Our Team

Michelle Lyng

Founder & CEO​

Michelle Balch Lyng has 22 years experience in strategic communications and reputation management relating to executive positioning, community engagement, issue management, corporate communication, and crisis communications.

Jaime Gardner

Business Development and Communications Director

Jaime Gardner has over 20 years’ experience working in the public and private sector.  She spent almost seven years working in a variety of positions for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, both in Colorado and Washington, DC.  

Devan Crean


Devan Crean has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications, working with private businesses, public organizations, and nonprofits.

John Brackney

Director of Engagement

John Brackney has 26 years of experience in Public Policy and Community Problem Solving. He is an expert in community engagement, relationship building and community investment.

Henry Eisler

Henry Eisler graduated from Emory University in May 2021 with a BA in History and Philosophy. He was hired as an associate in September 2021.

Jessica Koerner

Senior Associate
Jessica Koerner has over a decade of digital communications and public relations experience. She has worked with private businesses, public agencies and nonprofits, and on election and legislative campaigns to successfully impact policy and behavior change.

Virginia Ovejero

Hispanic Insights and Spokesperson​

Virginia Garcia Ovejero Pivik has provided Hispanic insights and communications for more than 20 years. Her vast experience includes public relations, media relations, writing, and editing.

Madeleine Bendalin


Madeleine Bendalin graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in December 2020 with a BS in Strategic Communication, emphasizing in Public Relations. She was hired as an associate in June 2021.