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About Me


I started Mariko Creative as a way to give back and apply my talents to helping others, to support those who are doing great things in their communities.  My years of working and volunteering for nonprofits means I have a special place in my heart for serving these important organizations and their missions. And I'm also eager to help all kinds of people and businesses. Anyone who has a vision and a story to tell can do great things with clear, thoughtful communication.

I want to bring your message to life, applying my years of professional and creative writing, design, and marketing experience to your project.  I love coming up with creative solutions for multidisciplinary projects. It's where I excel.

Work Experience

2015 - 2019
Development & Marketing Manager – RISE San Luis Obispo County

Write and manage all agency grants as primary grant writer; Develop and execute fundraising & outreach campaigns; Design and disseminate print and digital marketing materials (e.g. press releases, websites, and social media);
Manage donor database; Market and support events; Manage interns and volunteers

2012 - 2016
Technical Writer – Tapestry Solutions (now Boeing )

Create and design software user documentation, training materials, marketing materials, and websites; Review and edit documentation (e.g. contract proposals, reports, and executive briefs); Collaborate with multidisciplinary stakeholders

2011 - 2012
Writing Tutor – Cal Poly Writing & Rhetoric Center

Tutor students on writing of all disciplines


English, MA

Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - 2012


English, Teaching Credential

Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - 2009

English, BA

University of California, Berkeley - 2007

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