I am a writer, editor and photographer.

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

My educational background includes 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.

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

  • East County Magazine (writing and photography)
  • 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)

In addition to photography and writing, my personal passions include nature, animals, the disabled, social justice, civil rights, arts and crafts, gardening, and community.

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)

• PPA (Professional Photographers of America)

• CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)

Software Expertise:

• Photoshop

• Adobe Lightroom

• Adobe Bridge

• Adobe InDesign

• WordPress

• Apple iMovie

* Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint

• Dreamweaver

• Corel Painter