Please allow me to introduce myself.
My first three novels, Metal Heart, Tin Road, and Iron Curtain, were self-published and are included in the Multnomah County Library Writers Project collection. My fourth novel, Astrid vs. the Asteroid, is currently in revision mode.
Editor and Publishing Professional
I am a full-time editor with The Community Company where I edit thought-leadership articles for publications like Forbes, Inc., and The Business Journals. I served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press, responsible for shepherding authors through the editorial process while simultaneously managing production schedules for a dozen manuscripts.
As a Graduate Outreach Assistant in Book Publishing, I helped coordinate and host a dozen events including the Transmit Culture series, the 2020 Oregon Writers of Color Showcase with Literary Arts, and the Book Publishing Career Skills Weekend. I also led two digital fundraising campaigns that resulted in the creation of the Student Travel Fund for the Book Publishing program.
Before pivoting to publishing, I spent the last seven years in marketing and communications focused on content creation where I honed and strengthened my skills in digital media design including photography, videography, website design, and social media strategy.
Prior to that I worked with AmeriCorps programming for nearly a decade, first as an elementary reading tutor in the Washington Reading Corps, and then as a member support coordinator with the Northwest Service Academy, an environmental education organization.
I'm a Pacific Northwest local, born and raised. I have an MA in Publishing and a BA in English from Portland State University where I served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press. I currently work as an Associate Editor for The Community Company. I have a wide variety of skills to offer, but my true passion is grounded in writing and editing.
I have over 20+ years of professional experience, with a wide variety of skills that would benefit any author, agent, or organization interested in working with me.