Team B

Team B

BrieAnn Fast

BrieAnn Fast

Principal Partner

With established expertise in the hospitality, destination and adventure travel industries, BrieAnn has led international, national and regional media campaigns, developed successful thought-leadership and influencer outreach strategies, supported international crisis communications, integrated celebrity-seeding initiatives, organized and implemented special events and developed corporate social responsibility programs over the ten plus years she has been in the PR industry.

Throughout her career, BrieAnn has led strategic PR initiatives for destinations such as Mexico’s Riviera Maya and Estes Park, Colorado, branded hotels such as Banyan Tree, Viceroy and Four Seasons, adventure travel outfitters including REI Adventures, destination clubs and luxury boutique hotels. Her results-oriented focus has translated to high profile coverage in The Today Show, The New York Times, Elite Traveler, The Miami Herald, Entrepreneur, Luxe Interiors & Design, Men’s Journal, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Interior Design and countless others.

BrieAnn fostered her love of travel as a child, living in a variety of destinations around the globe from Spain and Singapore, to Texas and California. With a B.A. in Spanish for International Business and a minor in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, BrieAnn parlayed her passion into her career, working with the public information office for NAFTA in Washington D.C., where she assisted in managing communications between businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. She then worked for two different public relations agencies, leading national and international accounts for clients within the travel and hospitality industries, prior to co-founding B Public Relations in 2011.

BrieAnn is a member of the core planning team for Tedx RiNo, directing PR efforts for the event, and remains an avid traveler, putting her Wine Sommelier Certification to good use wherever she finds herself.

Jordan Blakesley

Jordan Blakesley

Principal Partner

A seasoned executive, Jordan has more than a decade of experience in public relations – nearly all within in the industries about which she is most passionate – hospitality and tourism. She has a successful track record of building positive client awareness that translates into sales for the regionally, nationally and internationally-recognized brands she’s worked with across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

After graduating with a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Wyoming, and working in the University’s media relations department, she moved to Colorado, where she honed her skills managing consumer, hospitality and real estate accounts at two national PR agencies before co-founding B.

Over the course of her career, she has led local, national, regional and social media campaigns for a variety of clients, ranging from luxury guest ranches and boutique hotels, to international-known and celebrity chef-driven restaurants, to yacht clubs and resort communities supported by Olympic athletes, and for acclaimed brands like The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance Hotels, Frontier Airlines and Capella.

She’s particularly passionate about media strategy and brand launches, crisis preparation and management, and social media integration. A bulldog publicist, she has placed clients in Robb Report, CNN Money, Every Day with Rachael Ray, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Worth, Elle Décor, Travel + Leisure, Live! With Kelly & Michael, InStyle, Vogue, Town & Country and many more.

A foodie and wine lover to the core, Jordan is a Certified Wine Sommelier by the International Wine Guild, on the board of Les Dames d’Escoffier Colorado, a rooftop urban gardener and an enthusiastic home chef. She’s on the Board of Directors of MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, and obsessed with her French bulldog, Henry.

Merideth Hartung

Merideth Hartung

Senior Manager, Social & Digital Media

With years of experience in digital media and strategy development across a diverse portfolio of brands, Merideth’s passion for marketing within the hospitality industry has led to successful social media campaigns, rebranding initiatives, property openings and hotel acquisitions. 

Prior to joining B Public Relations, Merideth was marketing manager for well-known Eastern hospitality company Lafrance Hospitality, where she developed and managed all facets of strategic marketing campaigns for hotels, restaurants, event venues and catering departments. Most recently, Merideth managed social media and e-commerce for Stonebridge Companies, a leading hospitality management and development company based in Denver. She has extensive experience marketing a variety of limited and full-service brands under the Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and Starwood umbrellas, and has also executed marketing campaigns for multiple independent hotels and restaurants.  

