Professional Life

Public Relations  ~  Media  ~  Creative  ~  Scripts  ~  Corporate  ~  Web

"I dislike arguments of any kind.
They are always vulgar, and often convincing."
- Oscar Wilde

My goal for any client is to listen carefully, and then deliver a product that meets their criteria and expectations. Sounds easy, but...

Over the years I have written in many different arenas and have found the diversity to be stimulating. I have written about occupational safety for General Motors, database training for an airline, AIDS awareness for a school system, public relations media for a botanical garden, websites for an organic food company... I have not yet found any material to be so technical or inaccessible that I have not been able to work with it to render it accessible to others.

I continue to take pride in the art of crafting words to enhance communication.

My professional background is documented in detail below.


~ Author – published for Globe Pequot Press

  • The Massachusetts Gardener’s Companion – An Insiders Guide to Gardening from the Berkshires to the Islands
  • The Rhode Island Gardener’s Companion – An Insider’s Guide to Gardening from Burrillville to Block Island

~ 30+ years Independent Freelance Writer & Public Relations Consultant: writer, scriptwriter,
   producer, journalist, PR & marketing, technical training, corporate, websites... (1986‑present)

~ Media Relations & Speaker Series Designer, Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show
   4-Day event attended by over 40,000 in the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence (2005) 

~ Rhode Island Editor & Writer, People, Places & Plants Northeast garden magazine.
   Representative, writer and editor for Rhode Island and regional material (2002-present)

~ Landscape Gardener, Public Relations Representative & Writer, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens
   & Arboretum, Bristol, RI. (On-staff & Independent, 1993-present)

~ Managing Producer & Writer, Interactive Training Systems, Cambridge, MA.
   Long‑range planning and management of video personnel and resources (1984‑1986)

~ Producer & Writer, Digital Equipment Corporation, Bedford, MA.
   Projects for DEC Media Design group included the writing and production of the company's first IVIS     interactive videodisc the LA100 (1982)

~ Producer & Production Coordinator, WNET/13 (PBS) New York and International Television
   Trading Corp. Producing arts programming for Great Performances (1978-1981)

~ Media Director, Jian Guo Hotel, Beijing, PRC, for Clement Chen & Associates of San Francisco,
   (1974-1976 & 1981)


~ Royal Horticultural Society, Certificate in Horticulture - pursuing
~ Master Gardener Certificate, University of Rhode Island, RI (1993)
~ BS English, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (1988)
~ BA Politics, pursued, University of Kent, England (1976‑1978)
~ Hotel Management Business Diploma, Ealing College, London, England (1968‑1969)
~ Pitmans Business Diploma, Pitmans Business College, London, England (1967)


~ New England Press Association
~ Business Network International
~ Garden Writers of America
~ East Bay Chamber of Commerce
~ Advisory Committee, University of RI Master Gardener Foundation
~ Board Member, Gardening For Good
~ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum: Grounds Committee
~ Portsmouth Business Association


Contributing writer:
Yankee magazine, Southern New England Home, Rhode Island Home Living & Design, Newport Life, Cambridge Life, Country Accents, Farmer’s Almanac...


  • The Massachusetts Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Bay State
  • The Rhode Island Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Ocean State

United Natural Foods, Inc.
Writer: websites and more...

Lightolier, Inc.
Media Writer

People, Places & Plants
Northeast garden magazine, Rhode Island Editor & Writer

The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show 2005
Media Relations, Speaker Series Designer

OverVIEW Consulting
Website for start-up high tech consultancy

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Writing & Public Relations

Business Publishing Group
Writer & Project Manager

Charlton Memorial Hospital
Writer/Designer: video

Spectrum Interactive, for IBM
Writer: dramatic interactive video

 Interactive Media Communications
Writer/Producer: interactive video

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Writer: dramatic 2‑sided interactive video

VizWiz Film/Video
Designer/Writer/Producer: award-winning interactive videodisc
LaserActive Award for Outstanding Production

Other Clients include:
Digital Equipment Corporation
University of Massachusetts
Fidelity Investments
The Boston Company
New England Life
Boston University