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With over 25 years of agency experience, Nancy knows how to work both sides of the media fence. As a public relations consultant she knows what it takes to garner media coverage and as a working journalist, she is a solid writer who gets the job done and delivered on time.Nancy's true passion is travel. Her goal is to incorporate more international travel into her life.


*Accredited Public Relations member(APR)*Specialize in food and wine public relations*Freelance travel writing*Selected as BootsnAll website's "Insider" for California *Intimate knowledge of Northern California Wine Country*Bi-monthly travel to Monterey Bay area, Carmel, Point Lobos


Nancy Brown Consulting

In addition to public relations projects, Nancy writes a travel column, "What a Trip" for the Contra Costa Times Lamorinda Sun, a publication of Media News Group. She writes the What a Trip blog and is the Travel Editor for the Uptake blog.Additionally, she has done PR contract work for eBay, Village @ Corte Madera, Glassy winged Sharpshooter Referendum, Blackhawk Plaza and the Lafayette Health Club. She has also worked with Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn on behalf of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the Concord, CA store launch.

She is currently a consultant to Echo Communications of Emeryville, CA. Previously, she directed PR for Delicato Family Vineyards, Monterra and was responsible for the product roll out Delicato Monterey “Vine Select.” Additionally, she arranges market visits, media contact, trade show coordination, speaker panel placement and acts as a client liason.


Senior Public Relations Consultant

Echo Communications

Nancy is available on a project basis to assist with strategy meetings, client conferences, writing projects and special events.

Oct 1986Dec 1993


Brown Miller Communications
(Partnership; Public Relations and Communications industry)

New business development, campaign development and supervision, media contact, supervise employees. Co-author bi-monthly public relations column for trade magazine. Serve on trade association boards and steering committees. Responsible for Napa Valley Wine Auction, Monterey Wine Festival, individual wineries, Women for WineSense media spokesperson, pro bono basis.

Jun 1986Jul 1987

Senior Account Executive

Hunter Public Relations
(Privately Held; Public Relations and Communications industry)

Develop and implement public relations/marketing communications plans for consumer and wine-related accounts. Contribute to client's long-range and strategic planning. Coordinate and manage internal and external resources to accomplish the above.Act as spokesperson for client to market influentials -- print and broadcast press, market researchers and financial analysts. Louis Martini Winery, Cakebread Cellars, Gloria Ferrer, Inglenook-Napa Valley, Bouchaine Vineyards.


Sep 1979Jun 1983

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon - School of Journalism & Communication
Activities and Societies: Kappa Alpha Theta (Alpha Xi chapter)Accredited Public Relations (APR)Public Relations Society of American (PRSA)


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About Me

Nancy D. Brown is a freelance Northern California based travel writer and blogger at What a Trip.  She is the Lodging Travel Editor at As a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism, she has successfully combined her passion for travel with a professional writing career.

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Avid equestrian; I owned quarter horses in my youth and showed at the Junior Grand Nationals at San Francisco's Cow Palace.  I have since learned that is better to ride other people's horses and save my money for traveling!

Published Articles

Guest Review of 2008 Book Passage Travel Writers Conference at Write To Travel.

Carmel from a Local's Perspective at the Uptake blog.