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. Nine 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: 2+ years in Public Relations, 6 years in Sports Marketing and 2 years in Radio
PASSIONS: Hockey, pizza and puppies
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Deciding in 1st grade that I wanted to grow up to become a Doctor during the week, and a Pop-Star on the weekends – this meant sending my pediatrician hand written letters asking for career advice while enrolling in dance class and voice lessons.
WORKING: 6+ years in Public Relations and Marketing
PASSIONS: Teaching/practicing yoga, traveling to new places, and vibing out to live music
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Strategically running away while at Disney World when I was 2 years old so I could go back to Mickey’s House to “interview” and hangout with him. My parents found me sitting on his bed, legs crossed, having a casual conversation.
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: 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.
“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.