Liz Vargas

An experienced account manager who spent more than six years at prominent Portland agencies before joining Gard as an account manager in 2023, Liz has worked extensively with nonprofit, government, consumer and business clients. Among her specialties are identifying key media moments, elevating the reputations of her clients and promoting them to their target audiences. A strategic thinker and results-driven storyteller, Liz also ensures client alignment, implements strategies and continually brings fresh ideas to help her clients capitalize on growth opportunities through communications and PR.

A graduate of the University of Oregon with degrees in both public relations and political science, Liz gained a love of communications while working in community organizing and advocacy with a range of nonprofits. Her approach to work is informed by her personal experiences with neurodivergence, queerness, disability and racial diversity.

A poet, healer and artist, Liz enjoys traveling, music and reading. Outside of work, she keeps herself busy with endless home and gardening projects and two energetic dogs.