Sheila earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1987 from Augustana College in South Dakota. Over the course of her 26-year career, she has put her investigative, research and writing skills to use in a variety of positions in a number of industries. She has been a features writer and beat reporter for a medium-sized newspaper, a marketing coordinator for a large hospital and charitable foundation, a technical writer for health information management software and a managing partner for a healthcare consulting practice. She has been a freelance writer and contributor to many blogs and publications in the healthcare, small business and marketing fields, among others. Sheila has written hundreds of articles, SEO blog posts and marketing materials for clients as diverse as healthcare and parenting niche websites, legal and medical practices, charitable organizations, professional associations, banking, mortgage and finance webzines. She has written position papers and speeches for political candidates. Sheila has excellent research skills and is able to break down complex ideas into easily understood content.
Thanks to a long marriage to a military spouse, Sheila has lived all over the country and traveled abroad extensively. She actively follows politics, public policy and the Supreme Court, and she has written many articles and opinion pieces on current and pending legislation, especially as it affects healthcare and small business. Sheila is an active member in several professional organizations including the American Health Information Management Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. She is also an avid book reader and book reviewer. Sheila enjoys the flexibility of freelance writing and the challenge of creating engaging content on a variety of topics; she looks forward to tackling her next project.