Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

WATSON X 2, Hood River, Oregon – Communications consulting
Clients include Hood River Hotel, Naked Winery, TerraSpatial Technologies, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Maryhill Museum, Intel, Oregon Solutions, The Oregonian, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Columbia Gorge Community College, Oregon University System, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (now Business Oregon), Hood River County and others. Freelance editorial content for The Oregonian, Seattle Times, BusinessWeek magazine, Oregon Business magazine, Oregon Wine Press, Wines, Windsurfing, Gallery and others.

NORA’S TABLE … a restaurant & bar, Hood River, Oregon – Owner and front-of-house manager.

STU WATSON FITNESS, Hood River, Oregon – personal training services.

TRIP.COM, Denver, Colorado – Editorial director

BUSINESS @ HOME, Portland – Rocky Mountain editor

INGENIUS, Denver, Colorado – Editor
HONORS: 1st, Excellence in Educational Journalism: E-Media, EdPress Awards

OREGON BUSINESS Magazine, Portland – Managing editor
HONORS: Maggie, Best Managerial and Professional Publication, Western Publications Association

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS, Anchorage. Alaska – Assistant Features Editor

MAIL TRIBUNE, Medford, Oregon – Reporter, editor, columnist
HONORS:
1st, Best Writing, Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA)
1st, Humor Writing, Pacific Northwest, Society of Professional Journalists
1st, Vesta Awards for food writing
3rd, Best Local Column, ONPA
Finalist, Consumer Affairs, Penney-Missouri Awards
2nd and 3rd, Best Lifestyles Section, ONPA
Edited American Society of Newspaper Editors award-winning “The 10th Child” series.
Edited and contributed to Benjamin Fine Award-winning “Kids at Risk” special section.
Edited C.B. Blethen Award-winning “My Little Secret” special section.

DAILY INTER LAKE, Kalispell, Montana – Sports editor, reporter

PRESS COURIER, Oxnard, California – Sports reporter

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Board member, Columbia Gorge Community College, elected May 2007
Board member, Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association
President, 2006, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Board
Member, Hood River Lions Club
Past member, Hood River Rotary Club
Co-chair, 2002-05, Hood River Citizens for Responsible Growth
Hood River County representative, 2003-05, Columbia Gorge Community College Budget Committee
Lunch Buddy volunteer, 2001-05, Hood River Rotary
Volunteer, 2002-03, Habitat for Humanity development committee
Community Education course instructor, Hood River and The Dalles
Volunteer, Strategic Planning Subcommittee, Portland Public Schools
Tutor, Whitney Young Center, Urban League, Portland
Reader, SMART Program, Portland
Steering Committee, Cascadia Weekend, Portland
Speakeasy programmer, Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, Portland
Volunteer, 1995, Olympic Sports Festival, Denver, Colorado
Tutor, adult literacy, Vancouver, Washington
Students-at-Risk Task Force, Ashland, Oregon
Lecturer in editing, Southern Oregon Spring Media Workshop
Adjunct instructor, feature writing, Southern Oregon State College

EDUCATION
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science, Journalism, 1972
Continuing education: Modern photography, Pagemaker, QuarkXPress, Web Site Design, Training & Development, Documentary Film-making, Personal Fitness Certification with the American Council on Exercise.

REFERENCES
Greg Colt, Board President, Hood River Downtown Business Association, 541-490-1175
Yvonne Arbogast, Marketing Director, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, 541-296-7545
Dave Riley, former vice president and general manager, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, currently general manager at Telluride Ski Resort, 970-728-7597 / driley@tellurideskiresort.com
Antoine Toffa, Founder & CEO, VideoBloom, Denver, Co., 303-694-7300
Kathleen McCoy, Electronic media, University of Alaska-Anchorage, 907-786-1490
Tom Maurer, former regional team leader, The Oregonian, 503-221-8513
Patrick Nye, marketing program manager, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, 503-248-1905 x 19.