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 & President, Partner

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Aaron Blank

CEO & President, Partner

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. In 2014, he became the next generation owner of the firm. 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 and be fearless!

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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.

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Emi Hashisaki

Director

Emiko Hashisaki

Emi Hashisaki

Director

After spending over a decade in San Francisco working on multi-disciplinary public relations, marketing, advertising and branding efforts for public health, transportation, and environmental conservation issues, Emi is thrilled to be back in home in Seattle, serving clients with strong regional ties. She specializes in using integrated communication strategies to help clients address challenges both large and small.

When she isn’t in the office, Emi spends her free time running around North Seattle with her dog, Olive. She also enjoys taking pottery classes, snowboarding, hiking, camping, sailing and traveling.

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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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Jacque Seaman

Director

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Jacque Seaman

Director

Jacque is a social impact PR professional who has worked with leading nonprofit, corporate, health, startup, and consumer clients touching a wide range of issues from education, to HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, to children and families, to climate change, to global poverty and more. She specializes in media relations, communication strategy, campaign development and content creation. A self-proclaimed student of media, Jacque has a keen understanding for what makes a compelling story and how to shape an impactful narrative on behalf of her clients.

Jacque’s strategic communications career began in New York City; after nearly seven years working on Madison Avenue, she decided to move back to the west coast to be closer to family. Outside of the office, you can find Jacque enjoying the outdoors, planning a trip to a tropical island, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen. A native-Oregonian, Jacque graduated with her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Portland State University.

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.

Lauren Mansur

Account Executive

Lauren Mansur

Account Executive

A lover of language and embracer of fluidity, Lauren’s adaptability helps her take on communications projects with ease. Some days, she might be working her word muscles by crafting social media content and blog posts for clients. Other days, you can find her advising on communications plans or content strategy.

This adaptability also helped when Lauren moved from one Washington to the other (ahem, better) one. Originally from New Hampshire, she spent time working for environmental nonprofits and a graduate program in Washington, D.C., after which she landed in political communications in Seattle, eventually making her way to an LGBTQ nonprofit and into HIV/STI prevention within King County. Grounding Lauren’s work is a passion for helping others and a sense of curiosity, driving an interest in figuring out what resonates with different audiences and thoroughly understanding clients and their goals.

Outside of the office, Lauren can be found pondering volcanoes and public health, backpacking and bird watching simultaneously, listening to concerts from behind very tall people, catching up on long-form journalism in a frenzy and affirming the cuteness of Seattle’s many sidewalk corgis.

Natalie Engler

Account Coordinator

Natalie Engler

Account Coordinator

Natalie is a growing young professional and driven strategic communicator determined to positively impact the well-being of communities in diverse ways. Natalie was born and raised in Los Angeles and started at The Fearey Group as a summer production assistant. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon, she joined the team full-time as an account coordinator.

Natalie comes to us with an array of PR agency experience, as well as a background in healthcare, nonprofit and lifestyle clients. She excels the most in research, story development and content creation.

In her free time, you can find Natalie spending time with friends, watching her favorite TV shows, practicing yoga or cooking up a new recipe.

Erin Dubots

Erin Dubots

Production Assistant

Erin Dubots

Erin Dubots

Production Assistant

Erin is the newest Production Assistant at The Fearey Group. Born and raised in upstate New York, she recently graduated from Ithaca College and moved to the West Coast to bring her passion for PR to The Fearey Group. She enjoys writing and storytelling, has experience in graphic design and loves developing brand identities through social media. She previously interned in travel and tourism, nonprofit PR and book publicity, bringing a unique perspective to the Fearey team. When she’s not at work, you can find Erin drinking too much coffee, planning her next travel destination and searching endlessly for a bagel that compares to those in New York.

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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.

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