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Michelle Ellis
Works at High Altitude Public Relations
Attended Colorado State University
Lives in Highlands Ranch, CO
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Public relations and marketing professional. Ex-newsie, still a news junkie. Outdoors enthusiast. Busy mother of active boys.
I am a seasoned communications professional with more than 15 years experience in local, regional and national public relations programs, social media campaigns, marketing communications, community relations and event promotion, as well as broadcast journalism. 

At Orapin Marketing + Public Relations and High Altitude Public Relations I have represented a variety of clients including, The Rocky Mountain ADA Center, The Ballet Physique, the Original Pancake House, A Touch of Bliss, Sound Relief Hearing Center, the best-selling author Robert Pagliarini, Hope for Women Magazine, Vistage Wichita, and ProProfs, to name a few. Prior to this, I was a publicist for Starz Entertainment and a news anchor and reporter for KCBY-TV. 

I am active in my community and volunteer for a number of local nonprofit organizations to raise money and awareness.
  • Colorado State University
    Bachelor of Journalism and Technical Communications, 1995 - 1999
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Michelle Sackett
Public relations and marketing professional.
I specialize in strategic public relations and marketing communications planning and implementation, publicity campaigns, direct word of mouth/new media campaigns, media and community relations, producing and distributing press and marketing materials, web site management, media training and event planning.
  • High Altitude Public Relations
    Freelance Communications Consultant, 2009 - present
    High Altitude Public Relations is a public relations consultancy that offers a full range of public relations and marketing communications services to local, regional and national clients representing a variety of disciplines and markets. We specialize in strategic public relations and marketing communications planning and implementation, media and community relations, publicity, social media, web management, media training and event planning.
  • Orapin Marketing + Public Relations
    Vice President, 2010 - present
    Oversee agency growth and overall account direction for full-service communications agency focused on serving small businesses and nonprofit clients. Develop strategic marketing and public relations campaigns to support clients’ business objectives and manage day-to-day management and execution of client accounts. Campaigns include message development and branding, media and community relations, social networking, copywriting, print and website design, advertising and event planning. Results include increased awareness, sales and donations, story placement in local and national media outlets, increased event attendance, and updated corporate identities and branding.
  • Starz, LLC
    Publicist, 2001 - 2008
    Managed budget, strategic communications plan, online media plan, communications materials, unit publicity, talent relations, affiliate promotions, and marketing/sales support for a variety of campaigns. Created and implemented online communications plan for company. Developed and maintained online press room, Facebook, YouTube and MySpace pages.
    Anchor, Reporter, 1999 - 2001
    Anchored and produced morning newscasts. Shot, wrote, edited and reported daily news events, feature stories and investigative reports.
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Highlands Ranch, CO