Category Archives: A Week In the Life

4 Ways to Optimize Working In-House with Clients

Tennyson Center for Children

GFM’s Amanda Brannum spent time working in-house with our clients at Tennyson Center for Children.

At GFM, we occasionally have the opportunity to work in-house with our clients – perhaps helping out during a maternity or paternity leave or filling in during a staffing transition. I’ve had semi-long-term (several months) onsite assignments with a handful of PR clients over the years, most recently last fall when I spent four months in-house at a local private school. Whatever the reason for the in-house assignment, it’s always a really interesting learning experience from a number of perspectives. Four top takeaways from my in-house time with companies in three different industries follows:

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A Week in the Life: Alexis Anderson’s Week in Photos

Alexis Anderson is a senior director of communications and digital startegy at GroundFloor Media. She and her husband took a recent trip to D.C. and took in all of the sites the District has to offer. You can also read about her impression of the Newseum.

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A Week in the Life: Jim Licko’s Week in Photos

Jim Licko is a senior director of social media & digital strategy at GFM. Born in Iowa, Jim is now a proud Coloradan, loves photography, is a self-proclaimed beer aficionado and is passionate about the outdoors.

First time in Idaho, fly fishing the Big Wood River.

Piper: A pretty good roommate to come home to.

From Idaho straight to Cheley Colorado Camps. This is a friend’s son Charlie showing off his marksmanship.

Stopped to see our Oskar Blues client on the way up to Cheley Camp…and they were brewing their seasonal Ten FIDY. Hello, ski season!

View from my morning walk with Piper, and the benefactor of most of my paycheck.

Started a Wilderness Trekking Class this week, via that Colorado Mountain Club.

A Week in the Life: Lauren Cook’s Week in Photos

Lauren Cook is a senior director of social media & digital strategy at GFM. She also holds the title of tallest woman in the office.

One of my favorite things in the world – my puppy’s cold, wet nose.

Client photo shoots are fun!

This is what I call a Case of the Mondays!

My parent’s new eight week old puppy, Mozart.

Beer can chicken. His name was Gus.


A Week in the Life: Kimmie Greene’s Week in Photos

Kimmie Greene is a senior director of communications at GFM and recently retured to the office after a three-month maternity leave.

Playing hide and seek with mom and dad – wonder when they’ll find me?

Friends since puppy class – on a hike in Skunk Canyon by Chautauqua

Hanging with out with our K-9 pup

It’s good to be along for the ride

Bath time is one of the best times of day

Playing fetch is often more like keep away with our puppy

~ Kimmie

A Week in the Life: Carissa McCabe’s Week in Photos

Carissa McCabe, senior director of communications/digital strategist at GFM.

Garden cornucopia! Photo of vegetables picked from my garden and eaten for dinner last night.

When I was grocery shopping this weekend, I noticed how deliciously colorful my reusable grocery bags are! I should have bought some rainbow sherbet inspired by the bags.

One of my favorite gifts is the small replica of the Blue Bear I received from some friends at Denver Theaters and Arenas in thanks for some things I helped them with. I can’t even remember what I did to help – but I will never forget their special gift!

In another effort to be more “green,” I love using my clothes line in the summer. Not only is it good for the environment, but the laundry smells amazing!

Any parent of a little boy will understand the dinosaur photo. They are like little members of the family nowadays!

~ Carissa

A Week in the Life: Amanda Brannum’s Week in Photos

Amanda Brannum is a senior director of communications at GFM and resident art aficionado. Her week in photos takes us along on her Colorado Staycation and also celebrates some big milestones for her family.


A trip to the Denver Art Museum while on staycation (“Big Sweep” – Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen).

An afternoon walk with the pup and the wee one.

Celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary!

Enjoying Evergreen’s Summerfest Arts Festival.

Fun at the swimming pool.


~ Amanda

A Week in the Life: Carrie Odberg’s Week in Photos

Carrie Odberg, director of first impressions at GFM.


Enjoying the creativity at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.


I love cooking new receipes and this is one of my favorites,
Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew with Couscous.


Book club or wine club? Either way the company is always amazing.


Dylan resting up for his afternoon walk.


My partner in crime. 


Love fresh vegetables from the framers market.

~ Carrie

A Week in the Life: Ramonna Robinson’s Week in Photos

Ramonna (yep, with two Ns) Robinson, vice president and managing partner at GFM.

My faithful companion, Ri (short for Henry).
I love to hike – and to take photos. This one was taken in Rocky Mountain National Park.
I’m a hippie at heart! I learned to slackline at the Wanderlust Yoga festival at Copper Mountain.
Friends. Wine. Yoga festival. What more do you need?
Bouldering is great exercise – for both the body and mind!
Live music is another favorite pastime. This is MC Yogi at Wanderlust. I’m excited to see JJ Grey & Mofro, Brandi Carlile, Zac Brown Band, Jack White, Dierks Bentley and Mumford & Sons this summer – and to attend Austin City Limits this fall!

~ Ramonna