About Me

It's really all about stories. Throughout history, when people communicate effectively, they have had the opportunity to change the world: sway hearts, win elections and inspire revolutions.

Beyond buzz words exists the simple, human truth: we all love ideas that speak to our heart and mind, no matter if they are read from a blog, or from a chiseled slab of stone.

This is why I speak and write about storytelling, marketing, communications, and have a career in the field. Sharing good stories is powerful work. 

When I'm not finding creative ways to tell stories, I use my time to explore the outdoors by trail running, hiking, mountaineering, and cycling, or really anything that gets me out into wild. I've run dozens of marathons and ultramarathons. Below are some of my favorite achievements. You can also view my Ultrasignup profile for a more complete list.

To inquire about professional services, speaking engagements, or to invite me out on a run, please contact me.

    Recent Adventures


    • BECU Case Study, Credit Union Social Media Marketing Conference, 2016
    • Asking for Feedback Should Start on Day One, Glassdoor Employer Blog, 2015
    • Fight the Freeze, Actively NW, 2014
    • Healthy and Fitness Articles, Brooks Blog, 2011 - 2013
    • "Love on the Run", NW Runner Magazine, 2011
    • "The DC Report", Purchase College Indy, 2005




    • Comm Lead Connects: Communication Solutions for Challenges of Our Time, Speaker, Weatherproof: Using Storytelling to Help People Build Their Rainy Day Funds and Become More Financially Resilient, 2018
    • BECU Case Study, Credit Union Social Media Marketing Conference, 2016
    • The Power of Fresh Eyes, Glassdoor Roadshow, 2015
    • Social Customer Service, ExactTarget Connections, 2013
    • SOAR - Putting the Pieces Together, 2010
    • Philanthropy Northwest Annual Conference, 2009
    • OSPI Starting Strong Conference, 2009
    • BizJam Seattle, 2008
    • From Idea to Innovation, Washington DECA Regional Conference, 2008
    • Plug-In Services, Washington DECA Regional Conference, 2007