Monique Evancic has a decade’s experience creating meaningful content that engages audiences. She currently serves as the Senior Media Relations Specialist for Delta Dental of Idaho and the Chair for the MarCom team for Boise Young Professionals. She started her video production career in public television at the PBS affiliate station in Los Angeles. There she co-produced short-form newsmagazine stories in a range of attention-grabbing topics from the exciting release of endangered bald eagles to the heartwarming tale of a patient meeting his organ donor’s family for the first time. While studying at Pepperdine, she worked with marine biologists to produce an educational documentary on the elusive California Grunion. It aired on BBC and Animal Planet as her first national production credit. Evancic then headed north joining Idaho Public Television, but not before stepping into the roles of Producer and Writer for ABC & CBS affiliates in California and Idaho. A gifted project manager and researcher, Evancic is talented at breaking down vast initiatives into simpler elements in order to deliver a stunning end-result. She has been trusted to produce web videos for high-profile brands such as HP, 3M, Idaho Central Credit Union, and Intermountain Gas, among others. Evancic has also co-produced a number of high-visibility, live broadcast events, including the ED SESSIONS with Mike Rowe. Evancic has also appeared as on-camera talent for Verizon, the National Interagency Fire Center, the Idaho Lottery, Albertsons Supermarkets, St. Luke’s Hospital, et al. Additionally, she has collaborated on short films for the i48 Film Festival and the 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival (which brings us to her credo: “He who collects the most lanyards wins”). Evancic is an outdoorswoman who loves to travel and likes to eat well, preferably at the same time. With a knack for helping dogs adopt the right humans, she is known among friends as the ultimate Canine Spiritual Advisor
While working on her high school yearbook, a teacher advised Heather, “You have to go into advertising,” and the bug was born. Heather found that her skill set and interest more closely aligned to public relations, writing and social media than advertising when she was studying at the University of Colorado – Boulder, but that small comment paved the way for her passion for communication. Heather began her career with a local healthcare organization and moved to the agency side in 2006. Working in the fast-paced, fluid environment, Heather learned to love collaborative energy. Her years of integrated agency work taught Heather talents beyond the strict public relations practice. She began to hone her social media prowess in the early days of Twitter, back in 2007.Heather joined the Delta Dental of Idaho team as a social media analyst in 2012. What Heather loves most about working in social media is the fluidity of the communication media. Things change so quickly in social media, that if you rest on the success of yesterday, you’ll miss the opportunity of today.Heather enjoys spending her time enjoying the outdoors. Whether snowboarding, hiking or enjoying a walk with Stella her vizsla and Harper her Australian cattle dog-mix, Heather enjoys spending time enjoying the fresh air.
Caroline Jacobson serves as a social media writer for Delta Dental of Idaho. Based in Colorado and originally from the Deep South, Caroline recently graduated from the University of Denver with her masters in strategic communications. Before joining Delta Dental, she worked as a marketing manager and social media specialist for an Alabama firm. Caroline has always had a passion for non-profits, recently working with the Denver Center for Performing Arts and PBS. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities with the three main men in her life: her fiancé and two long-haired dachshunds, Kyle and Brad.
When Sara’s not busy posting, tweeting and pinning, she can be found doing one of the following things: curling up on her couch with a good book, daydreaming of her next big adventure, drinking a glass of good wine, and kicking people in the face (a.k.a. coaching taekwondo).