Who We Are MarCom Team Todd Cohen Associate Vice President Todd Cohen joins Regis University with more than 15 years experience in strategic communications, marketing, media relations, social media, Web communications, creative direction, public relations, reporting and editing. Todd earned bachelor degrees in political science and journalism at the University of Kansas, and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. After working as a print reporter and editor, he joined KU in internal communications and rose to become director of marketing communications. He escaped Kansas in 2013 to join Great Outdoors Colorado, a state agency that invests lottery revenues into parks, trails, rivers and land conservation. At KU, he led the university’s award-winning public relations office responsible for marketing, creative and editorial services, social media (which was named the nation’s top university social media based on “presence, audience, engagement, and buzz”) and digital media. He managed its news and media relations operations, handled crisis communications and served as a university spokesperson. At GOCO, he led marketing, communications and outreach efforts, winning gold awards from PRSA and AMA and earning a spot on Denver Business Journal’s list of metro Denver “social media powerhouses.” Away from campus, Todd enjoys the bike and hiking trails around Broomfield. His wife is a language arts teacher, his daughter attends Colorado State University and his son is a budding music major at Legacy High School. Ludy Yevara Manager, Marketing As marketing manager, Ludy works with the creative and Web teams, as well as colleagues in the University business units to ensure that all marketing campaigns and initiatives support the promotion of the University brand, vision and strategic goals. She also works on media planning, and buys for external and internal brand campaigns that run across traditional, digital media channels and other non-traditional outlets (events, co-sponsorships, etc.) Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Ludy holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from a military university, the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces (formerly the IUPFAN), where she also earned the rank of Lieutenant in the Armed Forces of Venezuela. After moving to Colorado in fall 2000, she enrolled in Regis University where she earned a master’s degree in science in management and a graduate-level academic certificate in the field of Executive Project Management. Prior to her current position Ludy was the marketing and recruitment director of Regis University’s former dual language campus in Thornton. And before that, Ludy worked for six years at Entravision Communications, a large Hispanic media holding corporation where she performed various roles and functions, such as the host of the “Despierta Colorado” and “Linea Directa” TV segments, executive coordinator for the Denver metro operations; and TV & Radio community affairs coordinator. Ludy currently serves on the board of directors of Mi Casa Resource Center. In her spare time, Ludy enjoys spending time with her husband, Luis, and her daughters Erika and Hannah. Some of the Yevara family’s favorite hobbies are jet skiing and speed boating. “I enjoy every possible moment with my family; they are my great treasure and source of inspiration. Joelle Stevens Creative Director Joelle brings 18 years of creative and design experience to Regis. She graduated from New Jersey City University and followed in continued education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Past branding, marketing and advertising clients include Merrill Lynch, Merck, Degussa-Hüls, Benjamin Moore Paint Co., Toshiba, Syms and Ricoh among many other companies. Immersed in serving the mission, vision and values of Regis, Joelle continually strives to learn about every department or hidden nuggets around the University, and figure out how MarCom can solve the brand puzzle. While immersed in serving the mission, notable projects have included introducing Regis' new logo and brand style, as well as working on new student orientation and student life magazine. Her two kiddos bring unicorns and superheroes as inspiration to life. They explore and find new things in the mountains or in the comfort of their home. Jean Ortiz Senior Writer/Editor As senior writer/editor, Jean helps lead various top-level communications initiatives for the University, including serving as editor of Regis University Alumni Magazine. She also writes and edits copy for marketing projects, featured content on regis.edu and news and features for Regis Today, among other projects. A graduate of Creighton University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Jean is an internationally published and award-winning writer who spent a decade in journalism primarily with The Associated Press. She began her marketing and communications career in higher education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before returning to her hometown of Denver to join the Regis team in 2012. Away from campus, Jean enjoys time with her family and teaching