Our Team

Andrea Burns

Senior Director of Communications

Andrea Burns brings more than 20 years of crisis and cultural communications expertise to GroundFloor Media. With a background in government and emergency services, she’s provided boots-on-the-ground communications support for responses to emergencies, both natural and manmade. This work has provided a unique perspective on PR crisis response and how to stay cool under pressure. Her strategy for client success includes an initial deep dive, learning the ins and outs of the organization, embracing its mission, and using her superpowers to promote and protect it. Andrea works alongside her clients, thoughtfully listening, developing smart strategies and executing them flawlessly. Prior to GFM she was director of communications for Denver Community Planning and Development and CMO for the National Western Center: a new hub for food and agriculture at the site of the National Western Stock Show.

Northwestern University and University of Colorado Denver
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Andrea came to Denver after working in sports media relations at Northwestern as a student, and soon began a stint with VISIT Denver’s communications department. In this role, she had a front row seat to every SCFD cultural institution, restaurant opening, new exhibit and tourist destination in town, which only deepened her love for Denver. Away from the desk, Andrea assists in adult English language acquisition (ELA) classes. Even farther away from the desk, she can be found riding shotgun in a 4WD campervan, just out of cell range, en route to a weekend (or longer!) of mountain biking, camping and hiking. Never one to skim the surface, even her travels involve a deep dive – on the Western Slope or around the world, she seeks to learn as much as she can about the unique foods and culinary products of a place, and how they’re grown or made.

Other Team Members

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Carrie Odberg

Director of First Impressions

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Kristina Reilly

Vice President of Business Operations

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Carissa McCabe, APR

Vice President

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Carolann Samuels

Senior Director of Communications