Online Media | Greater Seattle Area, US
I've been online since the early 1990s, having discovered CompuServe before Marc Andreessen launched Mosaic at the University of Illinois in 1993. I ran one of the first political candidate websites in Washington State in 1995, when Jim Waldo made an unsuccessful bid for governor. I then rode the dot-com boom as a communication consultant who could speak web, until the crash.
In 2001, I began my third career, as a full-time academic, first teaching techies about communications and now teaching communicators about technology. Since 2000, I have also taught newbies how to ride motorcycles!
I am now teaching at UW part-time, writing a lot, and working on my first major web project in a decade: the website for King County Elections.
Educator with passion for new media; contractor/consulting experience with most Puget Sound major firms; college-level teaching since the late 90s, including prior teaching for Dale Carnegie. Technical skills (HTML5, XHTML, CSS, XML) plus soft skills (project management, leadership, communication). Award winning writer; two stints as a writer for About.com.
Specialties: social media, digital journalism (citizen and professional), website usability, public policy.
Skills: online writing, editing, training; usability; user experience design; web site design and development; traditional and digital media public affairs/public relations