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"Trust me, I'm a professional."

About

I’m a writer and content marketer in Brooklyn, NY. I like to write about gender, creativity, and money. My work has appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Brooklyn Rail, and Electric Literature.

I moved to NY from Waco, TX, where my dude and I (still) own a pizza place, Shorty's Pizza Shack. While living in the heart of Texas, I was the director of content at Skillcrush, a fully remote company that teaches women how to code so they can change their lives and careers. In fact, that’s what happened to me—after getting two liberal arts degrees in English Literature and taking a few stints as a line cook, I learned to code online and started a freelance career as a developer.

But I quickly found my way back to words, helping tech companies leverage content to grow their businesses. (I think the demand for writers in the tech space is one of the big secrets English majors need to know about.)

Today, I lead the content team at Teachable, an online platform for creating and selling online courses. My team is responsible for organic traffic and lead growth, and we’re experts on our customers—one of the projects I’m most proud of is the user research we did to establish personas used across the company. My Superpower at Teachable: Secretly writing sales copy even though I should be paying a copywriter to do it.

Outside of my official jobby job, I stay busy writing, playing music, walking my 3 rescue dogs, and traveling.

Fun facts about me:

  • In 2016, my guy and I renovated an RV and traveled around the U.S. for 4 months.

  • I was vegan for 3 years, and blogged about it at The Waco Vegan. I consider myself a recovering food blogger.

  • When I was a kid, I used to perform “Tutti Frutti” for strangers, complete with dance moves. I also had a leash.