Randy D. Gibson, MA, BA, CEO/Owner
A Cherokee Nation citizen and Oklahoma native, Randy has more than 30 years of public relations and media management experience. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism – Public Relations in 1988 from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Arts degree in Journalism – Media Management in 1991 from OU where he graduated top of his class within the School of Journalism.
During his extensive public relations career, Gibson has traveled across the U.S. working for the Ground Water Protection Council and the Association of Energy Service Companies as Director of Communications and the Texas State Rifle Association as Executive Director. In 2002, Gibson returned to his hometown of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as the Executive Director of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council and in 2005 became the Communications Manager at the Cherokee Nation.
In 2011, he was honored to become the Program Liaison and Media Director for Cherokee Nation Public Health, where he has worked with the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health and Human Services, state health departments around the U.S., the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Nike, and other organizations in the formation of partnerships where he was responsible for the development and oversight of campaigns, advertising design, media buying, strategy planning, social media, website development, promotional items, marketing, public speaking and more for local and national clients. He served as an advisor on the national Tips From Former Smokers campaign with the CDC. Many campaigns included tobacco, suicide, obesity and teen pregnancy prevention as well as campaigns with behavioral health, public health, and WIC and EMS services.
As a public relations consultant for many years, Gibson has served clients in Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Florida and London. In 2019, he was honored with an international MarCom Award for best single radio spot ad for the Libera Boys Choir from London promoting their U.S. Tour. He has since won two additional MarCom awards for print brochure and promotional video. He is also a winner of the highly coveted PRSA Upper Case Award.
Wendy Jordan, mPhil, BA, Researcher
Wendy is our staff historian and researcher. She received her master’s degree in archeology from Cambridge University (UK) and her bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Oklahoma. Wendy has performed historical and archeological research specializing in medieval Europe. Her master’s thesis at Cambridge was groundbreakiing research on the metal usage and culture of the Sámi people of medieval Fennoscandia. She was also granted the With Merit status for her research on Romanesque and Gothic Cathedrals. While at OU, she created The Jordan Project, an online web project developed for the University of Oklahoma Libraries system. The website is a biographical look at every wife of Medieval English kings; ranging from William I to Henry VII. She serves us as an assistant on various media projects as needed, including grant research, media design, and writing proposals. Wendy also serves as our connection to Great Britain and the European Union. She is the creator and host of Medieval Me podcast and teaches high school Spanish. Besides English and Spanish, Wendy also has an understanding of Norwegian.
Barbara Fuller, PhD (ABD), Grant Writer
Barbara Fuller has written for millions of dollars in grant funding. She has served at NSU for almost 20 years. For her first 16 years she taught in the College of Education for Curriculum and Instruction with her emphasis in Educational Psychology and Emerging Teachnologies. In 2012 she helped initiate the Robotics Academy of Critial Engagement, becoming the director of the program for the College of Education. In 2020 RACE moved to a new building and changed its name to Innovation Discovery Education Academy (IDEA). In 2017 the program was awarded the opportunity to present in the American Association of College for Teacher Educations (AACTE) Innovations Inventory. The following year the program was awarded the 2018 Winner of the Best Practice for the Innovative Use of Technology from AACTE. Both awards are recognized as national Excellence in Educator Preparation. Her partnership with the Robotics Education Competition Foundation won the Vice-President of REC and NSU the Oklahoma Regents Best Partnership Excellence Award in 2017. Also in 2017 she was awarded the the DaVinci Fellowship and in the following year, the NSU Centurion Award. In 2020 she expanded the IDEA program to accommodate for the growth and stills serves as director.
Nick W. Nicholson, Actor, Director, Scriptwriter
Nick Nicholson is a professional actor and movie critic who serves on the Texas Board of Directors for SAG-AFTRA screen actors guild. He has participated in several movie projects as an actor, director, producer and scriptwriter. He has won awards at international film festivals in Paris and Vienna, including winning Best Actor. Nick has connections in the LA and South Texas movie industries and oversees many of our acting and video projects. Nick lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Mikki.
Patrick Horton, BA, Videographer
Pat has worked in video production since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. Patrick’s videography work has taken him around the world. His resume includes, but not limited to: Canterbury Voices, The Norman Philharmonic, The University of Oklahoma Marching Band, The Discovery Channel and PBS. He presently resides in Norman, Oklahoma.
Shawn Preciado, Business Advisor, Partnership Development Manager
Shawn Preciado has been a part of RDG Communications from the beginning. He serves as our business advisor and personal advisor to the CEO and serves as the manager of partnerships. Shawn has started and been involved with many successful businesses throughout his career, including operating Osiyo Communications in Oklahoma, a forerunner to RDG Communications. A talented musician, pianist and vocalist, Shawn has performed around the world, including a special performance for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome. He speaks fluent Spanish and serves as our South America connection. Shawn lives in LA/Southern California.
Terry Evans-Gibson, Consultant, Children’s Services
Terry is our resident children’s specialist. She has a master’s degree in Communication Disorders with emphasis in Early Childhood Development and Special Education from Utah State University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. She is a vision specialist and works for the Parent-Infant Program for the Utah School for the Blind. She has worked with children from around the world helping them and their parents understand a child’s vision and how to work around the developmental disability. She works closely with ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as speech therapists, physical therapists, counselors and more to help the child and the family. She lived a portion of her life in South America and speaks fluent Spanish.