Our Team

Meet Our Team of Experts

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…

Linda Varrell, APR

President/CEO

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…

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.…

Katie Krott

Senior Client Associate

As a Client Associate Katie provides public relations support for both WordLab and Broadreach clients. Katie moved to Maine to finish her degree in communications at the University of Southern Maine and ended up staying indefinitely. After working for a large airline, she’s moved closer…

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…

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