I’m currently a Publicist in Portland, OR. I originally began my writing career as a journalist, as the former Managing Editor for Reflections magazine in Bellevue, WA and Roast magazine in Portland, OR, and have been published in Portland Monthly, Bustle, Seattle Met, Roast, and others, and for industries spanning hospitality, wine and spirits, health and beauty, and lifestyle. I was also a contributing editor for The Book of Roast. I spent nearly five years working in the strategy, branding, and digital worlds as a project director, communications manager, and copywriter.
I’m a proud native Oregonian, and hold a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon. When not crafting stories for others, I make up my own by writing fiction, or voraciously reading that dreamt up by others. I’m also one of those “Instagram book reviewers.”
If you have a story to share, I'd love to help you tell it.
From writing press releases, media pitches, social posts, and newsletters, to managing and tracking editorial calendars, media coverage, and local TV appearances, I work closely with hospitality clients to make sure their story is told and reaches the right audience.
Content manager & producer, 2014-2019
Between planning, managing, and creatively developing internal and external marketing communications, I also translated brand strategy into compelling content for clients, created voice and tone, and directed complex brand and digital projects.
Managing editor, 2013-2014
As the managing editor of Roast magazine in Portland, I worked closely with industry professionals and an editorial team to cover topics about the art, science, and business of coffee, managing freelance writers, an editorial board, and copy editors.
As the company's only copywriter, I split my time between developing how b-glowing expressed themselves, and how their 200+ diverse health and beauty brands, like Clarisonic, Eve Lom, and Butter LONDON, spoke their own way.
@Bellevue club + reflections magazine
Comms editor + managing editor, 2011-2013
Here, I conceptualized, planned, and maintained an editorial calendar, while interviewing and researching articles across arts and culture, lifestyle, and health and wellness.
@Design week portland
Monthly, I copy edited DWP's online magazine, The Journal. In 2017-18, I collaborated with event organizers on content development and the DWP team for promotion. In 2016-17, I was the Director of Registration.