Mishelle Baun

Communications and Marketing Maven


With professional experiences that range from newspapers to nonprofits – plus a native’s insight for who and what makes Northern Colorado tick – you might say Mishelle puts the “relations” in public relations.

She has a track record for forging connections with the local media, knowing the ingredients to a newsworthy story, and turning press releases into quality coverage. She brings this skillset to Mantooth, working to raise the public profile for our clients.

She began her love affair with communications when she started writing news articles as a teenager for her local weekly newspaper (and her stories still appear in regional publications). Over time she’s developed a keen eye for editing copy, which includes an on-again, off-again relationship with the Oxford comma. In fact, when Connie sees a grammar meme, she thinks of Mishelle.

Mishelle’s built her resume on the staffs of organizations such as the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, BizWest, local arts groups, and a startup software company. She’s also consulted for real estate and banking clients and assorted nonprofits; shared her talents and passion for the community by serving on boards for directors for ChildSafe Colorado, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross-Centennial Chapter; and been active as a volunteer for a variety of community causes, including disaster recovery efforts.

Fun Facts about Mishelle:

  • ·She is the third generation in her family to graduate from Colorado State University. Her father earned his bachelor’s, and her daughter Kelsey earned both her bachelor’s then an MBA from CSU.
  • A Fort Collins native, she’s also lived in Greeley, Hayden, Loveland and … Norway (And yes, she speaks Norwegian).
  • Seven of her eight great-grandparents migrated here. (Her great-grandfather Robert Channer, a newspaper publisher, died in the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 in Nebraska. His son Glenn, Mishelle’s grandfather, worked for the Greeley Tribune for 43 years!)
  • She met Connie years ago when they previously worked together (and no, you may not ask how many decades it’s been). Connie introduced Mishelle to her husband Bob, and even hosted her son’s baby shower!

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