Meet The Team
Golden State is committed to employee development and success. We encourage learning, creativity, and risk taking by our staff and consultants.
Previously, Nick served as the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Rosa, CA Planning Commission, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus and was a member of the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors.
Dr. Jennifer Price, D.C., Director of State Compliance
Kathleen Hohnstein, Land-Use and Compliance Associate
Kathleen’s journey began and blossomed in Sonoma County where she was born and raised, after completing courses at SRJC she transferred to Sonoma State University where she obtained her BA in Anthropology. She worked as a Law Clerk for several years before going back to school to get a Legal Assistant certificate through UC San Diego.
Kathleen has worked in a variety of fields, but her passion for law and communication led her to GSGR. In her capacity as a Compliance Officer she will be working to read, comprehend, and articulate state laws to ensure client compliance. She is thrilled to be working with such a diverse and talented group of individuals, now lets get to work!
Lauren graduated from Sonoma State University with an English degree and minors in Philosophy and Psychology. Since then, her experiences have taken her across Sonoma County. In the non-profit sector she has worked with Becoming Independent, the largest organization supporting and enriching the lives of adults with disabilities in the North Bay. While serving there as an instructor and member of the social media committee, she also worked as a house manager for various events at the Petaluma Arts Center and freelanced as a Genre Critic for Storybook Alley, an independent publishing company.
With GSGR, Lauren works alongside an incredible cast of dedicated workers and innovative thinkers. Her position as the Marketing and Event Associate bridges the gap between business and consumer, creating content that is inventive, educational, and accessible. Here, Lauren uses her dual passions for people and the written word to create something that is wholly unique to fit the client’s vision.
Patti’s role in the Golden State Government Relations team provides direct support to Nick Caston, President and Chief Strategic Officer. Patti is a motivated administrative professional with fifteen years of experience supporting senior executives in the healthcare, real estate, and hospitality industries. Patti brings a collaborative approach and has the ability to successfully coordinate complex schedules and critical projects. She will use these various talents to fully uphold her team as well as our GSGR clients. Patti is a multi-functional core member of GSGR, and will be involved in all areas of the business.
As the Administrative Assistant at Golden State Government Relations, Savannah oversees the daily operations and tasks necessary to maintain a well-organized and functional office space. She is just beginning her professional career and is excited to develop with a company that has such strong values and varied experiences that contribute to an amazing work environment.