I began writing and editing professionally in the 1990s as a part of the growing natural and organic foods movement, after serving as public relations director for Alfalfa’s Market and as a production assistant and scriptwriter for eTown, a syndicated radio show combining music and environmental education. In addition to articles for trade and consumer publications including Yoga Journal, Ms., Natural Foods Merchandiser, Surface Design Journal, EcoSalon.com, and others, I’ve written for some of the natural and organic industry’s most influential companies and organizations.

I authored The Organic Foods Sourcebook (McGraw-Hill, 2001), a consumer guide to the meaning of the organic label and the benefits of organic foods and farming. I was also a senior editor for the original LOHAS Journal, which identified and explored the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability consumer and business segment.

In 2005, I became the organic program director for New Hope Natural Media (now a part of Informa), producers of Natural Products Expo and the industry’s most well-known trade magazines. In that role I conceived, developed programming for, and launched the Organic Summit, a leadership conference for the industry. While building strong partnerships and content resources in the organic community, I also participated as an attendee or speaker at events in England, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, and throughout the United States.

In 2009, I became an editor for books at Interweave, shifting my focus to contemporary textile art and crafts. In 2015 I joined Craftsy, a dynamic startup for innovative online video education classes. NBCUniversal purchased Craftsy in 2017 and the company became Bluprint. My roles included content editor, category editor, subject matter expert, and senior manager of original programming. NBCU closed Bluprint in 2020 because of the global pandemic.

In 2017 I completed a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University’s school of professional studies, and I have a BA in painting, printmaking, and art history, with a minor in philosophy, from Colorado College. I’m still a practicing artist and am a lifelong student of textiles and craft, especially my original Slow Cloth approach to textiles, something I began to develop in 2007 (I maintain a Slow Cloth community page on Facebook). I’m a 25-year student of yoga.

If you believe that your story and your messages matter, I can help you clarify your target audience and craft anything from a business document to a book outline to a communications and media relations plan for the long term. Contact me and let’s talk.

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