Who (am I)?
Here, you can write a brief introduction to your page. This engages your visitors and answers questions they may have about you.
I use stories to incite change, strengthen your organization, and earn you brand loyalty—from employees and customers alike.
THESE ARE FACTS:
- Eight years as a journalist for The Seattle Times
- Seven years as the Communications Manager for one of the largest regional theaters in the country
- Five years as a communications consultant and visual designer for companies like Nike, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wells Fargo, City of Seattle, the Washington State Arts Alliance, The National New Play Network, Kleinfelder, and PeopleFirm
- Winner of the Keene Prize for Literature
- MFA from The University of Texas at Austin
Facts are fine, but it's hard to feel emotionally connected to a fact.
STORIES MAKE US CARE.
In 2013, I left my job as a communications consultant for Nike to move to Texas and get my masters degree in playwriting from The University of Texas at Austin. I imagined my colleagues in the corporate world would think I was crazy, but everyone cheered me on. Come back when you're done, they said. The business world needs better stories.
After finishing graduate school, I started my own business to pair my love of storytelling with my passion for communications and branding. I have a fulfilling artistic practice as a playwright and non-fiction writer. But I am equally passionate about helping others use the skills of storymaking to incite change, reach customers, and gain brand loyalty.
Let's get started.
Who are you?
You're someone with a vision for a way you can contribute to the world. You have an idea or product that needs to reach customers. You're a leader looking for ways to speak internally to your organization. Maybe you're part of a large corporation. Maybe you work for yourself or head up a small business. Maybe you're an artist, too. (Talk to me about discounts). If you have something to say and need help saying it, I'd love to talk.