Feature writer, profiles, essays
Articles cover a wide range of topics in numerous regional and national publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, HGTV Frontdoor.com, Child, American Baby, The Christian Science Monitor, Charleston Magazine (Contributing Editor 2005 – present), Charleston HOME, Skirt!, The College of Charleston Magazine,Legends (Kiawah Island), Delta Sky, MUSC Magazine, and others. Senior Editor for national online journal, Literary Mama (2008-2013).
Marketing and PR copywriting
Content strategy and creation (web, print, brand development) and editing for a wide range of corporate and non-profit clients.
Creative Services Coordinator
Roper St. Francis Healthcare, 2006 – present (part-time). Writing and producing marketing brochures, annual reports, physician quarterly publications, editorial oversight for House Calls magazine.
Director of Alumni/ae Relations, Development Associate
Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 1989 – 1993
Developed and managed comprehensive program to keep alumni connected to alma mater. Special event planning, coordinating educational conferences, fundraising, writing and editing for the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, working with major donors and planning the School’s 325 Anniversary celebration.
Beacon Enterprises, Collingswood and Cape May, NJ, 1985 – 1987.
Literary Arts related
Board member, workshop leader, Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) 2013-present. TEDxCharleston Marketing Committee (2013, 2014). The Sophia Institute: Writing, Creativity and Soul, panelist with Sue Monk Kidd, Josephine Humphreys, Mary Alice Monroe (2008-2012). Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Invitational 2011 and 2012.
Board Chair, Charleston Moves (bicycle/pedestrian advocacy organization 2010 – 2014). President, Circular Congregational Church, Charleston (2003 – 2006, oversaw successful Capital Campaign and construction of new Outreach and Education Building). Women’s and Gender Studies Program Advisory Board Chair, College of Charleston (2009-2011). School Improvement Council member. Chair, Friends of the Children Advisory Board, MUSC Children’s Hospital, 1996-1998.
Married, mother of 3 girls and one wicked fast retired greyhound. Avid cyclist, swimmer, paddleboarder, yogi, Blue Devil basketball fan.
The fine print
Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1989, Masters of Theological Studies
Duke University, 1985, Bachelor of Arts, Religion and Psychology