We believe it's “always about people” and that rings soooo true for our team at RAYNE IX. We have such an amazing, supportive, smart, fun, funny, resourceful, kickass team that we get to work with day in and day out. It’s truly a blessing.


Kiley Peters is the founder of RAYNE IX. She is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and small business consultant. Having personally counseled hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses on operations, business development, digital marketing, and consumer behavior analysis over the last 17 years Kiley is incredibly passionate about serving small business owners.


Erin Desing is the Client Operations Director of RAYNE IX. She supports our clients through her broad skillset in project management, operations, and marketing. With a love for problem solving and organization, Erin is always ready to tackle her next project. When she’s not geeking out over the newest project management software, you can find her at the gym or cruisin’ down the isles at Trader Joe’s to find her meal prep staples.


Melissa Hoppe is the Marketing + Engagement Director at RAYNE IX. She has helped run large organizations for close to a decade and is excited to bring her mad organizational skills to the Brainchild Team. Melissa helps keep Brainchild’s engines running smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her three kids, and occasionally finds time for some gardening and indulging in binging on BRAVO television shows. Don't judge.


Nicole Rodriguez is our Executive Assistant at RAYNE IX. Nicole supports the team from behind the scenes lending her support where needed. As a previous small business owner she knows all the hats entrepreneurs have to wear so she enjoys taking on the administrative tasks.  When she is not working she enjoys traveling with her family and taking winter snowboarding trips.


  • Emily Strozinsky Lead Designer
  • Caitlin Knudsen Lead Copywriter
  • Lisa Proeber Sales Partner - The Middle Six
  • Pallavi Agarwal CRM Partner - Kander Consult
  • Tamara Edwards PR Partner - TE & Co.
  • Kali Farran Podcast Partner - Hivecast