I help organizations find their story, connect with their values and create meaningful change.
Oregon grown. I love where I live. I am committed to finding common ground, positive momentum and fascinating stories within everyday life. My career spans multiple venues, from strategic communications to TV writer and producer to community advocate (and everything in between).
Today I work at Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce as vice president, strategic communications. I lead the team managing all points of external and internal communications.
My “first” career was in TV news & production. As a producer and assignment editor for KPTV-Fox 12 in Portland, Oregon and at local NBC-affiliate, KGW.com. My contributions to these award-winning local news stations formed a resilient and dedicated work ethic that’s hard to shake.
From project management, to collaborative engagement, to utilizing communications tools to build a thriving community (from building a brand, writing and publishing reports and newsletters, to website creation & development, social media management and more), I love diving in to get things done.
The urge to be involved and engaged in my community is a force that drives me. I serve as PTA president for my daughter’s high school and previously served in the same role at her middle school. I’ve participated in racial equity training from Center for Equity and Inclusion. I served as representative for SE Portland on the city of Portland Parks Bureau Budget Advisory Committee; Community Representative on the city-wide advisory group for Central City 2035, a long range plan for growth in Portland’s inner city; eight years as a neighborhood board member at Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood District (Development).
In between it all, I find my fun in running (NYC marathon=(third) best day of my life), and exploring Oregon’s beautiful outdoors with my family. A trained Pet Partner with my yellow lab Salty, we enjoy visiting residents at a neighborhood memory care facility.
Requests to meet are welcomed and encouraged by friends old and new. Email me!