meet
us.

The Inspire team brings more than four decades of professional experience working for agencies, corporations, nonprofits and the news media. We harness that collective expertise daily to help clients communicate, engage, educate and succeed.

Hinda Mitchell
Hinda Mitchell
President

Hinda ("Linda with an H") is the president of Inspire PR Group. After gaining more than 25 years of experience in agencies, media and non-profit organizations, Hinda founded Inspire with the belief that the keys to success, for clients and agencies alike, are meaningful relationships based on mutual respect and a commitment—and having fun. Perhaps that's why many of Inspire's clients have been working with the team for more than a decade!

Hinda's practice focuses on strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, crisis preparedness and response and issues management. She is skilled in navigating the complexities of media relations, public affairs and crisis communications.

Whether it is trudging through a farm field or providing executive counsel to a CEO, Hinda has been honored to serve clients that include Fortune 500 corporations, national restaurant companies, food manufacturers, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and trade and commodity groups. She is proud that her clients have described her in this way: "Many consultants tell you what to do. Hinda is the consultant who gets down in the trenches with you to get it done."

An Ohio State Buckeye by birth and a Ball State Cardinal by choice, Hinda is the mom of two awesome kids in suburban Columbus, Ohio.

What Inspires Me?

I have an obsession with the inspirational words of others – from authors and historical figures, to passages from the Bible or the lyrics to a popular song. There are so many things to learn from what others have written!

Diane Hurd
Diane Hurd
Senior Associate, Managing Director

Diane Hurd serves as the senior associate, managing director at Inspire – AKA jack of all trades. With more than eight years agency experience, Diane's specialties include: media relations, advertising planning and purchasing, social media strategy, crisis management and event planning.

Prior to Inspire, Diane led several account teams and award-winning projects at PR and communications agencies in Columbus. She values "talking the talk" AND "walking the walk," and is passionate about producing smart work that gets great results.

Don't let her calm demeanor fool you. Diane has been known to be the office "prankster" and enjoys boosting morale through spontaneous breakout cheers.

Diane graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor's degree in public relations and organizational communication with a specialization in marketing. She earned her Master's degree in business administration from Franklin University. Diane currently co-chairs the Central Ohio's Public Relations Society of America Development Committee. When she isn't chasing after her two boys, Diane enjoys volunteering with local community organizations and finding her next half marathon to run.

What Inspires Me?

My kids. They inspire me in small and big ways daily – from their big dreams and pure hearts to their honesty (sometimes being TOO honest!) and creative spirits. They see joy in so many things, and inspire me to be better, do better.

Hana Bieliauskas
Hana Bieliauskas
Senior Associate, Digital

Hana leads digital and social media at Inspire. The best part of her job: Working with fabulous food bloggers from across the country, who she fully credits for inspiring her to move beyond a balanced diet of solely salads and smoothies.

Hana has more than five years of agency experience, primarily working with food, nonprofit and agriculture clients. She also oversaw communications at a national children's advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.

Hana serves on the 5K Planning Committee for Girls on the Run of Franklin County as PR and Marketing Chair, and she is on the Development Committee for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Hana grew up in Cincinnati and has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, with a specialization in Political Science, from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. When she's not busy tweeting or blogging, Hana enjoys running and any new fitness challenge, traveling at every chance and catching live music.

What Inspires Me?

Exploring somewhere new, volunteering, the ocean, good friends and long trail runs.

Samantha Bartlett
Samantha Bartlett
Account Manager

Sam has experience in agency, education and event planning settings and working with clients in the agriculture, automotive, education, restaurant and hospitality, and health care industries.

Sam, originally from the one stoplight town of Spencer, Ohio, graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a bachelor's in journalism, majoring in public relations with specializations in marketing and sociology. During her time as a student, she interned with the Ohio State Fair & Expo Center and Ohio University's Undergraduate Admissions.

Through eating her way through the State Fair, sharing stories of the great things organizations are doing and promoting new ideas and products, Sam fell in love with the world of PR and media relations. When she's not pitching, Sam finds herself exploring Columbus, playing disc golf and spending time with friends.

What Inspires Me?

A good cup of chai tea, music, genuinely happy people, and a scenic view.

Logan Trautman
Logan Trautman
Account Associate

Logan is an Account Associate at Inspire and is a pro at media relations, writing promotional materials, and developing and managing digital and social media content.

A Pittsburgh native, Logan has spent significant time in Ohio. She received her Bachelor's degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, majoring in journalism, with a focus on strategic communications, and minoring in marketing. During college, Logan interned with a media relations firm in Columbus and with Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology. She now lives in Columbus and is excited to pursue her passion for public relations and to bring some black and gold spirit to this scarlet and grey town.

Out of the office, you can find Logan searching Columbus for different foods to try, volunteering to help animals in-need and watching endless marathons of House Hunters.

What Inspires Me?

Stories of normal people doing extraordinary things, quality time with family and friends and a good book.

Jamie Roberty
Jamie Roberty
Graphic Designer

As Inspire’s graphic designer, Jamie has a love and appreciation for art in all of its many forms. With more than four years of experience, Jamie has created a variety of design and branding pieces for non-profits, small businesses, corporations and individuals. 

Prior to Inspire, Jamie worked with a design and print company in Grove City, Ohio, where she managed client projects – from design conceptualization to printing. Jamie also worked with Shawnee State University’s Office of Printing Services where she assisted with the design and printing of many collateral materials for the university.

Jamie grew up in Pataskala, Ohio, and received her Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Shawnee State University, in Portsmouth, Ohio. During school, she served as a design/photo intern with the Short North Alliance in Columbus, Ohio. 

