Joelle specializes in writing about travel, tourism, the outdoors, yoga, music, culture, healthy living, outdoor recreation, language, science, sustainable living, and responible tourism. She is driven to help other people live more fulfilling lives by sharing news and information that matters to them in a relatable, accurate way.
Joelle has more interests than there are life-sustaining planetary candidates in the universe. Her most invigorating interest is cold-water swimming, which, although initially painful, has become a relaxing part of her routine. When she's not swimming, you can find her on a long-distance trail. In 2015, she completed the John Muir Trail--a 230 mile trek through California's Sierra Nevadas. She plans to hike the Colorado Trail in 2016. Her other interests include playing and writing about irish, Jazz, folk and blues music, practicing low-waste, minimalist living, speaking conversational Spanish, balancing her personal budget (is there nothing more satisfying?) and the dictionary.
Joelle poured her soul and her guts into obtaining an English degree.
Joelle crafts both narrative and technical prose to guide, inform, or entertain readers about the outdoors. She recently completed a 6,000 word trail guide to 7+ treks and destinations in the Sierra Madre Range, Mexico. She collaborated with conservation experts and local coffee cooperative members to understand how trails are used. She interpreted GPS waypoints and local information to produce easy to use, detail-rich final product.
As a resident of Colorado and an athlete, Joelle gets emerging and alternative fitness trends. She has written about and practiced yoga, pilates, African dance, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and countless other fitness pusuits. She loves to write about the ways that fitness routines can transform our lives for the better. Fitness trends she hasn't yet dabbled in--but would love to write about--include acroyoga, hip hop dancing, and an underground, alternative to the triatholon called a "picnic," in which you run to a lake, swim across, then climb a mountain.
Joelle has hands-on classroom experience in education and has blogged about the ways that technology is changing our approaches to literacy and tips for new teachers. She spent 1 year working with 30+ middle school and high school aged youth in an after-school program for at-risk youth and she uses her experiences to help teachers find their voice and approach teaching challenges in an involved, compassionate way.
Writing about green living is one of Joelle's favorite things, because it's a topic she believes in wholeheartedly. She recently penned an article about food waste in America, and she loves to write on topics like minimalist living, recycling, freeganism, and composting. She is part of the "freegan" movement and is working on a long-form piece aimed at young people about actionable steps to reducing food waste.
Joelle utilizes a company's core values and identity to write engaging, relational email copy. She is highy skilled in concisely and clearly communicating a company's services, all while sticking to tone and length specification. For this marketing piece for a design company, she accurately highlighted the company's key services with clear, descriptive prose to draw in new clients.
Joelle has completed a Skillshare class on creating top-notch blog content. She practices breaking up text with pictures, infographics and supplying numerous statistics to build a convincing argument. Whether it's a humorous piece, a canonical overview of a subject, or a post based in personal experience, Joelle will craft a post that is engaging and informative.