Hi, I’m Katlyn!

Since I was about five years old, I have been writing stories.

I’ve been blogging my own story for over 10 years and have more than 7 years of experience in strategic and creative marketing and communications for nonprofits. I currently manage marketing and communications for my local food bank. Some of the things that get me excited are creative nonfiction, arts and humanities, education, gender, social justice, community improvement, and cultural research.

I’m most interested in the way communication informs social interactions and identity, and I love using my storytelling skills to pass the mic and elevate the voices of those who have been historically, systemically unheard. I also enjoy digging into data (yes, really) and allowing research and analysis to tell the story of what’s working and what’s not in a given communication or programmatic initiative.

I graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a double major in English with a creative writing concentration and Professional Writing with an emphasis on nonprofit and intercultural communications and research. I currently live in Lansing, Michigan with my husband Rigo, our Boxer dog Miles, and our cat Tigger.

In my free time I practice and teach yoga and enjoy baking, sewing, reading, running, and getting outside whenever I can. Sometimes I even train for half-marathons! I am always looking for new, creative ways to tell the stories of the world around us, and opportunities to learn the “why” and “how” behind the “what” of effective communication.

On my blog you’ll find some of my more personal stories. I like to talk about professional challenges, mental health, community engagement, and pretty much anything in between. If you’re interested in stories I tell as a professional, hop over to my portfolio and take a look.

Think we’d write cool stories together, or have an idea for an awesome project? I’d love to hear from you.

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