Meet The Flip Team

“Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team
to really mess things up.”

Hanns-Peter Nagel, Editor

Hanns-Peter Nagel


Hanns-Peter started his career as a journalist in his native Germany. After moving to the US, he turned his attention to strategic communication with an increasing focus on digital media. Before entering the CommLead program, he was the marketing coordinator for the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing at the University of Wisconsin. As the editor of Flip the Media, he looks at new developments in content strategy, web design trends, digital policy issues and more. He is responsible for Flip’s new look and it takes him forever to pick a font. Read all his posts here.

Carolyn Higgins, Editor

Carolyn Higgins


Carolyn Higgins started her career in the technology world as a project manager in healthcare information systems. Deciding to follow her perennial fascination with the abstract, she is now a graduate student in the Communications Leadership program and the managing editor of Flip the Media. The impact of the digital world on society and culture, environmental and global health issues are her coverage focus. In her elusive spare time, she explores the outdoors with her family, experiments with photography and film, and makes art quilts. She reads everything from classic literature to periodicals ranging from “Outside” to “The New Yorker”. Read all her posts here.


Lance Trueb, Writer

Lance Trueb


Lance spends his days building a beautiful brand and leading a team of 16 people at Storyville Coffee Company in Queen Anne. At night, all that caffeine keeps him awake to fuel his efforts in the Masters of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington. Between work and school, he spends time with teammate and wife, Meaghan, exploring the best Happy Hours in the city or escaping to the nearby woods or waters for much needed adventure time.