Backporch Media Production
Project list
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Project List
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Writing & Editing Experience

See types of work, below:

  • Multimedia training for industry, including CD-ROM training for General Electric & web-based new product training for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Also served as instructional designer.
  • Web courses for academia (see Instructional Design).
  • PowerPoint presentations to accompany live training for Oregon Department of Human Services, Cascade Pacific RC&D & others (see Presentations).
  • Instructional workbooks for asynchronous learning (Yellowstone National Park) and to accompany classroom instruction (Sandia National Laboratories) . Also served as instructional designer.
  • Economic Development: Honing a high-tech edge in Corvallis (Oregon Business Magazine, 4/2006). See sample article.
  • Counting Your Nails: Moving from Spec to Custom Home Building, an article for contractors (NW Builder, 6/2000). See sample article.
  • Prairie Prophet, an interview with MacArthur Fellowship recipient and agronomist Dr. Wes Jackson (Life Today, 6/93).
  • A Dream of Freedom, an article on bronze sculptor Veryl Goodnight (Life Today, 3/93).
  • Living Long - Staying Young, an article on Kathy Keeton, author of Longevity: The Science of Staying Young (Life Today, 12/92).
  • Faith on the Future, an article on marketing consultant Faith Popcorn (Life Today, 9/92). See sample article.
  • The Fragile Canvas, an article on stained glass (Life Today, 12/91). See sample sidebar, "The Motley Shade."

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Presentation book for fundraising for proposed OSU Museum of Natural History
Books, reports & manuals, partial list.
  • Presentation book for fundraising for proposed OSU Museum of Natural History (2006). Writer & reseacher. Designed by Timothy Peterson; paintings by Karen Carr. See sample above.
  • "Affordable Housing Design for Rural New York," book funded by the J.M. Kaplan Fund (1993). Editor & co-writer.
  • "Housing America," edited by Jess Lederman (Probus Publishing, 1993). Wrote chapter, "Housing the Rural Poor."
  • "The Arts Administrator: Job Characteristics," published by the Association of College, University & Community Arts Administrators (1987). Researcher & writer.
Publicity materials, partial list.
  • New York State Public Employees Federation Newsletters, brochures & newspaper articles.
  • New York State Rural Housing Coalition Semi-monthly newsletter, booklet, brochures, press releases/PSAs, grantwriting, speeches & preparation of legislative tesimony.
  • New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services Newsletters, press releases/PSAs, video & audio scripts.
  • The Hyde Collection Newsletters, press releases & publicity materials.
  • Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. Annual reports, feasilibility study (editor), e-newsletters, brochures, press releases.
  • Timberpeg in the Willamette Valley Newsletters, brochures, press releases.
  • Shelterwood Homes Newsletter, brochures, press releases.

Exhibits, partial list.

  • OSU Museum of Natural History, an exhibit plan for a proposed museum in Corvallis, Oregon (2006). Researcher & writer; planner of ecosystems exhibit.
  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, a new museum tracing the history of rail transportation in the Tucson region (2004-2005). Producer of multimedia exhibit for video wall. Exhibit writer & researcher.
  • ACE Visitor's Center - Hawaii, an exhibit for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that includes first-person accounts of flooding experiences & describes efforts to control flood damage (Honolulu, Hawaii, 2004). Researcher, writer, interviewer & editor.
  • Siskiyou National Forest, a series of trail signs on the region's history, geological formations & ecosystem (2003-2004). Writer & researcher.
  • The Dalles Lock & Dam Visitor's Center, an extensive exhibit on the historic, social, scientific & economic impacts of hydropower production and water transportation along the Columbia River for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2001-2003). Scriptwriter, text writer & researcher.
  • Colorado Division of Wildlife Visitor's Center, an exhibit exploring the ecosystems & wildlife of southwestern Colorado (2002). Writer & researcher.
  • U.S. Pacific Command Visitor's Center, an historic exhibit commemorating heroes of the war in the Pacific during World War II for the U.S. Navy (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2001-2002). Writer & researcher.
  • Yampa River State Park Visitor's Center, an interpretive center in northwestern Colorado (2001). Writer & researcher.