Professional work

I’m a strategic storyteller, former journalist and award-winning communications professional who puts hard work and passion into everything I do. Simply put, I’m a creator, and a love of words is in my DNA.

Experience matters.

For more than 25 years, I’ve helped higher education and health care organizations think strategically and creatively about their brand and pr, marketing and communication strategies. I see the big picture, care about details and bring solid storytelling and writing skills, curiosity, knowledge and energy to every challenge. I thrive on change, love creating something new and learning new things, enjoy challenges, am driven to improve, and work to be a thoughtful and supportive leader who helps staff learn and grow professionally.

Services are tailored to your unique needs. How can I help you connect with your audiences?


I’m a full-fledged brand nerd! I dove into creating a wordmark and brand system for the newly formed A.T. Still University, with multiple schools and campuses in two states, and I have a passion and talent for the work. Since then, I’ve worked to create a sub-brand at Oregon State and have consulted with other organizations on improving their brand strategy.


My first love. I was that kid with her nose in a book – and now I’m a kid at heart with her nose in a book. I went to journalism school because of that love for words, and it made me not only a good journalist, but also a pr/marketing professional who can write clearly and articulately and connect meaningfully with others.


Not sure exactly what you need or where to start? Send me a note. Let’s get started!

Some of my work

See some of my professional work on my Pressfolios site, and see my resume here.

Kathryn exudes creativity! She manages to make her work “personal” while staying professional and goes above and beyond to serve her customers.

Kimberly Blackman

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