Freelance Writer
I write articles, children’s books, website, newsletter, and social copy for a variety of organizations and outlets; my work has been published through St. Vrain Valley School District; MakeThinkers; Longmont Downtown Development Authority; Boulder Daily Camera; Longmont Times-Call; Longmont Magazine; Loveland Magazine; At Home Magazine; Broomfield Enterprise; Vibrant Health (Silver Hills Bakery, Little Northern Bakehouse brands); SoundWell Music Therapy; Natural Solutions Magazine; Natural Health Magazine; Delicious Living; 5280, and others. 

I have developed recipes professionally for Organic India (recipe packages include recipes featuring products, romance copy/descriptions, and a selection of photos); Ancient Harvest/Quinoa Corporation (recipes and photographs); Madhava Natural Sweeteners (recipes); Natural Solutions Magazine (food articles with included recipes); and other organizations. I have further provided recipe testing and compilation for Yoga Journal.

Colorado Safe Routes to Schools May 2019-present
I currently assist Colorado Safe Routes to Schools as part of the mPower Consulting team; our aim is to implement, support, promote and highlight the Colorado Safe Routes to School Five-Year Strategic Plan through communications efforts and event coordination.

LiveWell Longmont External Communications Consultant
, February 2012- June 2018
As an independent contractor for LiveWell Longmont, I am responsible for coordinating, producing, and assisting with various publications and promotions, including monthly e-newsletters, press releases, articles, social media and other  materials. I also maintain website content for livewelllongmont.org .


Articles include:

Poetry
I have had poems featured in numerous journals, including Afterthoughts (Canada), The Red Wheelbarrow (Scotland), and most recently, Light (Departure/Fall 2017) and Punch Drunk Press online

Books

Plot to Plate: Grow, Cook, Create! 
This was a project of love, a 3-year journey with my dear friend, former and forever teaching teammate, and co-author. 

Plot to Plate: Grow, Cook, Create! provides a practical, seasonal journey through food life for young children (PK-grade 2), their families, and teachers. This nonfiction children's book includes planting suggestions for container and conventional gardens; healthy, kid-tested recipes; science activities; and crafts using and relating to fresh and home-grown produce.

Currently we are developing Plot to Plate: Grow, Cook, Create! into an after-school program for students grades K-2, with an aim to expand into early childhood. The Plot to Plate: Kids Create after school curriculum will align with Colorado state standards and offer a range of hands-on, meaningful activities that can support, extend, and enhance learning. It will draw together resources that combine a sense of wonder, joy and knowledge of growing, cooking, and sharing together in family-friendly fashion. Moreover, activities will align with Colorado state standards, and incorporate and purposefully highlight regular movement breaks.

Additional book credits include:

  • Contributed 2 stories to Boulder County Celebrations. c 2011, Times-Call

  • Contributed 10 stories to Boulder: A Celebration of 150 Years. c 2009, Times-Call

Additional Featured Recipes

  • Crustless Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche was featured Reader Recipe in Cooking Light, June, 2008

  • Black Bean Fudge Cakes were featured Reader Recipe in Clean Eating, April, 2009

  • Gluten free recipes featured in Longmont Magazine

  • Numerous recipes featured in Door-to-Door Organics, Colorado