Dave brings a two-decade track record of creating some of Las Vegas’ most successful and innovative PR campaigns. He co-founded Kirvin Doak Communications with Bill Doak in 2002 and since then has helped build Nevada’s largest and most recognized public relations and marketing firm, representing industry-leading clients in a variety of fields including travel, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare and non-profit.
Dave has been the recipient of several professional and civic awards including In Business Las Vegas’ “Most Influential” list and its “Top 40 under 40.” In 2009, the Nevada Cancer Institute honored Dave as one of the “Vegas Dozen.” He is on the Board of Advisors for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Board of Directors of the Fulfillment Fund and the Clark County School- Community Partnership Board of Advisors.
He is a graduate of Western State Colorado University, which named him one of the Top 100 alumni in the school’s history.
Bill brings more than two decades of marketing and public relations to Kirvin Doak Communications. His background combines special event marketing and management for some of the world’s most celebrated events with a mix of in-house resort marketing and agency public relations for leading hospitality and gaming brands. His professional history includes positions with sports agency Brener Zwikel & Associates, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and the global express carrier DHL.
In addition to co-founding Kirvin Doak Communications in 2002 with Dave Kirvin, Bill is co-creator of Las Vegas-based professional services firms Outdoor Solutions and Caric Sports Management, and the microbrew bar concept Sin City Brewing Co.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo; an MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas; and holds an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame.
Terri has nearly 25 years of public relations, communications and social media experience.
Terri is a 16 year senior level executive with Kirvin Doak Communications, where she currently oversees a public relations team and the social media division. During her time with the agency, she has successfully implemented public relations campaigns, property, show and venue openings, groundbreaking and community events for clients such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Blue Man Group, USA Sevens Rugby, Miracle Mile Shops, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Prior to joining Kirvin Doak Communications, Terri worked as the advertising and public relations manager at The Desert Inn Resort. While at the resort her responsibilities included promoting the spa, casino, entertainment, dining and the golf course. She also played an instrumental role in The Desert Inn Resort’s 50th Birthday Celebration in April of 2000.
She began her career in Washington, D.C., where she worked her way up to the director of advertising, promotions and game operations for the Washington Wizards and Capitals. There she developed the teams’ advertising campaigns, produced collateral material, executed in-arena promotions as well as coordinated season ticket holder events. Her in-game promotional duties included the supervision of the team mascots, in-game entertainment and the execution of sponsorship agreements.
As a 19 year resident of Las Vegas, Terri has always been committed to the community. She is past board member of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, A Level Playing Field and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Currently, she serves as a board member for the UNLV Football Foundation and is a committee member for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open’s annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon.
She was recognized by Vegas Inc. in 2008 as one of Las Vegas’ 40 Under 40 business professionals as well as one of the original women honored by Vegas Magazine at their annual ‘Vegas Gives’ event in 2009.
Terri holds a degree in Communications from Pennsylvania State University located in State College, Pennsylvania.
Terri is a die-hard sports fan and loves to support her alma mater, Penn State and you’ll see her cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and on hardwood her team is the Cleveland Cavaliers. She and her boyfriend, Oz, are the proud parents to Leo, a three year-old English bulldog.
Debbi is one of Las Vegas’ premier branding and media planning strategists. Debbi oversees brand development and research, brand architecture, media strategy and planning, product and promotion integration, management of property relations and sales channels.
Since joining Kirvin Doak Communications in 2005, Debbi has directed the development of the Marketing Division of Kirvin Doak Communications. This division has clients in entertainment, hotel/casino, retail, fine dining, hospitality, education and associations. Clients have included Phantom Las Vegas, Blue Man Group, Jersey Boys, Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining, Wolfgang Puck Casual Dining, Agua Caliente Hotel/Casino, Spa Resort Casino, Red Rock Casino, XPRIZE Foundation, Nevada State College, Nevada Mining Association and Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
Debbi directed the brand development for the successful opening of the 180-acre Springs Preserve in 2007, the marketing strategy for the Blue Man Group relocation to Monte Carlo in 2012, and media strategy for the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group nationally.
