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The Fearey Group

 

They say a chain is only as good as its weakest link. Lucky for us, every link is solid at The Fearey Group. Our team is what defines us, by bringing experience, talent, enthusiasm and authenticity to every project. We love what we do and we love doing it together. There’s a reason we’ve been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces, and it has a lot to do with who we are working with every day. Interested in working at The Fearey Group?

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Aaron Blank

President and CEO

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Aaron Blank

President and CEO

Aaron has been engaged in the conversation since college, where he discovered his love of media while working at a local CBS news radio station. After four years as a radio reporter, anchor and producer in Connecticut, he and his wife, Lacey, ventured west to begin his career in PR at Edelman Seattle. Soon he caught the attention of industry legend Pat Fearey and the rest is history.

As President and CEO of The Fearey Group, Aaron leads with tireless enthusiasm and contagious drive. He takes his breakfast at 4:30 AM and never eats lunch alone; you can find him at the finest dining establishments and food trucks in Seattle with various reporters, CEOs and sports pros.

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Alex Fryer

Vice President of Public Affairs

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Alex Fryer

Vice President of Public Affairs

Alex knows Seattle inside and out. As a beat reporter for Puget Sound Business Journal and The Seattle Times, he covered politics, economic development, crime and general news. After journalism, he served as Press Secretary and Senior Advisor to Mayor Greg Nickels, where he developed weekly key media messages and oversaw crisis management. He ran his own consulting firm for three years developing strategies for private, public and non-profit organizations, initiatives and candidates before joining The Fearey Group in 2013.

Alex loves devoting his free time to the West Seattle Little league and devouring content the old fashioned way — with a daily newspaper.

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Nandi Thorn

Vice President

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Nandi Thorn

Vice President

Nandi brings more than a decade of experience working with government, non-profit and for-profit health care organizations. As leader of The Fearey Group’s Health and Life Sciences practice, she specializes in brand development, integrated marketing communications and community engagement for the organization’s ever-expanding roster of health industry clients. She is a big fan of running, chocolate, smart conversations and a good laugh.

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Christine Nettles

Administrative Director

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Christine Nettles

Administrative Director

Chris wears all of the hats. Whether it’s human resources, IT, finance or operations, she is the mighty engine that makes the office run. If someone needed stitches, we’re pretty sure Chris could handle it.

When she’s not saving the day at Suite 1212 you can find her making magic in the kitchen, sailing around the Puget Sound or planning her next travel adventure.

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Laura Ray

Senior Consultant

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Laura Ray

Senior Consultant

Laura knows the architecture, engineering and contractor worlds better than anyone. And her passion for sustainability runs through every Fearey Group initiative. Her built clients have included Perkins+Will Seattle, Sellen Construction, Studio Meng Strazzara and the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Prior to joining Fearey, she served as PR Director for Callison Seattle and Senior PR Manager overseeing PR efforts for NBBJ globally. She moved to Seattle 15+ years ago to help open the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project while at Edelman PR. Laura lives in the artsy Fremont neighborhood in Seattle with her husband and two children.

When’s she’s not working, you can find her running, biking, hiking, paddling, skiing or remodeling their mid-century modern bungalow. Laura also served on the Board for Design in Public, an extension of the AIA Seattle.

 

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Theresa Stone

Creative Designer

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Theresa Stone

Creative Designer

Theresa Stone, well-known for her strategic imagination in aligning business goals with creative strategy and expression, has successfully led brand design and marketing engagements for clients such as Rachael Ray’s non-profit foundation, Yum-o!, Microsoft, University of Washington, Stanford University, Global Partnerships, WithinReach, Qualcomm Life, John Legend’s Show Me Campaign and ParentMap. Her experience across a variety of industries—including technology, healthcare, retail, consumer products, professional services, education and foundation and non-profit organizations—enables Theresa to bring real-world understanding and results-proven perspective to clients who seek to develop deeper relationships with their customers.

Theresa has been a hands-on product designer and entrepreneur herself, launching Me Giant, a line of children’s apparel; after two years of successful management, she sold the operations.

