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Meet the Publicity Team

Hello! We are the WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity Team, and we love to connect reporters, producers and other members of the media with our books and authors.  Need an idea for a story? An expert to speak to a hot topic in the news? A bestselling book to review for your readers? We’re your team. Let us know how we can serve you.

BR picBeverly Rykerd
Publicity Manager | 719-268-1935

Beverly Rykerd  is the Publicity Director and joined the WaterBrook Multnomah team in 2011.  She is thrilled to lead a team of strong publicity professionals and for the opportunity to continue to expand WaterBrook Multnomah’s relationship with the media.  Beverly has worked in Christian publishing for more than 20 years.  Most recently, she owned and operated her own public relations firm, Beverly Rykerd Public Relations, where she handled publicity for more than 35 New York Times bestsellers, including the Left Behind Series, and worked with outstanding authors such as Joel C. Rosenberg and Karen Kingsbury. Previously, she served as Publicity Manager for Focus on the Family.  In her free time, Beverly can be found watching her sons’ sporting activities, always with a book in hand.


Jessica Lamb
Publicity Assistant | 719-268-1915

Jessica Lamb joined the publicity team in 2014 as a publicity assistant.  Jessica has a B.A. in English with minors in Christian Studies and Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University. She is also a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. When she isn’t reading, Jessica enjoys skiing, planning international travel, and exploring Colorado with her husband, Taylor, and dog, Chester. 


charlene guzman profile picCharlene Guzman
Senior Publicist  | 719-264-5698

Charlene Guzman joined the publicity team in 2014 as a Senior Publicist. Charlene has a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont and also studied Creative Writing at Stanford University through their Continuing Education Program. Her previous experience included serving as a Broadcast Journalist in South Korea with the United States Army. She also served as the Regional Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Charlene is the wife of an active-duty service member and a mother of three vivacious children. In her free time, she can be found enjoying knee-hugs, giving butterfly kisses, and always, always…reading!


BensonPhotoBrett Benson
Senior Publicist 719-264-5661

Brett Benson joined WaterBrook Multnomah in June 2015 as a senior publicist. Since 2000, he has worked in Christian book publishing in both marketing and publicity capacities. After receiving a B.A. in public relations from Valparaiso University, he served for six years in communications with an international missions and relief agency. In addition to promoting authors and their books, his passions include spending time with his amazing wife and their wonderful children, listening to classic Christian music, playing soccer and tennis, and hiking along the spectacular mountains of Colorado Springs.