Work Samples

Client work, content marketing, and any words on paper (physical or otherwise) that isn’t journalism or doesn’t have my name on the byline lives here.

stack of dark chocolate brownies on white platter with red trim |

Cooking With Cathie: Canna Brownies

February 2023
Maybe you’ve heard them called “pot brownies” but no matter what you call them, the results are chocolatey every time! Pecos Oasis co-owner Cathie loves a good canna recipe, which is why she’s thrilled to share her famous brownie recipe with you.


Can I Use Cannabis To Get More Sleep?

January 2023
Though the CDC recommends adults ages 18-60 get 7 or more hours of sleep per night, a 2006 Institute of Medicine Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans deal with chronic sleep issues.

A screengrab of the cover image of the Historic Denver News newspaper. The paper features the name and then a large black and white historic image of protestors carrying signs that say "Totalism Not Tokenism" and "Racial + Ethnic Balance in Grade Schools" as they march in front of the former Denver Pubic Schools administration building in January 1969. A headline underneath reads "50 Years After Keyes, a Once-Segregated Denver School Fights to Stay Integrated" | , , , , , ,

Historic Denver News – Winter 2023

January 2023
The Winter 2023 edition of the Historic Denver News included a cover story about integration in Denver schools written by guest contributor Melanie Asmar of Chalkbeat, lesser known stories of Titanic survivors, and a deeper dive into the work of architect Richard Crowther, a pioneer in sustainable construction. Crowther's climate-friendly one-of-a-kind house was issued a Certificate of Demolition on December 12, 2022. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

A clear glass mug with a handle sites on a silver placemat. The mug is filled with a chai tea mocktail and has a cinnamon stick poking out of the top of the beverage as a stir stick. An orange with a small amount of the peel removed is placed next to the mug. |

4 Cannabis-Infused Mocktails

December 2022
Now that weed is legal in New Mexico, you may be looking to learn different ways to consume recreational cannabis in a more familiar way. While our selections are nice for ringing in the New Year, they’re also perfect for drinking all season long. When desired, you can skip the cannabis or add alcohol instead, but we prefer these as cannabis-infused mocktails.


How to Consume: From Flower to Concentrates

December 2022
The ways to consume cannabis have changed since recreational marijuana has been legalized by many states, including New Mexico. So what do all these words — like flower, dab, distillate — even mean?

christmas on the pecos in carlsbad new mexico |

Christmas on the Pecos – A Carlsbad Holiday Tradition

November 2022
Nothing says “Christmas in Carlsbad” like the annual holiday tradition of Christmas on the Pecos. For the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Pecos River Park becomes a wondrous winter land that looks like something out of a story book or movie. Not even Clark Griswold could compete with Carlsbad!

cannabis help stress holidays |

How Can Cannabis Help Keep Your Holidays Stress-Free?

November 2022
During the most wonderful, and sometimes stressful, time of the year we often just power through. It’s what humans do! If you’re curious about how legal weed might be able to support you, we have you covered.

small business saturday carlsbad gift guide |

Small Business Saturday: Carlsbad Holiday Gift Guide

November 2022
Did you know? When you shop local, more of your dollars stay in the local economy. That’s why we’d love you to shop small and keep it local by supporting our fellow businesses.

how to buy legal weed in new mexico |

How to Buy Legal Cannabis in New Mexico

November 2022
Now that weed is legal in New Mexico, it’s important to know the state's marijuana rules. We want your shopping experience to feel pleasant and positive, not shady or shameful. Here’s your guide to make visiting a dispensary easy and what you need to buy legal cannabis in New Mexico.

A screengrab of the cover image of the Historic Denver News newspaper. The paper features the name and then a large black and white image of the former headquarters of the American Woodmen Insurance Company. A headline underneath reads "A Lifetime of Legacy for 2022 Award Winners" | , , , , , ,

Historic Denver News – Fall 2022

October 2022
The Fall 2022 edition of the Historic Denver News covered the legacy of the incredible award winners of the 52nd Annual Dinner & Awards Program, a guest article on Denver author Mary Coyle Chase by an intern at the Molly Brown House representing the Diversity in the Arts Internship, and a church in the Sunnyside neighborhood that was a first home for both Quakers and Ukrainian Catholics in Colorado. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

A screengrab of the cover image of the Historic Denver News newspaper. The paper features the name and then a large black and white image of the former Elyria School. A headline underneath reads "Exploring Preservation Action in Old Elyria" | , , , , , ,

Historic Denver News – Summer 2022

July 2022
The Summer 2022 edition of the Historic Denver News covered a community-led preservation effort in the Elyria neighborhood, a grant award for Black-owned gathering space and restaurant Welton Street Cafe, and a notice that Colorado's Chicano/a/x murals were added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2022 list of the 11 Most Endangered Places in the country. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

three sustainable soy wax candles from sable candle co |

Meet the Maker: Sable Candle Co.

