Jen lives her life “off script” in a constant creative process. Connie draws inside the lines, bringing thoughtful structure to each project. Their perfect pairing brings a systematic originality that is both imaginative and effective. After becoming best friends at Hill and Knowlton in 1985, Connie and Jen joked about starting a business together. 10 years into Gear Communications, they are still each other’s complement and still laughing. Oh, and their clients are really happy too.
WORKING: 10+ years in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Adventure, travel, being on the ocean and laughing
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Circumnavigating the world during a Semester at Sea when I was 20 years old.
WORKING: 3 1/2 years in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Baking chocolate chip cookies, my dog Ellie and red wine
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: At 10 years old, I created a ‘press kit’ about Froot Loops made out of construction paper and online print-outs, as a courageous effort to persuade my health-conscious mother to buy me a sugary breakfast cereal. It worked.
WORKING: 18+ years in creative/project management
PASSIONS: Biking, creating art and being outdoors
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Leaving a job in finance at 24, traveling to Asia, and realizing I had many paths to choose from!
WORKING: 2 1/2 years in Project Management/Marketing, 1 year in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Making my firends laugh, cooking and petting every dog I see
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Growing up as the youngest (and tiniest) in a neighborhood of all boys, I constantly had to prove myself as “strong” enough to hang with the guys. In an extreme attempt to win in a game of Relievio, I climbed up the highest tree in my neighborhood and stayed there until dark.
“Bring Your Dog to Work Day” is every day. Please excuse an occasional bark on a conference call.
Our beautiful Victorian is the Gear office, offering a sunny, creative, and fun place to work hard – very hard – and laugh even harder.