Our Team

Orchard is comprised of industry leaders with backgrounds in law, publicity, literary representation, and television production.  Orchard’s professionals have experience in a vast array of business and lifestyle sectors, and can skillfully navigate the landscape of modern media to build brands.  Working hand-in-hand with clients of all sizes – from start-ups, to international corporations, experts and authors – Orchard provides top-level representation.


Christina Daigneault, President & Founder

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Christina Daigneault, Esq. is an award-winning publicist, attorney, and public advocate with over a decade of experience leading teams in fast-paced campaigns.

Her career started in the political arena where she worked on U.S. Presidential races, a U.S. Senate and New York Attorney General campaign, and public advocacy for corporations. In these roles, she managed media strategies and expertly handled crisis communications. 

Christina then secured her Juris Doctor degree and practiced law at Schindler, Cohen & Hochman LLP, a top Wall Street firm, where she represented financial institutions and international corporations in complex commercial litigation matters.  Christina also served as Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s State Affairs Committee.  

Armed with a unique blend of advocacy and media experience, Christina founded Orchard Strategies in 2006 to bring exceptional communications services to lifestyle businesses and top executives.  As President and Founder of Orchard Strategies, Christina now manages a thriving international communications practice with a diverse range of clients.  Orchard represents iconic cultural institutions, leading technology companies, fashion brands, health and wellness practitioners, law firms, non-profits, as well as the public profiles of CEOs and Executive Directors.  Orchard has won accolades and industry awards, including a recent distinction from PRDaily.

In 2013, Christina opened a literary agency -- Orchard Literary -- to complement Orchard Strategies' public relations practice and further strengthen the visibility of clients with a marketable expertise.  

Christina is regularly called upon to speak about the leadership of women in business, law, and communications.  She has been featured in The New York Law Journal, The New York Times, CBS Radio, NY1 News, and NBC News.  

Christina lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

 


Lucas Hunt, Agency Director - Orchard Literary

Prior to joining Orchard Literary as Agency Director, Mr. Hunt was a rights manager and agent at the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency for over seven years, where he helped cultivate the careers of top-earning clients like Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus III, Simon Van Booy, and Jamie Maslin.  Mr. Hunt is experienced at closing major deals in print, audio, digital and foreign markets, including Europe and Asia.  He is interested in representing literary and international fiction, travel memoir, music, spirituality, as well as creative and authoritative works of non-fiction. 

An accomplished writer and editor, Mr. Hunt studied English and Journalism at the University of Iowa, and attended the Poetry Writer’s Workshop. He furthered his studies in the MFA program at Southampton College—where he was presented with the John Steinbeck Award, and published two volumes of poetry.  In addition, he is the founder of Hunt & Light, a press dedicated to hand publishing beautiful works of poetry.  Mr. Hunt’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, East Hampton Star, Fiction Writers Review, and Clarion.


Jaclyn Inglis, Senior Publicist

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Jaclyn Inglis, a senior publicist at Orchard, brings over a decade of experience from the entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

Jaclyn’s background includes working as the marketing representative and music supervisor for one of New York's oldest and most renowned commercial music houses.  She was the online marketing manager for top internationally-touring rock bands, and also helped launch a successful music editorial website as the editor-in-chief, giving her a unique insider's perspective. 

Recently, Jaclyn spent two years as the public relations and marketing coordinator for one of New York's most sought after celebrity dermatologists, securing placements on major network television stations, and in popular health & beauty magazines.

At Orchard, Jaclyn promotes an array of technology, lifestyle, and healthcare clients where she expertly manages all aspects of media relations.

Jaclyn holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Indiana University.


Alex Andreadis, Social Media Coordinator

Alex Andreadis is Orchard’s Social Media Coordinator.  He brings a diversified background in social media, television production, and marketing to the team.

At Orchard, Alex helps maintain the company’s online presence by curating content and managing daily Twitter activity.  He supports client campaigns with media research, writing, and editing support, and also assists with Orchard's new literary division, Orchard Literary.

Before joining Orchard, Alex worked as an editor and writer on a local television show.   He is studying marketing and advertising at Bernard Baruch College.