OUR TEAM at Dunn Pellier Media

Nicole Dunn

Nicole Dunn
Founder & CEO

Who she is…

Nicole Dunn is a former Senior Level Television Producer who started DPM around Health and Wellness after seeing a lack of positive health coverage in the media marketplace.

She has over thirteen years of producing television and twelve years in public relations. In 2018, Nicole was nominated as L.A. Business Journals “Women of Influence honorees for 2018”, and is the Los Angeles Chair and writer for Forbes Business Council. She was honored in 2017, for the “Distinguished Alumni Award from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA.” In 2020, DPM was awarded Best Event/Social Media by PR Daily for the “Wellness Your Way Festival” with Kroger/Grammy Nominated Singer Jewel.

In December 2015, PR News nominated DPM for an honorable mention, 2014 PR People Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Excellent track record of producing television, which produced a Team Daytime Emmy Nomination for “Split Ends.” Member of NATAS, ATAS, Public Relations Society of America.

DPM is… the place where health and fitness enthusiasts find their voice.

Grateful for… her supportive husband, darling Poncho (pseudo child puppy), and her rockstar DPM team.

Oumy Thiam

Oumy Thiam
Business Development Director

Who she is…

Oumy is a Business Development Executive at DPM and graduate from University Paris East Creteil (France) with a Master in International Business. She left Paris her hometown and made Los Angeles home three years ago. She is passionate about wellness.

Melissa Edwards

Melissa Edwards
Senior Lead Product Specialist

Who she is…

Melissa is a top PR industry professional with extensive experience in public relations, marketing and media built in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. She has overseen numerous national media campaigns.

Her journalistic approach to PR has led to countless placements in leading media outlets including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning, “The View,” ”E! News,” “Access Hollywood,” KTLA, ABC 7, NBC LA, “Good Day LA, “The Doctors,” The New York Times, The Associated Press (AP), The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, People, US Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Real Simple, InStyle, O! The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Women’s Health, Self, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, PopSugar and countless others. She has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston.

Shea Gorden

Shea Gorden
Fitness Publicist/Account Director

Who she is… 

Shea is a Publicist at DPM and graduated from CSU, Northridge with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Her experience, rooted in health and wellness, helps expand our clients’ brands to the public. She has overseen national media campaigns for Kroger’s Wellness Your Way Festival, national fitness and health brands like GAINSWave, Territory Foods and more. She has garnered big placements with #1 & #2 TV Markets in New York and Los Angeles. She has great media relationships with media across the board including freelancers, editors and producers. Her clients’ stories have been featured in online publications like “Shape,” “Elle,” “Bustle,” “Livestrong,” “Washington Post,” and more. Shea loves adventuring outside of LA and trying new foods. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Shea is accustomed to the never-ending traffic and warm winters.

Sean Saavedra

Sean Saavedra
Social Media Director

Who he is… 

Sean Saavedra is the social media strategist at DPM and runs our company Instagram. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Theater. Sean integrates his creativity, unique experiences and knowledge about social media and entertainment to develop strategic and relevant campaigns that appeal to social media audiences through the art of digital storytelling. Sean has worked with influencers and brands to organically appeal to the online culture of Instagram and has helped gain brands more engagement through curated content based around their PR and marketing initiatives. Sean enjoys social outings, going on long runs after work, and exploring the nature of Austin, Texas on the weekends!

Natalie Raphael

Natalie Raphael

Who she is… 

Natalie is a Publicist at DPM and graduated from USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications with a B.A. in Public Relations. Natalie brings experience rooted in natural wellness, holistic health and mind body connection. She in a certified Yoga instructor and a lover of all things wellness.

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Oumy Thiam
Director Business Development
Dunn Pellier Media, Inc.

The Premiere Health and Wellness PR Agency Worldwide


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