Nicole Brennan worked as a writer, teacher and translator before joining GreatWork Strategic Communications. She uses her love of language to make ideas come alive. Whether it is describing how a company has an impact on its community, or inspiring loyalty among corporate employees, Nicole communicates in a way that builds meaningful connections and encourages audiences to take action. Nicole also works on our clients’ social media programs with an ability to write effective copy in a variety of styles for websites, Twitter, Facebook, and SEO. Nicole is also an accomplished woodworker who built her own boat and paddled it down the Mississippi River.
Amy Butchart works closely with technology, financial and professional services clients providing strategic counsel for communications campaigns that span print, television and radio, online and social media. She is known for her ability to leverage the right tools for the right audience—on budget. Amy is a master storyteller finding just the right themes and compelling facts to differentiate clients from their competitors. She guides strategy and execution in media relations, analyst relations, and internal and executive communications.
Larry West’s success as a strategic communications professional is distinguished by his ability to consistently develop messages and strategies that help clients achieve their goals. Whatever the challenge, Larry quickly assesses the situation, identifies the problem, and creates a solution. As an accomplished writer, content strategist, and storyteller, Larry has won accolades from a wide range of clients. Larry began his career at The Seattle Times, where his work received the Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental journalism and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Later, he covered environmental issues for an online news division of The New York Times. In addition, Larry was public affairs director for the Port of Seattle, held key management positions in communications and public affairs at Microsoft and the Federal Aviation Administration, and served as communications director for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.