About Me

I’m a writer and a technology lover with extensive experience in Montana’s community of conservation organizations. A self-taught graphic & web designer, striving to make good design accessible for all.





Adobe Design Suite

Creative, technical, and non-profit writing

Concision and detail-oriented editing


University of Puget Sound

2007 – 2011


Major in Creative Writing with an emphasis in art. Dean’s List Fall 2007 & Fall 2010. National Merit Scholar.

Work Experience

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana

October 2014-Present

Communications Director

Solo writer and editor of The Montana Conservationist, a twice-monthly organization newsletter; Managed website and social media accounts; initiated pilot program to build and host new CD websites at a reduced rate; assisted districts & supervisors with technology installation and support.

ACHIEVEMENTS : Doubled the newsletter subscriber list in just one year, while keeping open rates near 50%.

Sturdy girl skincare


co-owner, Marketing Lead

Co-owner of a small boutique business that sells handmade, all-natural skin care products. Lead marketer. Design all labels, graphics, displays, marketing materials. Website builder & manager, accountant.

Madison Conservation District

2012 – 2014

Administrator & Outreach Specialist

Designed, built, & managed new WordPress-based website; created fliers, posters, mailings, email newsletter, & quarterly print newsletter; managed 310 permits, meeting minutes & agendas. Also built websites for Park Conservation District, Beaverhead Watershed Committee, and Montana Conservation Month.

Volunteer Experience

Lincoln County Planning board


I have always felt that good planning is one of the best ways to help a place shape it’s future. On the Lincoln County Planning Board, I try to do that by carefully weighing the benefits of new development against the potential costs of building into the open space that makes Montana such a special place.


Madison County Planning board

2012 – 2014

Conservation Districts representative, vice president 2014

I worked to protect natural resources while encouraging appropriate growth in Madison County.