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FAITHFUL word nerds aren't born every day. Here's my origin story.  

 

My love of writing began around the tender age of 10 when I penned the novel Chester the Cat in a 5x7” notebook in my bedroom. Needless to say, the manuscript was lauded as a future bestseller among immediate family members. 

 

In high school, I rose the ranks of the yearbook staff to become editor-in-chief. In college, I interned for a big name ad shop and earned a junior copywriter position three weeks before graduation.

I’ve been distilling complex tech concepts since before the dot com bust. I've devised results-driven creative and copy for both B2B and B2C brands, helping launch new products and features, nurture leads, and win back lapsed customers. But my greatest strength is my attitude. I go into every project with my sleeves rolled up, ready to support the team and solve problems fast, without ego.  

 

When I’m not working, I grow vegetables, tend to a small flock of chickens, help my husband tackle home renovation projects, and occasionally coach frazzled clients on dating, relationships, and life burnout recovery. 

 

If you'd like to know more, check out my resume.

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