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Howdy.

I'm a Colorado-based brand voice consultant and copywriter living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where I spend my free time writing, kayaking, hiking 14ers, hanging out with my dog,Redwood, and thinking about the billions of human, AI and corporate voices that fill our world.

I’m currently taking on new projects/clients, so feel free to hit me up via LinkedIn, UpWork, email or the form at the very bottom. 👍

I’m also a radio DJ on community-supported KRFC. My Monday evening show, “The Wind Down” (6-8 pm MT), is two-hours of chill music designed to help you relax after a busy start to the week. Tell your smart speaker to play KRFC!

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EXPERIENCE

Brand Strategist

STATEN Storyhouse

Fort Collins, Colo.

Building brands in CPG, entertainment, Influencer, emerging tech and beyond. I utilize a proprietary DRAMA method for creating Brand Voice Guides designed to tell stories, connect with consumers and ensure consistency across platforms.

Senior Copywriter & Managing Editor

Lemonade the Agency

Oakland, Calif.

Developed ground-up brands in gaming and tech, launched products for new markets in entertainment, repositioned brands in crisis and helped land Fortune 500 clients with creative thinking and personable pitch skills.

Senior Copywriter

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colo.

Roles with both VP of University External Relations and Dean's Office for College of Agricultural Sciences. Spearheaded a more empathetic rebranding at the College of AgSci to better align with 21st agriculture research and inclusive recruitment goals, and developed crisis communication plans for VP of University External Relations.

Senior Copywriter

New Belgium Brewing

Fort Collins, Colo.

Developed the brand voice and verbal identity for Voodoo Ranger line of beers for launch (now most-popular IPA brand in the US). Specialized in brand storytelling. Managed New Belgium social media, email marketing, blogs and packaging/paid copy for the brewery's entire family of beers.

Copywriter

Advertising Research Foundation

NYC

Copywriter

Wild Rock PR & Marketing

Fort Collins, Colo.

Led the Foundation’s marketing efforts around advertising research, implementing best practices for event marketing, SEO strategies, social media content development and branding.

Developed branding and social media content for clients in outdoor adventure, municipal utilities, government and defense.

Editor

DRAFT Magazine

Phoenix, Ariz.

Reporter

Connection Newspapers

McLean, Va.

Editor and reporter for the (then) largest-circulated magazine covering the intersection of consumer lifestyle and craft beer. Spearheaded content for front-of-book, features well, reviews section and developed popular beer reviews YouTube series.

General assignment newspaper reporter for the (then) largest-circulated local news publisher in the metro Washington, D.C. region. 

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Rates: $75/hour

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