Work Samples

Client work, content marketing, and any words on paper (physical or otherwise) that isn’t “journalism” lives here.

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.

Breaking Into Public Art

January 2019
Blog post service piece for Call for Entry (CaFE™), the leading online submission and jurying system for the gallery and public art fields.

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
Content marketing blog post for HW Home, a fine furniture retail chain based in Colorado.

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.