About Me

I love people and companies and organizations and helping them communicate their messages effectively. I have 18 years of experience in all aspects of public relations and marketing communications as well as creative writing for business, consumer and internal audiences and I work with organizations of all types to help them achieve their communications and media relations objectives. When I’m not living the PR dream, I freelance write for area media outlets including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis At HomeTown & Style, Missouri Life magazine, STLParent and KDHX.

I began my public relations career at the St. Louis office of Weber Shandwick Worldwide – one of the world’s largest public relations agencies – where I spent four years on the PR front lines, honing my skills with the national media on such major accounts as Miller Brewing Company, The Scotts Company lawn and garden manufacturers, Nestle Purina and the Federal Reserve Bank, among others.

I then spent two years delving into the rewarding world of non-profit communications, managing all marketing and public relations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Gateway Area Chapter, where I developed strong relationships with the local and regional media through large-scale fundraising events and client programs. I then returned to the agency world as an Account Supervisor in the public relations division of Adamson Advertising, focusing on both business-to-business and consumer PR accounts, as well as new business efforts. I also served as PR Manager for Maritz, Inc., overseeing PR initiatives for multiple business units of this $1.27 billion revenue private company.

In 1997 I decided to strike out on my own as an independent public relations specialist and immediately embarked on what was probably the highlight of my career –  an unforgettable six-month stint serving as Media and Communications Manager for Gunther von Hagens’ record-breaking BODY WORLDS 3 exhibition during its first run at the Saint Louis Science Center.

A mother of two beautiful girls, I continue to work as an independent communications professional, serving businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, from small, local restaurants to non-profits to ad/marketing agencies, as well as large corporate clients.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia (GO TIGERS!), where I completed my bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing. I also completed a master’s degree in Media Communications – Public Relations from Webster University here in St. Louis, graduating with honors.

Contact me today to find out more about how I can help your brand or organization.

My Resume – in .pdf format