Senior Consultant


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Denise has 25 years of experience in the communications field, including as a newspaper reporter covering courts and legal issues for most of her 15-year journalism career. After transitioning to marketing and public relations, Denise worked on the in-house marketing teams for two law firms and a public agency. She puts her nose for what’s news and award-winning writing skills to work for businesses, nonprofits and public agencies. Denise helps tell the stories that lead to successful marketing, public relations, business development and branding strategies.



  • President, Nix Strategic Communications
  • Marketing Communications Manager, Best Best & Krieger LLP
  • Marketing and Business Development Manager, Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro
  • Writer/Editor, First 5 LA
  • Staff Writer, Daily Breeze
  • Reporter,
  • Civil Courts Reporter, Daily Journal
  • Reporter, Associated Press
  • Editorial Assistant, Daily Journal


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Legal Marketing Association
  • Temple Menorah Board of Trustees, Secretary
  • Temple Menorah Marketing Committee



  • 2023 Excellence in Journalism Award (publication writing), San Diego Press Club
  • 2022 Excellence in Journalism Award (press release writing), San Diego Press Club
  • 2020 Excellence in Journalism Award (publication writing), San Diego Press Club
  • 2017 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement for Legal Standard of Excellence from the Web Marketing Association
  • 2012 PRISM Award for Government Newsletter, Public Relations Society of America Los Angeles Chapter
  • 2009 Distinguished Journalist Award, Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles Chapter



Denise earned her B.A. in journalism and a minor in psychology from San Francisco State University.



Denise enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her husband and two teenage sons. She loves to read, play soccer, practice yoga, travel and checking things off her “to do” list.