Janet Bridgers is a media relations specialist with 27 years of experience. She is a New Mexico native, recently returned to the state after living in Los Angeles for 27 years.
Bridgers is a political and environmental activist with a dual career in health care communications. She worked 19 years with a Santa Monica public relations firm, specializing in health care and simultaneously co-founded Earth Alert, an Emmy award-winning environmental nonprofit organization devoted to a wide range of environmental issues including marine mammal protection, coastal water quality, recycling and renewable energy.
More recently, she has become a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the Ventura County Star. She has also begun producing documentaries, the first, Sand, Sun, Oil & Gas, on the history of oil and gas issues in the Santa Barbara Channel, received significant newspaper coverage in both the Santa Barbara News-Press and the Ventura County Star. (More information on www.earthalert.org) Two more documentaries are in the works--one on Ormond Beach, located in Ventura County and called the most important coastal wetland in Southern California, and one on charter schools in New Mexico.
She is expert at finding ways to harness the broad reach of media to cost-effectively achieve communications goals. She has extensive experience in media strategy and implementationin simple terms, how to get positive media coverage at a fraction of the cost of advertising. Her work often has involved other writing and website development assignments that contribute to a client’s long range objectives.
Bridgers currently serves on the board of Quote-Unquote, Inc., the 501c3 that contracts with the City of Albuquerque to provide public access television on Channel 27. Quote-Unquote Inc. is in the process of launching a state-chartered Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, with plans to begin in the fall of 2008. You may contact Janet at 1.805.487.2999
She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a double major in English and French. She is also a self-published author with an innovative approach to preventive health