Our people Make It Meaningful.

DBE Owners

Colleen Gants

Co-President | National Transportation Sector Lead

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Keri Shoemaker

Co-President | East Coast Environmental Sector Lead

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Diana Steeble

Managing Principal | National Healthcare Sector Lead

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Malika Klingler

Managing Principal

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Leadership Team

Amy Danberg
Amy Danberg

Senior Director of Strategic Communications

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Diana Steeble
Diana Steeble

Managing Principal | National Healthcare Sector Lead

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Greg Eppich
Greg Eppich

Senior Director of Creative & Marketing

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Lynnette Bradbury
Lynnette Bradbury

Chief Financial Officer

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Lynsey Burgess
Lynsey Burgess

Director, Environmental Sector Lead-West

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Malika Klingler
Malika Klingler

Managing Principal

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Tillie Wakefield
Tillie Wakefield

Human Resources Manager

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Traceé Strum-Gilliam, AICP
Traceé Strum-Gilliam, AICP

Senior Director of East Coast Business Development | Transportation Sector Lead

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Alex Sobie
Alex Sobie

Design Director

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Brett Houghton
Brett Houghton

Director of Facilitation

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Chris Hernandez
Chris Hernandez

Creative Director, Multimedia

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Colleen Gants
Colleen Gants

Co-President | National Transportation Sector Lead

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Jennifer Rash
Jennifer Rash

Director, Transportation West

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Kate Gunby, Ph.D
Kate Gunby, Ph.D

Director of Research

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Katherine Diers
Katherine Diers

Senior Associate Director

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Kaytee Rowatt
Kaytee Rowatt

Accounting Manager

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Keri Shoemaker
Keri Shoemaker

Co-President | East Coast Environmental Sector Lead

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Kristen Bishop
Kristen Bishop

Director, PRR Portland

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Laura LaBissoniere Miller
Laura LaBissoniere Miller

Director

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Lauren  Foster
Lauren Foster

Senior Consultant, Internal Communications Manager

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Leigh-Ann Eng
Leigh-Ann Eng

Media Director

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Marshall Bell
Marshall Bell

Associate Director, Public Affairs Practice Lead

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May Sanders
May Sanders

Administrative Manager

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Miles Pomeroy
Miles Pomeroy

Director of IT

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Mindy Fitzgerald
Mindy Fitzgerald

