In 2009, I welcomed the opportunity to work with a new client, the National Park Foundation (NPF), as part of Time Inc.’s custom publishing group. As editor for Parks magazine, I wrote, edited, and produced many pieces about the parks, including a feature announcing the new Ken Burns documentary series “America’s Best Idea” along with Time Inc. and NPF colleagues. Interviewing Ken in person is a true career highlight.
I’ve continued to work with the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, for a decade on a freelance basis, writing nearly all volumes of their Owner’s Guide series. These online booklets provide expert advice for national parks travel planning while also serving to secure sign-ups for NPF’s e-marketing campaigns. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from a friend who, while researching their own national parks trip, has discovered these guides on their own and realizes they were written by me. (It’s happened more than once!)
See and download the full guides here.