I believe stories are the best way to make a meaningful connection. No matter how short or long, a good story teaches us a truth - about others - about ourselves.
My experience and skills encompass directing editorial services, business planning, marketing and communications, brand management, program/project management, and sales. In these capacities, I've written copy for sales presentations, proposals, grants, brochures, advertisements, articles, press releases/media alerts, websites, social media feeds, sales/marketing materials, and new product announcements.
With a deep-seated penchant for back roads, long stories, and quirky hole-in-the-wall cafes, I have a fondness for dramatic irony. After spending my days in marketing and communications, promoting causes and brands for the travel and tourism, technology consulting and the non-profit arts sectors, I headed west in search of the grape (V. Vinifera that is) to work in Napa and Sonoma, California.
Currently, I live in the Boston metropolitan area with my dog, Fig, who prefers sticks to Frisbees. I write fiction.
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Oh yeah, the credentials…I grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA; earned a BA in English at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA; a MS in Integrated Marketing Communications at Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; and a MFA in Fiction Writing & Literature from Bennington Writing Seminars in Bennington, VT.
I'm a Certified Sommelier; have an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust; am a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators; and am a French Wine Scholar with the Wine Scholar Guild.