Energy & Environment Writer, Oakland, CA
Independent Consultant, November 2014 to Present
I write stories and video scripts on green design, net zero energy buildings, energy efficiency, renewables, carbon, water and sustainability. I manage production of videos, websites, graphics, blogs, publications and social media.
Integral Group, Oakland, CA
Storyteller, February 2013 to November 2014
Integral Group is a deep green engineering firm. As Integral’s official storyteller, my main project was writing the book Revolutionary Engineering.
Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO
Senior Editor, September 2008 to September 2012
RMI is a think tank specializing in energy, transportation, and the built environment. I was editor of the Institute’s magazine, Solutions Journal. Daily activities included blogging, feature writing, managing and producing magazine, electronic newsletter, web and video content.
U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter, Denver, CO
Publications Director, October 2007 - September 2008
Malenke I Barnhart, Denver, CO
Content Manager, July 2006 - May 2007
M I B is an online advertising agency specializing in web design. I worked with clients to create messaging and website content for new and existing websites.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO
Writer/Editor, October 2000 – July 2006
I produced websites and content on buildings & renewables and managed communications projects, budgets, graphic artists, writers, and copy editors. I served as the communications contest official for the Solar Decathlon in 2005.
Natural Home magazine, Loveland, CO
Executive Editor, March 1999 - October 2000
Mother Earth News magazine, NY, NY
Senior Editor, 1994-1999
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
English Composition Instructor, 1993-1994
New City magazine, Chicago, IL
Staff Writer 1990-1993
I wrote news, features, and criticism on deadline.
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
English Composition Instructor, 1990-93
Writing Center, Assistant Director, 1992-1993
University of Colorado, Denver, Center for Public Policy
Denver Community Leadership Forum (DCLF)
Year-long leadership training by nomination, 2001
Columbia College, Chicago
Master of Arts, Public Affairs Journalism, 1990
(Follett Fellow--one year of tuition fully paid)
University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, 1987
American University in Paris
One year study abroad, 1984-1985
GreenBiz, Grist, Greensource, Treehugger, Climate Progress, Fast Company Co-Exist, This Old House, Audubon, Poets & Writers, Chicago Reader, Boston Herald, Colorado Daily, Life on Capitol Hill, Industry Magazine, Catalyst (the alumni magazine of the Illinois Institute of Technology), LetterEx (Chicago's poetry magazine) Huffington Post.