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Work experience

Sep 2007Present


Self Employed

Freelance writer and editor. I have written for BikePortland, Oregon Music News, Sierra Club,, The Second Glass, and Please see my website, for writing samples, and I would be happy to send clips if you are interested in having me write for you.

Jun 2001Aug 2009

Wine Events Coordinator

Zupan's Markets

Designed a wine and food events program. Planned and hosted events. Developed advertising and marketing plans, along with thousands of personal connections in the wine and food industry. Consistently communicated with a diverse group of people from all over the world. Wrote menus that advocated local and sustainable cuisine.  Wrote a monthly wine events newsletter.

Jun 2001Aug 2009

Wine Steward

Zupan's Markets

Experienced wine buyer, working with over 30 wine reps in Portland. Committed to continued education in the field. Developed lasting relationships with customer base. Increased sales and beat sales goals by large percentages. Developed small and large-scale merchandising plans.

Oct 2002Sep 2003

Project Coordinator

Environmental Education Assoc

Worked as staff for the Board of Directors of the Environmental Education Association of Washington (EEAW), a non-profit. Helped design and run state-wide environmental education conferences. Provided professional development for educators in Washington State.  Provided technical writing and editing assistance for government policy documents.  Increased membership. 

Jan 2000Jan 2001

Sales Associate

Great Harvest Bakery
Jan 1999Jan 2000

Administrative Asst

NE Community Development Corp




Marylhurst University


Writing, reading, biking, running, hiking, sustainability, politics, human rights, neurology, health care, music, art, dance.



Level One, International Guild of Sommeliers