Writing

Website Re-design and Content Creation

Visit Tualatin Valley

2013 to Present http://www.tualatinvalley.org

Member of the website re-design team and currently aid in the website's content creation. During the re-design, I was involved in all design/UX meetings, contributed copy for landing pages and featured itineraries, and used Basecamp project management software to keep workflow streamlined.

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

June 2012 to July 2013 http://www.nirsa.org

Part of the website re-design team. My role included working within the WCM (H1 tags, links, content upload, basic html, etc.) in order to make sure that all pages would be ready for the website launch. I also offered input on how to best integrate social media into the new website.

MFA Program, Oregon State University

May 2012 http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/wlf/mfa

Collaborated with the MFA director, head of the English Department, and the Dean of Liberal Arts to create a new MFA in Creative Writing website. After researching other MFA websites, I wrote original copy and mapped website design based on the UX needs of prospective applicants.

Tualatin Valley Samples

Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide

2016 http://www.journalgr ... eWaCounty/

Contributed to the writing and editing of a biennial visitor guide for the Tualatin Valley (Oregon's Washington County). Copywriting included the beer and lodging sections.

Tualatin Valley Facebook Page

July 2013 to Present https://www.facebook ... ?ref=br_rs

Manage all social media for the Washington County Visitors Association (DBA Tualatin Valley). I write seasonal campaigns, click campaigns, and daily promoted and organic posts for the Tualatin Valley visitor experience.

Tualatin Valley Trip Ideas

July 2013 to Present http://tualatinvalley.org/local-favorites/trip-ideas/

Write trip ideas focused on seasonal reasons to visit the region of the Tualatin Valley. Post two to three times per week.

NIRSA Article Samples

Collegiate recreation officials: A different sort of all-star

NIRSA, April 2013 https://nirsa.net/ni ... -all-star/

Wrote a profession-focused profile of sports officials for professional association's newsletter.

NIRSA 2013 Rocks Vegas

March 2013 http://ow.ly/kgmWy

Comprehensive re-cap of the national professional association's annual conference.

Making a jubilee celebration for the Centennial of Collegiate Recreation

February 2013 http://ow.ly/kgn14

As part of a year-long campaign, this article explains how members of this collegiate recreation association can celebrate 100 years of their profession.

Essay and Short Story Publications

When Pigs Fly

Illumination Journal, Fall 2007 https://issuu.com/illumination/docs/fall_2007

Short story.

South Fork

Illumination Journal, Fall 2006

Personal essay. Received a 2006 Wisconsin Alumni Scholarship.