writing & editing »
My pride and joy has been writing for Seattle music blog Rain City Ambience, where I stayed busy posting news, album reviews, show recaps, op ed pieces, and event previews over the years.
After just over a year of diligently writing and coordinating with PR, bands, and fellow staff members, I earned the role of Managing Editor. I work with and manage a handful of crack writers, reviewers, photographers, and interviewers to cover the best in music in the Pacific Northwest and otherwise.
leadership & team building »
I have professionally managed direct reports for about eight years, starting from my second major role at RacerMate managing marketing and web development teams. I’ve always enjoyed working with people, and team-building and unity are natural concepts for me.
Since then, I’ve been honored to manage (and even co-found!) entire companies like Sinasoid and Squatch Design Co., each time imparting part of myself to ensure an enjoyable, productive, and unified work environment.
branding & marketing »
Having trained and worked in the space between design and marketing, my biggest professional passion is branding. Brand evaluation, strength, improvement, and implementation are where I love to work. In recent years, this has manifested as product and program management, aligning in commanding the form and expression of my charges.
social media »
I’ve been on social media since Xanga was a thing. That was middle school for me. I’ve had the privilege of forming, voicing, and planning social media presence and strategy for dozens of companies.
I’d love to share some of what I’ve learned along the way with you.
design eye »
Although this has to do with having a sense for layout and graphics, this could also be construed as ethics. A school year at an award-winning college daily, a fruitful internship at (then) startup nonprofit One Day’s Wages, and a second stint at an ethically sensitive top-20 business program have helped me build a sharp sense for ethical dilemmas, allowing me to catch potentially dangerous ethical situations most others miss. Sensitivity to interpersonal relationships affords me a nose for navigating tricky professional scenarios, a sense that has paid off time and again in my career.
product photography »
A year each in a consumer-faced tech goods company and a triathlete training business shooting and editing product photos with less than professional quality gear means I’m used to generating beautiful images without thousands of dollars of fancy equipment at a reasonable pace. I’ve photographed and edited the cutting edge in mobile device technology, triathlete training equipment, and my personal passion, live music.
Please visit my portfolio for sample images from my professional experience.