Leslie Carlson , Principal
Research and Strategy Director
Leslie believes that good relationships can be used to shape a thriving community. And she believes in her bike. Deeply.
Marian Hammond , Principal
Strategy Director
Marian believes that the way we do our work together is as important as the work we do. When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her on the shore of an Oregon river, supporting trans justice, or finding reasons to belly-laugh with her kiddos.
Heidi Nielsen , Principal
Managing Principal
Heidi believes in winning. Everything. New business. Cyclocross. Best dressed awards. But mostly, winning hearts and minds through strategic creations that incite action.
Tony Baker
Digital Communications Associate
Tony believes in the big picture—and that you get there one step at a time. Whether he's fine-tuning digital campaigns or finding innovative ways to reach underserved audiences on radio and broadcast TV, he does so with complete intention.
Whitney Bradshaw
Project Manager
Whitney believes solutions are rarely found in a vacuum. Through relationship-building, persistence, and ingenuity she finds creative ways to bring clients’ messages to life.
Joon Chattigré
Senior Copywriter
Joon believes that while the English language can be a blunt instrument, when shaped with precision, it has the power to express emotional truth that resonates with audiences. He's worked for over twenty years as a copywriter for brands, agencies, freelance clients and non-profit healthcare.
Ruhama Dimbore
Project Manager
Ruhama believes kindness wins every time. Whether she’s managing fast paced, complex projects, facilitating clear and efficient communication or collaborating within a creative team, she creates space for everyone’s voice to be heard.
Camille Elmore-Trummer
Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Camille believes in empowering healthier, more resilient communities—through listening, relationship-building, and bringing intersecting identities into the spotlight.
Saerom England
PR and Media Strategist
Saerom believes messages that capture people’s hearts and minds have transformative power. Through strategic and creative communications, she amplifies historically marginalized voices, bringing diverse stories to the tables where decisions are made.
Sam Feld
Senior Designer
Sam believes that the right color and type have the power to turn the most complex problems into simple solutions.
Frankie Fernandez-Breedlove
Communications Associate
Frankie believes a better future isn’t something you wait for. She’s harnessing creative optimism, collaborative storytelling and a deep commitment to restorative justice to co-create lasting change.
Leighann Franson
Creative Director
Leighann believes in the power of storytelling. She has spent her career in shaping brands, strategy and impassioned narratives to empower critical voices and to connect with audiences on a deeply human level.
Christen Gillbank
Senior Project Manager
Christen believes in precision—not perfectionism. Analytical, creative and inquisitive, she brings calm and order to her projects, empowering the whole team to get the job done.
Diane Goodwin
Director of Integrated Marketing and Campaigns
Diane believes in fairness and equality -- and the power of personal narrative to bring about a more equitable America.
Erin Halasz
Senior Copywriter, Of Counsel
Erin believes smart, bold content can inspire action and spur a change of mind—and she knows how to get your message in front of the most interested eyes.
Megen Ickler
Director of Digital Strategy
Megen believes you’ve got to start local to make a big impact. With political knowhow, a knack for listening and an authentic voice, she’s advancing community equity and innovating in digital engagement.
Rose King
Director of Strategic Communications and PR
Rose believes the way a story is packaged and delivered is almost as important as the story itself. She brings her whole-hearted dedication to each and every client.
Sam Lee
Office Coordinator
Sam believes in paying attention to detail and helping others succeed. Whether knee-deep in research, streamlining systems or whipping up a batch of waffles on the weekend, she puts people—and her Corgi—first.
Mya Lwin
Operations Manager
Mya believes in the systems view: put things in order, create a process, get the job done. After that, it’s time to eat some good food.
Sarah Mace
Project Management Lead
Sarah believes in method over madness, order over chaos and the quiet impact efficient patterns can have on affecting positive change.
Jenny Martinez
Designer
Jenny believes in designing for a difference. With powerful photography, an artistic eye and bilingual skills, she’s standing up for her values.
Liz Mead
Senior Account Manager
Liz believes in creating safe spaces. Whether authentically collaborating with clients or developing successful communications strategies, nurturing open, curious conversations is where she starts.
Thomas L. Ngo
Web + Digital Strategist
Thomas believes in using our personal narratives and relationships to enhance the built environment and shape a fairer future. And he believes caffeine, exercise and spreadsheets are what’s needed to get the job done.
Tracy Nguyen-Chung
Producer
Tracy believes the best solutions for our most pressing issues come from the people and communities most impacted. Through her strategic communications, public relations, brand development and documentary filmmaking, she captures critical, intersectional stories that bring lasting change.
Annie Ozols
Account Manager
Annie believes that making a difference means being thoughtful: about systems and tactics, the common good and our shared humanity. Through research and strategy, she’s pushing boundaries and elevating voices.
Helen Qing
Media Planner
Helen believes in breaking down barriers. As a media planner, her curiosity drives her to find solutions outside of the box—getting the right message to the right audience.
Jeanette Rawlins
Senior Copywriter
Jeanette believes in the power of complex and inclusive storytelling to celebrate and empower. Her diverse background motivates her to discover what brings people together and inspires her to work for meaningful change.
Cody Romero
Senior Strategist
Cody believes in the impact of communication and cooperation. He’s writing, researching and building relationships to change lives, minds and systems.
Pip Sweikert
Art Director
Pip believes in the power of design to transcend language barriers, having faced many of them during her time working in Asia, Europe, and her native Australia.
Danielle Walter
Senior Project Manager
Whether planning a project timeline or her next art project, Danielle believes in thoughtful design, beautiful organization and the power of creative problem-solving to promote equal opportunity for all.
Mike Westling
Account Director
Mike believes in urban optimism, helping to build communities with new ideas, clear language and an eye on the political landscape.