I produce marketing copy, news articles, short stories and multi-disciplinary performance pieces. I like my stories humorous and my words to appeal to the ear and serve a purpose. I welcome collaborative ventures, please contact me if you have ideas to throw around, or would like samples of longer work.
Here are a few examples.
Selection of blog writing for Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory: Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?; SHC Participates in KQED Youth Takeover; 10 Minutes to Curtain: Backstage With the Tech Crew at Arsenic and Old Lace.
Online sponsored magazine article: Newsweek Educational Insight, Lycée Français de San Francisco. Online sponsored social publicity: Culture, Community and Play, Lycée Français de San Francisco Brings a New Playground to Sausalito. These were a small part the overall marketing initiative for Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF), where I served as their Director of Marketing and Admissions from 2014-2016. Please contact me for further information on targets and campaign design.
Website copy (translation and re-conceptualization): The Voice Messengers. A unique jazz vocal group based in Paris and touring internationally. Thierry Lalo. Personal website for composer, pianist, arranger, and conductor.
While at LFSF, I managed bilingual social media for the school. Here are a few examples of my own posts.
You can check out my Facebook page here, request an add to see it all!
Like any good thirtysomething, I have my own Instagram site, as well as manage Hernandez Hideaway's band Instagram.
LFSF's first print and online High School Course Catalogue. In collaboration with the Director of College Counseling and Guidance, I wrote the introduction to the school, curated teacher-provided description texts, and consulted on design and layout.
Music publicity: LostinSF Social Studies, Le VICE at the Rickshaw! LostinSF is an online bilingual French-English magazine that highlights happenings in and around San Francisco.
Nightlife publicity (translation and re-conceptualization): Luxos Magazine- The Experience. Luxos Magazine is an online and print international luxury magazine.
Interview-based article on the Apothecary Microlab, by Dr. Michael Laufer and the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective: This Hacker is Fighting Big Pharma with Open Source Medicine.
Interview-based profile of La Victrola, a large-scale metal sculpture and stage: La Victrola- Big Art and Introspection at Burning Man.
Humor and exploration of older women and younger men on the San Francisco scene: Lessons from the 'Cougar Ball' in San Francisco.
Opinion, international politics, and culture: A San Franciscan in Paris on Election Day.
Interview profile piece for Bay Area high school, Marin Academy: A Conversation with Anne Maurice (Fall 2015 Nexus, page 23)
Song lyrics for Oakland-based Klezmer band Hernandez Hideaway: jump to 3:28 in the Korobushka music video to skip the original Russian verses.
Concert Poster: A three-band bill at Oakland's Awaken Cafe. In brass we trust in strings we lust.
Short Fiction: Paper Airplanes. 2-page story from Childhood series.
Theater: At the Tone. One-act play composed of telephone messages and accompanying monologue. Performed onstage and as radio play.
Theater: Multiplex. One-act semi-absurdist play centered around corporate multiplex cinema, employing rhythmic musical themes in speech.
Rock Opera Libretto: The Turk. Written and performed in collaboration with composer Daniel Dewig.