Strategist and communications expert. Specializes in framing and developing comprehensive communications campaigns to move progressive policy, science, health and environmental issues.
STRATEGIES NORTH LLC
October 2017 - Present (5 years)
~ Specialize in providing communications expertise to variety of organizations and individuals for public relations, rapid response, media analysis, message development, staff training, content creation, and press relations needs.
~Produce creative digital advertising campaigns to advance issues, raise the profile of organizations, and enhance brand relevance.
~ Provide high-level campaign strategy and communications campaign management for successful federal and state policy campaigns and community-based efforts.
WESTERN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Montana Program Manager
October 2014 - September 2016 (2 years)
~Provided grant-making and strategic planning for a large portfolio of Western conservation, recreation, and hunting-affiliated non-profits.
~Managed annual grant budgets exceeding $4 million.
~Supported public lands and energy policy-making by building new leaders and new communication campaigns to advocate for the great outdoors.
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Northern Rockies Communications Manager
October 2007 - October 2014 (7 years 1 month)
~Managed multiple communications campaigns for high-profile legislative efforts in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
~Coordinated successful communications campaign resulting in Montana's first Wilderness designation in over thirty years.
~Built trusted relationships with regional journalists and coordinated over fifty successful media tours, media events and marketing campaigns.
University of Montana
Master of Science, Communications/Environmental Policy
(2004 - 2006)
Bachelor of arts, Anthropology
(1998 - 2002)
liscenses and certificates
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) - Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Issued Oct 2019 – Expires Oct 2023
Credential ID 2026876
Google Ads Certification (Search and Display)
Issued Dec. 2019 - Expires Oct 2024
IAB Digital Media Buying & Planning Certification
Montana Citizens Elk Management Coalition
I ran a communications campaign to improve the status-quo of elk management and habitat protection in Montana. To date, the bipartisan effort has resulted in a pending Habitat Legacy trust account that will fund future conservation-based land acquisitions and enable land and water restoration treatments on public and private lands.
Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition
I provided communications strategy and oversight for a federal legislative campaign that helped a community-coalition of small business owners protect the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park from industrial-scale gold mining.
Montana Outdoor Heritage Project
I managed a statewide public outreach effort to gather ideas on how to enhance funding for private and public lands conservation, wildlife management, and outdoor access and recreation. Outreach included hosting 50 community conversations and soliciting 11,000 survey responses from Montana residents between May and September 2019. This outreach ultimately resulted in a new dedicated revenue source for conservation, trails, and parks.
I built and managed a dynamic social media campaign intended to raise awareness about the status of Montana's renewable energy policies and advocate for less restrictive policy on behalf of consumers and small business owners interested in growing Montana's solar potential.
Save the Front
I ran communications for a federal legislative campaign to authorize Montana's first Wilderness designation in over thirty years. This included video and digital ad production, earned and paid media, and communication trainings for citizens advocates along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.