young sons Noah and Ben about proper grammar. Brett Stakelin Photographer Brett Stakelin is no stranger to Regis. It has been nearly a decade since he began walking the paths and hallways of the Regis campus, camera in hand. As a student, he found his love for photography, and now as a professional, he strives for excellence in portraying the University in the best possible light. As photographer for Marketing and Communications, Brett photographs high-level University events, faculty and staff portraits and numerous projects directly related to the University’s marketing and communications needs. His work can be seen almost anywhere at Regis, from billboards to Web pages and everywhere in between. Brett also operates the University's Instagram feed. Outside the office, Brett enjoys the great outdoors. As a member of Rodeo Adventure Labs, he competes in both cyclocross and road cycling from early spring through late fall. In the winter, Telemark skis are his weapons of choice. An avid musician since a young age, he also performs around Denver with a handful of local bands and as a solo artist. Benjamin Friesen Designer As a designer, Benjamin helps create designs for top-level marketing and communication initiatives for the University’s many departments and divisions. Most notably, he has contributed to the design of newly branded campus signage, and led the Giving Tuesday project for two consecutive years, increasing engagement by 1,311% in donations and 273% in dollars from 2013 to 2014. He also assisted in the brand architecture formation of the newly established Cultivate Health, among other projects. A graduate of Texas State University in 2006 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design, Benjamin is an award-winning and published designer who has spent the last 10 years working in various agencies, design studios and even a higher education institution. He began his design career in Austin, Texas before moving to Denver in 2010 to join the Regis team in August 2014. While print design is where he started, over the last 5 years he's been learning the intricacies of Web and app design, and is intent on becoming a designer/front-end developer hybrid. Away from campus, Benjamin enjoys being in the mountains in Colorado or by the ocean in Santa Cruz, California, going to concerts and of course sampling many of the fine craft brews Colorado has to offer. Becky Tillett Graphic Designer and Interim Social Media Coordinator As graphic designer, Becky helps staff, students and faculty within the Regis community create fun, modern and inspired design. She is also one of two lead designers responsible for the award-winning Regis University Alumni Magazine and has been since its complete overhaul and redesign in 2014. Prior to joining Regis in 2013, she spent six years in the newspaper industry working as graphic designer and then senior graphic designer for the Colorado Springs Independent alt-weekly newspaper. Before that, she was photographing hippos, bandaging the skinned knees of wailing children, issuing weather announcements, designing flyers and admission tickets and chasing fugitive wallabies around administrative zoo offices for minimum wage. She’s also been a steady freelancer for the last 10 years. A proud New Mexican, Becky graduated with her associate degree in digital graphics and design from New Mexico State University in 2003 and is now pursuing a bachelor of humanities and social sciences degree from Regis. When she’s not working, you’ll likely find Becky writing, relaxing with her boyfriend and two kitties, or frolicking around the region with her camera, Ginger Snap Jr. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she has also participated in many collaborative as well as solo-exhibitions around the world, her last, Dopo Il Grande Splendore, at the Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome in 2013. Brad McLaughlin Web Designer Here at Regis, Brad is responsible for all technical projects that are on regis.edu, which range from Regis University Alumni Magazine to responsive Web design and everything in between. A graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Brad has over a decade of experience in Web design and development. Prior to Regis, Brad has been employed by 5280 Magazine and The University of Alabama. Away from campus, Brad loves to play guitar, homebrew and cook. He is happily married and has a Goldendoodle named Oskar and an obnoxious cat named Charlie. Caroline Graf Graphic Designer As a designer, Caroline designs marketing collateral for numerous departments across the university. Most notably, she is the designer who worked on the Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing in which enrollment numbers exceeded targets without any paid advertising. She is also one of two lead designers responsible for the award-winning Regis University Alumni magazine and has been since its complete overhaul and redesign in 2014. