PO Box 20704
Seattle, WA 98102
- Content Strategy
- Editorial Management
- Research & Interviewing
- Writing & Editing
- Public Speaking
- Product Management
- Marketing Management
- Event Organizing
- Content Marketing
- WordPress & other CMS’s
Elless Media, Principal
Operate content strategy, web publishing, and digital marketing consultancy. Produce Content Strategy Insights podcast. Developing DIY Content Strategy guides for small businesses.
Well9to5, Founder & Publisher
August 2015-January 2017
Conceived, raised funding for, designed, and operated digital “active office” publication.
WorkWhileWalking, Editor-in-Chief (interim)
Interim editorial lead for office-fitness furniture company publication.
BodyworkU, Founder & Publisher
June 2006-October 2012
Founded, built, and operated continuing education class promotion website.
DigitalCandle, Director of Marketing
June 2001-January 2002
Managed marketing program for marketing-services startup serving shareware developers.
workz.com, Executive Producer
April 1998-December 2000
Jack-of-all-trades senior manager for dot-com startup. Roles included web design, software and editorial project management, banner-ad agency management, and special projects.
Big Tent Media Labs, Senior Producer
August 1996-August 1997
New-media producer for early dot-com publishing start-up.
Community Event Organizer, Volunteer, and Promoter
Plan, produce, manage, and promote arts, educational, and charity events, from 10 to 10,000+ attendees.
- Larry’s Events, publish weekly Seattle community events announcement list, 2017-present
- Content Strategy Seattle meetup, Co-Organizer, 2018-present
- WordPress Open-Source Community
- Content Strategy & Curriculum Development for diversity-and-inclusion speaker outreach training, 2018-present
- Planning Team, Global Community Sponsor program, 2017-present
- Community Deputy for WordCamps and WordPress meetups, 2017-present
- WordCamp Seattle 2017, Co-Lead Organizer for annual gathering of WordPress enthusiasts; led large group of volunteer organizers producing two-day, four-track, 500-attendee conference
- WordCamp Seattle 2016, Sponsor Wrangler
- WordCamp Seattle 2011-15, Volunteer
- Ignite Seattle, community quick-talk event
- Editing & Content Strategy, 2018-present
- Organizer & Slide Wrangler, 2015-2018
- Dent Conference, statement of values steering committee, 2017
- Fremont Noodle House Group, Founder, business networking lunch, 1998-2013
- TEDxRainier (now TEDxSeattle)
- Stage Manager, 2012
- Production Manager, 2011
- Seattle Empty Bowls, website hosting and on-site volunteer for annual fundraising event, 2009-present
- Moisture Festival, Lighting, Stage Management, and Security Volunteer for world’s largest comedy/variety/vaudeville festival, 2008-present
- Seeds of Compassion, “Compassion Ambassador” Concierge, customer support for high-level (>$10K) event sponsors, 2008
- Executives on Auction,Seattle Liaison for innovative Canadian charity, 2003
- World Rhythm Festival (Seattle World Percussion Society), Board Member and Organizer for annual music, dance, and culture event that drew as many as 10,000 attendees, 2001-03
- JohnnyJetpack.com, production assistant and webmaster for mad scientist, 2002-present
Massage Therapist and Educator
Professional, independent massage practice focusing on injury treatment and wellness (part-time to almost full-time, depending on level of publishing and consulting activity).
- created and evangelized the field of “office fitness”; wrote and spoke on sitting disease, inactivity physiology, habit formation, exercise, ergonomics, and posture, 2007-2016
- wrote “Scared Sitless: The Office Fitness Book“
- teach popular couples massage class
- assistant teacher for orthopedic-massage continuing-education classes
- teaching assistant for massage-school business classes
- Seattle Public Library, March 3, 2019, “Content Design 101” workshop
- WordCamp Seattle, Nov. 10, 2018, “DIY Content Strategy” presentation
- WordCamp Portland, Nov. 3, 2018, “DIY Content Strategy” lightning talk
- WordCamp Vancouver, Oct. 13, 2018, “DIY Content Strategy” presentation
- Seattle Startup Week, Oct. 9, 2018, “How Events Can Build Community around Your Startup’s Brand Story” presentation
- WordCamp NYC, Sept. 15, 2018, “DIY Content Strategy” workshop
- Impact Hub Seattle, Aug. 22, 2018, “DIY Content Strategy” lunch + learn
- American Industrial Hygiene Association/Tennessee Valley Section, Oct. 5, 2016, “The Active Office” full-day professional development course
- Spark Weekend Seattle, Feb. 1, 2014, “The 3 R’s of Habit Formation” presentation at lifehacking conference
- Ignite Seattle, Nov. 8, 2012, “Build Your Own Standing Desk” 5-minute lightning talk