Meet the Team


Katie Hammond, founder

Having spent years launching global PR campaigns, Katie opened 9SPR in 2011 with a mission to innovate and cultivate best-in-class relevancy for agency clients.

A recognized and respected PR expert in the lifestyle and modern parenting sectors, Katie’s clients include some of the most globally recognized lifestyle brands.
With her diverse industry experience, having worked at small boutique firms and full-service agencies including 72andSunny, Katie strives to ensure 9SPR clients receive in-house attention they deserve through unparalleled media relationships and innovative campaigns.

Katie is based in Los Angeles.

Kimberly Babcock

Running 9SPR’s centrally located New York office, Kimberly develops and manages strategic public relations programs and successful social media campaigns on behalf of agency clients.

Kimberly is based in New York.

Jessica Iriarte

On behalf of agency clients, Jessica builds and maintains direct relationships with top national and international media through her ability to identify emerging trends and influencers.

Jessica is based in Los Angeles.

Allie Carvalho

Combining trending content with a passion for creative writing, Allie is able to captivate media and influencers to reach a brands core audience.

Allie is based in New York.