Director Marketing & Communications, Strategic Communications & Marketing
Why I chose WOUI believe in WOU's mission to provide accessible, transformative education to all.
At WOU since01/03/2017
HobbiesHome improvement, watching sports, listening to podcasts
Fun factI owned a wedding cake design company for 22 years.
Favorite book/movieThe Princess Bride
Areas of responsibility
As the director of marketing and communications, I oversee the marketing strategies for Western Oregon University as a whole, particularly around recruitment and retention (AKA enrollment). I also lead the MarCom team that produces content for Today at WOU, our social media platforms, internal communications and external marketing messaging. I take a leadership role in helping all departments, divisions and programs best represent themselves to current students, prospective students and the campus community as a whole.
B.A. in Journalism, University of Oregon
M.S. in Journalism -- Strategic Communication, University of Oregon
After serving 20 years as professional journalist, mostly at daily newspapers, I made the jump to marketing and strategic communications. I worked at multiple agencies as a content strategist and creator before joining WOU as the writer/editor. I earned my master's degree and was promoted to my current title. I also owned a small business for 22 years.
Awards and honors
CappShaw Award for Outstanding Capstone, University of Oregon, 2019
American Marketing Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Public Relations Society of America
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