Team

 

Peter B. Myers has more than 25 years of expertise in development, communications and broadcasting. He has assisted clients in the areas of writing, editing, public relations, strategic positioning and video production. Long-term clients include the International District Energy Association, where he is executive editor of the quarterly District Energy magazine; Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; and The Arts Partnership, where he served as director of its recent capital/endowment campaign for the new Ordway Concert Hall.

Myers’s work in video production has helped many nonprofit organizations celebrate important milestones, introduce new programs and support fundraising campaigns. His 2009 documentary about Minnesota’s choral music legacy, Never Stop Singing, won a 2010 Midwest Regional Emmy Award in the Arts & Entertainment Program category. His historical documentary, University Avenue: One street, a thousand dreams, has been broadcast regularly since its premiere on Twin Cities Public Television in 2012.

Prior to launching his own business, Myers was vice president of communications at Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) where he directed corporate communications, on-air promotion, graphic design and community outreach. While at tpt he implemented strategic positioning campaigns, supervised publications and media efforts, and managed special projects. 

A lifetime Twin Cities resident, Myers has served on numerous boards including Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota Landmarks, Minnesota Chorale, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Neighborhood STAR and Westminster Town Hall Forum. In 1996 he was appointed by Gov. Arne Carlson to the Minnesota Zoo board and in 2000 was elected board chair. He is currently a board member of The Schubert Club.

SkipDavis250Skip Davis
editor

After 20 years in the commercial world, Skip Davis became a staff editor at Twin Cities Public Television where he has worked on popular tpt programs such as At the Capitol and Almanac along with numerous national shows including Suze Orman, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Luther College, St. Thomas University and St. Olaf College Christmas specials. He was editor for the national children’s science series DragonflyTV, principal editor for MakeTV, and the Emmy Award-winning series MN Original. In 2010 he shared a regional Emmy Award with Peter Myers for Never Stop Singing.

photo: Matt EhlingMatt Ehling
director of
photography

Matt Ehling was director of photography for the Emmy Award-winning Never Stop Singing and University Avenue: One street, a thousand dreams, produced by Myers Communications Group for tpt. His films have appeared on PBS and at major festivals. Two of them, Urban Warrior and Security and the Constitution, garnered national recognition while sparking dialogue about issues of personal rights and national security. Ehling won the grand prize in the Minnesota Historical Society’s Greatest Generation documentary film contest for his film about his grandfather and World War II. He also produced a segment of tpt’s medical series Honoring Choices, which was awarded the 2012 "Making a Difference" Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award.

jonp2vimeoJon Springer
cinematographer

Jon Springer is an award-winning independent film producer, director and cinematographer with regional and national critical acclaim. Springer's work has been recognized with one Emmy, six Gold & two Silver Telly Awards, an ITVA Silver Award and a 2007 McKnight Filmmaker Fellowship. His 20 years experience includes feature films, 800+ commercials, national documentaries, national broadcast and cable, and doc-style corporate films. Current work includes the national PBS documentary "Ohiyesa: Soul of an Indian." Past clients include the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, NBC Peacock Productions, PBS, The Weather Channel and MSN.

The Design Company logo 

The Design Company is a full-service graphic communications firm committed to producing socially, aesthetically and fiscally responsible print, branding and user interface design for its customers. For more than three decades, this women-owned business has been “Having fun, doing good work and paying it forward.” Its diverse client base includes government, education, arts and nonprofit organizations. The firm has been a regular partner with Myers Communications since 1997, and for the past five years the two companies have been responsible for editorial, design and production of the quarterly magazine District Energy, published by the International District Energy Association.

For more than 20 years, Kathryn Ramsted has been a freelance writer of business-to-business marketing communications and an editor for the International District Energy Association’s quarterly magazine, District Energy. Previously, she developed and managed marketing and communications programs in the travel industry, including Carlson Companies’ travel operating group. She has a background in linguistics that gives her a unique understanding of effective communication techniques. A speaker of Norwegian, German and Italian, she holds a master’s degree in English as a second language, which she formerly taught to students from abroad at the University of Minnesota.