We work with you to help define your goals and develop smart, creative ways to achieve them while remaining true to the brand's core ethos and aesthetic.

We combine industry knowledge, expert analysis and creative energy to produce customized B2B and B2C programs for clients seeking to enter the marketplace, raise their profile, and expand their marketshare.

We provide creative direction and strategic advice on how to craft compelling brand stories that resonate with audiences and make for engaging user experiences.

We effectively craft and communicate your message, and position your brand within an ever-expanding landscape of product choices.

JoLynn Howe, Founder


JoLynn is a seasoned MarCom expert with 15 years of agency-based international business experience. As Founder of Silver Lining Communications, JoLynn manages a team of industry experts and works closely with advisory board members who provide additional guidance and support to our clients. 

Prior to launching SLC in 2014, JoLynn developed and implemented integrated B2B and B2C campaigns in the U.S. and Canada, as well as provided proactive and reactive communications for start-ups, small and mid-sized companies, Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies across a range of different verticals including wine & spirits, artisanal food products, tourism & hospitality, fashion and the arts, among others.

Additionally, JoLynn has participated in harvest at Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, France, volunteers at the National Dance Institute and is a lover of all things David Bowie. 


Qualitative & Quantitative Research

We help you stay competitive because we understand how the market works, and how it is changing in today’s dynamic world. We work with you to develop a comprehensive business roadmap designed to fit your specific needs within the context of current market conditions. 

Brand Strategy & Messaging

We look at where your business is today verses where you would like it to be and develop the best strategy for getting you there. Then we work to craft key messages that will resonate most with consumers and help them understand your brand's value and core values. 

Public & Media Relations

We develop thoughtful and cohesive communications plans and tactics for targeted audiences that help strengthen relationships with and build awareness for your brand.  

Traditional & Digital Marketing

We provide creative direction, develop engaging user experiences and deliver compelling brand stories to consumers across all traditional and digital platforms.

Partnerships & Sponsorships

We help identify and coordinate partnerships and cross-promotional opportunities with corporations, charities, media outlets, non-profit organizations, etc. in order to increase your brand's visibility.

Event Production

We create dynamic and buzz-worthy events designed to increase awareness of your brand using our network of contacts and personal relationships with industry insiders and third-party providers.


Mollie Battenhouse, MW


Mollie enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America and graduated at the top of her class. She would go on to work at acclaimed restaurants like Payard Patisserie and Bistro and Pondicherry in New York City. Battenhouse's move into wine began with a part-time job at Joshua Wesson's Best Cellars wine shop in Manhattan. Battenhouse found her home in wine at the store; what started as a part-time gig turned into an eight-year tenure. She returned to the restaurant world to work as head sommelier at Tribeca Grill, where she was responsible for maintaining a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. Following Tribeca Grill, Mollie moved to the distribution side of the business, and is currently the Director of Sales and Business Development for V.O.S. Selections in New York and New Jersey. Mollie is also an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. In her free time, Mollie is a WineRing Wine Expert, she teaches classes at The International Wine Center, swims, and trains for half-marathons.  

David Santos, Executive Chef


From gardening to raising animals to baking, David was immersed in every aspect of food since a young age as the son of Portuguese immigrants.  At home in the United States, food remained the backbone of family life thanks to his mother’s garden and fruit trees and his father’s homemade wine. After excelling at baseball throughout high school, Santos turned to the culinary arts and graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2001.  He then traveled throughout Europe and South America, soaking up the culinary heritage of the visited countries and their cuisines rooted in peak quality seasonal ingredients.  Driven by the same over-achieving characteristics that served him well in baseball, Santos took his culinary training to the next level, working at Bouley and Per Se, as well as at New Jersey’s most acclaimed restaurants: Nicholas and The Ryland Inn.  By launching Um Segredo, a series of supper clubs hosted at his Roosevelt Island home, Santos established his own culinary voice and quickly developed a cult following.  In 2012, he opened Louro in the West Village to much acclaim. Santos has been a guest chef at the Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, New Jersey Wine & Food Festival, Taste Talks, Indie Chefs Austin and more.  He has appeared on CNN, Fox TV’s Good Day New York, CBS New York, Heritage Radio and Vice TV.

Lane O’Shea, ESQ.


Lane is an attorney admitted in New York and New Jersey with over 20 years of combined legal and compliance experience supporting domestic start-ups as well as established international organizations interested in expanding their markets in the U.S. and abroad.  Lane also has expertise in the non-profit sector, supporting their unique corporate governance, fund raising, and foreign aid goals under U.S. and international laws, rules, and regulations. When not wearing “a suit” Lane can be found in her art studio preparing works on paper and canvas for local art shows and sale.

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Silver Lining Communications, Inc. 

157 Columbus Avenue, 4th Fl. 

New York, NY 10023

1601 East Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78702