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I’m a resourceful strategist who likes tinkering with new technologies and finding ways to connect them to everyday challenges. I enjoy getting immersed in a good book or a conversation. You’ll often find me traversing Seattle’s eclectic collection of neighborhoods in search of a coffee shop or a community event. I frequently geek out about productivity hacks, city building, and new gadgets.

How I Make A Living

Professionally, I help organizations craft communication messaging and frameworks to articulate their brand’s values and achieve business goals. In the early part of my career, I worked with government organizations and communication consulting agencies ranging from boutique sized shops to international agencies. From 2013 – 2018, I owned and operated Shiba Inu Studio, a business helping brands distill complex messages and cook up creative ways to tell their stories. In this capacity, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with

  • International NGOs
  • Technology companies in various stages
  • Branches of government
  • Hospitality business
  • Social Impact organizations

Past work has included managing communication campaigns for NetHope, an NGO helping leaders change the world through the power of technology, devising digital strategies for Seattle area businesses, and ghostwriting for CEOs and major corporations. I’ve also lead redevelopment and management of web properties and produced events for intimate gatherings and massive meetings. A full breakdown of my CV can be found on my LinkedIn page.

Today I work with Luma Touch, a technology company that produces powerful video editing applications for mobile devices.

From 6 – 11-ish and Weekends

Outside of work hours, I contribute my time to organizations committed to making an impact in communities. I currently serve on the board of Express Credit Union. I’m also a member of the Breakfast Group. Past community organizations I’ve worked with include

  • Social Venture Partners (SVP) Fast Pitch
  • Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution (IGNITE)
  • Citizen University
  • Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
  • American Society for Professional Administration, Evergreen Chapter
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound Chapter

Recreationally, I love to run, read, and routinely connect with friends and family. Also like a good PNW native, I enjoy getting outdoors when there is a sun break and leave Cascadia now and again for new perspectives and insights from far away places.

Want to talk more?

I’m open to meeting new connections to talk about the “next big thing,” swap lessons learned, and laugh at professional gag reels. Send me a message and let’s spark a conversation.