On April 26, 2023, the RKA family lost a valuable member. Natalie Vinales, our Director of Marketing, peacefully passed away after a long illness. Natalie was an invaluable member of the RKA team. Her dedication to our clients and her integral role in our success cannot be overstated. She will be remembered not only as a talented professional but also as a dear friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

During her time in college, Natalie focused her studies on English. Her deep appreciation for the language extended beyond her studies and into both her personal and professional life. One way she showed this was by regularly gifting books to her nieces and nephews, helping them develop their reading abilities and expand their vocabulary. Additionally, Natalie dedicated her time to volunteering with the annual Teddy Bear Tea event organized by the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation, as well as contributing to the Walnut Valley Symphony Orchestra.

In fact, Natalie’s involvement with the symphony orchestra inspired the creation of a scholarship foundation in her honor. This foundation aims to provide scholarships and mini grants not only to students but also teachers and school libraries. Through this initiative, Natalie’s passion for education continues to make a lasting impact. If you would like to donate, please contact Dulce Aguilera at RKA Consulting Group for more information.