So what's a scientist doing writing marketing plans, designing websites, and designing marketing materials? Although my background is in forest ecology and environmental science, I discovered that I have a great appreciation and passion for marketing, design, and outreach. This is a way that I can help people like me (small business owners, or in my case, micro business owners) make a living doing what they love as well as work with non-profit organizations.
My scientific background in science and my experience with the Extension Service has helped me to understand the types of products these groups need to convey information to their clientele. My understanding of marketing and different technologies allows me to utilize the best media and methods possible to get the most out of your advertising dollars.
Volunteering in my community is important to me as well. I have served on the board of Starkville in Motion as the Outreach and Education Officer, a grassroots organization dedicated to improving bike lanes, sidewalks, and trails, and have donated my time and skills to developing a marketing plan and website for Starkville Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. I also created a website Volunteer Starkville using WordPress that lists volunteer opportunities in Starkville, MS.
Designing print products and websites is a new experience every time and there is always something new to learn. Working with clients is fun and challenging; I enjoy this work; I want you to be successful and I hope it shows. Read what some of my clients have said about my design and marketing work and skills.
Need technical writing or editing services?
My business associate, Tom Knecht, provides technical writing, editing, and project management services.
He is a skilled writer, editor, communications planner, and leader of communication service groups. He has extensive experience in preparing, organizing, and publishing technical and nontechnical information for general audiences.
He also offers proven capabilities for working with technical and scientific text and graphics in fields such as engineering, education, psychology, natural resources, and food and fiber production.
He has edited and managed the production of several books and a multitude of educational and promotional products in printed and electronic form. He currently specializes in assembling and preparing content for Web sites and printed materials. He offers workshops on intellectual property rights, focusing on the basics of copyright and trademark law.
We have collaborated on projects for the Starkville Rotary Club, Mississippi State University, Alcorn University, North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, and Rotary International District 6820.