With more than 15 years of public relations and public affairs experience, Nicole's work has focused on strategic communication campaigns at the intersection of arts and activism.
Her firm, Vandenberg Communications, provides media relations, community relations, crisis communications, strategic philanthropy and special event coordination for clients in arts and entertainment, business, and nonprofit sectors.
Past and current clients include: Pearl Jam, Gloria Steinem, the 2004 Vote for Change tour, Choice USA, Living Legacy Foundation, YouthNoise, Music for America, Future of Music Coalition, Air Traffic Control, the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Groundwork 2001 concert series, Experience Hendrix, Honor the Earth, People for the American Way, The Songbird Foundation, Avocado Productions, Voters for Choice, Vitalogy Health Club Foundation & the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 2000 tour.
Prior to starting Vandenberg Communications in 1998, Nicole oversaw the arts and entertainment division of Seattle- based Pyramid Communications, a national public affairs firm.
Nicole has assisted in coordinating and publicizing a variety of large-scale political events including: the 2004 Vote for Change tour; The "Let Ralph Debate" rally at Madison Square Garden; The International Group of Seven Jobs Conference in Detroit; the US Department of Labor Women's Bureau "Working Women Count" events; President Clinton's Americorps launches; the US Department of Housing and Urban Development "HUD for a Day" empowerment zone projects and numerous events with former President Clinton and former Vice President Gore.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Communications.
Sarah coordinates publicity and promotional campaigns and special events for artists, activists, and nonprofit organizations at Vandenberg Communications. Her past and present clients include Pearl Jam, the Vitalogy Foundation, the Seattle Tattoo Expo, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy, Tom Morello's Justice Tour, People for the American Way, Music for America and Air Traffic Control.
Sarah additionally serves as an onsite media and philanthropic coordinator for concert tours and special events. Her work in this capacity has included media coordination for Pearl Jam's 2005-present world tours and facilitation of the band’s Vitalogy Foundation chartable giving program on tour.
Prior to joining Vandenberg in 2002, Sarah served as Senior Manager of Star Course, a nonprofit concert promotion organization for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Overseeing a staff of one hundred members and twelve Junior Managers, she was responsible for organizing concert and special events for the University.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign.