My Story

Currently, I’m a community strategist for a bunch of awesome nonprofits, associations, and companies who run their online communities on the Personify Community platform. I design and configure mission-driven social spaces where constituents can collaborate, advocates can report in their efforts, volunteers can organize, and product users can create shared culture and amplify successes. I also work with organizations post-implementation to extend event life cycles into digital spaces, design welcome tours and application processes, and develop campaigns and content strategies for wildly different occasions, environments, and members.

From 2010 until 2017, I was the sole keeper of the Online Writing Lab (OWL; now part of the Writing Center) at St. Edward's University. This role incorporated instructional design, understanding and improving user experiences, writing blog content, creating web and marketing copy, developing e-learning resources and documentation, and publishing social media content.

As a freelance editor and writer, I’ve scaffolded content for B2B content marketing blog posts, white papers, and e-books for Affintus. For Howcast, I wrote short video scripts on topics ranging from how to make coffee (which I already knew how to do) to how to dance the paso doble (which I didn't).

I’ve also worked in K–12 publishing, academic nonfiction, and arts journalism. My MA in publishing and writing is from Emerson College, and I completed my BA in English and journalism at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.