806 11th Ave SEForest Lake, MN 55025



Objective: Communications-related projects in results-driven environments



¨  Over 20 years of experience in communications as a writer, editor and PR/Marketing professional.

¨  Demonstrated capability to see "the big picture" and develop/implement strategies to achieve goals.

¨  Proven ability to express technical and non-technical information in a manner suitable to the target audience.

¨  Established record of keeping pace intellectually and organizationally with rapid growth and change.

¨  Effective, congenial team player who appreciates both leading and collaborating.




¨  Completed projects in a wide range of industries such as agribusiness, apparel, the arts, banking, computers, construction, disabilities, electronics, education, engineering, entertainment, finance, financial services, fitness, fundraising, gardening, green tech, health, healthcare, hospitality, marine, nature, nutrition, orgainics, the outdoors, pets, politics, recreation, remodeling, science, technology, travel and tourism.

¨  Authored and edited annual reports, articles, biographies, case studies, corporate profiles, direct-mail solicitations, fact sheets, grants, presentations, proposals, press releases, scripts, speeches, technical documents, Web pages, etc.

¨  Prepared grants on behalf of tourism, business and K-12 organizations, successfully attracting requested funds.

¨  Conducted research via on-line resources, personal interviews and paper-based documents.

¨  Directed all aspects of the writing, editing, design and production and of various print and online publications.


¨  Engineered promotional programs and created collateral materials for an array of profit and non-profit enterprises.

¨  Managed print, radio and television interviews/appearances and provided media training/support for interviewees.

¨  Directed indoor and outdoor events and/or event segments attracting hundreds or thousands of participants.

¨  Orchestrated successful crisis-communications and damage-control campaigns.

¨  Garnered consistently positive print, radio and television attention for clients and employers.

¨  Promoted and marketed effectively by forging dynamic professional, consumer and media relationships.

¨  Conducted engaging seminar, conference and product presentations.

¨  Provided developmental internships for under- and post-graduates. Placed interns in careers nationwide.


¨  Mastered an evolving array of software applications (desktop and online) in DOS, Mac, Unix and Windows.

¨  Determined, deployed and utilized various types of multi-media presentation and other equipment on and off site.

¨  Created, maintained and utilized databases for tracking clients, media, donors, participants, staff, volunteers, etc.

¨  Constructed and maintained Novell and Windows networks.


¨  Trained subordinates and superiors at all jobs 1985+ to use DOS, Windows & Mac hardware and software.

¨  Served as hardware and software technical support in person, by telephone and via email.

¨  Performed a range of administrative functions such as conducting short and long range planning; engineering business practices, implementing technology solutions; supervising staff; training employees; and budgeting.



1998-Date     President               GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS, a writing services and marketing communications consulting firm located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, metro area.

1993-1998     President               RAWLAND-WARNER COMMUNICATIONS, a marketing communications firm in Iowa City, IA.

1990-1993     SVP Corp Comm   PARSONS TECHNOLOGY, top-25 developer of personal, financial & small business computer software and an Inc. 500 company in Cedar Rapids, IA.

1982-1992     Tech Editor             BOATING WORLD, MARINE BUSINESS JOURNAL, MOTORBOAT, SEA, etc., full-time and concurrently with other employment.

1989-1990     Item Writer             AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (ACT), exam developer, Iowa City, IA.

1983-1986     Editor                       NEW PIONEER NEWS, a monthly newsletter, Iowa City, IA.

1982-1983     Editor                       SOLON ECONOMIST, a weekly newspaper, Solon, IA.

1981-1982     Editor                       SCARLET & BLACK, a weekly newspaper, Grinnell, IA.



How to Start a Vending Machine Business, Entrepreneur Media, ©2000, 2003



Active Living, ADA’s Diabetes Forecast, Advance: Directors in Rehabilitation, Bank Systems & Technology,BizTech, Boating World,, Byte and Switch, Carlson School, Commercial Law Bulletin, Computers in Accounting, Current: For People in Public Media, The Des Moines Register, EdTech/K-12, EdTech/HiEd, FedTech, Healthcare IT News, Heartland Boating, Home & Outdoor Expo, Imaging Economics, Insurance & Technology, Lakeland Boating, Marine Business Journal, Medical Imaging, MediZine's Healthy Living, The Meeting Professional, Midwest Streams & Trails, Minnesota, Minnesota Technology, MotorBoat, New Mobility, New Pioneer News;,, PN/Paraplegia News, Remedy: Health for Life, StateTech, The Scarlet & Black, SchoolMusic Dealer, Sea, The Solon Economist, Southern Boating, Sports 'n Spokes,, Storage Pipeline, Wall Street & Technology, Wildlife Conservation,, Women’s Sports+Fitness, You & Your Dog


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Acrobat, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Photoshop, WS_FTP



B.A. Economics, GRINNELL COLLEGE, Grinnell, IA, 1982



Member, National Writer’s Union, 1997 - Date

Co-Class Fund Director, Grinnell College, 1997 - Date

Board of Directors, American Cancer Society of Johnson County, 1994 - 1998

Member, Grinnell College Alumni Board of Directors, 1991 - 1997



Current events, history, home remodeling, nature, outdoor rec, pets, science, sociology, technology and the arts.



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Steve Behrens


Current: For People in

Public Media

6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350

Takoma Park, MD 20912

T: 301.270.7240 x32




Kathy Burger

Editorial Director

Bank Systems & Technology

Insurance & Technology

240 West 35th Street, Bldg 4

New York, NY 10001

T: 212.600.3062




Walt Mossberg

Personal Tech Columnist

Wall Street Journal

1025 Conn Ave, STE 800

Washington, DC 20036

T: 202.862.9287




Lisa Zylstra

PR Conslutant

Aruba Networks

1344 Crossman Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

T: 925.406.4127




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