I help businesses and organizations in the Bozeman area and the outdoor industry tell their most important stories. As a professional writer with hundreds of bylines, I craft balanced, compelling narratives about rich characters. My services include editorial strategy, content and copywriting, and project management. Clients include American Bank, Iqra Fund, Montana State University and the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

Website Copy    American Bank is a locally-owned and operated bank with branches in five Montana towns. I managed migration of the bank’s old website, wrote copy for the new site, and am helping build a strategic marketing plan.   American Bank Montana

Website Copy

American Bank is a locally-owned and operated bank with branches in five Montana towns. I managed migration of the bank’s old website, wrote copy for the new site, and am helping build a strategic marketing plan.

American Bank Montana

Marketing Management    Stronghold Fabrication specializes in custom metal fabrication and ornamental blacksmithing. I manage the company’s creative material and write all of its marketing material including web copy, social media and press releases.   Stronghold Fabrication

Marketing Management

Stronghold Fabrication specializes in custom metal fabrication and ornamental blacksmithing. I manage the company’s creative material and write all of its marketing material including web copy, social media and press releases.

Stronghold Fabrication

10 Important Lessons I Learned Teaching My Kid To Ski    Sure, my toddler is the one learning to ski. But I’m also learning a bunch in the process, too.   REI Co-Op Journal

10 Important Lessons I Learned Teaching My Kid To Ski

Sure, my toddler is the one learning to ski. But I’m also learning a bunch in the process, too.

REI Co-Op Journal

Personal Essay    A story about love and a ratty old jacket for Patagonia's Worn Wear blog.   Patagonia

Personal Essay

A story about love and a ratty old jacket for Patagonia's Worn Wear blog.

Patagonia

Feature Advertorial    A look at the booming high-end ranch real estate industry and its effects on the western landscape. Published in Mountain Outlaw.   Hall and Hall

Feature Advertorial

A look at the booming high-end ranch real estate industry and its effects on the western landscape. Published in Mountain Outlaw.

Hall and Hall

Feature Profile    Blake Wiedenheft is at the forefront of CRISPR research, a type of genetic editing that may change the future. For the university’s custom publication, Mountains & Minds.   Montana State University

Feature Profile

Blake Wiedenheft is at the forefront of CRISPR research, a type of genetic editing that may change the future. For the university’s custom publication, Mountains & Minds.

Montana State University

Press Releases    I wrote press releases for Montana State University, one of which was picked up by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Another was reprinted in MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship’s Annual Report.   Alum wins grant for new hops farm   Student-built product helps dementia patients   Rydell awarded for excellence in American Studies   MSU research may help families afford childcare   Prof. Brown to speak on transformational leadership    Montana State University

Press Releases

I wrote press releases for Montana State University, one of which was picked up by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Another was reprinted in MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship’s Annual Report.

Alum wins grant for new hops farm
Student-built product helps dementia patients
Rydell awarded for excellence in American Studies
MSU research may help families afford childcare
Prof. Brown to speak on transformational leadership

Montana State University

Story Production, Essay    I managed production of this photo essay about the volunteer researchers helping to build the American Prairie Reserve for Yale School of Forestry’s Sage Magazine, and wrote the introductory essay.   Adventure Scientists

Story Production, Essay

I managed production of this photo essay about the volunteer researchers helping to build the American Prairie Reserve for Yale School of Forestry’s Sage Magazine, and wrote the introductory essay.

Adventure Scientists

Educational Film Series        Promotional Story    I produced a film series to increase avalanche class signups for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, where I am a board member. (See the films here:  serious video ,  funny video ,  about video .) I also wrote a  story  assessing the successes and challenges of the project for The Avalanche Review, a respected industry magazine.   Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Educational Film Series
Promotional Story

I produced a film series to increase avalanche class signups for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, where I am a board member. (See the films here: serious video, funny video, about video.) I also wrote a story assessing the successes and challenges of the project for The Avalanche Review, a respected industry magazine.

Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Annual Report and Highlights    Bison, pika, melting glaciers, microplastics and the Okavango Delta. I wrote the copy for and produced the 2014 Adventure Scientists annual report and highlights book.   Adventure Scientists

Annual Report and Highlights

Bison, pika, melting glaciers, microplastics and the Okavango Delta. I wrote the copy for and produced the 2014 Adventure Scientists annual report and highlights book.

Adventure Scientists

Feature Stories    The Lone Peak Tram has serious skiing and spectacular scenery. Plus, ziplining and other family fun with Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp. I wrote two travel stories for the resort’s custom magazine, Live Big.   Big Sky Resort

Feature Stories

The Lone Peak Tram has serious skiing and spectacular scenery. Plus, ziplining and other family fun with Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp. I wrote two travel stories for the resort’s custom magazine, Live Big.

Big Sky Resort

Personal Essay    Manual labor is meditation. Its side effects are lichen in my eyes, ears, and down my shirt. And ticks. The benefits: a new climbing route, exhaustion and love. For Outdoor Research’s Verticulture blog.   Outdoor Research

Personal Essay

Manual labor is meditation. Its side effects are lichen in my eyes, ears, and down my shirt. And ticks. The benefits: a new climbing route, exhaustion and love. For Outdoor Research’s Verticulture blog.

Outdoor Research

News Feature    The Gartlands woke at midnight, their camper shaking violently. Earthquake. I wrote this piece—part historic survival narrative, part news story—about the newly remodeled Earthquake Lake Visitor Center for a custom magazine, Yellowstone Quarterly.   Yellowstone Institute

News Feature

The Gartlands woke at midnight, their camper shaking violently. Earthquake. I wrote this piece—part historic survival narrative, part news story—about the newly remodeled Earthquake Lake Visitor Center for a custom magazine, Yellowstone Quarterly.

Yellowstone Institute

News Feature    Montana climbers are working to preserve and improve access to the ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon. For the Black Diamond catalog.   Black Diamond

News Feature

Montana climbers are working to preserve and improve access to the ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon. For the Black Diamond catalog.

Black Diamond

Marketing Photo   I took the photo used in these duffel bag hangtags for Osprey. Location: The tailgate of my old Ford Ranger, a.k.a. The Batmobile.   Osprey Packs

Marketing Photo

I took the photo used in these duffel bag hangtags for Osprey. Location: The tailgate of my old Ford Ranger, a.k.a. The Batmobile.

Osprey Packs

Personal Essay    When the stock market tanked in 2008, I found gold at Devil's Tower. For the Cloudveil catalog.   Cloudveil

Personal Essay

When the stock market tanked in 2008, I found gold at Devil's Tower. For the Cloudveil catalog.

Cloudveil