Associate Director

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Equity Team

Ayako Shapiro

Community Engagement Specialist

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Brit Anderson

Human Resources Associate

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Chris Hernandez

Creative Director, Multimedia

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Michelle Auster

Community Engagement Specialist

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I help create avenues to integrate the needs and voices of affected communities into the planning and decision-making process of our clients. This can take many shapes, from planning equity workshops to writing a series of blog posts. My pre-PRR and current body of work centers on diversity equity and inclusion, with an emphasis on racial equity. Working at PRR gives me the opportunity to support a variety of projects alongside an incredibly intelligent and passionate team on issues that affect so many in our region. Outside of work, I’m on the Pratt Fine Arts board, teach youth dance classes, practice yoga, and get outside whenever I can.
Ayako Shapiro
Community Engagement Specialist
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Community Engagement
DEI
Facilitation
I support client social marketing efforts, helping to design campaigns, plan paid and digital media strategies, track analytics, and optimize as needed to meet established goals.  Working at PRR allows me to help educate others about important issues and projects while also using my skillset and creativity. I also help in my community alongside efforts like Artists in Activism and my own project to share the stories and photographs of people who are homeless in Seattle. In my personal time, I love to be active! If I can’t be outside, I’ll be indoor bouldering or playing volleyball.
Bree Narag
Senior Social Media Manager
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Creative Studio
Social Marketing
I provide support PRR Human Resources, with a focus on staff recruitment and on-boarding. This work lets me engage with people at every level of the organization and play a part in finding the right people to join our PRR family. Some of my favorite non-work-related topics include music and pop culture, and baking, hiking, and spending time with friends are all essential ingredients in my personal time.
Brit Anderson
Human Resources Associate
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Operations
As an associate on the research team, I assist clients in answering important questions by gathering data, designing surveys, analyzing data and reporting the results. And I love doing it beside my PRR talented, PRR colleagues on a daily basis. Outside of work, I like to volunteer at the humane society and spend time outside going on walks and tending my garden.
Brooklynn Smith
Research Associate
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Research
After 25 years at PRR I have retired but still work on select projects as a member of the Research Team. I received a Professional Researcher Certification from the Marketing Research Association and a Social Psychology Certification from the American Sociological Association. What keeps me jazzed about PRR is the variety of projects and clients, all focused on making the world better. When I’m not working, I’m listening to jazz, watching classic movies, reading, or taking road trips with my wife Tony and our dog Jarvis while we listen to the latest Jack Reacher novel.
Bruce Brown, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
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Research
I support PRR’s community engagement and public affairs practices as a project manager and strategist. That means overseeing the implementation of scopes of work through coordination with clients and stakeholders and PRR’s practice leads. Prior to PRR, I staffed King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett and Girmay Zahilay from 2017-2022, primarily focused on issues related to affordable housing, economic development, and budget. I was also the community liaison to Skyway, WA. The PRR community is warm and welcoming, providing an ideal environment to get work done and be yourself. Outside of work, I volunteer with Treehouse on their Policy and Advocacy committee, helping on issues that affect youth in the foster care system. Depending on the season, you’ll either find me snowboarding, riding my motorcycles, or watching football.
Chandler Gayton
Senior Public Affairs Associate
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Public Affairs
I manage and support various social science research projects and work closely with clients to meet their research needs. This role allows me to turn data into information to solve challenging societal issues, and working toward making a positive impact within the community is rewarding! Before PRR, I managed a health intervention to reduce sugared fruit drinks in Alaska Native children. The opportunity to collaborate with indigenous people and the tribal council has broadened my perspectives in pursuing diversity, equality, and inclusion. Growing up in a tropical island, Taiwan, I adore the beauty of four seasons in the PNW. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
Chien-Yu Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
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Research
DEI
Language Services
I make moving pictures, with a focus on finding the perfect balance of style, tone, story, messaging, and goals. From ideation to delivery, I get to collaborate across practices to create the multimedia representation of a project, and I love every second of it. Before PRR, I worked on various TV shows in Los Angeles and in the marketing space all over the west coast. There is no red carpet at PRR, but getting to work on community-based work is much cooler. Outside of client work, I've taught video editing as part of an after-school arts program for elementary students in South Seattle and offered pro-bono work with small businesses in my neighborhood. In my free I watch a lot of TV, I even have a tattoo of a television set on my arm...
Chris Hernandez
Creative Director, Multimedia
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Creative Studio
My role at PRR is to bring the look and feel of our proposals to the next level and to make them stand out. I take technical and information-heavy documents and make them well-organized and pleasant to look through. I love that PRR is a company dedicated to the health and well-being of its employees and the community at large and that there’s a heavy focus on DEI. A lot of my free time is spent with my family and within our little community. Our kids play together and they’ve grown up together, with the parents helping each other out and being supportive. I also love creating artwork inspired by nature and pushing the limits of crafting material to see what it can do.
Christen Tibbits
Business Development Graphic Designer
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Creative Studio
Operations
Christiana Oppong-Boateng
Marketing Coordinator
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Social Marketing
Colin McCann
Senior Communications Associate
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Community Engagement
My mission is to ensure PRR is at the forefront of the latest transportation issues, developing smart policies, engaging the community, and communicating the benefits and challenges. I love engaging with industry professionals to solve problems, develop new programs, and share stories. I focus most of my volunteer time growing young women into confident, happy, professionals, and working mothers through PRR and community organizations. When I'm not with my PRR family, I'm taking in a sunny Northwest day with my husband, and watching our (four) kids play tennis, softball, or baseball.
Colleen Gants
Co-President | National Transportation Sector Lead
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Community Engagement
Facilitation

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Vision statement of anti-racism.

An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This  includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”