Founded in 1998, Pivot Communication has grown quickly into a full-service marketing and PR firm serving clients in a variety of industries, including criminal justice, health care, technology and alternative transportation, among others. Today, the Pivot staff includes in-house expertise in public relations, marketing services, graphic and web design, outreach and event coordination, social media strategies and crisis management. Pivot’s goal remains to work with organizations and individuals influencing positive change, helping to communicate their capabilities and stories.
A CU alumna and former director of communications for a $1.2 billion pharmaceutical provider, Laura co-founded the company that became Pivot in 1998. She provides public and media relations, advertising, corporate identity and branding, crisis communication and other services for Pivot’s clients, also engaging with project rollouts and implementation. Laura is an experienced facilitator who communicates easily across diverse audiences, and she is adept at moving projects forward, undaunted by “red tape” challenges. A creative thinker, she loves assembling creative teams and developing smart, cost-effective solutions to communication challenges.
Patrick has more than 20 years of strategic communications, crisis communications, public relations, marketing, writing and project management experience, in both corporate and agency settings. Patrick co-founded the company that became Pivot in 1998, and provides all of the above services and more for a wide range of clients. He has written for the Boulder County Business Report, Boulder Daily Camera and National Business Media, and has published more than 50 trade media articles for clients in industries ranging from sports to health care to engineering. Patrick graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Journalism and an MBA. Patrick likes problems and, even better, solutions.
Vice President of Client Engagement & Strategy
Denise Chapman has nearly 18 years’ experience building brand visibility and establishing thought leadership through strategic marketing communications programs in the B2B and B2C sectors. Working from Pivot’s eastern satellite office, she manages several north east clients across multiple engagements. Always one to think beyond borders, Denise strives to create new ways to approach common challenges. She is results-oriented with instinctive problem solving skills, always a step ahead to abate delays, sustain projects on-time and on-budget. On the personal side, her passion is her family, grandson Ryder, and beloved pug Bear. Denise has always been fascinated with design, whether it’s using her creative senses on the computer designing a brochure, interior design, or get her hands in the earth creating a beautiful garden of wonder. She is infamous for transforming the interior of their home to correlate with the colors of the season, precisely when the seasons change. Denise’s love of “design” has only bloomed over the years.
A member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Andrew is a visual problem solver who has been leading creative teams in the design of cohesive print, online and mobile media campaigns since 2005. He specializes in taking complex messages and boiling it down to a universally understood design, and has an advanced understanding and command over a variety of professional design programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. As a back-country guide for over 10 years, Andrew’s experience outdoors has spawned enough stories to fill countless evenings around the fire pit. He enjoys collaboration, wandering in the mountains and the color blue.
Claire provides marketing communications, strategy, analytics, social media and email marketing expertise to Pivot’s broad client base. Prior to joining Pivot, she implemented marketing campaigns for successful real estate teams, and was an editor and columnist for an independent student newspaper. She was recently adopted by a black lab mix named Dashiell, is a fantasy football champion, and bleeds blue-and-orange and burgundy-and-blue for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche.
Melissa Brooks provides writing and editorial expertise at Pivot. She blogs, edits, drafts news releases, columns, letters and more for clients in diverse industries. Prior to working for Pivot, she co-founded the online entertainment magazine Cultural Transmogrifier, for which she served as editor in chief. When she’s not writing for clients, Melissa enjoys crafting quirky short stories and essays on pop culture.
Linley is a visual communicator specializing in illustration and print publication design. She served as an editor for an independent student newspaper and an illustrator for a student-run fashion magazine at Ohio University before moving to Colorado to work as an intern at The Denver Post. While at the Post, she designed page and ad layouts, and wrote headlines. Linley holds a bachelor’s degree in Informational Graphics and Publication Design. She enjoys discussing color theory and typeface trends, and now hikes and explores the mountains like a true Coloradoan.
Rhiannon shares her enthusiasm for language and ideas with the creative team at Pivot. She leverages her journalism background to produce content for clients’ blogs, newsletters, press releases, social media presences and more. Prior to working for Pivot, she served as public outreach coordinator for the University of Georgia’s IT department. She enjoys connecting her linguistic and technical interests by writing for the web. If you ask her to explore the meaning of the word “web,” she will geek/poet out on you. Look for her running the trails of Colorado.