For thirty years, I’ve helped companies I’ve both worked directly for and contracted with tell their stories better, though I’ve been a writer and storyteller my entire life. I thought I was going to be a high school English teacher when I was a kid, but learned quickly that there were better ways to use my skills.
I capped my 28-year career in Corporate Communications when I left Albertsons Companies in 2021. I led their internal and external communications efforts for five key years in the company’s evolution, and it was time to start a new adventure. I’ve done both contract work and written my own fiction and essays since that time. Personally, I’m Pete’s wife, dog mom to two golden retrievers, passionate about literacy, and pen hoarder.
I set aside time for consulting, editing, and writing in addition to my creative endeavors. If you need help with your messaging on any front, please reach out.
Why I write
I had a conversation once with Lee Maynard who, in the brief span of time I was in his life before he passed, impressed a great deal of information on my soul. If you’re not familiar with who Lee is or his body of work, you can literally get his voice in your head by listening to an NPR interview he did regarding his semi-autobiographical work, Crum.
I had told Lee that I wrote poetry and some fiction, but I wasn’t going to go so far as to say I was a writer.
Lee was trying to convince me to write.
I was trying to convince Lee that I didn’t work that way.
Lee, of course, was right.
Rest in Peace, my friend. I’m forever grateful to you.