Crane: Unfold Your Story

Our team

Why are no two CRANE programs alike? Each grows from the one-of-a-kind chemistry among CRANE team members and our clients. Meet the passionate personalities who help make the magic happen.

Shelly W. Peters

Shelly W. Peters

principal

When she’s tired of being called poised and equanimous,
Shelly sets off all manner of fireworks, drinks rare wines,
and lands a mean cornhole bag.

Angie Jackson

Angie Jackson

positioning strategist

If her middle name weren’t Nicole,
it would be Efficiency,
scrawled in Indiana red.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

storytelling strategist

In those deceptively posh, soft avocado green loafers
stands a fierce warrior against passive voice
and a fearless champion of big ideas perfectly put.

Christina Albetta

Christina Albetta

positioning strategist

You can take the girl out of L.A.,
but she’s not going to leave behind her armoire of shoes,
her rapid-fire way of talking, gesticulating, and oh yeah,
adding her opinion to the discussion.

Dr. Leslie Batty

Dr. Leslie Batty

writer

If wit could cut, she’s our machete.
But she’s also a secret softy,
forever falling in love with
a book, a stray cat, or a middle school.

Dr. Ann Gelder

Dr. Ann Gelder

writer

Like a compass unfailingly locked
on true north, Ann’s super giant brain
is where we look when we need answers.

Chanda Grubbs

Chanda Grubbs

writer

Jazzy millennial, Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad,
craft beer aficionado—Chanda wears many hats,
and unlike most, can actually pull them all off.

Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes

designer

When Greg goes on vacation,
he doesn’t just kick back. He kicks in—
refurbishing houses, clearing roads, serving others—
because his vision is indefatigable.

Lisa Eckert

Lisa Eckert

designer

Squirrel! Lisa inhabits life so fully
that she can’t miss anything.
Blessing and curse. But mostly blessing.

Joanna Duryea

Joanna Duryea

designer

We call her the kindest CRANE.
But Joanna’s an iron-willed honey badger
when it comes to pinning beauty down on the page.

Ginny Sternberg

Ginny Sternberg

positioning coordinator

Ginny just knows.
When the conference proposal is due,
how to connect with prospective clients, and
when we all desperately need a chicken biscuit.

Sherri Stegelman

Sherri Stegelman

finance manager

It’s hard to cuddle a spreadsheet–
which is maybe why Sherri raises four kids
and rescues an unusual amount of animals in her spare time.

Beth Vason

Beth Vason

coordinator

The way some people love horses or beaches or money—
that’s the way Beth feels about
wrangling a logistical problem.

Phyllis Gilbert

Phyllis Gilbert

research consultant

Phyllis has excavated archeological digs under the midnight sun in Alaska, appeared on Jeopardy!,
and traced her family lineage back several centuries.
She also fields a snazzy quantitative survey
and has the scatterplots to prove it.

Pam Mason-Norsworthy

Pam Mason-Norsworthy

consultant

Known to walk to work through all manner of weather
while carrying three totes and a lawn chair,
Pam stays the course and gets to the finish line
under her own power.