After graduating from Washington State University in 1992, I began pitching stories to magazines and newspapers across the Northwest. I collected more rejection notices than paychecks the first few years, but the experience honed my writing, editing, and research skills, and set me on a path. In 1994, I landed a job with a publishing house and co-authored Washington for the Curious: A By-the-Highway Guide as well as three Northwest hiking guides. And I’ve been writing professionally ever since.

I now focus on helping businesses of all sizes build their brands and sharpen their marketing outreach. This involves listening closely to clients and discovering what makes them unique. I then translate our conversations into website copy, blog posts, articles, case studies, ad copy, and other marketing content to help them thrive.

I’ve held many fascinating jobs over my career, and writing and storytelling are the common threads running through them all. I’ve been a book editor at Amazon.com, a communications specialist at Corbis and MG2 Architecture, the project manager of a traveling environmental education and film production company, and owned and operated Screaming Mimi’s Music on Vashon Island, WA. Please get in touch to discuss your next project. I look forward to working with you.

Experience

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014

Communications Specialist, MG2 Architecture

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

Full-time Freelance Writing and Editing

Nov 2008 - Dec 2010

Project Manager, The Elements Tour

Apr 2007 – Sep 2008

Communications Specialist, Corbis Corporation

Jun 2001 – Apr 2007

Freelance Writing and Editing
Owner & Operator, Screaming Mimi’s Music Store

Jan 1997 – Jun 2001

Book Editor, Amazon.com