Calysta, Inc. is an innovator in sustainable industrial products to improve global food security.

Alan Shaw, Ph.D

President & CEO, Calysta

“Lyn is a quality resource that can be relied upon. We thoroughly enjoy working with her.  She gets it, and more importantly delivers.”


Genentech, one of the world’s leading biotech companies, uses human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Linkages Group was invited to speak and exhibit at Genentech’s Product Development Career Expo, an annual event for several hundred Genentech scientific, medical and business professionals.

Lisa Greek-Donnellan, RN, CPC, MCC

Leadership & Team Excellence Leader, Product Development, Genentech

“Lyn spoke to our Genentech Product Development Career Expo about coaching and the art of networking – essential skills for career management. We valued her participation in this event aimed at career planning for our professional workforce.”


Citizen Schools California partners with middle schools to expand the learning day. By drawing more citizens into the schools, they are promoting student achievement, transforming schools, and re-imagining education in California. Linkages Group partnered with their Board to design and facilitate an annual planning retreat focused on enhanced team engagement, leading to new focus on fundraising and donor base expansion.

 Kelly Pope

Former Board Chair, Citizen Schools California

“Lyn worked with us to create a dynamic, successful board retreat. Our event enhanced team engagement and renewed our board’s commitment to fundraising, which will be significant in expanding our donor base.”


Codexis is an industrial biotechnology company. As communications director, Lyn Christenson managed communications for Codexis from startup through the IPO and formation of partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies including Merck and Pfizer. Work included development and implementation of three corporate websites, corporate videos, global media relations, executive communications and employee engagement programs.

 Janet Beach

 Managing Partner, US Marketing Services

 “We worked with Lyn at Codexis on a major corporate branding program involving multiple management and customer stakeholders across the US and Europe. Lyn managed this complex, lengthy process with skill, efficiency and a comprehensive knowledge of her company and market.”


PCF provides the tools for success in college and beyond to low-income, first generation college students. Linkages Group collaborated with their Board to design and facilitate an annual retreat focused on the PCF vision, priorities and increased team engagement as the organization entered a phase of significant expansion.

Charles Schmuck

Founder and Board Chair, Peninsula College Fund

“Lyn worked with us extensively to plan and organize a board retreat. We benefitted from her insights, direction and experience, leading to a very productive meeting. Our board left the meeting energized, with new direction and commitment to our mission to send deserving kids to college.”


MMRI is a nonprofit medical research institute located in Silicon Valley. Linkages Group worked with Institute leadership on communications, to reflect MMRI’s strong research focus in inflammation, cancer and fibrosis and its affiliates program offering cost-effective space and services to high potential new pharmaceutical research startups.

 Edward Amento, M.D.

Chairman & Executive Director, MMRI

“We worked with Lyn on an important project for MMRI – the relaunch of our Institute website. Our new site reflects our scientific and business accomplishments and positions us effectively with partners and funders.”