Founder and Marketing Director
I am a small business owner with a strong work ethic (perhaps just like you).
I founded PR Consulting in 2009 as a way to serve local businesses that operated in clear, transparent ways, just like PRC does.
My primary duties for PRC include leading and supporting our team, assisting clients with corporate communications, developing messaging (voice, tone, feel) for a variety of public-facing documents, strategizing PR and communications initiatives, coordinating recruitment advertising plans, managing social media on behalf of our clients, graphic design, and small business branding. I also coach our clients to try new things and keep pushing forward with purpose (AKA being a small business cheerleader).
I served as a contributing writer for The Bellingham Business Journal (2012-2015) and have been featured in Business Pulse magazine, Today’s Leading Women, Huffington Post, USA Today, and WhatcomTalk.
Affiliations: Whatcom Business Alliance (member 2015 to present, board member 2019 to present), Pass the Hat board member (2016/17), 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).
Patti with her kids and mama.
“Helping Whatcom County business leaders communicate clearly in good times and in times of crisis is work that I feel called to do. Whether consulting with a CEO about a public relations matter, writing a public-facing document for a small business owner, offering encouragement and accountability, or managing digital media during troubling times, I am here to serve the people and businesses that add so much to our community.”
Content Strategist, Editor and Writer
I joined PR Consulting in June 2016. Among my many duties for PRC, I am primarily a copywriter and editor, writing articles for clients and editing the work of others, including in news articles, website copy and blog posts. My responsibilities also include producing social media content for a variety of Whatcom County companies and helping them out with WordPress web maintenance.
I have a master’s degree in communications and media studies from Budapest Metropolitan University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University.
I have journalism experience working for various newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest, and for the decade prior to joining PRC, I was head of social media and in charge of several aspects of internal communications at WWU. I was a member of Western’s emergency communications team and received FEMA training in crisis communications. I also was an adjunct professor in Western’s journalism department, teaching news writing, editing and public relations. Through Western’s Extended Education, I taught representatives of area businesses 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 my work for PRC, I edit major publications and conference documents from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, and I edit academic papers written by professors at academic institutions in Europe.
Matthew and his family in Budapest, 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 part of my job is to help make those connections.”