When I’m not writing an essay or story myself, I relish helping others craft and tell their stories.
2018-2019 Contributing Climb Editor, the REI Blog
Recruited and managed freelance writers and athletes to assign and produce rock climbing stories with a focus on diversifying voices and representation. I also wrote stories myself. A few examples:
What I Learned from Climbing While Pregnant by Beth Rodden
What I Learned from Climbing While Pregnant by Colleen Stinchcombe
How To Pull Off A Solo Climbing Road Trip by Paulina Dao
What a Changing Climate Means for Climbers on Rainier by Hilary Oliver
2013-present Blog Editor
As the blog editor for Outdoor Research, I’ve built a magazine-style online publication that grabs readers’ attention, tells funny and heartfelt stories and also sustains OR’s status as go-to outdoor gear brand through SEO-focused content.
I work closely with world-class athletes, freelance writers and adventure photographers to craft stories, and collaborate with the OR design and social media team to produce swipeable, clickable stories tailored specifically for Instagram. A few examples:
Escaladora: When A Climb Is A Prayer by Hilary Oliver
Climbing’s Growing Problem: The Mentorship Gap by Shelma Jun
Natural Foods Merchandiser
As Health & Beauty editor for the premier natural product trade publication, I managed a magazine section, assigning, editing and writing stories about news and trends affecting the natural beauty and food world.