The Blue Sky Blog Team

Here are the writers who keep this show on the road.


Louise Fletcher

Resume Writer & Co-founder

Louise co-founded Blue Sky in 2002 after a career as an HR executive. Her industry experience includes music, video games, fashion and advertising. She lived and worked in the US for many years, but moved back to her native UK in 2012, where she now lives in the Yorkshire countryside. In addition to her full-time role with Blue Sky, she's a professional artist, so you can imagine why she couldn't answer the 'what do you do with your free time' question! Contact Louise by email.

Phil Fletcher

Creative Director & Co-founder

Phil co-founded Blue Sky (and came up with our name!). He manages business operations and all things creative. Previously, he held a number of management roles within the music, entertainment and technology industries. No surprise then that his passions are computers and music. (The Yankees come a close third). He currently lives in Yorkshire, England after spending many years in the US and Canada. Contact Phil by email.

The Rest of the Blue Sky Team

If you choose to hire Blue Sky to help with your resume or job search, these are the lovely people you'll be working with.


Lisa Hanna

Queen of Customer Service

We call Lisa the 'customer service queen.' Lisa’s the first person you’ll talk to. She answers our phones, provides quotes and handles questions. She enjoys her work because she gets to make a difference in people’s lives. Before this she worked as an assistant to some of New York’s top executives, including spending several years as right-hand to the owner of a top ad agency. Outside work, Lisa’s passions are acting and reading. She also loves to play cards, but claims no money changes hands. Contact Lisa by email.

Jean Orrison

Project Manager & Job Search Strategist

Jean Orrison holds dual roles with Blue Sky, serving as a job search strategist and client project manager. As a former HR Director and professional headhunter, Jean helps our clients develop proactive job search strategies and prepare for interviews. She also has a rare passion for spreadsheets (we know … we just smile and humor her) which she uses to keep all client projects on track. When she’s not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, and her creative hobbies include photography and jewelry-making.

Nicole Denison

Queen of Customer Service

Nicole is a senior consultant with Blue Sky and handles initial client contact such as phone calls and proposal requests. Prior to joining us, her career experience included human resources, operations and sales & marketing. Nicole holds several certifications in social media and internet marketing and she won the 2013 Innovative Women in Business Award from Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine. Outside work, she loves to spend time with her family and her creative hobbies include cooking and designing themed parties. Contact Nicole by email.

Kris Niklawski

Senior Resume Writer

Before Kris became a resume writer, she worked as a graphic artist. She has an ACRW certification and her work has been published in JIST’s ‘Expert Resume’ series. Her favorite thing about resume writing is helping a client get the job of her dreams. When she’s not cooking up fabulous resumes, Kris grows flowers and vegetables, including the ingredients for her own salsa. Sometimes she rides her bicycle 450 miles across the state of Iowa. We don’t ask her why.

Marie Plett

Senior Resume Writer

Marie is a senior Blue Sky resume writer and a CPRW. As a teenager, she helped her parents screen out bad applications, and became fascinated with the impact of a strong resume (and how quickly a bad one goes in the 'no' pile). She started her career developing graphics and apparel for some of the world’s most popular fashion brands, but became a professional resume writer in 2004. Since then she has developed thousands of fresh and exciting resumes for nearly every industry. Her creative hobbies include drawing, painting and sewing, and she has travelled to/lived in all 50 states in the US.

Jennifer Bloom

Senior Resume Writer

Jennifer Bloom has been writing resumes for 15 years and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). Jennifer’s very active and spends a lot of her spare time working out (something she does partly so she can indulge her passion for chocolate and ice cream!) Her creative hobbies include drawing, writing and baking and her favorite thing about her job is seeing clients truly appreciate their strengths and accomplishments as a result of the resume writing process.

Barbara Safani

Researcher, Coach & Online Presence Expert

Barbara has been a career coach since 2002 and has her own business in addition to partnering with Blue Sky. Prior jobs included HR Manager for American Express, and ‘copy boy’ for Tom Brokaw’s NBC news show. She’s won 5 awards and her work has appeared in many books. She’s also a published author. Barbara’s favorite thing about her work is helping to build her clients’ confidence. Having two teenagers limits her free time but she loves to run in Central Park when she can.