Currently, I am the Director of Communications for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development and Office of Film + Music.
Previously, I was the Social Media Manager for Mayor Ed Murray
Formerly, I was the Director of Communications for All Out
, an organization mobilizing millions of people and their social networks to support love and equality. It is still a crime to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans in 76 countries, and in 10 countries the punishment is life in prison or death.
Before joining All Out, I was a campaign manager at Change.org. I also served as the Social Media Director for the "Approve Referendum 71" campaign to keep domestic partnerships in Washington state. Unlike more than 30 statewide elections before it, Referendum 71 made history as the first expansion of rights for the LGBT community approved by voters in the United States.
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and received my BA in English from the University of Iowa. I currently live in Seattle, Washington, with my husband.