A photographer yelled at Taylor Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, asking her to get out of the way while the singer was posing for the paps on the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday.

Who is Tree Paine?

Tree Paine worked at the Academy of Country Music in Nashville. She was hired as the VP of publicity for Warner Music Nashville before starting her own company.

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In her initial career days, Paine worked with Interscope Records, where she was associated with artists like No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, and Nine Inch Nails. She left Interscope to launch her own street marketing firm, which merged with Immortal Records in 1999.

Paine worked at the Academy of Country Music until 2007 when she was hired as the senior vice president at Warner Music Group. In 2014, she announced that she would start her own public relations firm, Premium PR. Her first client was Taylor Swift. Paine is known for guiding Swift through many high-profile moments, several public breakups, her feud with several stars including Kanye West, as well as her complicated artists’ rights dispute with Scooter Braun.

Paine was featured in Swift’s 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, directed by Lana Wilson.

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Tree Paine’s Instagram, which is private, has a bio that says: “I only use the Gram for family photos so please don’t be offended if I don’t accept a request. It’s mainly for friends who know my family.”

Paine is married to Lance Paine, who was formerly the president of a massive candy brand, as well as Scott Brothers Global, the company behind HGTV’sProperty Brothers.