Experience & Awards

Owner, Write Now Communications, LLC

With 20 years of writing and communications experience, I specialize in working with non-profits, small businesses and government entities on their communications efforts. I work with clients on such tasks as developing comprehensive communication plans, writing press releases and stories, coordinating social media, creating publications, blogging, and photography. My goal is to tell the story of the client to connect with target audiences.

Owner, Southeast Aurora News

Southeast Aurora News was a micro-blog site covering zip codes 80015 and 80016. This is a portion of the Denver suburbs where many entities converge including Aurora, Centennial, Foxfield and unincorporated Arapahoe County. I wrote stories, conducted interviews, took photographs, sold advertising, managed the WordPress website, learned more about Search Engine Optimization, and worked with Google analytics and Google Adsense.

Communications Specialist,  Cherry Creek School District

Editor of the award-winning annual report, calendar and Getting to Know Us brochure. Chair for the employee recognition committee, helping to creating the popular All Star Awards program to honor classified personnel in Cherry Creek Schools. Writing, photography, social media.

Communications Specialist, Aurora Public Schools

Public Information Specialist, Colorado Division of Wildlife

Wrote and edited press releases, stories for Colorado Outdoors magazine, and hunting and fishing brochures. Covered Wildlife Commission meetings, accompanied biologists into the field to take photographs and write stories about research projects.

Reporter,  The Fort Collins Coloradoan


General assignment reporter, cops reporter, education reporter, intern. Conducted interviews, reviewed records, wrote stories.

 

Recent Awards

Colorado State University Department of Technical Journalism

2011 Cammy Award for Southeast Aurora News

2010 Cammy Award for photography and school district publications

2009 Cammy Award for school district publications

National School Public Relations Association – 2010 Awards

Award of Merit – Cherry Creek School District Shareholders Report

Award of Merit – “Energy Star” Identity/Image package

Award of Merit – “Investing in Excellence” Identity/Image package

Colorado School Public Relations Association – 2010 Awards

Award of Excellence – Cherry Creek School District Shareholders Report

Award of Excellence – Cherry Creek School District Master Calendar

Award of Excellence – Identity Package, “Design, Build, Achieve”

Award of Excellence – Marketing Materials, “Getting to Know Us”

Award of Excellence – “Summer Learning” advertisement

Award of Merit – “Nutrition” advertisement

Award of Merit – “Veteran’s Day” feature photo