Jordan Blakesley PRINCIPAL
Jordan has 15+ years of experience in public relations – the majority within 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.
Merideth Hartung VP, SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA
With nearly 15 years of experience in digital media and strategy development across a diverse portfolio of hospitality brands, Merideth’s passion for marketing has led to numerous successful social media campaigns, influencer collaborations, rebranding initiatives, property and restaurant openings, hotel acquisitions and more. A New England native, Merideth holds a B.S. in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
April Ingle VP, TRAVEL
Living by the phrase, “traveling leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller,” April has spent her career helping her clients tell their stories. With more than 13 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, April has strong understanding of her clients’ business needs and how to develop results-driven PR strategies which support them.
Heather Dratler vp, brand engagement
As VP, Brand Engagement for BPR, Heather oversees a practice focused on creating deeper emotional connections between hospitality brands and their guests.
Nicolle Montgomery VP, INFLUENCERS & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
A graduate of Arizona State University, with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Tourism Management, Nicolle has more than 15 years of experience utilizing partnership development, marketing and event planning to successfully build brands and foster relationships between businesses and consumers.
Chelsea Coe ASSOCIATE ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Chelsea is an associate director of B Public Relations’ media relations team with more than a decade of experience in the tourism, hospitality and F&B industries. She joined BPR in the fall of 2015 and took a brief hiatus in 2022 to explore the world of product PR in the outdoor and active lifestyle industries before returning to BPR the following year.
Savannah King Supervisor, SOCIAL MEDIA & INFLUENCER RELATIONS
Over the course of her career, Savannah has devoted herself solely to the digital marketing space and has brought a passion for all things social media with her to B Public Relations since joining the team in 2019.
Sarah Hoffner ASSOCIATE ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
A true introvert, Sarah finds joy in the written form of storytelling and meaningful interpersonal relationships. She prides herself on crafting compelling messages and thoughtful communication – with both clients and journalists – which lead to impactful media placements.
Callie Sumlin ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
A deep love of good food and good storytelling has shaped Callie’s journey from journalist to publicist. She spent nearly five years at 5280 Magazine, where, as associate food editor, she wrote print and digital features about Colorado’s thriving food and beverage scene. Her decade as a professional writer also encompasses a stint as a Food & Booze writer at 303 Magazine and freelance stories for 5280, Dining Out Magazine, Yellow Scene Magazine and various content marketing clients.
Celena George MANAGER, SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA
A skilled professional known for her effective management of digital media projects, Celena has a drive centered on fostering authentic connections between brands and their audiences. In a previous role, Celena showcased her leadership abilities by stepping up as the Interim Project Manager, overseeing the successful management of projects and deadlines for over 400 clients. Her dedication and organization ensured that each project was executed flawlessly.
Marissa Goldman ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
Combining her love for all things travel, adventure and food, Marissa brings several years of public relations agency experience in the lifestyle, travel, food & beverage and event planning industries. Her passion for building relationships and storytelling to likeminded audiences has driven her success in leading impactful PR campaigns across local, regional and national markets.
Kimberly Irwin Sr. Manager, Social & Digital Media
A professional communicator, Kimberly prides herself in the ability to connect with people and build lasting relationships. She is passionate about digital storytelling and capturing experiences through a lens. With over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, she has found her passion to be social media strategy and content creation.
Brianna Buffo SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
A natural and creative communicator, Brianna is passionate about building awareness for travel, hospitality and lifestyle brands through strategic campaign planning, storytelling and media relations. She enjoys collaborating with clients and journalists to develop newsworthy stories for impactful media placements.
Abbey Ogden SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
A graduate of Syracuse University, with a B.S. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Abbey has a passion for storytelling and a curious mind for creative communication.
Emily Bruni Manager, Social & digital media
Before joining BPR, Emily worked within the fashion retail business with a focus on engaging customers through social media efforts, including assistance with the development of an online sales platform and implementing onsite promotions. Most recently, she worked with a nationally recognized real estate brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, as a marketing services coordinator. During her time there, she helped build the company’s and agents' social media presence through social listening, content creation and social media audits.
Rileigh Skelton MANAGER, SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA
As a self-proclaimed, “check-list creative,” Rileigh loves checking off boxes, while also thinking outside of them. She has a passion for all things digital marketing, as she is acutely aware that social media provides a voice and identity for brands and public figures.
Lydia Russo account supervisor
Lydia joined the B Public Relations team in 2022, where she utilizes her knack for storytelling, solid relationships with writers and deep understanding of the hospitality sector and media landscape to drive publicity campaigns for the firm’s roster of standout clients. Throughout her career, she has secured coverage in top-tier national publications including the New York Times, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Men’s Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and more.
Kelsey Osborn Digital Content Creator
A graduate from Keene State College, with a BFA in Graphic Design, Kelsey has taken her creativity, design and passion for food to social media, as she is aware that it is essential for businesses and public figures to showcase their brand and identity digitally.
Erica Langwell Assistant Manager, Influencer Relations & Strategic Partnerships
Erica is a graduate from the University of Kansas School of Journalism, with a B.S. in Strategic Communications and minor in Leadership Studies. After graduating, Erica moved from Kansas to Colorado to pursue both her professional and personal goals. Since moving to Denver she has gained years of professional experience working in digital marketing and brand partnerships.
Katie Toppin Coordinator, Influencer Relations & Strategic Partnerships
A graduate of Denison University, with a B.A. in Communications and French, Katie has a passion for communicating, in both English and French, and creating meaningful connections between brands and their target audiences. As a personal and professional connoisseur of social media, Katie understands the importance and virality of social media within the hospitality industry.
Taylor Midghall Coordinator, Influencer Relations & Strategic Partnerships
As a natural creative, Taylor has a passion for all things social media and influencer marketing. She understands the value of community and enjoys creating meaningful relationships between businesses and consumers.
Abigail Brown Account Coordinator
A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.S. in Strategic Communication and an emphasis in Public Relations as well as a B.A. in History, Abigail is passionate about using the written word to tell powerful stories. With three years of internship experience in social media, strategic communication, marketing and advertising, Abigail began to pursue her true passion in public relations. Starting as an intern during her senior year of college, Abigail continued with BPR as an Account Coordinator and furthered the connections she had begun to build with both clients and local media alike.
Katie Larason Account Coordinator
Driven by her passion for communicating and making a positive impact, Katie blends her love for writing with her creative mindset to collaborate with clients and create effective and thoughtful campaigns.
Riane Menardi Morrison Senior Content Strategist
After beginning her career as a journalist with the lifestyle magazines at Meredith Corporation, Riane found her calling when she pivoted to marketing and began helping businesses cultivate their brand voice through content marketing, communications and storytelling. Now with over 10 years of experience spanning social media, email marketing, brand messaging, content analysis and ecommerce, Riane delivers in-depth strategies and polished content that increases revenue and creates lasting connections with customers.