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Kathie Gonzalez
Works at LyonSHARE Communications Group
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
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Good read cc +HotelTonight +Sam Shank 
HotelTonight, a San Francisco startup, is launching a personal concierge feature it calls Aces, which allows users to ask questions about the cities they are visiting, from restaurant tips to sight-seeing recommendations.
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Awesome, great list, thanks +Suzanne Rowan Kelleher and +About.com! #traveltips
Itching to get away for less? Pre-Memorial Day is one of the year's secret seasons--and spontaneous travelers can reap some of the biggest savings.
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Cool update! #traveltuesday  
Room-booking platform HotelTonight has today announced it has added rate tracking and tabs to its iOS app. Rate tracking means that you can track the changing prices of hotels in ...
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Great tips! c +Liftopia 
Want to go skiing during spring break or March? Here's how to find a discounted lift ticket.
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One of the best deals for skiing (and boarding) around!
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Getting those arms toned for summer - starting today! :)
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Great list, thanks +Jessica Naziri! 
Get the scoop on what travel apps you should download before you go on your next trip.
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Love it, thanks +Matt Pepin and +The Boston Globe+Liftopia can't be beat for the best advance-purchase ski deals.
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Good look at +Liftopia disrupting the ski industry, thanks +Esme Deprez 
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Love #PlayHookyGoSki  Week! Thanks +Liftopia! cc +Shannon Fromma 
Sharpen those edges. The Fourth Annual National Play Hooky and Ski Week is March 2-6 and Liftopia is offering up to 75 percent off advance purchase lift tickets at more than 250 resorts across Nort...
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Occupation
Public Relations
Skills
Writing, strategic planning and campaign development, messaging, media/blogger relations, social media, event planning, spokesperson training and crisis communications.
Employment
  • LyonSHARE Communications Group
    Account Director / Consultant, 2011 - present
  • Kathie Gonzalez Communications Consulting
    Consultant, 2013 - 2013
  • Barnhart Communications
    PR Director, 2011 - 2013
  • Dish Network
    Director, Corporate Communications, 2006 - 2010
  • Barnhart Communications
    PR Account Supervisor, 2005 - 2006
  • CheapTickets
    Communications Manager, 2003 - 2005
  • Weber Shandwick
    Group Manager, Travel & Lifestyle, 1999 - 2003
  • Lowe & Partners Worldwide
    PR Coordinator, 1998 - 1999
  • Parkland High School
    English and Journalism Teacher, 1996 - 1998
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Female
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  • Boom Beach
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Senior PR strategist - consumer tech, online travel, adventure/ski
Introduction

Clients I currently support include:

  • Liftopia (online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other mountain activities)
  • Viator (leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities)
  • Glympse (leader in location sharing technology)
  • GemShare (mobile-based recommendation app)
  • Findery (social discovery platform)
  • PhoCusWright (travel tech industry research)
  • Zillow (real estate platform)
I can help with data / insights / trends / story angles for ski, travel, hospitality and tech (mobile, cloud, dynamic pricing, big data). Access to company CEOs and spokespersons for interview opportunities.

Bragging rights
Working mom - isn't that enough?
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    BA Professional Writing, Music, 1990 - 1994
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    MAT English and Education, 1994 - 1996
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Don't Miss These Epic Super Bowl Sunday Ski Deals From Liftopia!
www.budgettravel.com

This Sunday, the only thing deflated will be the price of your lift tickets (we hope!) You might even want to skip the big game once you see

Super Bowl 2015: Crowd-Free Things to Do Instead of Watching the Big Gam...
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While more than 112 people may be watching the 2015 Super Bowl on Sunday, it may be the perfect time to find some peace and quiet if you're

Learning Which instrument should I play? | Guides | Features | Sinfini M...
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Sinfini Music flowchart to help you find the perfect instrument.

How parental-control apps can help grown-ups unplug on vacation
online.wsj.com

Apps such as Moment, Parental Timelock and Trustlock help adults do a tech detox and monitor their own phone and laptop use

Best Apps and Websites for Travelers - Articles | Travel + Leisure
www.travelandleisure.com

There's an app for just about everything, from making the most of an extended flight delay to tap...

Kik messaging service updated to include live location tracking from Gly...
www.talkandroid.com

If you use Kik Messenger, we have some good news for you. Due to a recent partnership between location tracking service Glympse and Kik, you

BlockScore Lands $2M In Funding For Making I.D. Verification Easier | Te...
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In 2012, about 7 percent of all people aged 16 or older in the U.S. experienced identity theft, with their financial losses totaling $24.7 b

Location Sharing Startup Glympse Raises $12M As It Looks For More Device...
techcrunch.com

Glympse -- a location sharing platform that has integrating its real-time mapping and tracking service into messaging apps, cars, wearables

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It W...
www.theexpeditioner.com

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It Was Like

A wave of social media tools help users share stories about the places t...
www.mercurynews.com

With social-media apps that let us share real-time stories about places we love, live or linger in, these tools are adding a new layer of in

Flickr and Hunch cofounder Caterina Fake launches discovery app platform...
upstart.bizjournals.com

Caterina Fake's first two startups were Flickr and Hunch, so we're watching with great interest her third venture, the discovery platform Fi

Findery lets you leave your mark
www.latimes.com

Web Buzz: Findery app pins travelers' comments and stories about a location to that place and makes them available to online searchers.

Six scenarios where you can take advantage of the Mountain Collective's ...
freeskier.com

The Mountain Collective Pass just went on sale for the 2014/15 season, its third season in existence. The Mountain Collective includes two d

Triangulation 142 | TWiT.TV
twit.tv

Caterina Fake is an entrepreneur, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, and founder/CEO of Findery.

'Findery' iOS App Creates Rich Maps with Crowdsoured Info
blogs.cio.com

The co-founder of Flickr released a new photo-centric app that ties users' personal stories, historical information, news and more to maps.

Findery: Could This App Change Travel Forever?
www.flightnetwork.com

Findery is a geo-tagging app that has the potential to gamify travel and change the tourism industry forever.

From Flickr To Findery: Caterina Fake On Building Online Communities
www.fastcompany.com

Serial entrepreneur Caterina Fake shares her inspirations for telling stories and building companies.