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.
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).
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.
Ashley serves clients in the energy and utilities industry, driving strategic communications, community engagement and reputation management efforts. She offers proven expertise in creating and executing community relations and reputation management programs, as well as helping clients navigate the communications aspects of regulatory filings. When she’s not working with clients, Ashley is focused on her husband and kids, and exploring the gorgeous state of Colorado.
Carly brings digital, storytelling and strategy skills to Linhart PR clients in the health and wellness and multi-unit restaurant industries. Her daily focus includes media relations and influencer marketing, integrated marketing communications, and communications strategy and planning. Previous experience in marketing, digital media and PR, in both Minnesota and Colorado, have supported and increased Carly's social media savviness and passion for storytelling. Outside of the office, you can find her enjoying drinks on a patio, soaking in a concert, or binge watching Netflix.
Sofie uses her strengths in media relations, writing and research to benefit our clients and team at Linhart PR. She previously held communications, marketing and PR-related positions in a variety of settings--including a small nonprofit, a large corporation and a boutique agency--before deciding she preferred working with a tight-knit team in an agency setting. Originally a desert-dweller from Arizona, Sofie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before returning to the West. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking, enjoying a burger or reading a good book.
Emma is a go-getter with expertise in the food and beverage industry. Leveraging her journalism background with strong writing and analytical skills, she develops results-driven communications strategies to secure local and national media results, develop influencer partnerships, and coordinate media-driven events. Her communications counsel and creativity are instrumental in helping clients reach their business goals and target audiences. Outside of the office, Emma loves traveling the world and soaking up the sweet Colorado sunshine while hiking or skiing in the mountains.
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.
Libby joined Linhart PR in 2015 and serves clients in the energy and utilities, multi-unit restaurant and premium food and beverage industries. With a strong knack for writing, media relations and communications strategy and planning, she helps clients build brand awareness, engage with stakeholders and achieve business objectives. In her spare time, Libby loves to explore the Denver food scene and travel to the mountains to enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Emily has a passion for problem solving and creative writing. Calling on her background of improv and sketch performance, writing for Denver- and Boulder-based newspapers and magazines, and education in journalism and advertising, Emily brings her strong communications skills and out-of-the-box thinking to all of her work. Supporting clients in the health and wellness and premium food industries, Emily develops and implements communications strategies to secure local and national media coverage to help brands achieve business goals.
Carson uses her strengths in writing and research to support a wide range of Linhart PR clients. She developed a passion for public relations while working with a government public information team, but was eager to expand her scope of work to a variety of clients at Linhart PR. Outside of the office, you can find her reading a book, enjoying the Colorado sunshine or adding to her ever-growing house plant collection.
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.
Maddie focuses primarily on the professional and financial services, energy and utilities, and multi-unit restaurant industries, where her day-to-day activities include media relations, communications strategy and planning, and integrated marketing communications. Prior to joining Linhart PR, Maddie held multiple marketing and communications internships, and her passion for public relations stemmed from her academic career and the impactful relationships she cultivated with her professors with backgrounds in the subject. When she’s not in the office, Maddie enjoys hitting the slopes, attending yoga classes, and trying every new breakfast burrito joint she can find.
Communications is in Griffin’s DNA. Raised in Chicago by two savvy public relations professionals, Griffin immediately jumped into the Chicago PR scene at a boutique agency after graduating from Colorado State University. He uses his advanced media relations skills to enhance brand stories and spur business growth.
When he’s not developing integrated marketing communications strategies or crafting the perfect pitch, you can find Griffin playing the guitar with his young daughter.