about Leigh Barer, Owner

Leigh Barer is a public relations and corporate communications expert who brings clients 20 years of experience working positioning companies and market leaders. 

Prior to launching Barer Communications, Leigh oversaw public relations and marketing in Seattle-based, venture-backed start-ups where she developed and executed strategies to introduce, re-brand and re-position companies as leaders in their respective markets. Earlier, she worked on a diverse range of clients at The Rockey Company (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), and oversaw public relations in the nonprofit sector. 

Leigh provides strategic public affairs counsel to The Barer Institute for Law & Global Human Services, UW School of Law. She is a public relations partner and member of the Mentors and Advisors Program at the Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC) incubator in Ketchum, Idaho.  

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Seattle University. 

Leigh spends her play time outside hiking and snowshoeing in the majestic mountains of Idaho. 


"Leigh was instrumental in positioning etailz, Inc. as an eCommerce trailblazer, thought leader, and best of breed business model among key influencers. We worked with Leigh through multiple stages of growth until our 2016 acquisition and strongly recommend her smart, strategic approach to public relations."
~Keri Rhodes, Marketing Director, etailz, Inc.

“Leigh was a pleasure to work with and not only helped us with our messaging but gave us the tools to continue to get excellent results.” 
~ARCH Founder Rebekah Helzel 

"Leigh was fantastic. I am delighted with the coverage we got." 
~Benchmark Capital General Partner Alex Balkanski

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