I began my writing career after graduating with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.
Things started firing up when I was named editor of the University of Florida Today magazine. There, I had the good fortune of collaborating with a committed team of writers, graphic designers and photographers, achieving award-winning results, with recognition from the Washington, D.C.-based Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Florida Magazine Association.
I subsequently entered the freelance world as a writer, editor and editorial consultant. This allowed me to write for a broad range of publications encompassing higher education, business, consumer lifestyle and more. During this time, I also wrote my first feature film, Captiva Island, a coming-of-age family adventure that was produced and distributed to worldwide television audiences. So, that was cool!
I went on to co-found and manage a nimble multimedia production firm in South Florida, iQ Media Group, where I also worked as a writer-producer. The company specialized in web development, digital media creation, commercial video production and publication management.
Concurrently, I was a key member of a scrappy B2B tech startup producing medical news for streaming media delivery to subscriber consumer health sites in conjunction with Reuters Health — an incredible learning experience.
When an opportunity arose for our family at the University of Washington, we relocated from Florida to Seattle, and I seized the chance to concentrate on creative writing, producing award-winning screenplays and penning my first novel.
My recent work also includes writing to advance the mission of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation; concept development and writing for BORN, a global creative agency based in London; and writing a range of content for a physician-led startup in the San Francisco Bay area focused on using virtual reality to relieve anxiety, depression and chronic pain among patients in assisted-care facilities.
Always eager to learn and expand my skills, in addition to traditional journalism and narrative storytelling, I’ve earned a certificate in professional technical writing from the Continuum College at the University of Washington, with a concentration in consumer-facing content.
When not working, I enjoy college sports, cycling and recording music in a small home studio. I’ve also been known to dabble in the local improv scene and jump out of perfectly good airplanes.