Biographies

Someone once said, “A championship team is a team of champions,” and that’s how we feel about our talented crew at Three Girls Media. We’re a fun, expressive and creative bunch, and those qualities shine through in the work we do for our clients. Get to know each member of the Three Girls family below.

 

 

Erika Taylor Montgomery

CEO

Erika Taylor Montgomery, CEO and Founder of Three Girls Media Inc., enjoyed an 18-year broadcasting career in the San Francisco Bay Area before transitioning to Public Relations and Marketing. In 2005, Montgomery launched Three Girls Media, a personalized PR and custom content marketing agency, in Silicon Valley specializing in working with small and mid-size companies worldwide. In 2013 she relocated the company to the greater Seattle area.

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See Erika quoted in these stories:

  1. “How Instagram Stories Are Changing PR Pitching And Media Coverage” on Cision.com’s blog
  2. “PR Agency Perspectives: How to Explain the Press Release vs. Media Pitch to Clients” on Bulldog Reporter
  3. “Public Relations for Small Businesses: 6 Tips for Success” on Business News Daily

Erika is a sought-after public speaker and the co-author of the bestselling book, The Spirit of Silicon Valley – Journeys & Transformations Beyond Technology, available on Amazon.com. In addition, she was the creator and host of PUNCH! Media & Marketing Made Easy, a popular educational talk show on KDOW 1220am, The Wall Street Business Network. Archives of the program are available here.

As a journalist, Erika covered Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, the San Francisco/Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 and the infamous Oakland Hills fire; she also enjoyed the lighter side of TV, hosting The Simpsons and Star Trek marathons for the WB network. Following her award-winning broadcasting career, and prior to beginning Three Girls, Erika worked as Director of Media Relations for a prestigious Silicon Valley PR firm where she managed campaigns for NBC, including work with the cast of Will & Grace and Crossing Jordan. She also spent several years working for the California State Legislature as a Press Secretary.

Erika’s personal media accomplishments include more than 5,000 media placements in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Oprah, USA Today, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as international press throughout Europe, Mexico and Australia.

When she’s not in the office you’ll likely find Erika cooking or baking, two of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoys planting and caring for her large veggie garden, picking organic blackberries that surround her country property, Moose Hollow, and binge watching TV shows like Deadliest Catch, Top Chef and Project Runway.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Erika is a sought after pubic speaker and gives keynotes, seminars, webinars & workshops nationwide. Some of her most popular topics include:

  • Great Free & Low-Cost Public Relations Resources
  • Social Media – Best Practices for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Other Top Platforms
  • Blogging – How to Maximize Posts for Search Engine Optimization
  • Websites – How to Optimize Yours for Better Conversion Rates

To contact Erika or book a speaking engagement call her at 408-218-2391 or email her at Erika@ThreeGirlsMedia.com.

Emily Sidley

Senior Director of Publicity

Emily joined Three Girls Media’s team in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. With a strong background in writing, organization and creativity, she loves getting the word out about small and medium-sized businesses!

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See Emily quoted in these stories:

  1. “Marketing Lessons From 4 Iconic Campaigns and Visionaries” on Ragan.com
  2. “Creating Content? Write Specifically for Your Target Customer” on Business News Daily
  3. “How to Run a Successful Social Media Advertising Campaign” on Meltwater
  4. “Top 25 Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas from the Pros” on Fit Small Business

In addition to managing social media and blog campaigns across a wide range of industries (from home design, cooking and wellness to student loans, law and multi-state taxation), Emily has also worked with media outlets across the country, such as The View, Women’s Health, Prevention and CNET, to secure hundreds of editorial media placements for Three Girls’ clients.

Emily holds a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. Before she came to Three Girls, she was Publicity Chair for the Pacific Lutheran University “Relay For Life” marathon for the American Cancer Society, which won three awards for the campaign. She also developed a strategic campaign for the Veteran’s Affairs program in Washington and served on the Lute Crew Alumni Association’s board as Provisional Communications Director.

Outside the office, Emily is very active at her church and volunteers in multiple capacities. She enjoys playing in the rain, dance parties with her husband and kids, and spending time with friends and family.

Anna Izenman

Publicist

Anna joined the Three Girls Media team in 2018. Her background in news production helped grow her passion for finding unique stories and sharing them with the world. She believes strongly in supporting small and local businesses and is excited to help shine a spotlight on them.

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Anna holds a B.A. in Communications with a focus on Media Production and Performance for Pacific Lutheran University. Before joining Three Girls, her production work with Northwest Cable News earned her an Emmy nomination.

Most of Anna’s free time is spent with her husband and son enjoying the sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys game design, and has successfully crowdfunded a tabletop roleplaying game designed for kids and families.

Mericia Gonzalez

Publicist

Mericia joined Three Girls Media with more than a decade of multimedia experience under her belt. She has a passion for producing informative and entertaining stories. She earned her B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting and a Minor in Spanish from San Jose State University in Silicon Valley.

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The last few years she has worked in television, magazines and online publications as an Entertainment Journalist in Las Vegas, NV and San Francisco, CA, but even when reporting she has felt that her home in the media world is behind the scenes. She is excited to have made the transition into public relations and enjoys translating her clients’ goals into tangible story ideas that result in compelling and meaningful content.

Mericia enjoys discovering the latest trendy spot, hitting the clubs for a dance, checking out a show, keeping up on various TV shows, knowing the latest celebrity gossip and spending time with her friends and family.

Effy Montgomery

Office Greeter

Effy Zoey Faye, simply known around Three Girls as Effy, very much enjoys her role as “Office Greeter” and 4-footed best friend to Erika, Three Girls’ CEO. With her own Instagram account, Effy dishes out great marketing advice in a series titled, “Effy Says…” Follow her on Instagram at @Effy_On_Business.

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Effy is a Chihuahua Pug mix with a petite face, a curlicue of a tail and beautiful golden eyes, and adores wearing anything that keeps her warm. Erika found Effy at the Silicon Valley Humane Society; the shelter picked her up as a stray. She is very happy to be living with her forever family.

Outside the office, Effy is a friendly dog that enjoys the simple things in life. Her daily schedule consists of long naps on Erika’s desk or on the back of her sofa and walks through Erika’s country property, Moose Hollow. She loves eating raw baby carrots, burrowing under the covers of the bed and playing with furry stuffed toys, especially her favorites – a chicken that clucks and cow that moos.