Our Team

Meet Our Team of Experts

Linda Varrell, APR


Linda Varrell has more than 25 years of experience in communications, public relations, crisis handling, and project and sales management. As a former vice president and company spokesperson for a publicly traded financial institution, she created and executed external and internal communications campaigns supporting expansive growth, product…

Paula Stanton

Director of Client Operations

With more than a decade of experience in the newsroom and public relations, Paula is skilled at managing complex projects with a cool head and focus on results. She has led public opinion research and messaging for higher education institutions, on the ground media for…

Lindsay Hanna

Office Manager

Lindsay joined Broadreach in 2022 after working as a project manager in various fields including design, construction, and manufacturing. When not keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently, Lindsay can be found with her two dogs, Lucky and Mora at her home in Portland. Lindsay…

Jennifer Van Allen

Associate Director of Client Services

As Associate Director of Client Services, Jen provides public relations, strategic communications, and content strategy support for Broadreach clients. Jen has 26 years of experience writing for daily newspapers, magazines, and digital channels. She loves helping organizations develop creative ways to leverage communications to achieve…

Josiah Petrin

Senior Client Manager

A familiar face at Broadreach since 2015, Josiah brings cross-functional expertise in PR and digital as a Senior Client Manager. By day, he enjoys working with clients to deploy the right mix of integrated communication strategies, but most of all, he enjoys telling great stories.…

Chance Viles

Client Associate

Chance joined Broadreach in 2022 after spending five years in the newsroom, covering everything from local government to arts and entertainment. The newsroom helped foster a work ethic focused on direct communication, collaboration and clarity. When not working with clients or keeping up with statewide…

Autumn Hall

Client Associate

Autumn joined Broadreach in October of 2022 after completing an internship at a mid-size communications agency in Boston, Massachusetts. During her internship, she got a glimpse of life in the world of Public Relations while focusing on client and media relations. Outside of Broadreach, Autumn…

Melissa Curran, Client Associate

Client Associate

As a Client Associate, Melissa provides public relations support for Broadreach clients. Melissa joined Broadreach in October 2022 after working in marketing for a large non-profit. Her experience includes social media, videography and photography, graphic design and copy writing. Melissa is originally from Manchester, Vermont.…

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