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
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.
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 the American Cheese Society, Causwells, Lord Stanley, Mavericks Brewing, Urban Putt, Shakewell, The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Parallel 37, California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and San Francisco Cocktail Week. Recent press coverage Caitlin has secured includes Saveur, Sactown Magazine, Culture Magazine, VIA, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Southwest Spirit Magazine, MSNBC, Travel + Leisure, Los Angeles Times and Sunset.
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
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.