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About Me

I've found, across my career as a public relations professional and an academic, that people often have stories to tell. However, they sometimes simply need help in getting that story to hang together and ring true -- for both them as the storytellers and the audiences they envision reading their story.  


My professional and academic careers have led me to helping people tell their stories, especially as relates to crisis, collaborating with them to tell stories about adversity overcome and lessons learned. The root of all my writing has been telling stories of how people made viable their lives' purpose in the face of constant change. I've helped them make sense of their experiences and then craft those accounts in a way that can assist others.


In over 30 years of writing and editing, whether they are top executives, workers on the front lines, scholars, or the person who delivers the mail to you every day, I have helped each tell their stories.

Industries I Write About

Law & Politics

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Business

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Health & Wellness

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Industrial

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My Writing Samples

School of Nursing Magazine

Developed stories, drafted and edited them as the contributing editor for this publication from 2011-2017

https://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/col-dept/school-nursing/docs/nursing-magazine-fall-2017.pdf

Executive Report for Hampton Roads Region

Co-developed, drafted and edited this report for a multi-stakeholder group.

https://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/col-dept/school-nursing/docs/nursing-magazine-fall-2017.pdf

Trade Article

Sole author piece on crisis/risk management and public relations.

https://www.communication-director.com/issues/hidden-powers-corporate-citizenship-revealed/guiding-light/#.XhcHfkdKiiN

Opinion Article

Sole author piece on crisis/risk management that shows relation to my research/work experience and pressing societal issue.

https://theconversation.com/in-its-anti-medicare-for-all-push-the-health-insurance-industry-pulls-from-an-old-playbook-127966

Experience

Professor, Public Relations

Teach classes related to public relations, journalism and risk/crisis communication. Research and publish in the areas of public relations, journalism, climate change and risk/crisis communication.

Company: University of Colorado - Boulder

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Associate Professor of Communication

Taught classes related to public relations, journalism, media studies, and risk/crisis communication. Research and publish in the areas of public relations, journalism, climate change and risk/crisis communication.

Company: Old Dominion University

I worked there from 7/2005 until 8/2018

Content I Write