pINE RIDGE CREATIVE
JOURNALIST × VISUAL STORYTELLER
I have worked in publishing and media for 20 years as a journalist/writer, ghostwriter, visual artist, one-liner wit maverick, book editor, and mentor/coach. As the director of creative works and narrative strategies at Pine Ridge Creative, I help brands tell their stories, research and write stories for magazines, and collaborate with sales and marketing departments. Always the underlying goal: find the artful moments that echo the human condition. Use a combination of visual prose (not too flowery), powerful imagery, and brevity.
And I should also mention that I continue to draw and write an original creative nonfiction graphic novel (work in progress). I'm a digital and analog creative type (the yin and yang of making it happen).
On a personal-but-important note, I volunteer as a pet therapist with my rescue dog, Jake, in transitional care units. He's a Zen master of all canines. We are working on our national certification at Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Link in CONTACT (over there in the sidebar!).
MEDIA + PUBLISHING:
Bedford/St. Martin's, Bend Design Conference 2016, Cengage, Bearface Instructional Technologies, CitySearch, Cherbo Publishing, Corwin Press, Creative Teaching Press, Drummond Publishing, Elsevier, Glencoe, Harcourt, International Executive Resources Group, J.D. Powers and Associates, McGraw-Hill, SAGE Publications (London, UK, and Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Routledge Reference/Taylor and Francis Group, Thomson, Trade Press Services, Wadsworth, Van Brien & Associates, Statehood Media, Rockaway Artists Alliance
BYLINE CREDITS FOR CREATIVE WORKS:
1859 Oregon's Magazine, OnTrak Magazine (Amtrak), 1889 Washington's Magazine, The Best of the Web 2009 Anthology (Dzanc Books), "Hanging by Threads" (Midwest Literary Magazine/Quiet Press), American Cinematographer Magazine, Anthem Journal, Bark Magazine, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Bound Off, Burner Magazine (Toronto, Canada), BURST, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature, Cerise Press, CitySearch, Daily Palette, decomP: a literary magazine, Desert News, The Hairpin Magazine - Ladies First, Jackson Hole Review, Literary Mama, Los Angeles Times, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Morning Call, Newsday, Orion Online, Orlando Sentinel, Peaceful Dumpling - The Vegan Network, Prick of the Spindle, Salt Lake Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, Superstition Review, Red Fez, , Tampa Review, Vagabondish.com, Vestal Review, Wildlfe Art Magazine, Word Riot, Working World Magazine, XCP: Streetnotes, Zyzzyva
curiosity (never bored)
creativity (all natural!)
listener/observer (introvert alert.)
optimistic (to a fault?)
form + structure
nuances (details; intuition)
verbosity (cut it down, cut it out!)
A brief look at being a pet therapy handler: Figure 1. Jake is always next to me. Fig 2. Joins me on the yoga mat. Fig. 3. Waiting his turn at the transitional care unit.
*this is not an exhaustive list of my credited work, but only a sample of my range as a journalist, writer, and creative artist. I keep adding to the list ...
The State of Coffee: Why roastmasters are chasing the ghosts / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Art of Beef / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Pollinator Plight / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Aquatic Wildlife Rights / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Pressing Forward / Orion Magazine
Positive Vibes in Violent Times / 1889 Washington's Magazine
FERN: Perfecting the Personal Dating Brand / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Luminous, Private World of Christopher Burkett / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Bibliophile: Put Down the Remote / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Everyman's Designer / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Ann Friedman Tickles Your Mind / Bend Design Conference
Linsey Corbin as Uber Iron(wo)man / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Social Justice Filmmaking / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Wild Collective: Exploring Washington's National Wildlife Refuges l 1889 Washington's Magazine
Hiking into the Opal Creek Wilderness / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Yaletown Mission: Take the City / OnTrak Magazine, Amtrak
How To Shoot Killer Travel Photography / Vagabondish
CREATIVE NONFICTION: ESSAYS
Chained Up on All Fours / Anthem Journal
Bedtime Encyclopedia / Tampa Review
Floodplain: Episodes of ER Delirium / Prick of the Spindle
Hall of the Sky / Superstition Review
A Flyover State l Vestal Review
Measurement of Resting Potential / decomp literary magazine
The Colombian Bird Flap Gesture / Mad Hatter's Review
An Expectant Mother's Motion Parallax / Literary Mama
A Birthday in the Making / Literary Mama
Photography for Oregon's Americana by Tricia Louvar. Copyright held by Statehood Media. All shot on Holga, Velvia film
Open Letter to Jenna Lyons / The Hairpin
Brief Transcription of Pantie Chatter / The Hairpin
The Wisdom Collection / RedFez
The Yoga-Juice Continuum / The Hairpin
World Time / The Hairpin
The Extroverts' Cocktail Party / The Hairpin
Created original photography to accompany each creative nonfiction essays in Brevity, issue 31. Had the pleasure of working with Dinty Moore on this project. Highlight of writers in this issue included Brenda Miller and Sherman Alexie.
Where Pavement Ends / Cerise Press (France/U.S.) > Selected as featured artist for issue volume 4, issue 12.
The Wallflower, The Poet, Day 124 / Calyx Press
Jackson Hole Review/ May 2011
Friend Highball at Bastion Square / Word Riot