Meet JS2


JS2 PR is an integrated communications and consulting firm providing a full range of strategic public relations and social media services

specializing in the Food and Beverage and Hospitality industries.

 Each and every one of our campaigns is individually designed to build awareness and produce maximum publicity results according to our clients’ needs.

We care enough to strive for perfection and believe this attitude emanates from everything we undertake.

We promise nothing less than this 100-percent effort for you.


JS2 PR has a full arsenal of public relations and marketing services available to our clients including:

PR + Marketing

Expert Media Relations

Creative Counsel

Crisis Communications

Brand Strategy and Development

Industry Partnerships

Celebrity Relations

Launch Campaigns

Executive Visibility

Social Media

Channel Launch + Establishment

Tailored Campaigns

Consistent Messaging

Influencer Relations


Restaurant and/or Brand Concept




We believe we have the best crew in the business.  Passionate, smart, connected, hard-working and dedicated only begin to describe Team JS2 PR!  Check out our individual profiles and get to know a bit more about us.

Hello from JS2!
Jeff Smith

Co-Founder, CEO

Christina Gilmour

Vice President

Suzanna Tran

Digital Account Director

Sean Funkhouser

Account Supervisor

Casey Moore

Account Supervisor

Kevin Preval

Digital Account Manager

Kelsey Koster

Senior Account Executive

Pao Escalante

Account Executive

Alex Azouz

Assistant Account Executive

Sema’Jay Hall

Digital Account Coordinator

Ed Barraza

Assistant Account Executive

Bari Cohn

PR & Social Media Intern


As your agency, this is what you should know about us:

    • We believe that what we do for our clients is vitally important to their success
    • We’re experts and continually work to hone our expertise
    • We don’t skimp on details/we don’t cut corners
    • We work with the best and they expect the best
    • We have a 19 year record of success (founded in 2001)
    • We do it the right way – every time
    • We’re smart, we get it and we care
    • We will go the extra mile for you
    • You can count on us
  • We love what we do

As a Client of JS2 PR, you have the right:

  • To benefit from our collective experience
  • To have access to the power of our creativity and innovation
  • To receive candid counsel…always
  • To clear, prompt and timely communications
  • To be assigned a loyal account team well versed in your business
  • To expect that we will work hard on your behalf
  • To have access to our clientele in the spirit of synergy
  • To our professionalism as we become brand ambassadors for your business
  • To complete transparency in all that we do on your behalf
  • To have a pleasant and rewarding experience


Founded in 2001, the Los Angeles office serves as headquarters for JS2 PR where the team services numerous clients. The loft-like workplace is located in a beautifully restored 1930’s art deco building in the heart of LA’s hottest design, restaurant and business district, Beverly Grove.  The light-filled, open floor plan inspires collaboration and creativity.

If you would like to learn more about any of our services, please contact us.