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SARAH GEDDES

Partner  |  CEO

From the helm of her renowned boutique PR firm Sass Communications, Sarah has been strategically building communities and creating conversation since 2001, while proudly working with businesses spanning the prairies and beyond. A go-to PR expert and the legendary resident party planner at Press + Post, Sarah wholeheartedly connects organizations with audiences of influence through leading editorial platforms and meaningful personal interaction. Her strong belief in strategy and process prove to be the lynchpin of her client's success, while her role as the conduit between burgeoning brands and spectacular storytellers renders her a Canadian force in consumer PR. She is known to find inspiration in white wine.

 
 
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KELLY DOODY

Partner  |  President

Kelly has been breathing life into the digital footprints and social presence of start-ups to super brands since YouTube was a baby, Facebook was fledgling and MySpace ruled the pool. She is a journalist-turned-communications junkie, and prior to finding her dream partners and co-launching Press + Post, was the proud founder of Daily Ink Media & PR. Nothing makes Kelly happier than putting words on a page, while conceiving cutting edge public relations and content marketing strategies for the people, moving organizations big and small towards becoming the brilliant masters of their online domain, and connecting western Canada's top writers and creatives with the brands and businesses who need them most.

 
 
 
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CAITLIN BEST
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Caitlin is a highly respected brand strategist, writer, editor and creative. With a breadth of background in restaurant, wine, travel, lifestyle and entrepreneurial marketing communications projects, she is a master collaborator and creative campaign builder-meets-passionate wordsmith and seasoned storyteller. This fierce Saskatonian is the finger-on-the-pulse at Press + Post, always seeing the forest for the trees, and seamlessly narrowing it down to the newsy golden nugget within. Ms. Best has been known to carve out a killer wave or two, even if occasionally on dry land, trotting the globe whenever given the chance.

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Caitie Lawrence
Account director

Caitie has been steadily making her mark as a modern day marketer, honing a diverse honey pot of skills in PR, strategic marketing, content creation, social media management and event activations. A pro at navigating client partnerships and bringing standout digital campaigns to life, this proudly Manitoba-born communicator has become a strong advocate for Alberta, wholeheartedly won over by the wild west. Caitie is most at home when contributing to the community and working to support local charities, and when she’s not huffing it in heels or serving as Press + Post's resident style maven, she can be found traipsing through the great outdoors or gallivanting the globe with family and friends. .

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Callandre Peters
Senior Communications Coordinator

The newest member of the P+P team, Callandre fell into the PR industry after university and hasn’t looked back. She has experience developing and executing innovative public relations and marketing campaigns for clients across the lifestyle spectrum (many of which have won awards across Canada). This Thunder Bay born power-house loves creating sticky stories and has a secret love for media buying. She’s new to Calgary, so when she’s not at her desk, she enjoys exploring the city, going to the mountains, and taking part in as many barre classes as she can. 

 

 
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HEATHER SAITZ
Creative Director

For over a decade, Heather has been merging her skills as an award-winning photographer, art director and graphic designer to create compelling work, rich in both cultural context and character. The daughter of a seasoned photojournalist, creative storytelling is in her blood. She has worked in ad agencies creating campaigns from start to finish, while her commercial photography practice has lead her to produce work for Nike, BMW, Westjet Magazine, PhotoLife Magazine and The Calgary Herald, to name a few. Her dream portrait assignment would be to photograph Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth. Her favourite Pantone colour is Warm Grey 7.

 

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Danielle Couturier
Account Manager

Born and raised on the East Coast, Calgary has managed to capture Danielle's heart, despite its distance from the ocean. Her marketing background, combined with her creative eye makes Danielle an invaluable piece of the Press + Post machine. She's passionate about working with clients to build knock-out campaigns, develop killer content, and reach their business goals. Having worked with some of the biggest players in Calgary's hospitality industry, she is also really good at giving brunch recommendations. Always up for a brainstorm, Danielle truly believes in the power of collaboration (especially during happy hour or while surrounded by office dogs). Danielle will always go above and beyond to make sure the job gets done.

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TWYLA YACYSHYN
OFFICE MANAGER

Twyla is a firm believer in the "I Was Here First" theory, so when Press + Post moved into their new office (her old office) she stayed and we decided to keep her. A pro at greeting people and signing for packages, Twyla is also highly skilled in horoscope writing, hamburger drawing, and happy hour suggesting. When she's not at her desk, she's probably in a Manhattan dive bar or lying on her living room floor with her 12-year old rabbit, BunBun. 

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Robyn Potolicki
Communications Coordinator

Robyn is a business graduate of Mount Royal University where she spent part of her time bumping, setting and spiking on the varsity women's volleyball team. Transitioning from a scholar of The Social School into a social media savvy communications coordinator, she spends her days implementing her witty one-liners into copy for campaigns and social content. Robyn is known as a triple threat with her below average skills of Adobe (for now!), intermediate proficiency in Word and her advanced knowledge in developing intricate analytical reports. 

 
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RICKY ZAYSHLEY
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Ricky is a writer, editor and producer. After completing a journalism degree at Ryerson University, Ricky hit the ground running — quite literally — as a researcher for the Whistleblower segment of the CTV National News. But the lure of the fashion world beckoned and he joined the editorial team at FQ (Fashion Quarterly) and SIR magazines. After a stint as the Calgary editor for one of Canada’s most popular websites, he became the senior production coordinator at Fashion Television. Ricky joined Press + Post after a five-year stint as the senior editor of Avenue magazine, where he covered style, fashion, beauty, and decor.

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RUTH LEE
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Ruth is a creative graphic designer and illustrator who graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She is passionate about her work and strives to design pieces that push the boundaries of modern graphic design. Ruth’s portfolio consists of everything from business cards and brochures to the acclaimed Canadian Olympic bobsled wrap design in 2014. Ruth loves a challenge and goes the extra mile to ensure each piece is something unique and special. This makes her a great designer to work with on brand development and digital marketing alongside traditional advertising work. When she’s not plugging away making graphics, she can be found hiking mountains, fly fishing or painting.

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Elysia Rose
Graphic Designer

Elysia is an Alberta born multidisciplinary graphic designer and artist. She has an eye for style and is fluent in the difference between form and function. She moved to Vancouver to attend The Art Institute of Vancouver and upon graduation immediately found herself working for Hush Magazine. Since, she’s worked with a gamut of clients and finds herself specializing in restaurants and entertainment. From identity, to menu design, to murals, her greatest expertise lay in the world of food, interaction and experience. In her free time, you can find Elysia in her studio painting and working on pieces for her next show.