About

I am a writer, editor and photographer. My passion is documenting life and telling authentic stories through words and images.

As a communications expert with more than 30 years of professional experience, I have specialized in university communications, publishing, corporate communications and grant writing.

I hold a master of science degree in mass communication and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from San Diego State University. I had the great fortune of returning to my alma mater in a professional position in 1998, where I served as the communications director for the Division of Student Affairs. I retired from SDSU in 2013 and since then, I have been working on numerous freelance projects. I returned to SDSU as a retired annuitant in 2016 on a part-time, temporary basis, and continue in that role today.

I have provided freelance writing, editing and photography services for several organizations, including:

  • East County Magazine (writing and photography)
  • The Descanso Town Hall Association
  • The Cleveland National Forest Foundation (web content and social media outreach)
  • San Diego State University (intensive editing and photography)
  • Togally, LLC (blog writing, editing and photography)
  • Pisces Dance Project (photography)
  • San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN), as Vice President for Communications and Marketing, 2014 – 2015 (board position in which I also provide photography, writing and editing duties)
  • Family, event, graduating seniors and wedding photography

My professional marketing communications experience includes:

  • Higher education
  • Health care/medical
  • Financial services
  • Entertainment, including casino marketing
  • Small business marketing
  • Feature articles, press releases, blogging and grant writing

Professional Organization Membership:

  • SD/PEN (San Diego Professional Editors Network), 2014 and 2015 Vice President of Communications and Marketing
  • SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink
  • NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)/Kelby One
  • PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
  • CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)

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