LINDSAY PATTAN, PRINCIPAL
Lindsay is an enthusiastic and results-driven strategic planning and communications professional, and an expert project manager with more than twelve years of experience across multiple industries. She aims to improve quality of life for all through opportunity, equity, and empathy. An established leader with a significant and diverse personal and professional network, Lindsay takes pride in building effective, creative project teams. She serves on the boards of directors for KDHX and Healing Action, sits on the Development Committee for Forward Through Ferguson, and chairs the Advocacy Committee for the St. Louis Downtown Neighborhood Association. Lindsay is a former candidate for 19th Ward Alderman in the City of St. Louis.
SAMANTHA LECOINTRE, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Samantha has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from California State University, and several years of experience in marketing and program development with national and local nonprofit organizations. Most recently she helped open and manage a local progressive coffee shop and focused on engaging with local residents to promote community within the Grove. Samantha has worked in various positions that have encouraged relationship building, implementing and executing strenuous timelines, and volunteer recruitment. In these roles, she has developed a reputation as a highly innovative and compassionate problem-solver with an eye for creativity and leadership development.
KAREN YANG, ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER & STRATEGIST
Karen is a collaborative and values-led community engagement manager and public communicator. In advocacy organizations and grassroots networks, she has engaged communities with strategies ranging from door-to-door canvassing to direct action to intimate dinners. She is energized by engaging neighbors, conducting strategic assessments, and managing multiple teams and projects at once. Karen holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, and manages membership and communications for Solidarity Economy St. Louis.
ASHLEY WINTERS, CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
Ashley Winters, a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, currently holds the role of managing editor at Delux Magazine, and is an aspiring children's author. Ashley is a content and communications specialist at Pattan & Co., and the associate managing editor for #mySTL powered by Downtown STL, Inc.
DENIS BEGANOVIC, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS CONSULTANT
With a degree in Community and Regional Planning from Missouri State University, Denis' nine year career has included roles with the Missouri Department of Transportation (Senior Transportation Planner, Asset Manager), the City of St. Louis Building Division (Zoning Specialist), and Washington University School of Medicine (Civil & Transportation Planner). Currently a member of the Board of Adjustment for the City of St. Louis, Denis has experience with short and long range planning, budgeting and financial analysis, transportation and planning oriented policy, federally funded projects, and grantwriting for federal transportation dollars.