Our team listens to your challenges and taps our experience to customize the right communications services to help achieve your business goals. We’re experts in the industries we serve and the solutions we offer.
Paul brings three decades of corporate and counseling firm experience to Linhart PR. He’s responsible for coaching our team, advising key clients and helping to grow our business. Before joining Linhart PR, Paul was communications director at global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he led a team responsible for building the firm’s worldwide reputation for thought leadership. Previously, he was a senior VP at Golin, leading teams on McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the British government’s economic development office in Northern Ireland. During 18 years in Chicago, Paul served as president of the PRSA Chicago chapter.
Under Carri’s guidance, Linhart PR has gained industry recognition for financial stability and effective management practices. Her detail-oriented approach has helped the firm achieve profitable performances year after year, despite any economic headwinds. In addition, her expertise in forecasting and cash management has enabled the firm to consistently and confidently invest in its people and clients – a hallmark of Linhart PR’s success and entrepreneurial spirit.
Kelly joined the Linhart PR team in 2003 and today serves as a vice president and partner with the firm. Kelly brings experience in providing strategic counsel, developing integrated brand-building communication campaigns, and inspiring her teams to achieve results against business goals. This has allowed her to successfully lead national clients in the premium food and beverage, multi-unit restaurant, and health and wellness industries. For her clients, Kelly oversees communications strategy and planning, goal-setting, creative program development, issues management, and measurement and results reporting. She also is an avid reader and thrives on spotting new opportunities, leveraging trends and solving problems in unique ways for the brands she supports. Outside of the office, Kelly and her husband, Scott, relish Colorado’s mild weather and sunny days, and watching their son, Cody, play travel hockey.
With her entrepreneurial spirit, Sharon Linhart founded Linhart PR in 1996. She was the only employee for the first year. Today, Linhart PR is the largest independent firm in Colorado with a roster of national and regional clients. Respected in the communications industry and in the Colorado community, Sharon helped cultivate a firm recognized for its workplace and client results. She now enjoys giving back to others by serving on non-profit boards, while also relaxing and traveling with her husband Jerry.
Kelly has a passion for planning, creativity and relationship building. Since joining Linhart PR in 2014, she has served clients in the energy and utilities, infrastructure, building products, professional services, and health and wellness industries. Through trusted relationships and strong industry expertise, she helps clients build visibility and achieve business goals. Kelly’s strengths include communications strategy and planning, stakeholder engagement, advocacy communications, crisis and reputation management, and media relations. Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys exploring everything Colorado has to offer with her husband and cheering on her favorite football teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns.
Claire has a passion for storytelling, creative thinking and idea generation, and building strong media relationships. She draws on her undergraduate degree in journalism, graduate degree in strategic public relations, and experience as a news producer for NBC stations in Denver and Portland to develop communication strategies and media pitches that land impactful coverage. Claire supports clients in premium food industries, professional services and education. Outside of the office, Claire embraces everything her Denver hometown has to offer – skiing, hiking with her pug, good food, and hanging out with friends and family.
Kathleen has been a digital marketing expert, building social and digital campaigns for organizations of all shapes and sizes, for more than 10 years. She’s worked with non-profits, small tech startups, established small businesses, national and international consumer brands, global B2B providers and more to help them have conversations with their audiences that inspire loyalty and increase sales. In addition to helping brands have the conversations they want to have with the audiences they want to have them with, Kathleen also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Denver, teaching courses on social media and beyond.
Drew brings experience in media relations, social media, and project management to Linhart PR, having previously worked as a public relations consultant on the Colorado Department of Transportation's traffic safety initiatives. With a passion for stakeholder engagement, Drew serves Linhart PR clients in the energy, utilities, health and wellness industries. Outside the office, Drew enjoys exploring Denver's restaurant scene and skiing as much as possible.
Shannon is a strategic thinker and problem-solver with expertise in social media marketing, media relations and influencer marketing, and stakeholder engagement and advocacy communications. She provides strategic guidance, innovative solutions and creative ideas to help meet client goals, whether it’s to achieve regulatory approval of an energy and utility project or to secure media coverage of a new relocation management service. Outside of the office, you'll likely find Shannon reading on her front porch or up in the mountains skiing.
Katie is a registered dietitian and former brand marketing manager in the natural products industry with 10+ years of experience leading influencer and key opinion leader programs. Her global agency, Fortune 500 company and smaller start-up experience combined help her represent the brand perspective from multiple angles. She is particularly passionate about helping brands tie their influencer marketing efforts back to innovation, consumer trends and sales goals. Her expertise includes running an influencer talent management agency, enabling her to develop and implement win-win partnerships for everyone involved.
Katie is based in Fort Collins, CO, with her husband and two kids, where she enjoys leading an active outdoors-focused lifestyle that includes hiking, biking and trying every coffee shop in town.
Kiana is a marketing professional with prior experience in consumer-based marketing and communications. Her current focus is primarily on communication planning and strategy, media relations and social media management. With a passion for innovative marketing strategies and creative storytelling, she finds joy in pushing the boundaries of traditional public relations and marketing strategies. When she’s not in the office, Kiana enjoys teaching dance, baking goodies of all kinds and spending time with family and friends.
Mary helps keep Linhart PR running smoothly by supporting our team and our firm’s operations. She comes to Linhart PR with more than 10 years of experience working in the advertising industry as a media buyer. She’s a detail-oriented professional who appreciates the opportunity to develop relationships with suppliers and co-workers. When Mary is not running around the office, she is happily focused on her husband and children. Supporting the Buffs and Broncos is also a must.
After working at a non-profit and a boutique marketing agency in Colorado, Alicia is excited to continue focusing on media relations and communication at Linhart PR. She earned her degree in strategic communication with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Originally from the suburbs of Dallas, Alicia has called Colorado her home for the past several years. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and being surrounded by family and friends.
PRSA and PRSA Colorado member
Born into a family of essential workers, Sari has always been passionate about helping others. After getting her degree in communications emphasizing public relations from the University of Colorado Boulder, Sari gained PR experience working with a non-profit and a boutique agency in Colorado. Now, Sari is excited to progress her career at Linhart PR.
Though Sari grew up in a Chicago suburb, she has called Colorado her home for the last five years. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends, family and skiing.
Kelly focuses on leader and employee communications to help organizations engage team members and manage through change. Kelly also coaches executives on how to enhance their business communications skills, and she conducts audience research to deliver actionable insights. With experience working at major corporations, PR firms and media outlets, Kelly is an accomplished writer who can translate complex business issues into compelling, clear messages. Kelly thrives on global travel with her husband to experience new cultures and places. She’s also an animal welfare volunteer (and spoils her own two cats).