I’ve had some pretty incredible adventures in my life and my work.
I’ve worked in arts communities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Taipei, Taiwan; and Brooklyn, New York. I left New York City to become the marketing director for one of the nation’s largest YMCA camp and conference centers in rural Missouri, and later moved into marketing and brand strategy role for a branding group in Colorado.
I’ve worked on both the client and the agency sides of marketing, with a focus in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. I’ve contributed as a freelance writer and/or photographer to a number of print and digital publications, and I’ve been an avid blogger since 2006.
And after ten years in marketing and communications, I’ve recently transitioned to self-employment. The flexibility of working for myself has given me awesome opportunities to take on what I call my “Passion Projects”; volunteer roles that use my skills to help great organizations or small businesses succeed.
In my free time, I run, volunteer, and try to learn as much as I can. When I sit still long enough, our spoiled and fierce hunter puppy curls up, sleeping at my feet.
My husband is a runner and an Ironman finisher who’s a great daddy to our little girl, who I call Small Shaw on the blog. Small Shaw is the center of our world, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.