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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado State University Department of Technical Journalism
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