A travel, tourism and consumer marketing specialist, Gaylene brings more than 28 years of related experience to her client relationships. Before starting Ore Communications in 1999, she worked as marketing and Public Relations director for luxury resorts, Sol Vista Ski Area (previously Silver Creek) and the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber, which later became her first client.
Gaylene has worked in media markets throughout Colorado and the nation, earning recognition for companies and nonprofit organizations. She has garnered placements in major metropolitan and national newspapers and magazines, for major wire services, websites, TV and radio.
Professional Organizations: Gaylene is an active member of Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Media Association of Canada, Outdoor Writers Association of America, Public Relations Society of America and Denver Woman's Press Club.
Senior PR Strategist and Arizona-Based Media Coordinator
Christy joined the Ore Communications team in 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience that spans the tourism, real estate, transportation and television news industries.
Previously, she was a Public Relations account supervisor for PRACO, where she oversaw the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association accounts. Under Christy’s leadership, her team produced $50 million worth of advertising value each year for publicity generated and showcased Colorado tourism to more than 100 journalists at top-rated publications, such as Conde Nast, Sunset, Family Fun, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Travel Holidayand Budget Travel.
She also launched a public involvement program for the state of Kansas in her role as public involvement administrator for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Prior to entering the public relations field, Christy was an award-winning television news producer.
Jill joined Ore Communications in 1999. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations in the fields of hospitality, retail and engineering construction, her expertise is in project management and support, writing and editing.
“My organization, Mesa Verde Country, has worked with Gaylene for much of the past 15 years. I have had the pleasure to work with her for three of those years, and I've found that her knowledge of the tourism industry, as well as her contacts and connections, made our transition into new markets both quick and easy. She trained me in areas I was unfamiliar with, and increased my knowledge tremendously all with a professional manner that was comforting and confidence-building. I can't say enough about the effort she brings to make our organization shine!”
- Kelly Kirkpatrick, Director of Tourism, Mesa Verde Country