Fearey Team

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 are the movers and shakers of the industry. We love what we do and we love doing it together. We never settle. 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

CEO, Owner

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Aaron Blank

CEO, Owner

Aaron has been engaged in the conversation since the late 1990s, where he discovered his love of media while working at local radio stations. After five years as a radio reporter, anchor, producer and promoter in New York and Connecticut, he and his wife, Lacey, ventured west to begin his career in PR. Soon he caught the attention of industry legend Pat Fearey and the rest is history. Two decades later, as CEO and owner 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 working to connect the next business with tomorrow’s leader.

Personal philosophy: do something amazing every day!

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Christine Nettles

Director

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Christine Nettles

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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Chris Guizlo

Director

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Chris Guizlo

Director

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 dogs, London and Wellington, or traveling around the country for airline miles.

Kyle Wall

Senior Account Executive

Kyle Wall

Senior Account Executive

Kyle is a Senior Account Executive at The Fearey Group. Prior to joining the Fearey team in 2018, he spent more than 8 years in publicity and communications in New York City, with a focus on technology and music business. Clients have included companies such as Mixcloud, Bandsintown, 7digital, and Music & Memory as well as artists such as Kenny Chesney, Chicago, Dr. John and The Polyphonic Spree. He loves finding new stories to tell about clients, or new ways to tell old stories. Kyle graduated from Penn State University with bachelor’s degrees in marketing and journalism, and grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania (yes, like The Office). In his spare time, he writes, records, produces and releases his own music as Wharfer; enjoys hiking and writing/reading in coffeeshops; and is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan — as well as a reluctant New York Knicks fan.

May Wildman

Senior Account Executive

May Wildman

Senior Account Executive

Well-versed in both traditional public relations and social media, May is passionate about all things communications. She boasts PR experience in a diverse range of fields including hospitality, events, food and beverage, film and mining. Her expertise includes media and influencer relations, PR strategy and social media management. Matching brands and organizations with compelling stories that speak to their core audience is what gets May up in the mornings. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, she grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She is half Japanese and loves Japanese culture. Outside of the office, you can find her brunching at the latest restaurant hotspot or exploring the great outdoors.

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Olivia Fuller

Account Executive

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Olivia Fuller

Account Executive

Olivia is a passionate multimedia communicator with experience in journalism, audio and video production and social media. She assists with public relations at The Fearey Group as an account executive. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, where she earned her degree in journalism and political science with a minor in international studies. During her college years, she interned at the Seattle Globalist, My Edmonds News and KING 5 News and served as the executive producer of The Daily Video at UW. As a Colorado native and resident of Seattle, her recipe for survival depends on outdoor adventures, music shows and coffee.

Stella Heekin

Account Coordinator

Stella Heekin

Account Coordinator

With a love of writing as her foundation, Stella is a driven communicator, collaborator and storyteller. Valuing bright ideas and big thinkers, Stella has a passion for executing results-driven strategic messaging and tactics. She brings with her a diverse background in the small business, nonprofit and academic sectors.

A recent graduate of the University of Florida, Stella earned her undergraduate degree in public relations from the College of Journalism and Communications with a minor in communication studies.

Elated to return home to the Pacific Northwest, outside of the office you can find Stella discovering new trails to run, carefully crafting her next Spotify playlist or planning her next getaway.

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Audrey Tanberg

Senior Consultant

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Audrey Tanberg

Senior Consultant

Audrey is a seasoned social media professional with over 15 years of marketing experience. From content creation to community management, she develops strategies using data, current trends and best practices to successfully reach and engage with audiences on social media. Her background in social media includes marketing retail, non-profit, healthcare, food and beverage, travel and tourism, hospitality, economic interest groups, bloggers, interior design, entertainment and community events.

When not geeking out on the newest trends in social media, you can find her baking cookies, standing up for racial and social justice, throwing a ball for her dogs or playing board games with her wife and two kids.

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Nandi Butcher

Senior Consultant

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Nandi Butcher

Senior Consultant

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

Theresa Stone

Creative Designer

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.

Chelsea Slocum

Content Developer/Copywriter

Chelsea Slocum

Content Developer/Copywriter

With an eye for detail and passion for perfection, Chelsea helps businesses big and small tell their story through compelling, take-action copy. As an experienced copywriter, she brings an amazing work ethic to every project, letting her creative spirit and flair for the written word result in content that is smart, effective, and engaging. She has experience writing in a variety of verticals including healthcare, food, lifestyle, pr and branding, manufacturing, finance, the nonprofit sector, and more. She began working with The Fearey Group in 2017 and supports us in a variety of ways including article development, blogging, website copy, and anything and everything else. She graduated from Michigan State University with a double bachelor’s in secondary education and international relations along with a minor in Spanish. She also has a master’s in educational leadership.

Justin Anderson

Videographer

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.

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