April 2022
It was the lustrous black tumbler that first caught our eye when we spied the gorgeous products from sable candle co. Seeing those sleek home goods and then, later, smelling the sumptuous scents had us all hooked.

five ethnically diverse femme women holding signs including one that says the future is female |

The Future is Female

March 2022
We believe in supporting and shouting out women not just during Women’s History Month, but all year long. When we founded Grows As It Goes, we decided from the beginning that we would support women-owned and women-led companies.


Am I Going Green or Just Greenwashing?

February 2022
“Going green” isn’t just a trend, but it has become a buzzword lately. Greenwashing is when a company or product pretends to be environmentally-friendly but can’t actually back that up. So how can you tell if the items you buy actually *are* sustainable and not just pretending to be?

light skinned toddler with blonde hair smiles while playing with a leaf lacing card from sustainable toy maker Wee Gallery |

Meet the Maker: Wee Gallery Educational Toys

January 2022
Family-owned company Wee Gallery makes sustainable, high contrast toys that are built to withstand life — even during destructive toddler phases. They only work with ethical manufacturers to ensure their products are good for people and planet. Plus, they donate a portion of their profits to reforestation efforts.

buds AKA bolls of cotton plant |

Surprise! These 3 Materials are Actually Sustainable

December 2021
What’s the difference between organic and non-organic cotton? How can wood be sustainable when harvesting contributes to deforestation? Aren’t vegan products better than animal-based ones? We’re delighted to find some easy changes we can make for a more conscious future.

light skinned woman with blonde hair and tattoos sits in a chair in a fashion design studio |

Welcome to Grows As It Goes

December 2021
When I decided to start Grows As It Goes, it was based on a simple philosophy: Nothing is mass-produced and everything must support women somehow. The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters and I didn’t want to keep feeding that unsustainable monster. Our promise to you is that we are incredibly choosy and aim to be as transparent as possible. You’ll know where something is made and by whom. And you can trust that the person who made it was paid a living, ethical wage and created the item with minimal impacts to the environment.

garden place elementary school recruitment email 2021 | , , ,

Garden Place Student Recruitment

February 2021
We're Garden Place Academy and we've grown leaders and lifelong learners since 1904. Certified in both Transitional Native Language Instruction and Montessori, we're a neighborhood public school option serving traditional learners, hands-on students, and native Spanish speakers in grades ECE through 6th.


Breaking Into Public Art

January 2019
For many artists, landing a public art commission is a step on the career checklist. But breaking into a new part of the art world can be daunting even for seasoned artists, but especially if you’ve never created public art or applied to an RFQ before. Call for Entry (CaFE™), the leading online submission and jurying system for the gallery and public art fields, helps artists get into the public art field.


Your Five Favorite Features

December 2018
Following our summer surveys, fall seems like the perfect time to revisit a few favorite callforentry.org features, as voted on by arts administrator users.


Help Artists Find Your Call in 6 Simple Steps

October 2018
Whether setting up a roster for future exhibitions or seeking artists for a site- or media-specific project (and the many things in between), all arts administrators have the same goal: Finding the right artist for the job.


Four Ways to Tell a Story With Your Images

October 2018
Think of each application for an exhibition or public art call as a job application. It’s imperative to adjust our “resumes” every single time to meet varying application and call requirements. But one thing remains constant: images.


The 10 Colfax Characters You’ll Find at Art-i-fax

August 2018
The Cheapstake. The Glutton. The Breeder. These are the people out on “the most democratic street in America” celebrating the gritty magic of Colfax at Art-i-fax.


Setup For Success: Creating a Successful Public Art Call

July 2018
What is a successful public art call? From municipalities to universities, arts organizations, or hospitals, calls for public art comes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and budgets.


Thanks But No Thanks: How to Write Rejection Notices

November 2018
It’s easier to write messages of congratulations. But there’s one piece of communication that no one delights in writing: The dreaded rejection notice.


Get to Know These 6 Colorado Craft Beers

August 2016
Four states account for one third (!) of all the breweries in the United States. And guess which big, square state made that exclusive list? With all those beer choices sloshing around, it can be hard to know which brew is best. Fear not! We consulted the expert drinkers here at WideFoc.us Corp’s World Headquarters to round up our top six picks for summer suds.


