Copywriting: Truebill

Truebill is a Y Combinator-backed financial services startup. I work closely with the CEO, content director, and data team to write original and curated content each week. Here’s one example that appeared on Fortune Insiders and another from the Truebill blog. My work for Truebill explores personal finance, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, and niche markets while elevating brand awareness as the…

Audiovisual: Porto Franco Files

I created this video series with Peter Varshavsky of Porto Franco Records in the summer of 2011 as a promotional tool for PFR artists. All of the videos are live performances, most of them recorded with a couple of cameras and microphones in quick, informal sessions. In the course of making dozens of videos, I recruited bands…

Copywriting: Human Access Project

Human Access Project helps Portlanders access, preserve, and enjoy the Willamette River for generations to come, and along the way, they put together some of the best fun in town. I created a landing page for their fourth annual Naked Goddess Swim, in which “mere mortal women will shed their suits and inhibitions and swim as Goddesses in the…

Copywriting: Little Twigs Preschool

To help Little Twigs Preschool boost enrollment in 2015, I wrote copy for the website and created printed marketing collateral. RESULTS: Enrollment at Little Twigs Preschool more than quadrupled in the month following my marketing efforts. There has been a wait list for spots since then. Little Twigs Preschool Enrollment Brochure

Videography: Hidden Portland Promo

Since I moved to Portland, I’ve assisted some of the city’s best education- and community-focused nonprofits. My first client was the Dill Pickle Club (now Know Your City). I made a promotional video for them while I was in the process of moving from San Francisco, and I’ve continued helping them engage the public on contemporary minority experiences, tenant rights, politics, music, forgotten…

Fundraising: From a Number to a Name

In 2014, the Independent Publishing Resource Center wanted to crowdfund an expansion of their prison writing program. Their program was one of only two nonsecular programs available at the Columbia River Correctional Institution. The classes ran every week for two years, bringing inmates the opportunity to practice critical writing and communication skills, and the IPRC wanted to expand to serve…

Film direction: Tiny House Shows

I created, directed, filmed, and promoted the Tiny House Shows video series with the goal of showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s thriving music scene and involvement with the tiny house movement. The creative team I brought together for the project included Sawdust Records, Liana Robin Photography, and the Hippo Campus Collective. The video above features the owners…

Writing & film editing: Plant This Movie

I co-edited the documentary Plant This Movie with editor Ben Mercer and director Karney Hatch. I helped map footage and thesis points to a compelling progression and edited several sections of the film. I also wrote and edited narrative dialogue and did research, camera work, and audio engineering. Plant This Movie premiered at the Portland Film Festival on August 30,…

Grant writing: Classical Revolution

I wrote and edited the successful grant proposal to the Zellerbach Foundation that allowed Classical Revolution to send their Musical Art Quintet into the Bay Area for a series of free, interactive concerts to engage the public with contemporary music. RESULTS: Classical Revolution was awarded a $5,000 grant and performed for thousands of audience members around the…

Blogging: UnderCover Presents

This blog post recounted the spectacle of eleven Bay Area bands covering Nick Drake’s seminal album Pink Moon in its entirety at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. The UnderCover Presents event, supported by Faultline Studios and Porto Franco Records, was an overwhelming success, and this post was part of Porto Franco Records’ strategy to celebrate and broadcast it. RESULTS: The…

Blogging: Coyote and the Crosser

I wrote this blog post for Porto Franco Records to promote Mark Matos’ live shows and new album, Coyote and the Crosser. Matos’ innovation and passion had already earned him a cult following, but we wanted to present him to the larger music community.  RESULTS: The blog post went out to over three hundred email list…