Hi! I'm a mid-career Communications Director with a diverse background in for-profit and non-profit creative production, freelance writing, and community management. I'm skilled in strategic communication, creative storytelling, and community engagement, and I'm passionate about using my skills to create compelling narratives, engage diverse communities, and support positive change. Please let me know if you are interested in chatting!
Airbnb Community Manager, May 2014 - May 2020
During a period of rapid expansion at Airbnb, I played a crucial role in cultivating a thriving community, contributing to the company's culture, mission, values, and growth. My involvement was instrumental in leading up to Airbnb's successful IPO.
Square Cash App Senior Community Manager, June 2020 - June 2021
I nurtured a robust community and enhanced user experiences with Cash App, driving brand growth and success.
FREELANCE AND NON-PROFIT EXPERIENCE
Pacific Northwest Museum of Queer Art Founder and Creative Director, January 2018 - Present
As Founder and Creative Director of the Pacific Northwest Museum of Queer Art, I've aimed to celebrate and amplify LGBTQ+ voices through visual arts, performances, and educational programs.
Creative Producer, January 2012 - Present
As a dynamic Creative Producer, I have spent over a decade collaborating with renowned clients, including Nike, Filson, Shinola, The Moth, and many others in the arts, culture, and education sectors. My expertise lies in crafting compelling narratives and producing immersive experiences that resonate with diverse audiences, elevate brand identities, and foster meaningful connections. By engaging with a wide range of creative partners, I have consistently delivered exceptional results and exceeded client expectations. My versatile skill set and passion for storytelling have driven successful projects for:
Community & Communications Manager, January 2010 - Present
By implementing innovative strategies and targeted messaging, I have empowered my clients to connect effectively with their audiences, drive meaningful conversations, and foster a sense of community. Some of the prominent organizations I have collaborated with include: AIGA, ChowNow, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Cultural Trust, Honeybook, Oregon Community Foundation, Prosper Portland, Blick Art Materials, Portland Art Museum, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Arts Commission.
Portland State University, Bachelor's degree, Business · (2007 - 2011)