We are researchers, messagers, and strategists. We uncover the stories that the numbers don’t tell you so you can understand, inform, and persuade your audience to change behavior and improve communities.

Who we've worked with

What clients are saying

“CRA did an outstanding job during the Polis for Colorado campaign. At critical times, they discerned voter attitudes that played an important role in the development of our winning campaign strategy and messaging.”

Jennifer Ridder
Campaign Manager 

Polis for Colorado

“David and Scott walked right alongside us in our desire to better understand the needs of our community. Their keen insight allowed them to capture layers of information from our constituents. Then they distilled that data into meaningful and targeted efforts. David and Scott are exceedingly efficient in understanding and working towards the end goal.”

Jeannie Ritter
VP & Mental Ambassador

Mental Health Center of Denver

“We needed a quick turnaround on some consumer-facing materials and weren’t sure of the right direction. Scott and David quickly devised a research strategy, put it into place and came back with recommendations for how we could help our clients engage local residents and change their behavior.”

Shonnie Cline
Management and Communications Strategist

Corona Environmental Consulting 

“Scott and David have conducted and analyzed focus groups for our political and corporate clients. They are highly professional with a unique ability to discern and communicate the key takeaways from the research. We always look forward to working with them.”

Joannie Braden and Rick Ridder

RBI Strategies and Research

“David and Scott were invaluable to the Sharing Stories Project that Stories Without Borders produced with funding from The Colorado Health Foundation. They worked closely with me, as Executive Director, to design and implement a research study about perceptions of mental health. Their findings supported our work tremendously. The report was provided in an easy to understand presentation that guided our organizations and our partners as we navigated a challenging storytelling project. Their sensitivity and kindness during the focus group sessions was essential to a positive outcome. I highly recommend CRA for your research project.”

Jessica Schneider
Executive Director

Stories Without Borders

“David and Scott’s ability to grasp new policy areas is quite impressive. They are able to take abstract concepts and reframe them in a way that is digestible to everyday Coloradans. This is a critical component of what we do at Healthier Colorado – making sure that citizens understand and can advocate for policies that impact themselves and their families.”

Kate Stigberg 
Senior Director

Healthier Colorado


About us

We’re Coloradans by choice. Scott via Los Angeles and San Francisco, and David via Detroit and New York. We met in graduate school while earning our PhDs in Communication at CU Boulder and have been collaborating for nearly a decade.

Get to know us...

David Shaw, PhD

Author: Joan Didion
Subscription: Sunset
Happy Dance: “Holiday” – Madonna
Binge TV Show: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Take Me to Dinner: Q House
Pour Me a Drink: Tito’s and soda
My Dog: Fillmore

Scott Webber, PhD

Author: Don DeLillo
Subscription: The New Yorker
Happy Dance: “Bodys” – Car Seat Headrest
Binge TV Show: The Wire
Take Me to Dinner: Rudy’s BBQ
Pour Me a Drink: Sazerac
My Dog: The Dooker

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