I began my writing career after graduating with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.
After working as the associate editor of Gulfshore Life magazine in Naples, FL, I was named editor of the University of Florida magazine. There, I had the good fortune of collaborating with a committed team of writers, graphic designers and photographers. We achieved award-winning results, with recognition from the Washington, D.C.-based Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Florida Magazine Association, which named the magazine Best Overall, Best Written and Best Designed in the association category.
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.
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, which earned the Rising Star Award from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.
My recent work also includes writing to advance the mission of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, creating content for a Seattle clean-energy start-up 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 continuing education certificate in technical writing from 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.