She earned her Master of Communication in Digital Media at the University of Washington in 2010 and holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from the University of Washington. Upon completing her Masters degree, Theresa now sits on the MCDM Advisory Board and Four Peaks Leadership Team.

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Heather Fernandez

Account Supervisor

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Heather Fernandez

Account Supervisor

Heather is a communications powerhouse. As leader of the social media programs at The Fearey Group, she is a social media ninja with a finger on the pulse of all things trending. With a passion for storytelling and a deep understanding of her clients’ needs, she delivers top-notch service without compromise.

She loves spending her free time with her family, strolling for coffee in West Seattle or playing at Alki Beach.

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Amy Snow Landa

Account Supervisor

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Amy Snow Landa

Account Supervisor

Amy has more than 15 years of health journalism and communications experience, including extensive reporting on health care policy for news organizations that include The Seattle Times, American Medical News and Health News Daily. She spent four years reporting in Washington, D.C., mostly on Capitol Hill. As an account supervisor at The Fearey Group, her recent and current clients include Humana, Providence Health & Services, UCSF Medical Center, Seattle Reproductive Medicine and Perkins Coie LLC.

A native Minnesotan, Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in health journalism, with a graduate minor in bioethics, at the University of Minnesota.

Amy lived in Japan for three years, including two years as a teacher and translator on the small island of Zamami in Okinawa.

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Heather Vaughn

Account Supervisor

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Heather Vaughn

Account Supervisor

With more than 10 years of communications experience both at agencies and in-house, Heather further establishes The Fearey Group as a premium provider of specialized solutions within the industry. After building her considerable PR chops at renowned houses Sterling Communications, Firmani + Associates and Waggener Edstrom, she worked in-house on corporate communications at Franciscan Health System and MultiCare Health System. Heather has a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on management and strategy.

At Fearey, Heather is a jack-of-all-trades, from media and analyst relations to executive, corporate and crisis communications. In her free time, she loves taking long walks with her dogs on a sunny beach.

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Chris Guizlo

Senior Account Executive

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Chris Guizlo

Senior Account Executive

Chris is at the cusp of what’s next when it comes to the digital world, and we’re thankful for it. When he’s not answering questions about podcast strategy or live streaming events, you can find him pitching media and writing blog posts for clients. His unique background in Washington D.C., both in political affairs and as a Communications Manager for the American Heart Association, provides a point of view that is invaluable to the work we do every day. He has the ability to immerse himself in his clients’ worlds, becoming a subject-matter expert who is genuinely invested in their business.

After work you can often find Chris enjoying a pint at a local microbrewery, taking in a Seahawks game, playing with his dog, London, or traveling around the country for airline miles.

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Rachel Taylor

Account Coordinator

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Rachel Taylor

Account Coordinator

Rachel is a born communicator and an enthusiastic supporter of all things social media. After spending four years earning her degree in international business and economics at the University of Denver, Rachel returned to her native Seattle where she interned for the Lupus Foundation of America and Organizing for Washington. She was soon snatched up by The Fearey Group where she continues to wow us daily with her enthusiasm and fearless thinking.

In her spare time, Rachel bikes, runs and treats the team to delicious homemade vegan muffins.

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Natasha Perkins

Account Coordinator

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Natasha Perkins

Account Coordinator

Natasha is a multi-talented account coordinator who supports with everything from public relations to design and event planning. Prior to joining The Fearey Group, she spent a year as a marketing intern with the Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona and did freelance PR for the Men Against Rape and Sexism program. She spent a year of high school studying in Sweden through Youth for Understanding.

Natasha graduated from Northern Arizona University with degrees in public relations and advertising. In her free time, Natasha enjoys exploring new restaurants and listening to music.

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Justin Anderson

Videographer

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Justin Anderson

Videographer

Justin creates videos and podcasts for our clients and for The Fearey Group’s website content channels, from filming to editing to media management. When he’s not filming, you can find him playing music around town.