Let me spell it out for you.
I write spot-on editorial and consumer content.
I’m a Portland, Oregon-based journalist who started in gritty, daily print newsrooms.
I also have an established career in public relations and social media — I co-founded Wild Pacific PR & Strategy where I helped clients embrace digital storytelling. My writing spans from healthcare and travel to construction and sports marketing. I hold a degree in Journalism and Politics from University of Portland. (And, yes, Vowels is my real last name - how handy.)
More on me ↓ below. My work pages ↑ above.
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✍︎ What makes me tick?
Health + Public Education
Community development and health play a large role in my professional and volunteer career. I consult, volunteer and write health for major brands and non-profits including WebMD, LIVESTRONG, American Red Cross and Donate Life Northwest I’m also a longtime advocate of blood, organ and tissue donation. I volunteer and serve on the national board for Fighting Pretty — a foundation actively supporting women undergoing cancer treatment and the board for West Sylvan Foundation, supporting public education funding.
Travel + Global Family
Keeping a global vantage through travel writing is a large part of my creative and family life. My husband and I have lived, worked, traveled and parented overseas; including a few years in Australia. My sister’s family lives in remote South Africa — our kids are live-streaming cousins all-hours of the day. Living with a global family via technology is exhausting and rewarding. My travel writing can be found at Short Years Travel and Instagram.
a few accolades
"Public Relations Society of America” (PRSA) Spotlight Award for Red Cross blood shortage news coverage
Appointed to Red Cross National Communications Task Force following 9/11 terrorist attacks
Oversaw PR, storytelling and messaging for extensive multi-faceted October 2018 NBC TODAY Show coverage of Fighting Pretty event at Rockefeller Plaza.
past content clients
Clark & Mayfield
Donate Life Northwest
American Red Cross