1990 to present

Owner and operator, Skunk Hollow Design

Graphic design, editing, writing, web design and social media

1991 to 2013

Publications Director

Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine

Responsibilities included producing a semi-annual alumni magazine, designing mailings, invitations, stationery, programs, literary magazines, advertising and in-house documents.

1989 to 1991

Administrative Assistant

Alumni Office, Hebron Academy

Responsibilities included implementing mailings, helping with events, gathering class notes for the alumni magazine.

1987 to 1989


Penmor Lithographers, Lewiston, Maine

Proofread catalogs, advertising, flyers, brochures, books and journals, including the Colby College Library Journal and WCBB-TV's Pulse magazine.

1986 to 1987

Research Assistant

BOAT/U.S., Alexandria, Virginia

Verified product specifications for marine equipment catalog; requested, handled and returned manufacturer artwork; verified order information on catalog proofs.

1977 to 1987

Freelance Editorial Services

Editorial Assistant

Assisted with general book production work, including shooting photostats and light editing, for WordCrafters Editorial Services, Sterling, Virginia. Compiled and verified election statistics, produced candidate indexes and cleaned up for second edition of The Guide to U.S. Elections for Congressional Quarterly, Washington, DC.

Research Assistant

Verified information contained in two chapters of The Washington Information Directory (1986-1987 edition) for Congressional Quarterly.


Proofread books, journals, reports and catalogs for Reston Publishing, WordCrafters and Congressional Quarterly, among others.

1980 to 1987

Camp Arcadia, Casco, Maine

Head of Sailing Department (three years)

Established teaching methods and standards; responsible for administration of department and boat maintenance.

Sailing Counselor

Taught basic and advanced sailing, rowing and safety skills.

Lodge Counselor

Shared responsibility for general health and well-being of 5-8 girls.

Other duties

Compiled and edited non-denominational Sunday services (three years); co-wrote and directed Counselors' Show (four years).


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.A. (English), 1984