting in the high-heeled army. She has also served as a beach ambassador at the Walton County Tourist Development Council. Chelsea holds a degree in business administration from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
Lexi joined the Proffitt PR team as the Marketing Assistant in August 2016. Originally from Joplin, Missouri, Lexi attended the University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in History and Gender Studies. While at Ole Miss, Lexi was a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, where she wrote and published her thesis: Hospitality, Hunting, and the Home in “Garden & Gun”: Deconstruction Southern Identity Based on Gender and Race. During her final year as an undergraduate, Lexi was the Writing Editor of the Ole Miss Annual. After graduating from college in May 2016, Lexi and her kitty Mims moved to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and started working at Proffitt PR. Lexi is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association and the Young Professionals at the Beach.”
Christina Griffin started with the Proffitt PR team as an Intern in March of 2017. After a few months of finding her fit within the company, she obtained the Marketing Assistant position in May of 2017 and loves every minute of working with and learning from the high heeled army she’s surrounded by. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Christina graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012 where she received her Bachelor in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing Communications. Prior to joining the Proffitt PR team, Christina worked at a number of non-profit agencies specializing in non-profit development and grant writing. Since becoming a South Walton resident in 2015, Christina has fallen in love with the area, the community and it’s commitment to small businesses. In her free time, Christina enjoys walking her two dogs, Rebel and Tiger, with her husband around their neighborhood!