I am a writer, editor, and communications consultant with nearly 20 years of experience telling stories that matter—stories with an environmental, social, or human focus that engage people in making the world a better place. My clients are global leaders in sustainability, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Participant Media, ClimateWorks Foundation, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Gap Inc., Futerra, and many more.
After several newspaper reporting internships in the American West, I started my career as a magazine journalist at Outside, Mother Jones, Fitness, and Imagination Publishing, and I spent the next several years as a book editor at Sierra Club Books and Wilderness Press. Most recently, I led content, media, and communications strategy at the global nonprofit sustainable business network Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). I have my master's degree in magazine publishing and bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where I have also taught in the National High School Institute "journalism cherub" program.
I grew up in Oregon and now live on our family's vineyard in Australia with my husband, the international winemaker Adam Richardson; our twins; and our Australian cattle dog, Daisy. When I'm not taking notes, typing, or tracking changes, I'm usually in the hills—running, climbing, or telemark skiing.
You can read an overview of my services here and see samples of my work here. If you're interested in working with me or have a story idea to share, please get in touch. You can also find me on Twitter.