Creative Content Specialist
I wrote the copy for this landing page for a natural health website.
It is crucial to link the importance of saving bees to how agriculture's economics may be affected by their decline.
Commentary by our Exec. Director on the links between climate crisis and outdated forestry management modalities. I added depth and improved clarity and strength.
I worked with a local nutritional consultant to research, develop and design a slide show called, "Nutrition and Healthy Habits for Your Brain." It was an educational slide show presented to seniors at a retirement center in Spring 2019. I also took a few of the photos.
Spec ad for Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker - written as part of an online Copywriting class
Welcome to Ashlantis! is a satirical peek into a very special, mystical place: Ashland, Oregon. I directed, videotaped and edited this video. I created it using an unusual method: I followed several very talented Ashland personalities whom I had come to call friend. We started with a gaggle of basic ideas as foundation and it co-evolved from there.
I edited and greatly improved this op-ed written by the Beyond Toxics Executive Director. She had high praise for my work in improving the clarity and strength of her original draft.
I produced, filmed, edited and help promote "First Moon Rising: A Girl's Wisdom and Rite-Of-Passage Journey" for Georgette Star, director of a Portland (Oregon) area program for girls who are being encouraged to grow into confident and self-aware women. From YouTube description: "Modern society is beginning to reevaluate the way girls are supported and raised. There is increasing recognition of the value of honoring the feminine and of preparing girls for the women they can become in today's dramatically changing environment."
Much was written about the potential effect on public health of coal trains as they passed through Oregon, but little was being published about whether it made economic sense for Oregon communities.
I edited and greatly improved the blog written by the Beyond Toxics Executive Director. She had high praise for my work in improving the clarity and strength of the writing as the result of my editing work.
Laid out and did copy editing of the Spring 2019 semi-annual newsletter, as I have for the past several years for Beyond Toxics, an environmental justice non-profit based in Oregon.
Fundraising letter written with approval of President of the Board of Directors of an international human rights organization. High praise received from her: "John wrote a successful fundraising letter last year for major donors to support our non-profit’s projects. He also wrote our Blog Talk Radio show promo for our interview with author James Jordan earlier this year. John published an article on our new Health Connections campaign to introduce healthy alternatives to people experiencing mental health issues. John also works with MindFreedom to create and write our quarterly e-newsletters to our membership. Overall, we are very pleased with John’s work; he does a great job in all the writing and editing he does for our organization. We find him to be consistently very creative and someone who thinks out of the box. " "
I produced this documentary for the peace movement. It's primary value is to teach about the theory and practice of non-violence for political change. As an act of conscience, people intentionally presented themselves for arrest for trespass at the Nevada Test Site (a giant, high security swath of land in the middle of the desert near Las Vegas) where underground nuclear testing was happening on a regular basis. More than 100 copies of this film were distributed all over the country and contributed to inspiring thousands of people to come to the Nevada desert to commit non-violent civil disobedience. It was a powerful means of protest against the nuclear arms race.
A short story I wrote for a college creative writing class and updated in 2018, while keeping an 80s flavor.