We are a team of passionate communicators and connectors.

Meet the Team

We are a small, but mighty team of skilled communicators and connectors who are passionate about the work we do and clients we serve. We are proactive in our outreach efforts and deliver powerful results.

With a diverse array of talent, our team includes experts in media relations, strategic communications, brand journalism, social media, expert positioning, influencer and strategic partnerships, and tactical marketing. At the helm is veteran communications professional Michelle Ellis, who works with a talented team of specialized sub-contractors with a proven track record of success.

 

Michelle Ellis

Founder & Chief Communicator

Michelle Ellis headshotMichelle Ellis is an award-winning communications professional with more than 18 years of experience in strategic public relations and marketing communications, as well as broadcast journalism. A skilled communicator and brand journalist, she is constantly seeking client stories to share and ways to elevate brands by connecting them with their audiences and influencers. Her hard work has been recognized, Michelle was named one of Denver’s 2016 top 40 Under 40 business leaders by the Denver Business Journal and was recognized as the 2015 PR Person of the Year by PRSA Colorado.

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Alexandra Chiafery

Public Relations Specialist

Alexandra (Ali) Chiafery has been working in PR for almost a decade in a variety of industries and capacities. She has extensive experience in events and PR in a variety of industries and capacities, specializing in fitness, lifestyle, apparel, outdoors, and travel brands. A born storyteller, Ali is gifted at identifying stories that are newsworthy, compelling and clearly communicate her client’s messages. Her storytelling skills coupled with her passion for people, travel and the outdoors is the driving force behind Ali’s success. 

 

 

Katie Converse

Public Relations Specialist

When Colorado native Katie Converse began her PR career, she followed her passions: mountains, hospitality, travel and enterprise. For more than a decade, she has worked tirelessly to promote some of the state’s most elite brands including, Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Visit Golden, and the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail and Beaver Creek. Her extensive network of regional, national and international media ensures she will find the right people to tell your brand’s story to audiences near and far.

 

Sarah Gore

Social Media Specialist

Sarah Gore headshot

Sarah Gore brings 20+ years of experience in public relations, marketing, special events, and social media to the team. She began her career as a marketing expert for new home builders and developers. In 2009, she shifted her focus to social media and created STANCE LLC, a social media marketing company. Sarah helps brands create a community of followers and fans with the sole purpose of building ongoing relationships that boost the bottom line. She specializes in hospitality, restaurant, home building and construction related industries.

Lindsay Madonia

Social Media Specialist

Lindsay Madonia is a Hootsuite certified social media manager who prides herself in providing business and revenue-driven social media solutions. It is her mission to provide relevant, interesting, timely and entertaining content, specifically curated for each one of her clients. Lindsay’s passion is to navigate the ever changing landscape of digital, social and content marketing, so her client’s don’t have to.

 

Elisabeth Monaghan

Public Relations Specialist

Elisabeth Monaghan is an accomplished public relations and marketing professional, writer and editor. She has worked in a diverse array of industries and has established an incredible rapport with Denver media and influencers. Elisabeth is an active board member of PRSA Colorado and a former president of the chapter. She is an accredited public relations professional and graduate of Regis University. A creative marketing and communication expert, she couples her earned skills and adept knowledge of the latest industry research and cutting-edge communication technologies to garner measurable results for her clients.

 

Abby Oppenheim

Public Relations Specialist

Abby Oppenheim headshotAbby Oppenheim started her career in New York City as an NBC Page and then worked at Telepictures Productions as the assistant to the VP of Publicity. She moved to Los Angeles where she was the publicist for several television shows including ExtraThe Real and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She not only was the publicist at Ellen, but joined the producing team for several years as well. Knowing her heart was still in PR, she left Ellen to become the Broadcast Manager at L.A. Tourism and Convention Board before making her way to Denver in August 2016. Since her move, she has worked with clients in variety of industries such as entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, nonproft, online apparel and consumer packaged goods. 

 

Elle Queen

Influencer Marketing Specialist

Elle Queen headshotElle is the co-founder of the Denver-based influencer marketing consulting agency, Wellevation HQ, and is our influencer engagement partner. Elle supports influencers and brands to create strategic partnerships that deliver on both results and authenticity, while building lasting relationships in the process. Previously, Elle held positions at large and small companies where she led the influencer marketing efforts for brands such as Cascadian Farm and Udi’s Gluten Free. In her free time, she loves enjoying the Colorado sunshine, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

 

Jamie Winter

Public Relations Specialist

Jamie Winter is a versatile communications professional with proven success in internal and external communications strategy including public relations, media relations, crisis communications, community relations, and social media, as well as marketing, in both corporate and nonprofit settings. With a passion for restaurants, Jamie has created and executed successful PR and marketing campaigns for a variety of clients including SOL Mexican Cocina, Marcella’s, Broken Rice, LYFE Kitchen, NuHu Mongolian Grill, Village Inn, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies, in addition to many others.

 

Partners

In addition to our team of contractors, we also collaborate with a network of talented partners including: