I have been telling stories through writing for my entire life. It is what I do. It is what I enjoy doing. I have written in many different formats and on many varied subjects.
This portfolio page focuses on my non-fiction writing. Click here if you want to know more about my fiction writing.
I have an undergraduate film degree from Emerson College and a Master’s degree in Information Management (MSIM) from the University of Washington. My experience as a filmmaker helps me to write in both a concise and visual manner while my training in information management has gave me the language to write about technology and information policy.
My main areas of focus are:
–Blog and Feature Articles
Transform Your Content Into an Asset
For the past three years, I have also been a information management consultant focusing on taxonomy, information architecture and content strategy. Please check out the website of my consulting practice to learn more.
It’s not only about what you say and how you say it anymore. You also need to ask where the content is and whether it can be found when it is needed!
Do you need someone who can not only help tell your story but make sure people can find it? Let’s talk.
While you are waiting to hear back from me, please take a look at some of the articles I have written.
Taxonomy, Information Architecture and Information Management Articles
Guest Post for FellSwoop’s blog: Visualizing A Taxonomy Using Tree Testing
Effective Taxonomy Governance: Three-Part Series for Term Management’s Blog.
Links to Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.
I also was a ghost writer on portions of a paper on mobile app strategy that has been presented for publication to the Society of Information Management’s Advanced Practices Council.
Northwest Catholic is the magazine of the Archdiocese of Seattle with a monthly circulation of 125,000. I wrote online-only articles for the website in 2014, and an article on Our Lady of the Rock Monastery that was the cover story in the July/August 2015 print edition.
Ora et Labora: On Shaw Island, Benedictine nuns share lives of work, prayer and hospitality
Organist honored for fifty years of liturgical music-making: A parish in Federal Way, WA celebrated the amazing milestone of their wonderful organist.
Evangelizing ‘green:’ Our Lady of Guadalupe parish adds solar panels: A parish in West Seattle is way ahead of the curve when it comes to saving energy- and money.
Going against the flow: Teenager makes a stand for her beliefs while still taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Bringing good news to detainees: A woman who brings recycled Catholic magazines- and the Eucharist- to detainees at ICE facility in Western Washington.
Riding for the Lord: Bikers get a blessing before going on a ride to raise money for Wounded Warriors.
Brewing up help for the needy: An interesting fundraiser held annually by the St. Vincent de Paul conference of St. Francis Xavier Mission in Toledo, WA.
I have written nearly 50 feature articles and blog posts for the Ballard News-Tribune, a Seattle neighborhood paper.
What Happened to Sunset Bowl?: This article was featured in the 3/18/13 edition of The Daily Troll, an aggregation of the most interesting Seattle-area stories of the day as picked by the editors of Crosscut.com.
McDermott debates…but not with the right person: Part of my 2012 WA-7th Congressional District election coverage.
Goodbye, Viking Tavern!: Lamenting the closing of a local institution and discussing the issues around the densification of the Ballard neighborhood.
Alternative comic legend calls Ballard home: An interview with Peter Bagge.
Who or what is SALWT?: A report on the mysterious religious cult that lived on a compound that was transformed into Kirke Park.
Check out the complete list of my articles for the Ballard News-Tribune.
In August 2013, I participated in the GORUCK Challenge and wrote a blog post about my training regimen and the experience. It is by far and away the most popular post on my blog and is read by hundreds of people each month across the US and Canada.
Report on Sawin’s and Williams Ponds In 2003, I delivered a report to the Watertown (MA) Conservation Commission on the environmental history of a polluted waterway and wetland in my hometown. The report led to a guest column on the subject in the Watertown TAB newspaper. 11 years later, I still get comments about this work.