About Our team


Caitlin Mccarthy, FOUNDER

After spending years working in the hospitality industry and working in some of Chicago's best restaurants, Caitlin wanted to further her invested interest in the restaurant industry by launching C|Louise Public Relations. While she lives to eat, her experience is not limited to the hospitality industry. Invite her for a coffee and she can share the details of working with numerous notable fashion and jewelry designers and musicians. @CLouisePR




Rebecca Hardner, Marketing and PR Coordinator

Rebecca joined C|Louise PR in 2016 to combine her two loves: food and wine. Since joining the CLPR team, Rebecca has worked on numerous successful campaigns and events. She is heavily involved in both the Public Relations and Social Media efforts. Don't ask Rebecca to choose her love between food and wine... she won't be able to choose. @BeccaHardner



Erin Hall, Social Media Coordinator

Erin joined C|Louise PR with a passion for combining everything she loves: photography, content execution, and social media. Erin is also a lover of all things Irish (She lived in Ireland!) and also loves being a tourist in her own city (Chicago). @ErinHall15



Gabby Barnes, pr ASSISTANT

With a passion for food, writing, and all things creative, Gabby found the perfect fit at C|Louise PR. Gabby has experience writing for a number of outlets on a variety of subjects, but her favorite topic is, of course, food! There are few things she loves more than her dog and The Beatles, but bring her a doughnut (preferably from Do-Rite) and she’ll love you forever. @gbby_brns



Katie Schiewe, Marketing Assistant  

After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Katie decided to return to her beloved home of Chicago to pursue her passions— food styling and content creation. She brings her expertise in both of these areas to the C|Louise team, and one day hopes to publish her own cookbook. In her spare time, Katie loves to explore Chicago, try new restaurants, and spend time at the Green City Market. @KatieSchiewe