Relationships & Outreach

The Relationship & Outreach team helps keep TIP in touch with current and potential clients by managing our participation in events, conducting marketing and social media campaigns, and responding to proposals and business opportunities. Creating and maintaining connections with our client and partner network is an essential part of our business model.

Rebecca Deranian

Rebecca Deranian has more than a decade of professional experience writing and editing across a diverse set of fields. Before joining TIP Strategies, she worked as a legal writer preparing cases for artists and other professionals of extraordinary ability.

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Rachel Wise, PhD

Rachel earned a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Appalachian literature and culture. Before joining TIP, she successfully wrote academic fellowship proposals and nonprofit grants. Rachel enjoys writing in her spare time (she’s a published poet and essayist!) and relaxing with her family.

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John Karras

A Greek-American whose first language is Spanish, John studied geography before earning a master’s degree in urban planning. He returned for a second tour at TIP in 2019, following a run as VP, Strategic Accounts at Atlas Integrated. In his spare time, you’ll most likely find John online at

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