Without our dedicated staff, we would not be able to provide the high quality of service that we strive for. A dynamic group of dreamers and doers committed to building better, brighter communities through entrepreneurship, members of the RTC team share the common goal of changing lives through economic empowerment.
Summer Dawn Reyes
Communications and Marketing Manager
As the Communications and Marketing Manager for Rising Tide Capital, Summer Dawn Reyes manages all aspects of English and Spanish communications to support RTC’s diverse programs. Being well-acquainted with the challenges that many entrepreneurs — especially women of color — face as they grow their businesses, Summer is passionate about using her skills to uplift these emerging leaders.
Prior to working for RTC, Summer used her keen understanding of language and love for community action to cultivate a unique background in journalism, hospitality, theater and event production. Summer is also the founder of
Thinking In Full Color, an organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. TIFC creates opportunities for woman-identified artists while educating audiences about key social issues. The company has received two commendations from the New Jersey State Assembly and the inaugural Jersey City Arts Council’s Performing Arts Award. Summer’s fellow longtime Jersey City residents may also know her from her award-winning work as an arts/culture writer for several major local publications under her maiden name, Hortillosa.
Summer loves karaoke, watching modern dance and learning about genetics. She is married to a very tall Greg and the proud stepmom of a slightly smaller one.