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The Etap Communications Team

Meet Etap Communications' team, serving our clients with a variety of backgrounds in marketing, communications and administrative experience.

Ashley Backhus, President

Ashley founded Etap Communications in 2007 to serve the needs of a niche engineering firm and a law office. Prior to that, Ashley served as a Marketing Manager focusing on creating an online presence for that engineering firm and their first undertaking at a trade show. Since then, Ashley has built her service repertoire to include social media marketing (primarily B2B), event planning, marketing strategy and personal brand development.

Colette Pate, Social Media Manager

Colette manages and creates blog and social media content targeting businesses known and unknown audiences to build branding and recognition. She has over a year experience working with social media and loves to find new ways to connect with audiences through the ever-evolving social media platforms. Her favorite thing about for working for Etap is that her dog gets to be her office assistant.