Being decision-focused is my mantra.

I have earned national acclaim as a writer, podcaster, executive producer and communications professional who has an exceptional talent for distilling complex information into clear and concise messages. For 28 years, I’ve worked in the public relations and communication field preparing high-end collateral pieces from strategy to production, managing electronic and hard-copy publications and corporate messages, as well as audio and video that meet aggressive deadlines and drive success. Delivering those messages to diverse audiences with informed intention is a priority.

In my 11+ year as executive director of communications & marketing for Clark College Foundation , I provided public relation assessments, strategic planning, solutions and evaluation. I was in charge of all internal and external content, advertising, audio and visual media production and overall brand management. I was also the editor in chief of Clark Partners magazine, a 28-page alumni publication, and the producer of Penguin Chats, Clark College Foundation’s podcast series.

As a senior executive practitioner, I solve daily problems with honesty and the highest of ethical standards, while bringing an inner drive to be successful and seek continuous improvement. I earned my APR in 2018.

Awards

Other Professional Work & Community Volunteerism
    • President, PRSA Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 2023
    • DEI Committee, PRSA Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 2019-present
    • National judge, PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards, 2019-present
    • District judge, Institutional Awards, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII, 2015-2018
    • Sorella Forte, women’s cycling club, current webmaster and former board member
    • Wilderness Rescue Team, former member
    • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, former president of the board
    • North Carolina Outward Bound, former assistant instructor
    • Editor in chief of Oregon Health News, a health care business news source that reported on the dynamics of health care financing, delivery and policy. Transformed the publication from a two-color, printed newsletter to a modern Web site with breaking news, rotating content, graphics, special supplements, columns and white papers.
    • Editor of Thomas Magazine, a Thomas College alumni publication that explored higher education in New England. Rejuvenated the magazine with a fresh layout and compelling stories such as an Iraqi student’s escape from war to an American college and the reasons why women earn more collegiate degrees than men.
    • Created comprehensive, capital and referendum campaign materials for Clark College Foundation, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Thomas College.
    • Wrote original stories for College Planning & Management Magazine
    • Produced online medical news for MDiTV.com
    • Assistant editor at Service News, a former business-to-business publication probing the computer service industry.
Education
      • Accreditation in public relations (APR)
      • Bachelor’s in journalism, University of Maine
      • Master’s in women’s studies, Eastern Michigan University
      • Certification in core and corrective exercise, Clark College
      • Licensed emergency medical technician with a background serving rural communities
      • Trained in wilderness rescue techniques
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