A New England native, Merideth holds a B.S. in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is a self-proclaimed “weekender,” who hopes to complete her goal of traveling to all 50 states within the next seven years. When she is not working or planning her next travel adventure, Merideth enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband, their daughter and their two dogs. She is a member of the International Special Events Society, and a frequent social media & hospitality-focused speaker at Johnson & Wales University.

Catie Mayer

Catie Mayer

Account Executive

A Colorado native with a strong public relations and editorial background, Catie has a passion for blending strategy with creativity, and her results- and detail-oriented nature has led to strong media relationships, and repeated client exposure.

Catie is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, with a B.S. in Journalism and an emphasis on Public Relations and Communication. Prior to joining the BPR team, Catie worked for Blake Communications, assisting with public relations efforts for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. She also worked as Communications Coordinator for BOCO Fit, a Lagree Fitness studio in Boulder. Her work included media and client relations, event planning and social media management.

She has secured placements in numerous national, regional and local media outlets, including Redbook, Men’s Journal, Fitness Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Food Republic, The Daily Meal, Wine Enthusiast, the Dallas Morning News, 5280 and many more.

She leads the Gold Pick communications sub-committee for the Public Relations Society of America’s Colorado Chapter. Her enthusiasm for exploring Denver and its surrounding areas is unfaltering, and she is an avid traveler.

Chelsea Coe

Chelsea Coe

Account Executive

A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, with a B.S. in Journalism and an emphasis in Public Relations and Political Science, Chelsea brings a deep passion for travel, food and beverage, and the hospitality industry to the table. Chelsea prides herself on the meaningful connections she makes with media and influencers on behalf of her clients and the proven results of her effective messaging strategies. Over the course of her career, she has managed social media, digital and traditional media relations for a variety of clients in the tourism and hospitality and food and beverage industries such as New Belgium Brewing and the town of Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Prior to joining the BPR team, Chelsea worked for Communications Strategy Group, assisting with public relations efforts for the Tourism & Hospitality and the Consumer Packaged Goods practice. She has secured placements in numerous local, regional and national media outlets, including Eater Denver, The Denver Post, 303 Magazine, Food and Beverage Magazine, Denver Westword, Cowboys & Indians, Examiner.com and more.

Chelsea’s passions outside work include climbing mountains, discovering new craft brews, country music concerts, fishing, camping and spending time with her husband.

Halle Jones

Halle Jones

Social & Digital Media Coordinator

Born and raised in the Midwest, Halle recently graduated from the University of Minnesota where she earned a degree in Strategic Communications and Journalism. With a love for the outdoors, adventure and good food, her move to Colorado was inevitable.

Prior to joining the team at BPR, Halle spent a summer in London working at a boutique PR agency, where she represented luxury clients including Versace, Raymond Weil and Salvatore Ferragamo. She has also spent time developing social media content and strategy for various organizations in the non-profit and educational sector.

Motivated by results, deadlines and accountability, Halle enjoys staying busy with a long list of clients. Halle’s creative drive and detail-oriented personality has led her to execute successful social and digital media campaign strategies for a wide range of brands. When she’s not creating client content calendars or organizing her own personal calendar, Halle is likely spending time in the mountains, drinking too much coffee or visiting friends and family back home.

Sarah Hoffner

Sarah Hoffner

Account Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications and an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising, Sarah prides herself on conscientious communication and building meaningful relationships. She has a background in several client-facing roles in public relations and marketing.

Prior to joining the BPR team, Sarah spent two years in the San Francisco Bay Area, working for KQED – the Bay Area’s largest public media station – assisting with multi-platform marketing initiatives and public relations efforts for the station’s foodie programs including Emmy-nominated Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul. She’s also been an assistant account executive at boutique public relations agency, Allyson Conklin Public Relations, focusing on beauty, home and lifestyle brands.

She has secured placement in local, regional and national publications including The Denver Post, Westword, Eater Denver, Zagat Denver, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and more.

When she’s not in the office, you can find Sarah seeking out a chocolate chip cookie, a dog to pet, a sunny patio to enjoy a beer and probably daydreaming about pizza.