About Me

I’ve worked as a communications professional for more than 30 years. I enjoy the work and am grateful for it.

Some things I’ve learned along the way: Know your clients’ goals. Know the audience, and care about them. Get along with people. Listen. Meet deadlines. Be ready to revise your work. Be gracious, honest, and professional.

I have worked for companies in telecommunications, information technology, health care, insurance, finance, and other areas. My work products have included communication plans, executive presentations, ad copy, brochures, press releases, backgrounders, web copy, employee newsletters, and more. For more information about my background and experience, please review my resume.

I live in Seattle, Washington with my cat Mack. In addition to my work for clients, I write short stories and essays on Medium. You can find links to some of this work in the Writing section. I am also working on a memoir about growing up with my brother Mark, a person with schizophrenia who died in 2014. That’s my brother and me in the photo on this page.

When I am not writing or working, I enjoy cooking, wine, bicycling, reading, and travel. I was supposed to move to Avignon, France, in March 2020, for a sabbatical of sorts, but then everything changed. You can read about that in this essay.