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.

John (Chip) Taylor

Vice President

John (Chip) Taylor has worked in the Colorado public policy and government relations environment for three decades.  He is an expert in issue management, effective messaging, and coalition building.

Jaime Gardner

Business Development and Communications Director

Jaime Gardner has over 20 years experience 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 DC.

Devan Crean


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

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.

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.

Jared Petsche


A native Coloradan, Jared Petsche is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and minor studies in History, Religious Studies & Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, he has worked in the film/media industry, state government and in non-profit.

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.