Annemiek HamelinckWaltham, Mass.-based InkHouse has opened a San Francisco office led by Waggener Edstrom senior VP Annemiek Hamelinck.

The outpost is the tech-focused firm's first outside of the Boston area. Tech PR vets Beth Monaghan and Meg O'Leary lead the firm.

O'Leary called the move a "natural next step in our growth," adding that several clients maintain a dual presence on both coasts.

Hamelinck was stationed in London and San Francisco at WaggEd, handling its flagship Microsoft account and counseling clients in brand strategy and marketing.

Previous postings included Bite Communications and Antenna Group in S.F. and Barr & Chan Communications in Singapore.

Seven-year-old Inkhouse, which has more than 30 staffers, has worked with GE Energy, Ascent Venture Partners and Raytheon among its clients.