About Us

We are PR professionals who bring an artistic sensibility to our work. We understand our clients — one-a-kind craftspeople who excel at what they do — because that’s who we are. We, too, are results-driven, creative, passionate and committed to quality. Like you, we go through the process of concept, discovery, and results until we reach perfection, whether we are crafting words and messaging or creating in the kitchen, behind a potter’s wheel or behind the microphone. We are artists celebrating artists, and we love what we do.

 

Diana G. Haven

President

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Entrepreneur, artist, and career-long publicist Diana G. Haven founded Ellipses PR in 2007.

Diana’s impressive client base has included Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park, celebrity chef Ryan Scott, La Condesa Napa, Little River Inn, Michael Mina’s Clock Bar, The Bon Vivants, and Parallel 37 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. She has expertly overseen the publicity for clients across the country, from Maestro Michael Morgan’s 20th Anniversary Season at the Oakland East Bay Symphony to the Whisk Group in Washington, DC. She served as producer of San Francisco Cocktail Week in 2010-11, and has secured A-list, national media coverage for Ellipses PR’s clients, such as Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, Details, Food & Wine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Sunset and Daily Candy.

Diana’s 19-year career in public relations, marketing and broadcast media has spanned public relations posts at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; the boutique agency Encore Communications; Business 2.0 magazine; and Antenna Group Public Relations. She also spent several years as a guest producer at national cable channel TechTV. Diana holds a B.A. in Communication from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Also a talented potter and ceramic artist, she lives in Oakland and is the founder of PR Divas, a Bay Area networking group for professional women in public relations.

Diana is known throughout the Bay Area and beyond for her high-touch approach, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to customize communications for each unique client. Diana is creative, driven, connected and a champ at interpreting where public relations fits in this modern world of social media, blogs, consumer-driven content and event marketing.

 

Caitlin Sandberg

Account Executive

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Account Executive extraordinaire Caitlin Sandberg brings a lifelong passion for hospitality and public relations to her work with Ellipses PR.  Since joining Ellipses Public Relations as an Account Coordinator in 2011, she has played an important role in the company, working on behalf of clients such as California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Youth Speaks, San Francisco Cocktail Week, and Skates on the Bay. Recent press coverage Caitlin has secured includes SaveurSactown MagazineCulture MagazineVIABoston GlobeSan Francisco ChronicleSouthwest Spirit Magazine, MSNBC, Travel + LeisureLos Angeles Times and SmarterTravel.

Caitlin realized her passion for hospitality and public relations while studying English at UC Davis. After graduating, she ate her way across Southeast Asia while freelance food and travel writing to help fund her travels. Upon returning to San Francisco, she became a food columnist and travel writer for VegNews magazine where she was voted “Best Columnist” for two years in a row while working in some of San Francisco’s best restaurants.

Caitlin, who lives in San Francisco, enjoys cooking and being outside, whether it’s running in Golden Gate Park, hiking around Mt. Tamalpais, or skiing in Lake Tahoe.

 

Lindsay Katz

Account Executive

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Lindsay Katz brings her extensive experience and powerful network to Ellipses, which she joined in January of 2013.

After completing her studies in 2004, Lindsay found a natural fit in the hospitality industry in San Francisco, where she had the opportunity to explore her interest in wine and spirits while working in several bars. After several years on the service side of the hospitality industry, Lindsay eventually found her niche in public relations, including stints at Burditch Marketing Communications, a San Francisco-based hospitality and lifestyle firm and Wagstaff Worldwide.

Lindsay is extremely proud to have worked with a broad array of exceptional clients, representing lifestyle and consumer brands ranging from the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association and Orient Express Mexico Hotels & Resorts, to A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco.  While she is passionate about all aspects of hospitality, Lindsay has a particular affinity for consumer wine and spirits, and has had some of her greatest media successes with beverage brands including landing the Blackbird Vineyards Flock Box Collection on O, The Oprah Magazine’s “O List,” and the Stags Leap District Appellation Collection in the Playboy holiday gift guide. She has secured print, broadcast and online coverage for her clients in such outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle, 7×7, Sunset, KGO and Wine Enthusiast, measurably increasing brand recognition nationwide, and improving overall sales.

When not on the job, Lindsay likes to experiment in her own kitchen, record her own original music tracks and attempt to fish at nearby lakes and rivers.

 

Esha Dev

Account Coordinator and Social Media Manager

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Esha brings her passion for everything experiential to Ellipses PR. She loves all the elements that come together to allow a restaurant or hotel to temporarily whisk a guest away from reality.

A longtime food-lover, Esha worked front-of-house at several of San Francisco’s top restaurants, giving her a true understanding of the inner-workings of the hospitality industry. Stints at Rivera PR, Chefs Feed, and Andrew Freeman and Co., where she worked with some of the most renowned restaurants, hotels, and chefs, not only in the Bay Area but in the U.S., furthered that knowledge. Most recently, Esha headed up public relations at Kitchit, a culinary events start up that connects diners with chefs for in-home events, expanding her industry and media network.

Esha has planned celebrity chef launch dinners, spearheaded charitable food partnerships, and secured coverage for clients in outlets like Wall Street Journal, NBC’s 1st Look, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Investor’s Business Daily, Departures, San Francisco Business Times, and Out Magazine.

In her free time, Esha loves to take advantage of the Bay Area’s beauty and culture in any capacity – trying new restaurants, attending as many live music shows as possible, and picnicking in the park. She is also a committed Dailey Method instructor, and is passionate about health and wellness.

 

Kristina Johnston

Account Coordinator

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Bringing over a decade of experience in food, wine and writing, Kristina joined Ellipses PR in 2014. Her indomitable spirit and deep passion for her clients are valuable additions to the Ellipses team.

Kristina spent many years in a variety of positions with the esteemed Lark Creek Restaurant Group. Here she learned the value of gracious hospitality and the inner dynamics of a successful restaurant empire. Her keen interest in wine led her to the role of Marketing Associate at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, where she eventually earned certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the title of Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.

She eventually returned to the Lark Creek family to become the General Manager of Wine & Wall, a unique wine & event venue in partnership with Michelin-starred One Market Restaurant. Her experience managing a multi-use hospitality business brings profound understanding of the challenges Ellipses PR’s clients face. Kristina’s extensive culinary travels through Germany, Austria, France, Italy, and New Zealand also serve as a source of inspiration and understanding in her work with hospitality clients.

Kristina shares her Berkeley home with her fiancé and their lively Jack Russell Terrier, Rudy. She enjoys strolling through the Bay Area’s numerous farmers markets, throwing wine-themed dinner parties, and reading Russian literature.

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