Rich Rodriguez began his career in the sample closet at Tommy Hilfiger in New York City. What started as an internship organizing and pulling samples for photo shoots soon evolved into a full-time role on the PR team. Rich worked with editors from many of the world's top men’s fashion and style publications, and stylists for some of the biggest celebrities in film, TV, and music. He managed the launch of the New York City publicity office for Levi Strauss & Co., and positioned the Levi's and Dockers brands as major players in the fashion world. Rich broadened his expertise beyond fashion, working with brands such as Oakley, Out and The Advocate magazines, BnBFinder and more. Today he leads communications for Dunn-Edwards Paints. 

Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and resides in Long Beach, CA, with his husband and their min-pin.