Who We Are

  • Bria Robinson
    Bria Robinson
Bria Robinson
  • Adrian Patenaude
    Adrian Patenaude
Adrian Patenaude

Adrian Patenaude studied advertising and public relations at Abilene Christian University. During her time there, she was involved in a variety of public relations roles for various student organizations. Most notably, she worked as the advertising director for ACU Film Fest, and worked with the International Students’ Association to plan and promote the Ethnos Culture Show.

Her professional experience includes interning with the marketing department at Hendrick Health Systems in Abilene and serving as a writer with the International Mission Board in India. She has also worked at student-run Ad/PR agency, Morris & Mitchell, where she used social media to promote the U.S. Department of State’s global internship opportunities. Adrian joined the team after moving to Austin to pursue a career in public relations and film.

  • Iliana Storch
    Iliana Storch
Iliana Storch

Iliana Storch is a senior at The University of Texas – Austin majoring in public relations and government. At Crosswind Media and Public Relations, she brings creative thinking and a passion for client branding and media relations to each of the clients she works with.

Prior to joining the Crosswind team, Iliana served as a legislative intern for Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D-El Paso), where she researched legislation for issues ranging from mental health to energy and the environment. She currently works on several account teams in the healthcare, government and technology sector.

In addition to interning with Crosswind, Iliana is an Account Manager for Texas Tower Public Relations, a student-run firm focused on local non-profits, where she worked closely with clients to identify communications needs and manage a team to develop client branding. Iliana also serves as the design editor for The Daily Texan, an award-winning student publication, where she has learned the ins-and-outs of a newsroom operation and established long-lasting relationships with student journalists.

On the weekends, you can find Iliana on the hunt for the best restaurants in Austin, or enjoying the Austin weather outdoors. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she hopes to one day manage PR and event planning for celebrity chefs.

  • Casey Normandin
    Casey Normandin
    Event Planner
Casey Normandin
Event Planner

Casey Normandin has worked in the event planning industry for over ten years. She has worn many different hats in that time, allowing her to become an expert in all things events. Casey has gained experience by adopting a hands-on approach and seeking knowledge from some of the most well-known event planners, including Christine Paul of Christine Paul Events and the team behind LVL Weddings and Events. Casey is a strong woman with an outgoing, kind-hearted personality. She is determined, driven and extremely organized. These attributes allow her to work easily with any and all exhibitors in order to execute all projects to the fullest.