Partnering with you to shape the conversation for the better.


Design winning strategies. Clarify complex issues. Exceed expectations.


Think creatively. Execute efficiently. Engage any audience across all media channels.


Create award-winning websites. Empathize with your users. Boost online engagement.


Bring your messages to life with powerful writing, filming, editing and design.

Public Relations

Tell your story in the media. Promote your ideas. Find steady clarity in any crisis.

Public Affairs

Build common ground with uncommon expertise.

Our Team

We are a tight team of PR experts and creative strategists who care about our clients and our craft. Together, we have decades of experience driving positive change in the Northwest and across the nation. When you partner with Gard, we’re on your team – and we’re always here when you need us.

  • Liz Vargas.
  • Headshot of Shelby Schroeder.
  • Alexis Wong
  • Liz Fuller, President and CEO of Gard Communications.
  • Scott Gallagher.
  • Daniel Thoennessen.
  • Arthur Parker.
  • Julia Stoops
  • Jabriel Pierce.
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  • Hannah Smith, Associate Director of PR at Gard Communications.
  • Headshot of Connor McCarthy.
  • Erica Schroeder.
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  • Headshot of Kate Gillem.
  • Chelsea Punian, Director of PR and Public Affairs at Gard Communications.
  • Angela Tait.

Our Clients

We partner with leading companies, foundations, nonprofits, universities, health centers and government agencies, locally and nationally. Our clients share our commitment to doing the best work with the best people, and we are proud that many stay with us long term. We welcome new clients and conversations – let’s talk!

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  • Logo for Earth Advantage.
  • Logo for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.
  • Logo for Oregon Health & Science University.
  • Logo for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
  • Logo for Guardian Real Estate.
  • Logo for Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Logo for Triple-A Oregon and Idaho.
  • Logo for Comcast.
  • Logo for the University of Portland.
  • Logo for The Standard.
  • Logo for Moda Health.
  • Logo for the Oregon Department of Justice.
  • Logo for Oregon State University Foundation.
  • Logo for Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
  • Logo for the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Logo for Burgerville.
  • Logo for OHSU and Doernbecher Foundations.

People with Purpose

We treat one another with kindness and respect, listen with humility and value every voice. We are committed to building an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone because we know new perspectives make us – and our work – stronger. We also work hard to make work fun – and we’re always up for a coffee run.

Partner with Gard.