I am a creative writer. I can come up with angles to talk with and engage audiences. I have strong interpersonal skills and work with a wide variety of people, both in person and remotely.
My skills include:
◆ Writing and Editing Press Releases
◆ Ghostwriting Articles for Web
◆ Strategic Communications
◆ Media Relations
◆ TV and Radio Producer
◆ Voice-Over Artist
◆ Video and Audio Editing
◆ Creation and Implementation of Graphics
◆ Publication Design Copyrighting and Layout for newsletters (Constant Contact, MailChimp)
◆ Public Relations
◆ Social Media Content Writer and Manager
◆ Customer Relations
◆ Event Planning
I grew up in Texas and my upbringing was spent learning about life and politics from the legislators in Austin. I jokingly say I learned to walk on the floor of the House of Representatives! I learned my love for storytelling there; listening to all of the Representatives talk about their constituents and districts. I crafted my own storytelling in college and then after my degree in communications worked in music business, radio, television, public relations and government relations. Through these positions I learned to write, edit and produce shows, blogs, social media and web content. Since I have been on both sides of the news desk, I have the ability for getting earned media in difficult times. During COVID-19, I created a social media and earned media campaign that resulted in several television placements and one magazine placement.
Creative storytelling is my passion. I believe the best content should do one of three things:
Break your heart
Change your mind
Tell you a story
If I can do all three of those; I know I have hit a home run!
I am open to opportunities where creativity is embraced and encouraged. I enjoy working with a company I believe in and where I can create positive change. Some of my most favorite roles have been working in servant leadership companies or non-profits because I love using my gifts and abilities to make a difference in someone's life.
I spent about 4 years freelancing while I took care of my son who has autism. During that time I learned how to manage educational and medical schedules, navigate different meetings to manage his care. I have a heart for special needs as a result. Although those were the hardest years, I would not trade them for anything!
People ask me where do I see myself in 5 years and I answer that 5 years ago I did not see myself where I am now! I don't think it's wrong to plan, but I certainly am able to pivot when things don't look the way I envisioned them. So in 5 years, I would love to be on a beach and write underneath an umbrella. Maybe not every day, but a few weeks out of the year.