After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Interactive Digital Media - Visual Imaging, I spent a year working in graphic design. After I moved to Kansas City, I had the opportunity to get to know businesses first hand through advertising and media sales at the Kansas City Business Journal. From there I spent the next decade working in digital marketing.
In my personal time I practice yoga regularly and most recently, completed my certification (R-HYI) to teach classes. The past few years have allowed me to discover my inner strength. I’ve learned that life’s too short to not drink great wine, discover amazing new foods and travel the world with those I love most. Cheers!
Board Member: MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)
VP - DM Days 2017-2018: KCDMA (Kansas City Data-Driven Marketing Association)
Co-Chair DM Days 2016-2017: KCDMA (Kansas City Data-Driven Marketing Association)
Event Committee Member & Volunteer/Speaker: MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)
Event Committee Member: Hope House
B.A.S. - Interactive Digital Media: Northwest Missouri State University
CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner)
N.A.C.E. (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) - Level 1 - Certification
Medicine is a language unto itself. Writers are explainers, storytellers, revealers of the truth.
In my first job out of college as a newspaper health writer and editor, one of the questions I frequently asked doctors was ‘How would you say this to a regular person, like me?’
I realized that being an explainer of the medical field was a skill. Every article was a chance to accurately convey medical information in a way that was compelling to an audience of non-biology majors. This led me to earn my master’s degree in writing/editing from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in health, science and environmental writing. I then worked in medical school public relations before spending the past nine years as a freelance writer, blogger and social media consultant.
In the past year, alongside my physician husband, I helped launch a successful medical practice, Cornerstone Dermatology & Surgery Group. As I collaborated with Jessi to create online content and we began to grow our brand through social media and marketing, I knew I’d found a perfect niche. I'm now passionate to help other medical entrepreneurs grow their practices by creating online content and social presence that connects with their audience.
On a personal level, I’m that mom at the park in the wide-brimmed had with nine bottles of sunscreen in her purse. Making healthy food is my jam, and you’ll often find me trashing my kitchen with my latest recipe project, or throwing in the towel and exploring the amazing Kansas City food scene.