Prior to joining Kirvin Doak in 2006, she spent the 13 years in the hospitality industry at Luxor, Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. Her experience has been in both the sales and marketing arena of several leading resort destinations in the Las Vegas market.
Debbi launched the re-branding campaign for Luxor and was the Director of Advertising for the successful opening of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. She planned and managed a launch and entertainment budget for Mandalay Bay in excess of $15 million in 1999.
A consummate news hound and former reporter, Kate prides herself in translating her clients’ goals into tangible story ideas that are relevant to today’s newsrooms and result in compelling and meaningful content. In conjunction with her team at Kirvin Doak Communications, Kate has blended her experience as a television reporter with the firm’s award-winning public relations practices to create comprehensive, multi-media public relations campaigns for some of Las Vegas’ most exciting brands including MGM Resorts International, Pure Management Group and BASE Entertainment.
Kate joined Kirvin Doak Communications in 2002 after working her way across the country as a television news reporter. Thanks to the firm’s founders and Vice President, she was able to learn the ins and outs of public relations from the best in the business. Given the freedom to explore new ideas and the support to experiment, Kate blossomed at Kirvin Doak Communications, where she now leads a team of nine and handles the PR efforts for clients as diverse as JERSEY BOYS, BODIES . . . The Exhibition and Keep Memory Alive.
Always striving to present a multi-faceted campaign, Kate is often found securing impactful placements, coordinating promotions, planning gala events, crafting story ideas and mentoring the younger members of Kirvin Doak Communications. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Journalism and Political Science, is a proud member of KNPR’s Community Advisory Board and spends as much free time as possible outside enjoying the Las Vegas Valley with her husband, Gavin, and her three dogs.
Natalie is a two-time winner of American Gaming Association’s Public Relations Campaign of the Year and one of a few national PR pros to lead multiple gaming resort launches. She brings nearly 15 years of public relations and marketing experience to Kirvin Doak Communications and specializes in advising luxury travel and lifestyle brands on strategic media relations, content creation, social media efforts and promotions. Natalie has planned and implemented campaigns for resorts, restaurants, entertainment, nightclubs, retail/fashion, adventure experiences, space tourism, nonprofits and more.
Since beginning with Kirvin Doak in 2005, she’s led media relations efforts surrounding the opening of multiple resorts & destinations, including the December 2009 openings ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Vdara Hotel & Spa and The Shops at Crystals. Additionally, Natalie spearheaded the re-launch of Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi one year after the Hurricane Katrina disaster (2006); MGM Grand Detroit (2007); and the 2012 rebranding and renovation of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. In 2014, she’ll lead public relations efforts surrounding the opening of the Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. A passionate foodie, Natalie works with award-winning restaurants throughout the city helmed by chefs such as Joël Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Shawn McClain, Julian Serrano and many others.
Natalie has played a role in the burgeoning private space travel industry, representing clients such as Space Adventures and Zero Gravity Corporation; and also launched Planetary Resources, the world’s first asteroid mining company.
Outside of work, Natalie is a thrill seeker who jumps at the chance for adventures such as sky diving, zero gravity flights, exotic and muscle car road trips and white water rafting.
With nearly fifteen years of entertainment, television, lifestyle and corporate experience, Stephanie Ceccarelli is a seasoned media relations veteran. And while Stephanie most recently specialized in television program and corporate publicity, her career roster includes a host of diverse corporate, lifestyle and entertainment clients.
Most recently, Stephanie served as Vice President, Program Publicity and Corporate Communications at Viacom Media Networks in Santa Monica, CA. In this role, she spearheaded publicity campaigns for Country Music Television’s (CMT) non-scripted shows. Stephanie’s efforts were aimed at driving show tune-in for ratings success and she was also responsible for helping shape and implement consumer, business and trade press strategies in support of broader Viacom brand priorities. Stephanie led a team of three while at CMT.
