a set of visionaries, creators, and high-level thinkers.
the boss lady: founder & CEO
Karina Sotelo is an ambitious woman with an adventurous twist. Born and raised in a small town in the central coast of California, her fierce drive has landed her in the concrete jungles of New York City. With only a couple hundred dollars in her pocket and a luggage full of clothes, Karina said goodbye to her hometown and was determined to move to one of the most influential and massive cities in the world to build an empire. Blessed with a pioneering spirit and an entrepreneurial heart, Karina’s unrelenting vision for success has paved the way for the creation of We Are Throne, Inc.
Karina’s go-getter and visionary mindset continuously shines throughout her work. With her fresh ideas and unique innovative approach, Karina captures the hearts and minds of many audiences. Her creative talents and passion are highlighted when delivering an exceptional message for each and every client. Karina believes in the best for clients and will work vigorously to open new opportunities for them in ways never before.
Karina is fueled by her faith and believes in giving back to her community. She is a dog-mom, travel enthusiast, and blogger. Her ultimate goal in life is to leave the world a better place.
the leader: founder & president
Passionate, self-motivated, and artistic are some of the few words to best describe Darrell Smith. At a very early age, his entrepreneurial spirit began to shine as he started his very own graphic design company at the age of nineteen. His leadership and business skills brought him to New York City where he continued his entrepreneurial pursuits. He brings with him, years of experience in public relations coupled with well-founded relationships in media and entertainment.
With over fourteen years in the communications, fashion and entertainment industry, Darrell continues to bring a fun and unusual perspective to every project and challenge that he embarks on. From being an accomplished actor to working behind the scenes as a producer, director, and screen writer, Darrell has an eye for creativity and a matchless ability to foresee a vision and remain focused until its fruition. Not only is he talented in the arts, but he has an extensive entrepreneurial background that speaks for itself. He has built and developed companies to reach their highest potential in revenue through his unique marketing and new business development strategies. Darrell has dedicated his life to setting trends - his remarkable approach has gifted him the talents to create, publicize, and drive revenue for a brand or company via media and other marketing tactics.
Darrell strongly believes in generosity. He has a heart for giving back to the community and making a difference in other people’s lives. He lends his entrepreneurial talents to those who have not been fortunate to be educated in business. Darrell is fascinated with the works of Shakespeare, he is also an avid traveler and an animal-lover.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10