About

Patti Rowlson

Patti Rowlson

Founder and Marketing Director

I founded PR Consulting in 2009—my strengths are in communication, messaging, social media management, small business brand positioning, and coaching clients to keep pushing forward with purpose (AKA being a small business cheerleader).

Patti with her children.

I served as a contributing writer for The Bellingham Business Journal (2012-2015) and have been featured in Today’s Leading WomenHuffington PostUSA Today, and WhatcomTalk.

KGMI Radio Interview with Patti RowlsonRadio Feature: The Whatcom Report. Topics included Facebook marketing, Twitter automation don’ts and content marketing.

When not working on projects for PRC clients, you’ll find me on a trail in Bellingham, spending time with family and friends or relaxing on Whidbey Island.

Affiliations: Pass the Hat board member (2016/17), Whatcom Business Alliance member (2015 to present), Barkley Toastmasters (member 2014/15, VP of public relations 2014/15), Bellingham Chamber of Commerce (2013 through 2015) and Lynden Chamber of Commerce (member 2009 through 2013, marketing and member services board chair, 2011).

Awards and Recognition: Professional Women of the Year finalist, 2017. Small Business of the Year finalist, 2015. Most Valuable Player, 2014.

“Helping busy professionals set goals, focus energies and move forward with their business is the most important work I’ve ever done.  I truly love partnering with our clients to build their brand and raise awareness of products and services they offer – it’s a pretty incredible feeling when they report success!”

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Content Strategist

Matthew and his family in Siófok, Hungary.

I joined PR Consulting as a content strategist in June 2016; my responsibilities include producing original articles, web copy and social media posts for a variety of Whatcom County companies. My role also includes WordPress web development.

I graduated from Western Washington University in 2006 with a degree in journalism. I have extensive journalism experience working for various newspapers in the Pacific Northwest. For the decade prior to joining PRC, I was head of social media and internal communications for WWU. I also was an adjunct professor in Western’s journalism department, teaching news writing, editing and public relations. And through Western’s Extended Education, I taught area businesspeople how to use social media to build community. During my time at Western, I won awards both for my writing and web development work.

In addition to working for PRC, I’m also pursuing a master’s degree in communications and media studies from Budapest Metropolitan University in Hungary.

“What I enjoy most about my job is connecting people to those they need. Each of us has a way in which we can be of service to others, and my job is to help make those connections.”

Sarah Goodin

Sarah Goodin

Social Media Manager

Sarah with her son and best friend.

I’m a 2012 Western Washington University graduate with a passion for communication, sharing ideas and building community ― that’s why I appreciate the power of social media.

My most recent professional experience has been working with a local manufacturing sales group to develop and implement organizational best practices and help facilitate making sales goals through marketing and sales analysis.

Additionally, I serve on the board with a local non-profit historical organization that uses walking tours to teach the history of the city I love: Bellingham, Washington.

I joined PRC in February 2017. When not working with the great team at PRC, I spend time laughing with family and friends, writing and performing music and playing outdoors.

Karen Bacon

Karen Bacon

Account Specialist

Karen with her daughter, Cora, at Berkeley.

I’m a longtime Whatcom County resident with a passion for community. Most recently, I’ve been involved with a regional art center, helping them organize and execute exhibits featuring wonderful local artists. My main skills are in the areas of project management and organizing — whether it’s exhibits, events, artists or volunteers. My experience also includes graphic design, independent publishing and marketing.

An artist myself, I enjoy the friendly camaraderie present in Whatcom County, not only in the creative arena but in the world of small business, too.

You could say that I’m a people person. What I like about my role at PR Consulting is listening to the needs of our clients, sharing ideas and helping achieve their goals. I’ve been a small-business owner, and I know how challenging and rewarding that can be; that’s why I’m thrilled to work for a local marketing firm that supports small business owners and managers in ways that lighten their burdens.

I also enjoy being outside, hiking and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with friends and family.

Pass the HatPR Consulting proudly supports Pass the Hat as a Community Partner. This Whatcom County nonprofit organization helps local residents who have been overwhelmed by the financial burdens of unexpected tragedies.

Coming Soon: Tend PR & Communications™

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