Team Ore - Public Relations Specialists

Meet the Team


Gaylene Ore

President

gaylene@orecommunications.com

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.


Christy Nielson

Senior PR Strategist and Arizona-Based Media Coordinator

Christy@orecommunications.com

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.


Caitlin Sullivan Johnson

Senior PR Strategist 

   

Specializing in media relations, client management and strategy, Caitlin brings nearly 15 years of Public Relations, marketing and communications experience to the Ore Communications account team. In addition to her work with Ore Communications, for the past four years, Caitlin has served as a senior PR strategist for the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO). In her role at the CTO, she is responsible for guiding topline public relations strategy for the state, driving story coverage in key publications targeting the state’s high-value traveler and acting as a liaison between the CTO and the many industry partners across the state. Prior to that, Caitlin served as a senior account director for Turner PR’s travel & tourism division, providing strategic counsel in client, media and community relations, as well as crisis management, digital media integration, partnerships and special events, all while securing coverage in top-tier national and regional outlets. She led accounts including the Utah Office of Tourism, Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Offices, Cheyenne Convention & Visitors Bureau, Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, REI Adventures, Travaasa Experiential Resorts and more.

Caitlin joined the Ore Communications team in 2014, after years of working with Ore Communications on co-op trips through Turner PR and the CTO.



Jill Miles

Administration/Project Manager

jill@orecommunications.com

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

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