With two decades of experience as a newspaper columnist and journalism professor, I'm well-versed in writing effective copy for marketing or news, talking points, AP-style press releases for print, radio, television and all manner of social media content. I am also a gifted storyteller, and my data visualization skills have revolutionized public information efforts for the Federal Highway Administration.
Public Relations Strategist, Communications Expert, Spokesman
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Features, Profiles and Columns:
Amid Tears, the Hope of Laughter -- special for Washington Post
Cowboy Up for Award-Winning Bourbon -- feature for Bourbon Story Magazine
Yoga Instructor Helps Heal Nation's Capital, One Stretch at a Time - Mother Nature News
Working Work of Art - Equipment World Magazine
A Century of Life After Steamboat -- UWYO Magazine
Evolution Revolution -- UWYO Magazine
Spotlight on Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge -- Public Roads (cover story)
Mile High City Makes Comedy Look Easy --Shecky! Magazine
Average Men, Rejoice! The "Dad Bod" is hot! --Wyoming Tribune Eagle
The Tale of the Rare Easter Jackalope -- Wyoming Tribune Eagle
I believe in the power of the written word. I've seen it transform lives firsthand. Since my days as a journalism student at the University of Wyoming, my writing skills have taken me far -- from the office of Wyoming's governor, to the halls of Congress and the White House. I've written two books, jokes for Jay Leno, met Neil Armstrong and had innumerable adventures along the way helping to communicate the successes and achievements of others.
Without question, writing is the foundation of my career. Now I have the privilege of using words to help bring new worlds into focus, important issues to the forefront, and positive change to people and their communities. As a college professor, I get to share my gifts and help students build a strong foundation in writing from which to launch their own careers.
Director, Office of Media Relations
University of Wyoming
I excel at crafting memorable and funny speeches. Working as a professional comedian for nearly 30 years in nearly every state and internationally, I know how to write effective material that holds an audience's attention and funny lines for a wide range of speakers. I've written jokes for other comedians (including Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert and a cast member of "Seinfeld"), as well as for politicians and government executives.
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