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 & CEO

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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 Supervisor

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Account Supervisor 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 Oakland, enjoys cooking and being outside, whether it’s cycling around the East Bay, hiking around Mt. Tamalpais, or skiing in Lake Tahoe.

 

Kristina Haas, CSW

Account Executive

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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 husband 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.

 

Cait Kerton

Account Coordinator and Social Media Manager

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Cait brings to Ellipses PR her passion for social media as a means for clients to build meaningful relationships with current and potential guests. She embraces the ability to share a client’s story with the world everyday through social networking.

Growing up in a food-centric home and with a mother whose cooking is something to brag about, it was only natural that her first job was serving food at a restaurant in her hometown, Sacramento. From there, she continued to work through college in the hospitality industry, including Ad Hoc in Napa Valley and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Her favorite aspect of the restaurant industry was seeing her “regulars” everyday.

During her studies at Sacramento State, from which she graduated in 2013 with a degree in Communications and Public Relations, she enjoyed participating on the debate team and attending Public Relations Student Society of America events and conferences. After graduation, she craved a life in the big city and began her move to the Bay Area. Upon discovery of an Ellipses PR internship, Cait was awed at the opportunity to combine her background in food and her degree in public relations.

As the new account coordinator on the team, she is looking forward to soaking up all of the experience that Ellipses PR and the Bay Area has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, snuggling with her cat Tuna and traveling to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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