I’m currently a PR Account Manager 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.
pr account manager, current
As a PR Account Manager, I manage ongoing public relations for my clients, including media relations, messaging, content planning, crisis communications, media training and social media.
From writing press releases, media pitches, social posts, and newsletters, to managing and tracking editorial calendars, media coverage, and local TV appearances, I worked closely with hospitality clients.
CoMMS manager & prOJECT DIRECTOR, 2014-2019
Between planning, managing, and creatively developing internal and external marketing communications, I also translated brand strategy into compelling content for clients, and directed 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.
@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
current writer & Volunteer, 2016-2018
Monthly, I interview some of the most badass creators, makers and game changers in Portland. Previously, I copy edited DWP's online magazine, The Journal. I’ve also been volunteering since 2016.