49 Writers is a literary nonprofit founded to engage and expand a statewide community of Alaskan writers and readers. Our objective is to foster a vibrant community of diverse Alaskan writers and readers of all levels and ages, coming together to find and share their voices. We bring our core values of creativity, craft, and culture to bear in meeting our mission. We serve Alaskans through creative writing workshops and classes, literary events and salons, multi-day retreats, the Active Voice podcast and a collaborative blog, and more. I've been involved since the beginning, and have served as executive director since Spring 2016.
Edible Alaska is a culinary magazine and online presence dedicated to Alaska’s local food movement. We advocate for a strong local food economy while exploring Alaska’s rich culinary and cultural landscape. We use the power of story to celebrate our state’s unique food traditions, new culinary trends, and the people who shape the local food scene. We celebrate local farmers and fishermen, food artisans and brewers, chefs and home cooks, foragers and wildcrafters, subsistence practitioners and food entrepreneurs. Published four times a year with gorgeous photography, insightful writing, and satisfying, achievable recipes, Edible Alaska is available by subscription and at partnering businesses throughout the state.
With a track record in nonprofit management and governance and a firm footing in the arts, I founded Overstory Consulting early in 2013. Specializing in project management, writing, and editing, I've completed large and small jobs on short- and long-term contracts alike for private foundations, nonprofits, state and federal agencies, mission-driven for-profit businesses, and individuals.