HBIC Ms. Charlie Heck 

Charlie Heck

That Charlie is a real ‘Jane of all trades!’ She’s smart as a whip too! She knows how to be social on media!  From podcasting to email marketing to brand development and beyond, she’s one of them creative types. 

She holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science from the University of North Texas Mayborn College of Journalism. She was a multimedia news editor, visual media storyteller and radio/video producer at a government science org. There, she managed social media accounts and increased their followers by 50% by the end of her 3-year contract. The content she was producing reached millions of people each week.

She holds expertise in editorial content planning, social media copy and visual elements (infographics, short, text-heavy videos, podcasting, etc.) and email marketing plus analytics, media placement and trend forecasting. She ghostwrites about a vast variety of topics including STEM, small business, health industries, non-profits and legal resources.  

We could fill this spot with all of her many amazing accomplishments or you could go here to see her impressive resume or hit up her personal clips and projects site here. You can also find her on all the social things, like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Charolotte Medina

Charlotte Medina

Charlotte is a freelancer in the marketing, film and theater industry. She loves ”folk art” and any form of media that brings a message to its audience. She is also an advocate for mental health awareness and general wellbeing. One day, she’ll become an author and expert foodie.


Kaylee Richards

Kaylee is a second-year Communications Major at CSULB and a Sugar Mama at Bronzed Sugar. Most of the time you can find her, blasting reggae music through her speakers while driving down the streets of Long Beach, or hanging out with some of her closest friends. If you’re ever in the mood to try something new then she’s your girl. You can follow her insta @kaylee.irie.


Raylene Paris

Raylene Paris is a writer and editor who completed her BA in English in December 2018. She is a creative soul and hopes to become a published author. She’s a longtime Long Beach rep and loves her sunny California. You can follow her on the ‘gram @parissita_

I cannot recommend Charlie and Checkmark Creative enough!

"When I started my business, The Emotional Labor Union, I was SO lost and Charlie literally came to my rescue. She shepherded me through the branding process and built my website from nothing all the while answering my questions and making me feel heard. I know that without Charlie's expertise and patience with me I would not be where I am today. I cannot recommend Charlie and Checkmark Creative enough!" 

— Casey Stewart Upton