Owner & Adventurer, Sunshine Ink
My career and life path bring a variety of strengths and skills to the table. I am an experienced adventurer with a travel blog and social media outlets through which I share my writing and photography. I specialize in solo woman adventuring and encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone and live their best life forward. I provide freelance writing services in which my cumulative career and educational experiences have given me the skills to help individuals and businesses shine in their ability to connect with the populations they serve.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Public Affairs with an emphasis in Nonprofit and Community Services Management, from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. I graduated both degrees with a 4.0GPA and received Departmental Honors during my Undergraduate Degree. I am intelligent and committed to lifelong learning.
I have 13 years of experience working in the social services field, in both the governmental and nonprofit sectors. I worked for Child Welfare for six years, a nonprofit that served at-risk youth for four years, and was the Executive Director of a nonprofit that focused on downtown revitalization and historic preservation for three years. I am passionate about serving people and understanding how things work in the social services realm.
I have 15 years of professional writing experience in various settings and forums and attended the Long Ridge Writers Group course. I research thoroughly, report accurately, and write professionally. I am good at capturing the essence of whatever I am writing about and sharing in a way that connects with the reader. I have excellent interviewing skills. My writing experiences include court documents, grant applications, client bios, web content, ads, press releases, news articles, and travel blogs. To see examples of my writing, please see my blog: https://sunshineinkllc.com/blog/.
I have a fondness for history and have written many historical articles about Wellington, Colorado. I serve on the Board of Directors for Historic Larimer County and am involved in educating the community about the area’s history. I can help share the story of historical places, individuals, or far away places.
I am an experienced traveler and adventurer, who engages in a variety of outdoor activities and modes of travel. I have trekked to Everest base camp, backpacked in Alaska wilderness, driven Ireland’s narrow streets, summited many mountains, and been on countless adventures in the United States. I love trying new things and am not afraid of solo adventuring. In 2020, amid pandemic, I spent 17 weeks living out of a Subaru Outback with my dog, camping my way along the backroads of America.
I have an active blog and social media pages, with entries about various travel, health, and life topics, and links to published articles. SunshineInkLLC.com is my blog, and my Facebook and Instagram accounts are @SunshineInkLLC.
I am a contributor at North Forty News and New Scene Magazine in Fort Collins, CO. These are Northern Colorado news publications. I submit weekly articles on topics ranging from events, history, good things happening, adventure how-to’s, and press releases. My contributions frequently make the top five most popular for the week. Here is a link to articles published in North Forty News.
I want to help others reach their goals and share their story. With my travel blog, I do this by educating, inspiring, and sharing images. For my clients, I do this by offering a variety of writing-related services, helping them connect with the populations they aim to serve. As a journalist, I provide quality informational and heartwarming content. As a photographer, I capture the beautify and wonder of the natural world.
I am intelligent, creative, and motivated to succeed at anything I put my mind to. As a strategic thinker, I enjoy problem-solving and planning. I thrive on challenges and am continually learning new things. As an outdoor and exercise enthusiast, I am always in training for the next great adventure.
I am eager to serve and interested in taking on projects that fall within the realm of my skillsets and interests. Please let me know how I can be of service to you.
To see more of my photos, and follow my travels, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram under @SunshineInkllc or click: