An award-winning journalist and features writer, I have nearly 20 years of professional writing experience. I also have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit leadership from Grand Valley State University. I enjoyed a rewarding career as a beat reporter at three community newspapers, covering education, arts and entertainment, religion, health and human services, hard news, general assignments, and a wide variety of features on community events and everyday people. You name it – I’ve probably written about it. I’m also a certified Total Control Wellness instructor and have a personal interest in women’s health and alternative and holistic health. I enjoy walking, hiking, yoga, generally being outdoors, and going to the beach; it’s why I tolerate the winters in West Michigan.
Journalist. Storyteller. Copywriter. Creative content provider. Whatever you want to call it, I’m proud to work with words to give a voice to the voiceless or give voice to your brand. My services encompass traditional journalism, blog posts, B2B and marketing content, ghostwriting, editing and more. Yes, I’m trying to change the world one story at a time.
As a newspaper reporter, covering nonprofits convinced me to study the field as a graduate student. But the glory days of splashy section-front centerpieces are gone. Nonprofits are doing more with less and can no longer rely on local media to get their message out. That’s where I can help shine a light on your success. Why not hire a media professional?
In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, human interactions – the smiles, laughter, tears, eye contact and affection – are being lost to email, Facebook and texting. My goal is to preserve the memorable moments of your life the good old-fashioned way: In story form. You won’t regret leaving a lasting legacy. Let’s get to work telling your story.