Here's My Deal

I'm a small town Illinois girl, livin' in an urban Colorado world.

I graduated from college at a time when America was on top (or at least I was ignorant enough then to think it was). Dotcoms were dynamite, Starbucks was still new and I didn't have a mortgage.

When the three hour lunches ended in 2001, I started my own content business, working on massive editorial management and rebranding projects for big corporate companies. While financially lucrative, I call these experiences "working at the cutting edge of mediocrity".  

In 2005, at age 30, somehow receiving less satisfaction than originally anticipated from hair highlights, Banana Republic purchases and book club meetings, my husband and I joined the Peace Corps. The next three years included plenty of hitchhiking in dangerous countries, lots of do-gooder stuff, white-water rafing down the Nile and minor roles in B-movies for the SyFy Channel. Back at the ranch in 2009, I got yoga certified, rebranded my business and birthed a daughter (no epidural).

These days I speak and swear at conferences and meetups (think General Assembly, She Says and Denver Startup Week) about the Seven Content Commandments and How to Be a Website Content Warrior.  

I am passionate about running, dancing, writing and key-lime pie. I like to sing loudly in my car with the windows down and I recently built a Little Free Library out of a camping oven. Don't stop believin'.