About us

candice-headshotCandice McElyea

is owner and president of THREE SIX OH Public Relations, Inc. Candice has a thorough understanding of public relations, digital media and communications, marketing and management. A graduate of Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., Candice went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Florida in 1996. She started her professional career as a television news reporter, working on air in Gainesville, Fla., Salisbury, M.D. and Sarasota, Fla.

Currently a blogger on several news websites, Candice’s specialties include media relations and press writing, social media strategy and implementation, political consulting and complete digital image management.

Before launching THREE SIX OH in 2011, Candice served as the director of marketing & public relations for one of the largest developers in Florida, handling economic development initiatives and the marketing and PR for 10 different subsidiaries, including residential and commercial real estate, a sports campus, a downtown Main Street and more.

A dedicated community advocate, Candice sits on several nonprofit boards and is a dedicated community activist. She is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota 2011 and the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute 2012 and has lived in Sarasota since 1984, with deep roots in the community.

She was awarded a 40 under 40 award in 2012 for her work on a PoliticallyPersonal.com, a non-partisan blog, and was a finalist in the Greater Sarasota Chamber’s Small Business awards in 2013 for Young Professional of the Year.

Candice has strong and established relationships with key individuals in every local news organization and meets regularly with editors and reporters to pitch stories for a diverse lineup of clients. Having seen PR from a journalist’s perspective, she has a unique knack for finding newsworthy nuggets about every company she works with, writing up those stories effectively and pitching them to ensure maximum earned media value.

Her hubby and two kiddos, turquoise water, dirty two-pump Oprah chais from Starbucks, Million Dollar Listing NY, sushi and skiing

alicia-headshotAlicia King Robinson

is the Director of Public Relations at THREE SIX OH. A Venice, Fla. native, she oversees the public relations and account management activities, including PR planning, media relations and social media management, for the agency’s clients.

Specializing in consumer public relations and media relations, Alicia brings over 10 years of experience to THREE SIX OH and previously worked in the nonprofit and agency sectors. She has worked on various clients including ClosetMaid, Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates, Florida Prepaid College Board and Remington, among others.

A graduate from the University of Florida, Alicia received her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a concentration in business administration. GO GATORS! She is on the board of the Rotary Futures College Resource Center and a member of Designing Daughters of Sarasota. She was in the 2016 class of Leadership Sarasota County.

Alicia, whose love of fashion and eye for stylish living began at an early age, is a contributor to Sarasota Magazine’s What I Wear to Work column (along with other fashion-inspired content) and was a freelance writer for the shopping sections in Sarasota Magazine and Venice Magazine. She was also a previous contributor to the Observer’s This Week in Sarasota.

Her husband, shoes, traveling, Coke, her family, rocking chairs, Gator football, fishing and being by the water

Lauren McElyea

is a public relations coordinator at THREE SIX OH PR. A true native of Sarasota, Fla., Lauren McElyea graduated from Sarasota High School became she was a proud Seminole at Florida State University. Highly involved in the making of her high school yearbooks, Lauren moved on to become a production editor with a leading magazine company. With ThreeSixOh she assists in all areas, but specializes in graphic design, writing, editing, video editing, and social media management.

Anything water related, books, the sunshine and her pup

Brittany Van Voorhees

is a digital media coordinator at THREE SIX OH PR. As a former television meteorologist and news anchor, she has a thorough understanding of traditional as well as new media and brings a unique understanding of digital media and communications from her time in the field.

Although a native of Atlanta, Ga., she has called the Sunshine State home since 2007. In 2014, she earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication as well as a certificate in climatology and meteorology from the University of Florida. In December 2017, she earned her master’s degree in applied meteorology from Mississippi State University. Feel free to ask her about the weather!

She previously worked in broadcast media in Gainesville, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., before moving to Sarasota. Brittany loves to volunteer and was heavily involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation in college.

Family, friends, weather, crafting, reading, talking, shopping, being creative, Diet Coke, puppies and SEC football (Auburn Tigers – Florida Gators – Mississippi State Bulldogs)!

Jen Blanco

is a writer for THREESIXOH. She enjoys getting to know each one of her clients on a personal basis and sharing their stories through blogs, website copy, press releases and more.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jen received her bachelor’s degree in journalism with minors in professional writing and business. GO BUCKEYES! During her time in Columbus, she worked for the OSU School of Medicine’s communication office and the student newspaper.

Prior to joining the THREESIXOH team, Jen spent nearly 10 years as the Sports Editor for the Observer Media Group where she covered high school athletics across Manatee and Sarasota Counties. She received numerous Florida Press Club and Florida Press Association awards for feature and spot news writing during her time at the Observer. Her specialties include writing, editing, social media and photography.

A native of Stow, Ohio, Jen currently resides in West Jefferson, N.C. with her family.

Her husband and two boys, shopping, reading, Buckeyes football, Fall and anything chocolate peanut butter

Tracy Knight

At THREE SIX OH, we embrace partnerships and collaborations. Knight Marketing is our trusted marketing, research and strategic partner.

Knight Marketing has built a reputation for developing strong marketing strategies and effective, often award-winning, creative across all channels –traditional and digital. The agency’s clients are primarily regional and national with a special expertise in healthcare, public safety, politics and travel/tourism.

Tracy Knight, owner and president of Knight Marketing, founded the agency in 1997. Prior to founding Knight Marketing, Tracy was a freelance creative director for several South Florida-based advertising agencies.

A Venice, Fla. native, Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Florida State University. We don’t hold it against her.