The Worst First World Problems (If There is Such a Thing)

June 2016
For your eye-rolling scrutiny, we offer up the "problems" that drive us battiest. Which ones get your goat?

| , , , ,

What is Custom Upholstery?

October 2015
What is custom upholstery and how can it change your life (or at least how you feel about your home)?

| , ,

We’ve Fallen for Rose et Marius

January 2016
Sure, Valentine's Day is several weeks from now but we're smitten for Rosé et Marius, a candle line that just launched in our HW Home Colorado stores (and online).


Holiday Sparkle: December in Denver

December 2015
Forgive me if I’m a little punchy—that’s just the holiday spirit taking over. This month in Denver, you’ll find a bevy of outdoor activities to celebrate the holidays and winter, and to see some sparkling spectacles. Now, onto all that glitters!

| , , , ,

5 Reasons Why True by HW Home is the Best Furniture You’ll Ever Buy

October 2015
Call it biased, but True™ by HW Home is the best furniture youʼll ever buy. The collection was something HW Home, a fine furniture retail chain based in Colorado, envisioned when they opened their first store way back in 1999!


Let’s Party Again

July 2018
Come play in the street as we turn Park Ave. into a plaza for the public at our third annual Art-i-fax. We’ll bring our diverse Colfax community together, shutting down Park Ave. from Colfax to Humboldt streets. You don’t have to imagine what a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly Colfax would look like, we’ll show you!


Our Favorite Denver Patios

September 2015
Autumn is officially here, though it began feeling like fall around Denver a couple weeks ago. The Broncos started their season, evenings are cooler, and Halloween swag went on-sale everywhere. We know no better place to enjoy the beauty of autumn than the Mile High City, especially when you’re doing so from the comfort of a lovely patio. These locales throughout the Denver metro have some of the WideFoc.us team’s favorite outdoor seating!


Get Excited for These 5 End of April Events

April 2015
This month in Denver, you’ll find a suite of late April events designed to make the Earth a better place—some in an environmental sense, some in humanizing ways, but all geared toward making this planet infinitely more awesome. Now that’s something we can all get behind, right?


4 Reasons to Love Denver in February

February 2015
Love is in the air this month, right? So, while you’re digging on the Valentine’s vibe, don’t forget to show our fair city a little love too. Below are the events we’re most excited for in February, most of which lean toward music-lovers, one for history-lovers, and all of them perfect for plain ole lovers!


Resolve to Leave the House in January

January 2015
You’re wiped from the nonstop party train that is November and December. We get it. Baby, it’s cold outside and we’re having a real winter for the first time in years. We get that, too. But let’s pretend for a moment that you’re feeling a little blue, or a little blah, or are going a bit stir crazy. Sounds about right for January, eh? Pull on your best boots, or your snazziest outfit, and let’s paint the town together!


The Sky Isn’t Falling: Facebook’s November 2014 Changes

November 2014
Here’s the thing about Facebook. It’s always changing. The news feed algorithm gets tweaked, the ad standards are adjusted, its privacy policy gets better (or worse). That’s just how it is. If your target audiences are on Facebook, then you just have to suck it up and accept that.


Our This Month in Denver Pick is Actually a Week. Denver Arts Week, That is

November 2014
As an unabashed (and biased) lover of the arts, I decided to turn to fellow art-lovers and those in the industry to get their picks for the best of Denver Arts Week. Each person was asked the very simple question: Which Denver Arts Week event are you most looking forward to?


You Can Take a Fish to Casa Bonita…

August 2014
...But you can't help him dive.


This Month in Denver: August Fun for Everyone (Seriously!)

August 2014
Well, hello, August! There’s so much happening this month, so we broke it down to help you choose your own adventure. Take advantage of the great weather and be sure to hit up some of the cool things to do in the Denver area in this month.


This Weekend, Denver OPENs Her Doors

April 2014
Get an inside view of some of the most interesting spaces in the Queen City of the Plains. Doors OPEN Denver celebrates ten years of inviting the metro-area community to drink in Denver’s unique architectural landscape and check out many buildings that are rarely (if ever) open to the public.


Get Your $@#! Together, Internet

March 2014
While Twitter’s 140 characters may not seem like much, according to a team of researchers at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, that’s more than enough space to let your potty mouth free.


Won’t You Take Me to… Monkey Town

March 2014
Arts and culture blog post on behalf of WideFocus, a B2C and B2B social media company specializing in social media content and outreach, paid social ad campaigns, and real-time monitoring and engagement.