ABOUT ME

  

As a Writer and Poet, I write about celebrating the human spirit.
My Mission Statement: "To publish writing that inspires humanity to live
out their passionate, sacred, authentic lives." A lifelong resident of
Connecticut, I have published hundreds of articles throughout New England and
nationally, as a freelance writer and journalist.

 

Community Minister
Niantic Community Church, Niantic, CT

January 1, 2008 –Present

  • Serving the member needs of a congregation while supporting its extensive ministries
  • Successfully kept this vibrant faith community "in the news" through communications, marketing and publicity of programs, events and newsworthy accomplishments
  • Developed and facilitated creative programs for spiritual enrichment for members as well as the wider community
  • Coordinating new member acquisition and member care

 

Freelance Writer Mystic, CT

1995 – Present

Published freelance articles in local, regional and national publications which have included Cape Cod Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, High Roller, The Hour, Grace Magazine and others

  • Regular contributor to Connecticut Business Magazine, Executive Lifestyle section
  • Written on a variety of topics including human interest, business, real estate, arts, spirituality, nature, travel and personality profiles
  • Marketing and publicity for small business and non-profit organizations
  • Currently freelance features writer of Volunteer Spotlights for the weeklies of Sun Publishing, as well as features writer for special publications of The Day Publishing.

 

Columnist/Reporter Sun
Publishing, Westerly, RI

May 2006 to January 2012

  • Weekly Columnist for The Mystic River Press
  • Reporter for The Mystic River Press covering news, features and events
  • Promoted to Features Writer for all four weeklies of Sun Publishing including The Westerly Pawcatuck Press, The Charlestown Press and Wood River Press
  • Generated story ideas within a team environment with Editors
  • Proofreading, copy editing, and planning for each issue
  • Completed hundreds of interviews
  • Photographer

 

Program Facilitator
Various locations throughout CT and RI

2007 - Present

  • Planning and implementation of “Creating a Writing Life” workshops and retreats
  • Marketing and development
  • Creating a safe, supportive environment for emerging writers
  • Managing all aspects of event planning including venue, meals, scheduling, speakers and finance management
  • Led groups of emerging writers to develop the ability to pursue their craft through “Creating a Writing Life” workshops.

 

 

Reader Comments

 

"I want to thank
you very much, for such a fantastic article you wrote. . .

I'm sure you've heard
it before . . . you are a great writer!"

S.B. Exeter RI

 

"I just wanted to tell you how much I
appreciate your articles every week. It is the first thing I look for when I
get my Mystic River Press paper. I wanted to thank you for your weekly
inspiration!"

- H.C. Mystic, CT