Marketing communications, public relations & sales support

Our team

We are a team of experienced communicators and marketers dedicated to one thing: Authentic communications and marketing programs that get noticed.

Michele Wells

Michele Wells

Michele Wells has more than 30 years’ experience in public relations, executive media training, marketing communications, crisis communications, sales management and business management. Her recent career has focused on bioscience for agriculture, farming, fresh meat supply chains and farmland protection.

She has strong past experience in consumer product marketing, hospitality/food service, companion and farm animal welfare, law and business insurance.

She has represented for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Inocucor Technologies, Inc., American Farmland Trust, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Humane Farm Animal Care, IdentiGEN North America, Panorama Meats, Inc., Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, Coleman Natural Products, Westin Hotels and the Denver Newspaper Agency.

Michele started her career at Burson-Marsteller in Pittsburgh and Denver. She formed her own public relations firm in 1983, which was acquired by The Johnston Group in 1993 and became JohnstonWells Public Relations. From 1996 to 2009, she co-owned fine-dining restaurants in Boulder and Denver. She consulted with Burson-Marsteller’s food and agriculture clients in The Hague during 1999 and 2000.

Michele is a board member of the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets and a past six-year board member of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Knowledge Areas

  • Agriculture Bioscience
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Farming Practices
  • Rangeland Conservation
  • Organic Industry
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Specialty Food Products
  • Livestock Industry
  • Branded Beef Industry
  • U.S. Dairy Industry and Export Markets
  • Food Systems, Supply Chains and Traceability
  • Technology Transfer
Diane Amdur

Diane Amdur

Diane Amdur has 25 years of experience providing strategic public relations counseling to companies of every size. Her work in food and agriculture includes programs for American Farmland Trust, Farm Credit Services, Coleman Natural Foods, DowBrands, Campbell Soup Company, The Pillsbury Company, Celestial Seasonings, Ralston Purina and others.

Diane is a highly effective communicator with deep industry expertise, and strong problem-solving, strategic thinking and writing skills. She specializes in brand and corporate positioning, media relations, crisis communications, business-to-business outreach and community relations to meet specific business needs.

She is a member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Evergreen Area of Chamber of Commerce, while also volunteering for several community organizations. Diane earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Knowledge Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Food Products
  • Local Food Systems
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Organic Industry

Dave Juday

Dave Juday is a commodities industry market and policy expert who specializes in business development, issue analysis, strategic communications and stakeholder outreach.

His experience in agriculture, agriculture bioscience and biofuels includes the American Sesame Growers Association, IndentiGEN North America, American Farmland Trust, and the US Hardwood Industry Coalition.

Juday has held appointments as an adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues and served as Director of the Focus on Agricultural Regulation and Markets (FARM) Project, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, where he focused on agricultural regulatory issues. His writing on agricultural issues has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Des Moines Register, Washington Times, The Financial Times, The Journal of Commerce, The Weekly Standard, Politico and National Review, as well as industry magazines such as Top Producer, Farm Journal and Feedstuffs.

Early in his career, he served as an aide in the White House and U.S. Senate. He holds a B.S. In Economics from Purdue University.

Knowledge Areas

  • Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Feed Grains
  • Oilseeds
  • Livestock Dairy and Poultry Industries
  • Specialty Crops
  • Crop Insurance and Risk Management
  • Production Agriculture
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Government Policy
  • Farming Practices
  • Economics of Farming
  • Commodities Markets
  • International Trade
Bob Ebisch

Bob Ebisch

Bob Ebisch is a professional writer with more than 30 years of experience in science, technology and business writing for technical and popular audiences.

As a technology transfer columnist for University Business Magazine, Ebisch wrote the “Inventions” column, which highlighted commercialization of university research for an audience of 40,000 senior university administrators. As columnist for Sky Magazine – the inflight magazine of Delta Airlines with a readership of three million – he covered science, health and medicine for the popular audience.

His science feature articles have appeared in most U.S. major newspapers, including the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, and in newspapers and magazines on all continents except Antarctica. His magazine writing has been published in trade publications and in popular outlets such as Worth magazine, Men’s Journal and USA Today. He has also written for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Bob earned a B.S. degree in Physics and an M.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

Knowledge Areas

  • Science
  • Technology Transfer
  • University/Industry Research
  • Health/Medical Technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Wind Power
  • Green Building Technologies
  • Engineering/Construction Technology
  • Agricultural Microsensor/GPS Applications
  • Commercial RFID/Microsensor Applications
  • Mineral Exploration/Mining
  • Physics

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