I'm a public speaker, author and public relations professional with more than 15 years experience in the public and non-profit sectors. My passion is highlighting in the media stories -- of young people working to improve their communities, people overcoming incredible odds to ensure more just communities, etc. -- that would otherwise go unnoticed. I am a media trainer and work with individuals and leaders in states across the country. My debut book, Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget, will be published in the spring of 2017.

public relations, media training, strategic communications, leadership

Don't focus on the money. Focus on your passion (what you really like) and the money will come.

I most admire Bryan Stevenson for his unrelenting passion and commitment to justice. He has worked tirelessly for years to highlight the inequities in death penalty cases, the problems with imprisoning youth in adult prisons and how our society treats those with mental illness.

My backup career is teaching writing at the college-level.

Ironically, I'm really good with biblical scriptures and phone numbers.

I would teach how to shift language to improve how we view and interact with one another. Or, I would teach someone basic public relations principles for effective advocacy.

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