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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.