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Whether your current project is a brief blog post or an annual report, a video script or copy for a website overhaul, I can help you organize your thoughts, research your topic and create messages that speak to your audience — from person-on-the-street to policymaker.

Brief background

I have served as a consultant for businesses and citizens groups, providing research, writing and strategic communications services, and facilitating public involvement related to complex issues, including an interstate bridge and a tribal casino. I also have worked as a communications manager in public relations and community engagement for a K-12 education services co-op, where I helped school districts tell their stories, connecting them with families, staff and patrons, helping pass levies and explain education policy, and providing crisis communication services.

Additionally, I have taught yoga in business, church and private settings, and at the YMCA.

I bring a quarter century of writing/communication experience to every project, drawing on my background in public relations, journalism, creative writing and science writing — plus degrees in biology (BA), mass communication (MA) and creative writing/nonfiction (MFA), and yoga instructor certification.

Past projects include:


  • news releases
  • fact sheets
  • letters
  • brochures
  • op-ed pieces
  • newspaper articles
  • magazine stories
  • voter guides
  • reports
  • analyses
  • advertising copy
  • governmental resolutions
  • literary essays
  • book-length memoir (The Same Moon, Camphor Press, 2020)
  • anthology chapter (“An Unexpected Retreat,” Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan, Camphor Press, 2020)


  • blog posts
  • website copy
  • website redesign project management
  • website maintenance and updates
  • social media posts and account management
  • video scripts and project management
  • radio scripts


  • Yoga for Cube Dwellers — 15 minute yoga breaks designed for office (and home) workers
  • presentations (writing and presenting)
  • internal/external communication campaigns
  • crisis communication
  • public information officer services
  • communication plans
  • communications audits
  • Memoir writing classes (online)

Let’s make every word count.