HI, MY NAME IS… Sadie Thompson.

I’VE LIVED IN the area FOR PRETTY MUCH MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… it’s home. It’s scenic, has great weather, and is located near where I work as a publicist at Proven Media.

A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… there’s no such thing as a typical day when you work in public relations, communication, and marketing. As a publicist at Proven Media, a national marketing communications and public relations firm dedicated to privately owned and publicly traded cannabis companies, every day is different.

Some days I spend my time in-office or working remotely leading or assisting in client meetings, and developing marketing communications strategies to increase brand awareness and revenue for our clients across the globe. Other days, you can find me traveling locally to a TV segment or media interview, networking with other professionals, or traveling to cannabis conferences nationwide. Outside of work, I like to spend time with friends and family, play golf, and travel.

MY FAMILY IS… of the utmost importance to me. I’m so grateful to have loving and supportive people around me.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… my little brother, Noah Thompson.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers,” really, anything with Will Ferrell.

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a sports news television broadcast journalist, which I delved into in college at Northern Arizona University.


THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… the president of Proven Media, Neko Catanzaro. She is one of the most gifted journalists and PR executives in the country, if not the world, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from her every day.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… TikTok! There are so many great content creators that never fail to make me laugh.

THE PERFECT DAY INCLUDES… a sunny day on the beach with my friends.

MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… Start Living Recovery, founded by Marvina Thomas. The local nonprofit provides underrepresented communities suffering from drug and alcohol, a place, and resources to successfully recover and reenter society.

MY LIFE IS… exciting, ever-changing, and a place for me to chase my dreams!

THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… my mom bought herself and I tickets to see Drake in concert in Texas the summer I turned 16. We road tripped to Texas from Arizona, just her and me, stopping at different hotels along the way and taking turns driving – I had just gotten my license and was so excited to drive. It’s a trip I’ll remember forever!

MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… to spend a month backpacking and traveling all across Europe, a place I have yet to see!

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… to always be generous and kind. I think those are two characteristics that people can easily neglect in the craziness of everyday life. Remembering that everyone is battling their own battles and to exude grace, and good energy, is advice I’m happy to have received.