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About Us.

Chandra Knee-Stepanovich, President

Dandelion PR is a boutique public relations agency and private consultant service specializing in strategic planning and communications, media relations, brand development, and industry relations with a strong focus on hospitality brands including boutique & luxury hotels, fine dining, wine & spirits and luxury products. Founded in 2009 by hospitality industry and media relations expert Chandra Knee-Stepanovich, Dandelion PR was founded on the principle that PR campaigns should be a relationship-based marriage of client needs paired with the never before been told stories the media want to cover.

In business now for 8 years and counting, Dandelion PR has developed strong partnerships and alliances in many areas of California and Las Vegas, targeting most of the client base in the coastal wine region of Paso Robles and Los Angeles’ Marina, Marina del Rey.  As a native Californian, Chandra grew up traveling the world and further realized her passion for tourism and promoting the destinations of the world working at Disneyland Resort’s Grand Californian Hotel in 2002. She has gone on to build a guest service hotel operations career into one focused on storytelling spanning more than 15 years specializing in public relations, marketing, social media and strategic partnership building. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor of arts degree in communications public relations and hospitality management, her years of experience both in-house as well as with many highly respected hospitality public relations-focused agencies serves her clients well.  Chandra has developed an extensive knowledge of the luxury hospitality industry working with such recognized hospitality brands as Walt Disney Resorts & Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts throughout Italy, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas, Red Mercury Entertainment, Pebble Beach Resorts, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West, Barton Creek Resort & Spa, The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, and such tourism destinations as Paso Robles, Marina del Rey and the Republic of Palau.

Dandelion PR has a broad portfolio of success stories and international, national and regional media placements such as: Sunset, Wine Enthusiast, W Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Details, The Hollywood Reporter, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Delta Sky, Celebrated Living, INC. Magazine, UK’s The Daily Telegraph, C Magazine, Coast Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, ITV, CCTV, CNNi, Good Morning America, Extra!, Today! Show, Good Day LA, Thrillist, Urban Daddy, and many more.