Clip: A time for tradition

Link: A time for tradition

I wrote the November cover story for OC Family magazine on the subject of creating lasting, memorable family traditions.

The article opened my eyes (and informed by life as a mother) to ways of spending no money to build lasting memories important for kids and their parents.

Adjunct professor at Saddleback

Link: Announcement of Lariat iPad news app

In September 2014 I co-taught a course at Saddleback Community College on “Interactive Media Design.”

The course was proposed to the state by my friend, Amara Aguilar, who was then department chair at Saddleback. She decided to leave for USC, so I was brought on to develop and act as lead teacher for the mobile journalism design course.

I was hired two weeks before the semester started, and in that short time I wrote the course syllabus and planned the first few weeks of course content for myself and the assistant teacher, MaryAnne Shults.

It was a whirlwind semester, especially as the course was considered a “go” with only two students, because it was such a valuable topic to the university.

In that one semester, our course introduced students to researching audiences, developing a strategy, building content for a mobile publication, designing a mobile app, submitting to the Apple App Store and marketing a product.

The iPad app was approved and published in the iTunes App Store for a few months. It is no longer published, however, due to the cost of hosting the app.

Clip: Inspired moms

Link: Inspired moms

I was invited to write the OC Family magazine annual cover story about the top interesting picks of inspired moms in Orange County.

I really loved getting to meet and learn about each woman. I was awarded an awesome opportunity to tell each mother’s story in a way that would then inspire other moms in the county.