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2009 where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design and was awarded best overall portfolio in her graduating class. She started her career in publishing at Mountain Living, a national home design magazine, where she learned how to wear many hats on the sales and marketing side of the publication. In her third year at Mountain Living, Caroline also worked with their sister publication, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. She has spent most of her design career as a print designer, but she is currently learning how to code websites so she can better serve clients’ branding and marketing needs. In her free time, Caroline loves to run in Wash Park, check out Denver’s breweries and peruse fashion blogs. Also, she married her partner in crime in summer 2015. Fun fact: Caroline has a twin sister named Stephi who lives in Dallas, Texas. Skip Stewart Multimedia Producer As multimedia producer, Skip produces, films, and edits various video projects for the University. His work can be seen on the Regis YouTube channel, on the Web and on social media. A graduate of Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Technical Communication, Skip is also pursuing an MBA in Marketing at Regis. Prior to coming to Regis he spent over eight years as a promotions and commercial producer for KDVR (Fox 31 Denver) and KWGN (Channel 2). Away from campus, Skip enjoys the outdoors of Colorado skiing and hiking, competing in fun events around town and playing with his four-legged friend Neeko. Doug Landry Graphic Designer As a graphic design specialist, Doug works on an array of projects. From brochures to signage, he strives to incorporate authenticity and creativity in his work. He has designed van wraps for the Athletics and Student Life vehicles and has put together a University-wide credit card. Design gives him a sense of freedom; and the outcome of design influences and broadens his perspective. Doug comes to us from Massachusetts. He gained expertise in graphic design from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. After a big move out west, he worked with Water for People, Heinrich Marketing and Beneski Design before joining the MarCom team at Regis. The support and critique of mentors and friends extended his skills and continues to inspire him in all that he does. His interests exceed just design. In his free time, you can find Doug searching for the best powder line to snowboard down on the mountain, while listening to The Beatles, The Beach Boys or Frank Sinatra. In the city, a local brewery or music venue strikes his fancy. Lucas Oxoteguy Senior Graphic Designer Lucas grew up in a rural town in Buenos Aires, Argentina (where he felt he never quite fit in), and graduated from the Universidad del Cine with a degree in Cinematography (where he didn’t fit in either). In 2001, he moved to Colorado to pursue a second bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from Metropolitan State University of Denver (where he finally started to feel like he fit in). He spent more than seven years working (slaving away) in advertising agencies as an art director for brands that included BMW, Backpacker, Kroger and Polar Bottle among others. After moving away from the agency world (because he was burnt out and under-appreciated), he began to work as in-house art director for nonprofit organizations such as Museo de las Americas (he didn’t have a cubicle there), Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Colorado Department of Transportation and Sentis. As a senior graphic designer at Regis (where he doesn’t have a cubicle, but an office), Lucas directs high-level creative projects spanning the range of a complete brand identity, collateral materials and brand campaigns across the five colleges. He is also pursuing an MBA in Marketing at Regis (his father told him it was time to grow up and learn business). If Lucas is not working in making the world a more beautiful place visually, he can be found doing a handstand on a yoga mat or crying his eyes out when he watches Pixar movies with his kids and wife. Katrina Bramhall Web Content Specialist Katrina graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a bachelor's degree in media arts and design. Her career has taken her from National Wildlife Federation (shoutout to Ranger Rick Magazine) to information technology startups and now, academia. As the Web content specialist with MarCom, Katrina builds and edits your Web page content for www.regis.edu, writes for Experience Regis and handles all general Web content needs. Assiduously loyal to AP Style, she will pluck every Oxford comma from copy sent her way for review. In her free time, she enjoys exploring everything Colorado has to offer— from the Rockies to breweries, and ever-growing list of restaurants, while building relationships with other transplants (and some natives) along the way. She is thrilled to be a part of the Regis community, and enjoys the energy of the campus and learning from clients and her creative MarCom team members every day. Start a Marketing Project Brand Marketing provides creative services for the University's print, digital and multimedia marketing needs. Start a Web Project Need to change some web content? Want a new site feature or new pages? Web Marketing is here to help.