In her free time, she can often be found hanging out with friends, playing video games with her fiancé, or working on her hobby of prop and costume construction. 

What Inspires Me?

Adventurous and fantastical stories, talking to people about their passions, and getting her hands dirty with paint, clay, paper mache, or gesso from building a hands-on craft project.

Katie Sabatino
Katie Sabatino
Special Projects Manager

Katie Sabatino is the special projects manager for Inspire. With 14 years of communications experience, Katie is a seasoned professional in communications and media strategy, project management, media training, event planning and video production. As part of her role, Katie also oversees communications for the Canine Care Certified program. 

After graduating from the University of Toledo with a degree in broadcast communications, she began her career as a TV news journalist in 2003. In 2009, she transitioned her skills to the other side of the camera, promoting Ohio economic development at the Ohio Development Services Agencies. Katie soon discovered her love for tourism and its significant economic impact and became the communications manager for TourismOhio, overseeing corporate communications and helping launch a new brand for Ohio. She joined Inspire PR in March 2016.

Katie’s PR philosophy is “be open, be authentic, and be relentless in telling your story.”

Katie has a passion for giving back, and helped coordinate the 2016 Kinder Key fundraiser, Denim and Diamonds, raising more than $100,000 the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She also sits on the board for Central Ohio's Public Relations Society of America, and is an active member of the Ohio Travel Association.

What Inspires Me?

Being surrounded by positive people who lift each other up. I often think of Maya Angelou – “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Brooke Hollowell
Brooke Hollowell
Account Associate

Brooke joined the Inspire team in 2016 and serves as an account associate. She specializes in business-to-consumer work in the food, agriculture, healthcare and non-profit industries.

Prior to Inspire, she interned with non-profit organizations as well as various public relations firms in Cleveland, Ohio. Her internship experiences create a unique patchwork quilt of her different skillsets. In particular, her work on the Republican National Committee events in Cleveland has given her vast experience in earned and social media, as well as writing and event planning.

Brooke received a Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University’s Tim Russert Department of Communications, majoring in integrated marketing communication, and minoring in professional writing.

In her free time, she can be found shopping, hanging out with her friends, binge watching HGTV, and eating her way across Columbus.

What Inspires Me?

Books, traveling around the world, baking, the beach, and my family.

Amanda Ensinger
Amanda Ensinger
Senior Associate

Amanda Ensinger serves as a senior associate at Inspire with a focus on media relations. A former reporter turned PR professional, Amanda has more than five years of agency experience. Using her media connections and eye for the news, Amanda has leveraged her media relations skills to ensure her clients’ voices are heard. 

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Amanda received a B.A. in journalism and communications. After college, she became a successful reporter at the Community Press and Suburban News before transitioning into public relations.

Amanda has served as the account lead on local, state and national campaigns. Her former clients are diverse and serve a variety of industries, including public service, retail, travel, dining and healthcare. A few of these clients include RecyColumbus, Rocky Brands, Columbia Gas of Ohio, AARP Services, Inc., Fazoli’s, Cochlear Implants and Whirlpool Corporation.

From coordinating experiential blogger trips to radio blitzes to satellite media tours, Amanda has experience working with all types of media in a variety of settings. A pro at public relations strategy, local and national pitching, social media strategy and event planning, Amanda can help any client tell their story through earned editorial coverage.

Amanda is also active in furthering public relations efforts in the region and is a member of the Central Ohio PRSA. In the past, she also has served as a professional advisor to The Ohio State University PRSSA Chapter and on the advisory council for the United Way of Central Ohio. 

In her free time, Amanda can be found at a park with her daughter, shopping, exploring new places or spending time with family and friends.

What Inspires Me?

My daughter, my husband and my mom. Each of them inspire me to be a better person, work hard and never give up. I also love traveling and the ocean. Anytime I can smell the ocean air, feel the sand between my toes and watch the sunset over the sea, I’m inspired by the beauty of this Earth.

Alex Mercurio
Alex Mercurio
Account Associate

Alex serves as an account associate for Inspire, supporting a wide array of the agency’s clients through social media development, media relations, public relations writing and client relationship management.

Prior to joining Inspire, Alex served as an account coordinator for Global Results Communications, a top public relations firm in southern California specializing in the mobile and technology industries. Following, Alex joined Jones PR, Oklahoma City’s leading public relations agency, as an assistant account executive, supporting the firm’s corporate communications division and public relations efforts for local B2B organizations.

 A California native, Alex received her Bachelor’s degree in public relations from California State University, Fullerton while holding two communications internships with Orange County United Way and Classic Foods Inc. When away from the office, Alex enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, catching up on the latest movies and exploring local coffee shops and restaurants.

Alex is also an active member of the Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club and dedicates extensive hours toward supporting the military community.

What Inspires Me?

My three biggest inspirations are my mom, my dad and my husband. All have truly supported my dreams, believed in me always and inspired me to be the best version of myself. 

My mom is the true definition of inspiring. Always wanting to work in the medical field, she enrolled in college at the age of 52 and officially became a medical assistant last year, showing me it is never too late to follow your passions and to never give up on your dreams.

From a very young age, my dad always insisted I could be anything I wanted to be and never failed to give me every opportunity possible. Although he is no longer with us, his kind heart and encouraging nature inspires me each day.

My husband selflessly serves our nation every day as an officer in the United States Air Force, putting our freedoms and safety first, while never failing to do all he can to make me my happiest. His selfless nature and service inspires me to be just as hard-working, kind, generous and appreciative of the life and freedoms we have.