Writer (Web Content, Fiction, Poetry)
Digital Marketing Strategist
I am a professional writer, online business development coach, and digital marketing strategist, with over 15 years of full-time agency and corporate experience in business copywriting, organic SEO, search engine marketing, and design and management of WordPress websites and online stores.
I also enjoy helping nonprofits focused on bettering human and animal lives, with discounted design and digital marketing services.
As a digital marketing professional, my skills include:
• Strategizing, curating, and search-optimizing multimedia content and update websites via WordPress CMS. Also supported: Squarespace, Weebly and Wix websites.
• Working solo, or with other talented design professionals, to craft visually stunning, mobile-friendly standard and e-commerce WordPress websites.
• Developing, managing, and supporting clients’ day-to-day website needs, digital marketing, and online sales initiatives with fast response times and a dedication to superior customer service.
The creative powerhouses I’ve worked with on a freelance basis for design and marketing projects include internationally-renowned, award-winning horror/science fiction entertainment professionals, VFX artists, musicians, writers, performance and visual artists, entrepreneurs, genre film festivals and more.
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I grew up a horseback riding, poetry scribbling, KROQ listening beach creature in southern California through the ’80s and ’90s. I lived in Minneapolis, MN for fourteen years and Austin, TX for seven years. I am currently based in Riverside, CA.
At one interesting point in my life, I traveled overseas and disappeared–a two-month adventure turned into two years. While traveling through Europe, I visited Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Munich, Vienna, Strasbourg, Le Havre, Sheffield and London, England and scores of other unsung locations off the beaten path.
While in Ireland, I visited: Rosslare, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Galway, Lisdoonvarna, Ennis, Dublin, and many more locales. I ended up going offgrid and lived in a wee coastal town in County Clare. I worked in pubs and restaurants, hiked around the Burren moonscape, read things, wrote things, and hitchhiked up and down the west coast.
Education & Training
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bachelor of Arts: Honors, English & Creative Writing
Magna cum Laude
Minor: Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature with focus on horror, Gothic and science fiction literature and film theory. Additional studies in feminism, fairy tales, and folklore.
Activities and Societies: Golden Key International Honour Society, Dean’s List, College of Liberal Arts Honor Society
University of Saint Thomas
Mini-MBA, Nonprofit Management
Course included: Accounting, Budgeting, Employment Law, Ethics, Fundraising, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Legal Issues, Governance, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Supervision and Leadership, Volunteer Management, Personal Leadership in Action