Motherhood and the birth of my third child caused me to to re-evaluate my priorities in life. Being a member for 10 years and Past President of Soroptimist International of La Conner showed me how important community was to my spirit, and the idea of a business in La Conner where I could work, live, and volunteer was born. Along with business partner and friend, Carol Whited, Childhood Bliss (a children’s boutique) storefront was created and had an extraordinary 5 year life span. During those five years I was on the Executive Team of the La Conner Chamber of Commerce. I re-designed LaConnerChamber.com, implemented a content-management system, and volunteered my marketing services by creating a marketing strategy and advertising campaigns & schedules. I have also started a Marketing Seminar series for the La Conner Chamber Business Community.
In 2009 I worked like crazy to create the new VisitSkagitValley.com. What a privilege this has been to volunteer on this project. I have met and collaborated with amazing Skagitonians to bring the content together. How it Works has been wonderful in “using their hammer & nails” to build the site while letting me “the architect and interior designer” direct the project. The Skagit County Chamber Executive Directors Association has trusted me with this project, and I thank them.
I love Marketing….I love Small Business & Non-Profits….and I love the Skagit Valley. One of my favorite children’s books is A Fairy Went A-Marketing. This is the story of a sweet graceful fairy who enjoys her purchases only for a short time, then releases them for their own good or the good of others. The illustrations in this book are extraordinary for their nearly-glowing, rich colors, but also a special spirit which shines through as being the work of someone who has observed nature and has quite a love of it. Couple this quality with the story about a fairy who treats her animal friends and nature with the utmost care and respect and you have a Skagit Marketing metaphor. Like the Fairy Went A-Marketing, I also have a strong respect for other living things and nature. 10% of all Skagit Marketing profits will go back to Skagit Valley conservation organizations.
My mission is to Catch & Release the Magic of your organization while preserving and respecting this incredible Natural Treasure & Legacy…the Magic Skagit Valley!