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Proven Media Team

Kim Prince

Kim Prince

Principal

As the Principal at Proven Media located in Carefree, Arizona, Kim Prince specializes in strategic media planning, public relations and marketing communications for mid to large size legal cannabis companies.

She currently serves as a co-chair to the Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter of Women Grow. She was formerly on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, Career Connectors, the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, and the Foothills Community Foundation. She is the former membership chair of the Arizona Business Marketing Association.

Prince began her career when recruited directly from college to work as an Account Executive with New Times Newspaper/Village Voice Media. She went on to work as a media buyer for a major Japanese electronics manufacturing firm and moved up the ranks to become the Director of Marketing Communications. After leaving corporate, she successfully established and sold two successful businesses before establishing Proven Media in 2008.

Prince was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year and was the recipient of the Alliance All-Star Award from ASU West, Qwest and the Phoenix Business Journal. She has been panel moderator at cannabis conferences, and has been an invited speaker at marketing associations and colleges to teach marketing students how to maximize media exposure. She has a passion for helping clients to succeed.

Neko Catanzaro

Neko Catanzaro

Vice-President

Neko Catanzaro graduated with Honors from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. She has spent the past three years in the Public Relations industry specializing in customized communication plans for the legal cannabis industry.
Leveraging both traditional and online media, Neko develops strategic brand narratives and newsworthy content to increase client visibility across multiple channels as Vice President at Proven Media Services.
Neko excels at finding, writing, and pitching stories for the ever-changing media landscape. Passionate about the outdoors and always up for adventure, her extensive travels have taught her how to navigate tight deadlines, work independently, and take the lead on the fly.

Jessica Erickson

Operations Manager

Jessica graduated with an Honors degree, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing through Capella University in 2014. She continued into her Masters program and received an Honors MBA degree in 2016. With a passion in Marketing, PR, Writing, Editing and excelling in many other business aspects, she believes in continued education and learning through hands on experience and striving to be the best at what she does.

Jessica, a mother of two, enjoys spending free time with her children and building memories with her family. She has a love for renaissance art, travel, nature, and the beach.

L. Nicole

L. Nicole

Jr. Account Manager

L. Nicole is a social media specialist who currently is in college, studying pre-law. She excels at client services and has the attention to detail needed to keep social media campaigns on time and on track. She likes sky-diving and is driven to succeed through hard work and studies.

Virginia Caroline de Vries

Virginia Caroline de Vries

Creative Director

Virginia is a gifted graphic designer who understands the importance of integrating messaging into design. She grew up in the arts, and has received numerous accolades for her work. In addition to graphic design, Virginia is also a professional photographer who adds creative spirit and intent to every client project.

Chris Picknally

Creative Director