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.

Krista Crouch

Vice President

Krista Crouch has more than 15 years’ experience in communications, public relations and digital media strategy. She has worked with companies on owned, earned and paid strategies including community engagement, digital messaging and more. 

Devan Crean

Manager

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.

Madeleine Bendalin

Associate​

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. 

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.

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.  

Nora Thomas

Associate​

Nora Thomas graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in December 2019 with a BS in Strategic Communication, emphasizing in Public Relations. She was hired as an associate in July 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.

Henry Eisler

Associate​
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.