IndyComm is designed for independent communication consultants who want to discover creative ways of marketing their businesses, attracting new clients, acquiring a higher level of business acumen and looking to network and brainstorm with like-minded professionals. The group meets bi-monthly in the evening at selected locations. Each attendee pays for his/her own meal, however, non-IABC members pay an additional $22 to attend. For more information, call Claudia Miller at 714.879.6670 or email

Independent Consultant Directory
Consultants’ Areas of Expertise
Advertising Copywriting
Cathi Douglas, APR
Creative Services
Claudia Miller
Michael Shepherd
E-mail Marketing
Michael Shepherd
Employee Communications
Karen Lindsay
Feature and news Writing
Cathi Douglas, APR
Orith Farago
Press Releases
Orith Farago
Public Relations
Cathi Douglas, APR
Michael Shepherd
Marketing Communications
Cathi Douglas, APR
Media Pitches / Relations
Orith Farago
Social Responsibility
Michael Shepherd
Orith Farago
Strategic Communications
Cathi Douglas, APR
Website Design/ Content Management
Michael Shepherd
Writing and Editing
Cathi Douglas, APR
Karen Lindsay
Michael Shepherd
Consultant Descriptions and Contact Information
Name: Cathi Douglas, APR
Title: President
Company: Cathi Douglas Communications
Years in Communications: 35
Areas of Expertise: Feature and news writing, public relations consulting, strategic communications, marketing communications, advertising copywriting
Phone: 714-315-5429
Fax: 714-569-9222
Address: 2321 E. Fourth St., Suite C-164, Santa Ana CA 92705
Company Website:
Twitter: @cathidouglas
Facebook: Cathi Douglas
LinkedIn: Cathi Douglas

An award-winning, accredited professional with more than three decades of experience, I have worked as a reporter and editor, PR account supervisor and director, and publications editor. I spent 19 years in higher education, first as Chapman University’s first full-time public relations director, then as founding editor of Titan, the nationally recognized magazine of Cal State Fullerton. Today I serve myriad clients, including colleges and universities, medical centers, financial services companies and nonprofit organizations, providing top-quality communications and consulting services.

Name: Karen Lindsay
Title: Employee Communications Consultant
Company: KL Communications
Years in Communications: 20
Areas of Expertise: Employee Communications
Phone: 949-651-6285
Company Website:

Demonstrated success in employee communications and engagement. Whatever your employee communication goals and challenges, KL Communications is here to help! Seeking fresh, new solutions for your communications challenges? Need to mobilize your team and build a shared understanding of your organization’s goals? Looking to increase employee productivity during times or organizational transformation? Karen is committed to delivering timely and creative solutions that exceed your expectations.

Name: Michael Shepherd
Title: Managing Partner
Company: SHEPHERD Marketing + PR
Years in Communications: 36
Areas of Expertise: Creative Services, E-Mail Marketing, Public Relations, Social Responsibility, Website Design/Content Management, Writing/Editing
Phone: 949-798-5595
Fax: 714-879-2363
Address: 4695 MacArthur Court, 11th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Company Website:
Twitter: @shepherdgroup

SHEPHERD develops end-to-end marketing and public relations solutions for clients in the financial/ professional services, renewable energy, healthcare and nonprofit fields. The firm’s marketing division creates research-informed content tailored to every level of the marketing funnel, from branding to lead generation and, ultimately, conversion. Its award-winning public relations programs give campaigns the authority and credibility necessary to gain traction. The SHEPHERD value proposition: Exceptional versatility in writing and creative development – resulting in more effective strategic integration and faster time-to-market.

Name: Orith Farago
Title: Founder
Company: OGF Communications, Inc.
Years in Communications: 11
Areas of Expertise: Speechwriting, feature articles, media pitches, press releases, talking points, media relations.
Phone: (714) 582-2300
Fax: (714) 582-2300 (same as above)
Address: P.O. Box 247, Brea, CA 92822
Company Website:
Twitter: None

OGF Communications is a public relations firm specializing in speechwriting, corporate communications materials and strategic media outreach. With a solid background in journalism, OGF founder Orith Goldberg-Farago knows how to develop powerful content that connects with internal and external audiences. This means better results for clients and maximum press coverage. At OGF, quality encompasses every aspect of the client experience. Each project is delivered on time and on budget and will receive the careful attention it deserves.

Name: Claudia Miller
Title: President
Company: ADirections, Inc.
Years in Communications: 26
Areas of Expertise: Advertising Design, Logo Design,
Graphics & Visual Communications, Newsletters & Other Publications, Annual Reports Email:
Phone: 714-879-6670
Address: 1336 N. Lincoln Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
Company Website:
Twitter: @ADirections

I enjoy producing Fortune 500 marketing materials without the Fortune 500 price. Working with companies such as Ingram Micro, Allergan, Inc., Far East National Bank and PacifiCare (now United Health Care) has given me the expertise to develop creative and effective designs.

Furthermore, my printing background helps you steer clear of production problems at press time — and that saves you money!

Name: Angela Sinickas, ABC
Title: CEO
Company: Sinickas Communications, Inc.
Years in Communications: 40
Areas of Expertise: research, measurement, surveys, focus groups, dashboards, strategy
Phone: 714 277 4130
Fax: 714 242 7049
Address: Sinickas Communications, Inc., Center 139, 22365 El Toro Road, Lake Forest CA 92630 USA
Company Website:
Facebook: sinickas

We help communicators research and measure the impact of their communication so they have data when discussing strategies with their leadership teams. We use many techniques: surveys, focus groups, executive interviews, pilot/control group studies and ROI calculations. We also offer in-house workshops for communication teams on building research/measurement into their work, and also on consulting skills that help them move from being order-takers to business strategists.

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