About

At Uproar PR, we believe fostering creativity leads to results. Our team is comprised of a spunky group of young professionals who are trendspotters, social media addicts (#FollowUs) and media gurus. Each member of the Uproar team brings a unique perspective to the table. Our team is your team. Want to know a little more about us? Check out our fantastic leadership team.

The Uproar Difference
  • Trends & Positioning

    With an eye on the latest trends in tech and consumer media, Uproar PR ensures our clients are always at the forefront of their industries.

  • Location & Scope

    Uproar PR has offices in Orlando and Chicago while our clients are worldwide. We offer an integrated approach to ensure we are constantly implementing innovative and fresh media relations and social media campaigns for clients.

  • Connections & Reach

    Since all our people have valuable relationships with key media players, we encourage and incentivize our people to work together to ensure our clients are getting the most high impact coverage possible. The partners built Uproar PR to be a fast-paced, results driven agency but along with hard work comes a lot of fun and a family type environment.

Management Team
Catriona Harris
Catriona Harris
CEO
Catriona co-founded Uproar PR in 2011.  She oversees the daily operations of the agency and provides the vision for new initiatives and strategies that will drive outstanding results for clients.  Prior to starting Uproar, Catriona was the Vice President of East Coast Operations for a San Francisco-based PR firm who specialized in Tech PR. She prides herself on always pushing just a little bit harder to get the absolute best results. In her free time you will find her running a half marathon, baking with her two daughters or exploring the country with her husband and kids as they attempt to conquer all 50 states as a family. Catriona grew up in California and graduated with her B.A. in Communications from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is also on the Executive Board for the Orlando Science.  The Orlando Business Journal named her one of the Forty under 40 in both 2009 and 2011 and CEO of the Year in 2017.
Mike Harris
Mike Harris
President and COO
Mike co-founded Uproar PR in 2011.  Known internally as the “Big Idea Guy,” Mike regularly works with teams to come up with campaign ideas that will really move the needle. He focuses on helping clients tell their brand stories through an integrated PR campaign centered around the company goals.  Prior to founding Uproar PR, Mike was Vice President for a San Francisco-based tech PR agency.  He also spent 10 years in local and network television. Mike has produced full- length broadcasts for CBS, ABC, ESPN and The NFL Network. Mike is a lifelong Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and a Pearl Jam fan. In his free time you’ll find him at a game, concert or riding bikes with his two daughters and wife. He is also on the executive board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Mike has a B.A. degree in journalism from The University of South Florida.  The Orlando Business Journal named Mike one of the Forty under 40 in 2010 and under his direction, the agency has won Corporate Culture of the Year from Entrepreneur Magazine.
Tory Patrick
Tory Patrick
Vice President, Chicago

Tory draws on her nearly 15 years of experience in public relations to provide strategic guidance for both clients and the team. Tory is responsible for developing strategic, effective PR strategies and campaigns to support business and sales goals that will exceed client expectations. In addition to providing strategic guidance for clients, she is also responsible for the day-to-day operations in Chicago, managing client campaigns and tapping into new emerging markets to target across North America. Tory has a BA in Communications from DePauw University. In her free time, she enjoys chauffeuring her four kids to various activities and squeezing in a workout.

Jessica Donelson
Jessica Donelson
Social Media Director
Jessica excels in bringing brands to life through social media. Overseeing the agency’s social media team, Jessica is responsible for overarching client strategies and ensuring her team is continuously bringing fresh, new ideas to the table. With five years’ experience leading social media for an Orlando theme park her experience ranges from attractions, shows, merchandise and culinary content creation and engagement. Jessica has a MA in Communications from East Carolina University.
Colleen Cavanaugh
Colleen Cavanaugh
Account Director
Colleen serves as an Account Director for Uproar’s tech practice.  With more than 30 years of experience in Public Relations, she has successfully developed strategic PR programs for Business to Business, Business to Consumer and nonprofit organizations.  Her experience includes a six-year stint at a high tech PR firm based in San Jose, California. As an Account Director with Uproar, Colleen is responsible for developing strategic PR programs, messaging and creative tactical ideas for clients. Colleen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Florida State University.
Emily Kruszewski
Emily Kruszewski
Account Director
Emily has a deep passion for PR and telling her client’s stories with powerful and impactful top-tier coverage.  Emily leads the agency’s restaurant and lifestyle teams and is keen on bringing fresh, new ideas and creative concepts to her clients. Emily has worked with some of the world’s most prestige brands in the hospitality, entertainment, tourism, restaurant and travel industry.  Prior to joining Uproar, Emily was Senior PR Manager at SeaWorld Parks and Resorts.  She has a strong background in crisis communications and media relations and is always eager to guide her teams to think out-side-the-box to produce successful results for clients. Emily has a Communications degree from Florida State University with a minor in English.  When away from work, Emily spends time with her husband and young daughter.  They love exploring the City Beautiful, trips to the ocean, boating, trying new restaurants and occasional adventures to Orlando’s exciting theme parks.