About Highland Communication Works

Linda immediately became an extension of the core company team.
From facilitation of an initial company-wide messaging exercise, through detailed execution of our first media outreach, Linda has been professional, patient in her coaching of me and my colleagues, worked through every detail, and supported us flawlessly.
— Joe Thurgood, Hera Systems

Founded in 2004, my independent, Denver-based consultancy, Highland Communication Works, provides strategic public relations and marketing services to organizations working to advance environmental conservation, social and economic justice, and community development initiatives. 

I build communication programs from scratch, starting with a strategy that uses marketing and public relations techniques to help meet organizational goals. I also provide a variety of storytelling services – or crafting stories that tell about an organization’s impact on people, communities and places.

In 2017, I began offering workshops to nonprofits, government agencies/districts and educational institutions as a capacity-building strategy. Equipped with training, tools, templates and other communication resources, workshop participants are able to build or expand their communication programs and share the impacts of their work more effectively with funders, community members and other supporters. 

    Why highland communication works?

    Experienced

    I have worked in the communication field for 26 years – on the client side, the agency side and the consulting side. I have the skills and tools needed to create programs that align with organizational goals.

    Impact-driven

    Whether pushing out an awareness campaign, engaging a community, designing a capacity-building initiative or producing a video, my strategies are centered on making a difference for clients and the audiences and constituencies they wish to reach.

    Collaborative

    I work closely with others to understand and help clarify needs, desires and timelines. Skilled at guiding people and groups in a deep discovery process, I take into consideration many variables, with particular sensitivity to individual and group needs – a requirement for any successful communication project.

    Scalable

    I am happy to serve as a short- or long-term staff extension, filling the role of a client's communication function, or simply provide an extra set of arms and legs to support an existing internal communication or marketing team. I often collaborate with partners and colleagues to meet growing project needs.

    Easy to work with

    People enjoy working with me. I have a reputation for nurturing relationships by closely collaborating with team members and “rolling up my sleeves” to deeply understand the mission. Here are some words clients have used to describe my work and work style: Professional. High-quality. Trustworthy. Reliable. Thoughtful. Focused. Strategic. And, my favorite: No drama!

    I invite you to check out the testimonials page for a few client remarks.