President & CEO
President & CEO
I’m fortunate my career has provided me the opportunity to develop and tell stories for great companies and clients. I’ve built a strong track record of success in public relations, marketing communications and digital marketing, with experience in a number of industries, including technology, cable and telecommunications, health care, and consumer packaged goods.
My background includes 10 years with Coors Brewing Company (now MillerCoors) in both public relations and marketing positions. I also worked with Sterling-Rice Group, directed global communications for hard disk drive manufacturer Maxtor, and founded and managed my own public relations firm, which I merged with Metzger Associates in 2005 and we rebranded as Comprise in 2022. Despite the new name, we remain true to our roots doing the hard stuff that many agencies can’t or won’t try to tackle.
I’ve picked up a handful of awards over the years. I’m proud to be named to the Denver Business Journal’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” list, and my work has won a Magellan Platinum Award from the League of American Communications Professionals, several Gold Pick Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and a Distinguished Communicator Award from the Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, among others. I’m proud to have been named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders by BizWest for 2023, and BizWest also named Comprise as this year’s fastest-growing company.
When asked — or when the mood strikes me — I speak on social media, public relations and communications. I’ve been a panelist at BlogWorld in Las Vegas, hosted a day of Communitelligence’s Executing New Media Conference in Atlanta, served as a moderator and speaker for the Chicks Who Click Conference Series in the U.S. and Canada, been a panelist and session leader for PodCamp and WordCamp sessions and have recently done webinars on crisis communications and other topics for BizWest, The Alternative Board and others. I have also moderated several panels on various topics for the University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs.
I believe giving back to my community is important. I spent six years as a Board Director for the Boulder Chamber and remain active in that organization. I current serve on the boards of both the Boulder Symphony and the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame. In addtion, many of us at Comprise lend skills to local campaign initiatives. We led communications for the City of Boulder Broadband initiative which won overwhemingly in 2014, as well as for the campaing to approve Boulder’s Franchise Agreement with Xcel Energy in 2020. We also led communications for two campaigns to work toward the approval of CU’s South Campus in Boulder, and we were successful in both campaigns.
In my spare time, you can usually find me on either a mountain or road bike, watching football or hockey or spending time with my family. In addition to the time I spent at the Kappa Sigma house when I was (much) younger, I managed to earn a degree in mass communications with a minor in German (no, I don’t know why) from the University of Denver.