work experience


  • Author, State of Health Series, Second Wave Michigan · A series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. Previous coverage examined health disparities and how they affect Michigan's children and seniors and integrated care and its potential to improve Michiganders' health. 


  • Contract marketing writer, Grand Rapids Press 1990 - 2012 

  • Lead copywriter, True Value Media 2005 - 2009

  • Director Public Relations, Trussell Advertising, 1998 - 2002

  • Adjunct Professor of English, Aquinas College, 1996 - 2001


  • University of Illinois Chicago & Aquinas College, BA English Literature Magna Cum Laude