I'm public relations professional who provides strategic communication direction for everything from large-scale, politically sensitive projects and issues to crisis communications to daily PR tasks. I'm also skilled at increasing engagement and growing followership on goverment-run social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. I'm an incredibly efficient, versatile professional who can excel at any task, whether it's project management or policy development. If something absolutely must be done, and done right, I'm the person coworkers and supervisors turn to.
During the SR 530 landslide in March 2014, I managed Snohomish County's social media accounts and created the popular #530slide hashtag to manage information and dispel rumors. I've been asked to speak to numerous local and state groups regarding effective use of social media for crisis communications, and have partnered with local university professors to share my experiences for upcoming case studies and textbooks. I've also managed crisis communication efforts for a high-profile school shooting and a politically sensitive regional protest.
I’m also the person everyone turns to for writing and editing advice - and not just because I have the AP styleguide partially memorized. Before entering public service, I was a daily newspaper copy editor. I was also one of the best writers at WSDOT and have the agency's 2012 “best press release” award to prove it. To top it off, I'm an experienced photographer, dabble in graphic design, and can shoot, edit and produce video. If you're looking for the best and brightest, I'm it.
Specialties: Social media, crisis communications, media relations, project management, strategic communications planning, project management, policy development, public speaking, web content development, AP style, editing, photography, graphic design, technical writing, feature page design, video editing