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Current Editorial Projects

Founder and Advocacy Journalist, 2006 – Present

Founder and Adventure Travel Writer, 2007 – Present

Writer, Writers Research Group, 2010 – Present

Writer, Uptake Travel Guides, 2010 – Present

Writer, Featured Member, 2009 – Present

Writer, Demand Studios, 2009 – Present

HubPages Author, “Live Work Dream”

HubPages Author, “Tripawds”

Guest Technology Columnist, Eureka  Times Standard Newspaper, 1998 – 2009

Career History

Founding Partner & Chief Communications Strategist
Agreda Communications, 1998 – Present

  • Founded this 12 year-old business to provide successful marketing communications campaigns for worldwide client base of small businesses, government organizations and non-profit entities.
  • Skilled at distilling complex information into compelling product literature for target markets
  • Strengths in facilitating and implementing client’s sales and marketing campaigns
  • Designs, manages and implements project editorial direction

Marketing and Business Development Associate
The Understanding Business, San Francisco CA, 1996 – 1998

  • Supported company design director, CEO and information design team by acting in multiple roles of marketing, editorial and administrative assistant.
  • Provided effective copy writing, editing and proofreading services for corporate communications tools including training guides, external product literature and sales and marketing campaigns.

Fundraising & Development Assistant
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, San Francisco, CA, 1994 – 1995

  • Achieved notable increase in public awareness for the agency through effective editorial copywriting
  • Created successful fund raising materials, conducted grant research, developed grant proposals
  • Orchestrated multiple donor solicitation campaigns and cultivated new funding sources.
  • Advocated for health care services for underserved populations.

Education & Affiliations

Toastmasters International – Member

Redwood Technology Consortium Eureka, CA – Member, 1998 – Present

B.A. in English (with journalism emphasis) – Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1992

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