ABOUT ME

AND SO THE STORY GOES...

My mom and dad should have known they gave birth to a daughter destined for the media. As soon as I could write, I'd get caught stealing pieces of my mom's notebook paper only to staple the pages together to form my own little "self-published" newspaper. Weaving a good story and using words to create a visual for readers has always been a passion. 

It's led to a colorful, decades-long media career. 

After hitting the campus of Michigan State University to earn my Broadcast Journalism degree, I hop-scotched across the country to land my first job in television news. Sixteen years of my professional life was spent as reporter and anchor for KTVQ-2, Billings, Montana's number one television news station. My experience landed me on the red carpet at the Grammy Music Awards, outside the FBI barricade during the 91-day Freeman standoff, and before U.S. Presidents reporting live. My media connections helped to facilitate Montana's first television adoption awareness campaign titled, 'The Waiting Child' program. It is a cherished television news segment that has helped hundreds of children find forever families after spending far too long in the foster care system. Over the years, my work has earned two E.B. Craney Awards from the Montana Broadcasters Association, a Congressional award for being an 'Angel to Adoption', a medal from the Michigan National Guard, as well as a handful of awards from the Associated Press for my writing and investigative skills. 

2004 brought a change of pace professionally. I decided to step out of the camera's spotlight after a job offer came to serve as editor of the region's most read magazine for women, Yellowstone Valley Woman. Moving on to print media allowed me to weave colorful stories in a way that read more like a Sunday drive instead of an adrenaline-fueled lap around a NASCAR track. It has been incredibly rewarding. To date, hundreds of my pieces have made it into print. In 2015, I added a new title to my resume, editor of Raised in the West, a magazine that shines the spotlight on Western living. 

Over the years, I have loved providing "a la carte" martketing services to companies both large and small. Marketing is essential to business, but the budget doesn't always allow for you to have a full time marketing guru on staff. That's where I come in. 

HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF MY PAST & PRESENT CLIENTS

Billings Catholic Radio, KJCR
Power Poppy Stamps
Jeff Junkert Construction
Home Builders Association of Billings
Billings Chamber of Commerce, Visit Billings
United Blood Service
Flourishes LLC
Thistledew Land & Cattle Company
Montana Department of Health & Human Services, Child & Family Services Division


What does all of this mean for the business owner who yearns to be able to better connect with potential customers? It means having a colorful voice with developed and acclaimed story-telling skills to help you draw people in to your business' mission. It also means a person who will listen to your passions and help you to develop the right message to engage your audience. It means a seasoned media partner dedicated to helping you shine. 

Let's get to work.