I follow my passions, and by doing so have enjoyed a diverse career in writing, education, midwifery, administration, and project management.
I bring a unique, practical, relevant viewpoint to my work. I'm an award-winning writer who can find a story anywhere. I'm a reliable team-builder with experience in collaboration, development, and process improvement. I have a strong history with maternal child health, having worked as a licensed midwife for 20 years, and as an adjunct faculty instructor for a national midwifery college for more than a decade.
INDUSTRIES & CLIENTS
Associated Press, Minnesota Monthly, Good Housekeeping, Midwifery Today, Mothering, Parenting, Cabin Life Magazine, Log & Timberframe Living, New Moon Magazine, Compass Point Books, Sportsman's Connection, The BumpRoom, Midwives Alliance of North America, The Freedom Forum Foundation, Innovate Minnesota, Healthline.com, Rebellious!, Family Handyman, MinnPost, Project Optomist
AREAS OF INTEREST
Women’s health, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenting, children, mental health, addiction/recovery, environmental science, outdoors, nature, social justice, gardening, travel, higher education.
WRITING & EDITING
Advertising & web copy, book author, magazine editing, proposals, white papers, background papers, reports, reviews, editorial & opinion pieces, executive messaging, press releases, magazine & newspaper reporting, technical writing, editorial project management. 5+ years experience as a college Writing Lab Director.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I reside in Minnesota, where I have a small off-grid cabin in the far northern forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I have four grown sons/men who travel the world and send home amazing stories and pictures. I love to snorkel the Caribbean, spend summers on the screen porch, and walk with my dog.
I follow the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. In all my work, I hold myself to high standards of accountability and transparency.