I was born on a small dairy farm in Northern Illinois. Well, not on the farm, but in a hospital. My parents said I was born right after a football game that the Bears had won and just in time for Dad to go home and milk the cows, which was a good thing.

While I don’t want to go over all the details, it may be important for you to grab the info you need. If you’re looking for a resume, click here.

Currently I am the Media Manager for Fairtrade America, the US member of the world’s most trusted and recognized ethical certification.  I also serve as a board member at Food4Farmers, a non-profit organization helping coffee farming families address food security issues.

Beyond that, here’s my basic profile:

Communications professional with over 15 years of experience and a strong focus on strategic communications and marketing for non-profits and non-governmental organizations.

And here are some of the things we could talk about:

coffee, cocoa & chocolate, trade & development, fair trade, ethical consumption, cooperatives, content strategy, strategic communications, social media, public relations, parenting, pants.

And here are some places where I’ve worked:

  • Fairtrade International, 2010-2015, Web Editor & Liaison Manager
  • Coffee Kids, 2007-2010, Communications Manager
  • Kohnke Hanneken Advertising, 2006-2007, Public Relations Account Executive
  • United States Peace Corps – Guatemala, 2003-2005, Agricultural Marketing Consultant
  • Cardinal Stritch University, 1999-2003, Assistant Director of Public Relations