Prior to CMT, Stephanie quickly climbed the ranks at leading Los Angeles entertainment PR agency, Rogers & Cowan (R&C). Over the course of almost eight years, she was promoted four times; she started as a Senior Account Executive and worked her way up to Vice President, Entertainment Publicity, where she began operating her own department and was responsible for strategic oversight of a five-person team. During her time at R&C, Stephanie developed and directed public relations campaigns for a variety of high-profile clients including Food Network, Villa San Juliette Winery (Paso Robles, CA), Sarloos & Sons Winery (Los Olivos, CA), “So You Think You Can Dance” (the show and tour), Dylan’s Candy Bar, interior designer and wife to Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Kristen Buckingham, Oxygen network, History Channel, AEG and 19 Entertainment, to name a few. Stephanie also represented high-profile personalities such as CEO of Nigel Lythgoe Productions, executive producer of juggernaut “American Idol” and co-creator, judge and executive producer of Fox’s long-running, hit summer show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” Nigel Lythgoe. As part of her decade-long representation of Nigel, Stephanie not only managed his personal PR and brand positioning efforts, she also led all corporate PR initiatives on his behalf.
Stephanie relocated to Las Vegas, NV in October, 2016, from Manhattan Beach, CA, when her husband, Chris, accepted an offer from Caesars Entertainment to work on the Brand Alliances team. Three months later, she joined Kirvin Doak Communications and is currently leading a team of four. Her clients range from Miracle Mile Shops, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Tuscany Suites & Casino to Blue Man Group, Major Series of Putting, HELP of Southern Nevada, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Credit One Bank.
Over the years, Stephanie has cultivated and maintained strong media relationships and has a proven track record of knowing how to successfully navigate those relationships for editorial and other press opportunities. Stephanie’s unique and diverse background enables her to create and execute successful media strategies within virtually any PR category.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications with a concentration in Journalism. She spent her sophomore year studying at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina where she received a certificate of completion in International Public Relations. She completed her major and studies in Spanish in Granada, Spain at the Universidad de Granada.
Stephanie, her husband and their beloved chocolate Labrador and “furbaby,” Moose, are enjoying learning all there is to know about their new city and home.
Richelle is an Emmy award-winning communications professional with over a decade of experience in TV news and social media. Richelle joined Kirvin Doak in September of 2014. Prior to joining Kirvin Doak, Richelle worked as Vice President of Social Strategy for a social engagement agency where she developed and implemented the social strategy for various businesses including casinos, nonprofits, grocery store chains, athletic clubs and restaurants. Her social media experience began in 2007 when she joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s public information office and successfully launched the department’s social media sites.
Rachel is a communications professional with over 12 years of experience in public relations and marketing. She joined Kirvin Doak Communications in January of 2016. Prior to joining KDC, Rachel worked in event marketing for close to five years at the Thomas & Mack Center/Sam Boyd Stadium/Cox Pavilion/UNLVtickets as the marketing and public relations manager and then was promoted to marketing director. During her time at the venues, she had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment brands such as NBA Summer League, Feld Entertainment (including Disney on Ice, Monster Jam and Monster Energy Cup Supercross World Finals), PBR, USA Basketball and WWE.
Before jumping into marketing, Rachel spent just over four years as the publicist for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during the start of its expansion internationally. While at the UFC, she managed the talent and media relations of the world’s fastest growing sports organization and created meaningful and distinctive campaigns that helped grow the organization into the billion dollar franchise it is today.
Right out of college from the University of Nevada, Reno where she obtained a bachelors degree in Journalism and Marketing, Rachel had the opportunity to cut her PR teeth at Las Vegas agency’s PR Plus, Shonkwiler Marcoux Advertising and VIRGEN Inc., while working on a variety of nightlife, entertainment, food and beverage, sports and non-profit clients. She also holds a second bachelors degree in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Las Vegas.
Rachel now leads a team of four at KDC which handle the PR efforts for clients such as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Joint, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, Maverick Helicopters, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas and Communities in Schools of Nevada among others.
A native Nevadan, Rachel has always been an explorer and loves to travel, be active and hang out with her husband Brandon, son Jackson and German shepherd Bella when she’s not busy working on the Las Vegas Strip. She is also active in her Pi Beta Phi college sorority alumni club as well as a member of PEO, a philanthropic educational organization and volunteers her time to Dress for Success of Southern Nevada.