Owned by sisters Karen Moraghan and Kristen Hunter, HPR is headquartered in Carmel, California, with a satellite office in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Although the “Hunter Sisters” are geographically 3,000 miles apart, their sibling bond and hands-on approach distinguishes this powerhouse pair known for results-earning solutions.

Karen Moraghan, President

A seasoned expert in hospitality marketing and strategy development, Karen is a proven producer of national events and is considered one of golf’s top media relations specialists. Widely known and respected by industry leaders, media and executives, Karen’s strategies have enhanced profits and visibility for her clients and propelled HPR to the forefront of the worlds of hospitality and golf. Her personal passion is wellness and empowering clients to take the lead in this rapidly-growing segment.

When Karen’s not landing prime coverage or executing unforgettable events for HPR’s clients, you can find her on her own wellness journey, which began with the bang of a starting gun when she was the only female competing on her high school cross-country team and has evolved into a lifelong commitment to living healthfully—including six-days-a-week workouts.

Kristen Hunter, Vice President

Kristen spearheads publicity programs and special events for HPR’s clients. She is the engine powering the well-oiled media center machines for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Pure Insurance Championship, and the Safeway Open. Kristen explains, “Special events are my favorite part of our business—they have a set beginning and end, and you immediately experience the results of your efforts.”

Also athletic from a young age, Kristen still enjoys high-impact exercise that allows her to connect with nature—and like-minded people. Because wellness, to her, is as much about socializing as it is about physical fitness. Not to mention the generational motivation of honoring her dad’s health-conscious legacy and setting a positive example for her kids.

The Team

Supporting Karen and Kristen is a team of experienced writers, editors, social media experts and specialists in operations and database management. The average tenure among staffers is 10+ years because the HPR culture fosters an inspirational, can-do spirit.

Why You Should Work With Us

There are dozens of reasons to work with us, but these are the top four:

We’re one-of-a-kind

Your brand is clearly one-of-a-kind, so you should work with a PR agency that is too. One that will develop distinctive messages, then use the right mix of tools to communicate to your target audiences. Every integrated media relations program designed by HPR is singularly yours.

We’re specialists

Nearly all of our clients have a connection to hospitality and golf—destinations, resorts, clubs, architects, products and real estate communities. We understand these industries, inside and out, and have helped countless businesses grow.


We operate as an extension of your marketing department. If you don’t have one, we can tap our vast resources to assemble a dream team. Because, in today’s 24/7 overly-cluttered marketing environment, it’s important to partner with the right service providers.

We’re energizeD

Because we enjoy what we do, we generate positive energy that is essential to creativity and achieving results. We like to think this positive energy rubs off on everyone we work with too.

Why You Can Put Your Trust In Us

We’re right-sized & responsive

We’ve grown over the years…very responsibly. That means accounts never get reassigned to a junior staffer. Clients still—and will always—receive the same personal attention from Karen and Kristen as when we first opened our doors. Go ahead, ask any of our clients. They’ll vouch for us.

We remove your worry

We handle all the day-to-day distractions with unparalleled attention to detail and timeliness so you can focus on the big picture.

We treat your money like it’s ours

We work with you to create realistic budgets from the outset and obsessively manage them with you as the project unfolds.

We’re by your side for the long haul

We pride ourselves on our lengthy professional relationships because they’re born of a commitment to earning repeat business.