I feel deep in my being I was put on this planet to help others share their journey with the rest of the world, to offer up new perspectives, and to expose different ways of life and thought. I’m a journalist, a question-raiser, idea crusader, and a permanent pupil of this strange and beautiful life. The journalist in me is “on” more often than “off,” and I’m always chasing the desire to create wonder! My mission is to tell soulful stories, inspire a compassionate response, and experiment with raw and revealing writing and visual storytelling while helping to create a community I want to live in. The opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives motivates me to pursue and expose the issues that are most difficult to address and fix, to break down stigmas, and embrace individuals of all walks of life.
Corporate Communications Manager
U.S. Venture | Appleton, WI
2016 - Today
Manage internal communications, media relations and public affairs for a leading distributor of products vehicles consume.
Editor in Chief
RIVER + BAY | Appleton, WI
2016 - 2018
Run an independent online magazine and digital video channel showcasing all things arts and culture in Northeast Wisconsin. Our stories are catalysts that foster community engagement, participation, appreciation and conversation
External Communications Manager & Publications Coordinator
Affinity Health System/Ministry Health Care
2011 - 2016
Editorially managed @Affinity magazine -- Affinity Health System's award-winning quarterly health and wellness publication. Its 24 pages housed compelling patient stories, informative bits, vivid photography and original illustrations (including the covers). Also served as copywriter for internal and external marketing materials.
Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Double major in Journalism & English