Experienced communications professional specializing in civic-minded dispatch using targeted tools and technology.

Digital Media Manager

Portland Fire & Rescue | Dec 2012 – Present

Communications professional and digital director who oversees and assists in varied media strategy, furthers equity initiatives, and coordinates communications and outreach policy for Portland’s fire bureau.

  • Coordinated bureau equity efforts for five years.

  • Built bureau social media program from ground up.

  • Trained by FEMA as an Advanced Public Information Officer.

  • Co-Lead City of Portland LGBTQ+ Affinity Group.

Communications Director

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | 2011 – 2012

  • Managed staff of three in moving forward media and communication strategy for the mayor's office.

  • Main spokesperson for the mayor.

Culture and Communications Policy Advisor

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | 2010 - 2011

  • Worked on both arts policy implementation and overall media and communication outreach for the mayor.

  • LGBTQ community liaison

Professional Journalist

1998 - 2009

Staff editor at publications and outlets such as The Associated Press, Time Magazine, and Willamette Week. Published in national media outlets such as Reuters, Rolling Stone, and New York magazine.


National Arts Journalism 2003-2004 fellow Columbia University, New York City

Bachelor of Arts, Major in English with Magazine Writing Specialty Pennsylvania State University