Bethany Prange (pronounced Prong-ee) has been working in the fields of journalism, marketing and communications for more than 16 years. She started her career as a journalist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and still looks at every situation as a potential headline.
After nearly a decade in the newsroom, she began a second career in public relations and communications. She worked for a small, private PR firm in St. Louis for a short time before she joined the communications team at the St. Louis Area Foodbank, the 10th largest nonprofit in St. Louis. While at the Foodbank, Bethany was instrumental in three social media fundraising campaign wins and numerous successful marketing projects.
Bethany later worked as a social media and communications specialist at CASA of Southwestern Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis. She writes news and feature articles as a freelance reporter for The Independent newspaper, and authors a bi-weekly parenting column.
Bethany created 618 Creative to share her passion for storytelling and put her diverse skill set to good use helping businesses develop their brands.
Bethany is a board member of Social Media Club St. Louis and a lifelong resident of Monroe County, Illinois. She is married and has two sons.