About Lyn Mettler

Lyn has worked in public relations and journalism in a variety of capacities for the past 15+ years with a special interest media relations and in using the Web to market and increase awareness of her clients.

She opened Mettler Public Relations in 2005, providing traditional public relations services to her myriad clients, securing coverage in media outlets such as USA Today, the New York Times, Delta’s Sky Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Associated Press and Southern Living.

In 2007, she merged Mettler Public Relations with Step Ahead Inc, a company she created to help clients strategically combine the best of traditional public relations with the power of online technologies, including social media and blogging.

Past public relations roles include serving as account director for E. Boineau & Company, a marketing and public relations firm in Charleston, S.C., as well as media relations coordinator for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she secured coverage on CNN, the Weather Channel and in U.S. News & World Report, and community relations coordinator for Borders Books & Music in Indianapolis.

Lyn also has extensive experience as a journalist for both print and television media. As a freelance writer, she has written for both local and national publications that include FoxNews.com, US News & World Report, USA Today’s 10Best.com, Charleston Home, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Island Memories, Executive Traveler, Private Air and many more. You can find her blogging on travel at www.GotoTravelGal.com and she regularly appears on Indianapolis’ WISH TV, offering travel tips and advice. She was formerly an editor for iParenting Media, which produced the national magazine, Family Energy, and an award-winning Web site for parents, iParenting.com, later purchased by Disney. Lyn also worked in television news as a writer for both the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Fox affiliates and as a member of the production crew at WCBD, the NBC affiliate in Charleston, S.C.

Lyn has donated her time to serve on the public relations committee for Dorchester Habitat for Humanity and provided public relations assistance to Pet Helpers, a no-kill animal shelter. She is also active at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in Zionsville, Ind. Lyn is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Public Relations Society of America, helped found Social Media Club Charleston and has spoken on the topic of social media and public relations to a variety of organizations. She was also named one of the Forty Under 40 top business leaders in Charleston in 2009 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal and has been interviewed for her expertise in media outlets, including SmartMoney, the Wall Street Journal, CBSLocal.com and Inside Indiana Business.

Lyn holds a bachelor’s degree in public and corporate communications from Butler University in Indianapolis (Go Bulldogs!) and a certificate in Web design from Purdue University. She currently lives in beautiful Zionsville, Ind., with her husband, two sons and a beagle.

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