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Content Storyteller

About Me

If there's one thing I know, it's good writing. I've studied it. I've taught it. I've practiced it. Using storytelling skills honed during my M.F.A. in Creative writing, I've crafted quality content — including web copy, articles, press releases, media kits, and blog posts — for brands, non-profits, and journals alike.

When I taught college-level composition, I would tell my students that writing effectively means knowing your audience. As a communications specialist for universities and a writer for public relations agencies, I targeted my content to maximize its influence, fitting each piece together to tell a brand's larger story. 

Because I love stories.

Good web content is like a story: it brings together various devices to enthrall a reader with it's narrative. Like the characters, setting, and dialogue in a novel, pieces of content serve various functions but convey the same overarching brand themes and voice. 

If you want quality web content, I'm your guy. If you want novel recommendations, I can do that too. If you want to see photos of my really cute dog, you better believe I'll send them. 

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My Writing Samples

OSU Experience Homepage Copy

Homepage encouraging student involvement and connection. I wrote all homepage content myself and collaborated with colleagues on the content for subpages.


Business Analytics Agency Web Copy

Webpage detailing Cal Poly's new Business Analytics Agency for use in promotion and fundraising.


Cal Poly Faculty Research Press Release

Press release promoting faculty research in local and national media markets.


Media Kits for Portland-Area Food and Beverage Companies

Press releases, staff bios, company overviews, and web copy for various craft food and beverage companies. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, this work is confidential.


Guest Blog Post on Personal Finance Website

1,200-word "listicle" post on the best deals at Sam's Club for The Markdown Market. Wrote four total guest posts for this blog.


Oregon State University Web Article

In-depth article featuring student employees in OSU's Open Source Lab.



Communications Specialist, Orfalea College of Business

I engage 27,000 alumni and 3,100 current students through webpage content, magazine articles, newsletters, emails, direct mail, social media, and more.

Company: California Polytechnic State University

I worked there from 7/2018 until now

Communications Assistant, Student Affairs

Encouraged student involvement and success by crafting and disseminating compelling web and social media stories.

Company: Oregon State University

I worked there from 9/2016 until 6/2018

Public Relations Intern

Crafted press releases, media kits, social media strategy, pitches and more for corporate clients in the food, beverage and health industries.

Company: Watershed Communications

I worked there from 5/2017 until 9/2017

Content I Write