Professional Profile

Education:  Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri

Experience:  30 years in several facets of the communications industry including magazine publishing, non-profit marketing and public relations and writing online content such as blogging.

Specifics include media work during 15 years in substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery at the local, state and national levels; 15 years in publishing with experience in writing and editing, layout and design, editorial planning and even advertising sales.

Credentials: Host for B Here Today, a blog about presence and mindfulness in everyday life; Two years of service as board president of Unity Village Chapel, Kansas City; Co-founder Missouri Recovery Network, a statewide organization that advocates for addiction treatment and recovery support; 22 years of active involvement in 12-step work

Awards:  79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Honorable Mention in Inspirational Writing Category

Professional Affiliations:  Member of The Partnership at Drugfree.org; Member University of Missouri Alumni Association

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