I am a nonprofit communication and development consultant, helping organizations tell their stories and increase donor engagement. I use fundraising research along with my insight into the human condition gleaned from many years as a journalist and community volunteer to execute successful communication strategies.

I currently have the honor of working as program coordinator for El Refugio, providing visitation to immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and hospitality to their friends and families.

I previously spent four years overhauling communications, including a new website, at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and before that I was a reporter for 13 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where I won awards for my education coverage.

In addition to my work for nonprofit clients and universities, I have written articles, essays, and op-eds on education, the environment, and other issues. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, Adoptive Families, Mother Nature Network, Georgia Trend, and other publications.

I have been involved for many years with nonprofits. I served on the boards of The Museum School and the Urban Youth Harp Foundation and was co-chair of the parent-teacher organization at International Community School. As a volunteer for Hands on Atlanta, I coordinated a Saturday tutoring program for nine years. I was named a Daily Point of Light by the Points of Light Foundation and honored twice by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for my volunteer work.

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1991, with a degree in journalism. I have a master’s degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State University. I live in Avondale Estates with my husband, daughter, and dogs. In my free time, I love knitting, enjoying the local restaurant scene, promoting reading in my community, and supporting my neighborhood school, Avondale Elementary.