Passion for Precision, Creativity, and Communication
From experimental personal writing to freelance work for clients, I’ve had the opportunity to create and edit projects for a variety of audiences. I thrive on creative challenges and enjoy building strong relationships along the way with co-workers and clients alike. Explore my work history and samples below, and contact me directly to learn more about my writing and editing services.
Dog training and behavior is my other passion, and while I have turned my focus to content creation, I still offer limited private dog training and behavior consultations in North Seattle and the surrounding area. Contact me to learn more about booking a dog training session or behavior consultation.
Southern New Hampshire University — M.A. English and Creative Writing, 2014
University of Washington — B.A. International Relations: Latin American Studies, 2007
Graduate of the Aggression in Dogs Master Course
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGIST,
CERTIFIED DOG TRAINER,
CANINE BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT
Lake Forest Park, Wa
January 2019 - Present
Create and curate content for PreventiveVet.com, with a focus on making dog health, safety, training, and behavior resources easy to understand and accessible for all pet owners.
Multiple media appearances to promote dog safety, training, and behavior topics with local news networks.
BLUE COLLAR DOGHOUSE
January 2014 - January 2019
Ensured dog safety during dog daycare and grooming appointments. Supervised and ensured staff safety, adherence to company policies, staff morale and continued education. Provided customer service to a variety of clients with different needs. Management duties included payroll, scheduling, retail management and ordering, marketing, customer engagement and retainment, and social media management. Created a multi-level dog training program with group classes, day training, and individual training.
August 2014 - Present
Offer proofreading, copy editing, and ghost writing services to clients with varied requirements, subjects, and project lengths. Completed projects include: curriculum, video/media scripts, e-books, dissertation papers, industry reports, medical education research, and more.
2014 - 2016
Acted as Acquisitions Editor for an independent publisher and collaborated with multiple authors throughout the entire publishing process. Contributed original fiction to published anthologies.
BRIX WINE CAFE
September 2008 - December 2013
Provided excellent customer service to ensure repeat customers. Managed front of house operations and provided a line of communication between kitchen staff and floor staff.
PAWLOGIC DOG TRAINING
February 2011 - April 2013
Started and successfully operated a positive-reinforcement dog training program and dog walking services. Created curriculum, built successful marketing campaigns, and provided individual training sessions, large group classes, and seminars.
HEAVY RESTAURANT GROUP
June 2003 - May 2008
Created and organized Heavy Restaurant Group’s donations program, reviewed donation requests and helped in decision-making process with Managing Co-partner. Provided office support for all corporate staff, with a focus on the Managing Co-Partner, Human Resources Department, and the Accounting and Operations Management.