Karen Story
Writings


  Travel Stories & Photo Journals

  People Profiles

  Articles

  Technical Documentation and Technical Marketing

  Grants, Websites, Press Releases

  Organizing and Promotional Experience


Travel Stories & Photo Journals

"A Burial in West Africa," The Order of the Good Death, April, 2016

"Voluntourism: Not just for the young or wealthy," Kirkland Patch, June 25, 2013

"Guatemalan voluntourism adventure uncovers strong ties back to the Eastside," The Seattle Globalist, May 29, 2013

"On the Road in Turkey," Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2012

Travels in West Africa (1986)

The Sights and Scents of Greece (Seattle Times 1983)

Travel Blog

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People Profiles

After 13 Years, KPD's Audra Weber Still Loves Being a Cop (Patch)

Founder of Kirkland 'Clean Team' Hopes Kudos is Catching (Patch)

Latter-Day Pioneer Nona Ganz has a Passion for Parks (Patch)

Kirkland Whirlwind Volunteer Sue Contreras Doesn't Know Slow (Patch)

Redmond Woman Helps Divorced Eastsiders Adjust to Single Life (Patch)

Multi-Talented Music Teacher Bridging Cultures in Kirkland (Patch)

City's Kari Page the Heart and Soul of Kirkland Neighborhoods (Patch)

Young Redmond Jazz Musicians Groove to a Mature Sound (Patch)

Russian Ballerina Brings Passion, Grace to Her Kirkland School (Patch)

Redmond Woman Cycling Across US to Raise Money for Hungry Families (Patch)

Lunch Buddy Volunteer Jay Henwood Rediscovers Joys of Recess (Patch)

Kirkland's Top Cop Eric Olsen - The Man Behind the Badge (Patch)

Redmond Teenís Passion for Helping Others is More Than Just Talk (Patch)

Former Kirkland Leader Finds Walking Good for the City and Soul (Patch)

From Pancakes to Legal Advice, Kirkland's Walt Krueger Loves To Serve (Patch)

Founder of Kirkland-Based 'Giving Chicks' Has Plenty to Chirp About (Patch)

Former Fire Chief Helps Local Youth Find their Inner Poet (Patch)

Kirkland Painter Joanne Shellan Chosen for Solo Show at Governorís Mansion (Patch)

Longtime Rock Star Marty Jourard Chooses Kirkland for his Encore (Patch)

Soon-to-be citizen beautifies Kirkland for the Fourth of July (Kirkland Reporter)

Hugs for the Holidays: Kirkland Artist's Cards Benefit Children's Hospital (Kirkland Reporter)

 

"I got lots of comments on how well-written it was, how terrific the quotes were, and that even pretty close friends learned things about me they didn't know." - Joanne Shellan

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Articles

Volunteers Complete New Stairs in Crestwoods and Cotton Hill Parks (Kirkland Reporter)

A League of Their Own: Kirkland Rotary Clubs Help Special Needs Kids Play Ball (Patch)

Honey Wine Creates Buzz at New Redmond Meadery (Patch)

From Chicks to Veggies, Organic Farm Store Makes it Simple to Grow Your Own (Patch)

The Holly and the Ivy: How You Can Help Save Our Parks (Patch)

Cotton Hill and Crestwoods Parks Connect to Nature, Trails, and Each Other (Kirkland Views)

Highlanders Bid Farewell to the Rails (Kirkland Reporter)

ADHD and a Lego Heart: A Mother and Son's Journey (Patch)

Zumba Where Ya Been All My Life? Discovering the Joys of Exercise Dancing (Patch)

Highland's Funky House has Heart (Kirkland Courier Reporter)

Kirkland site chosen for University of Washington restoration program (Kirkland Reporter)

Holiday Event for Children of Inmates Needs Your Support (Kirkland Views)

High School Digital Design Students Wow Judges in 2011 Kirkland Summer Concert Series Poster Contest (Kirkland Views)

The show must go on! Locals save popular summer concert series at Marina Park (Kirkland Views)

Ten Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Tree From the Kirkland Kiwanis (Patch)

Singing with the Stars: Vocalist Emily McIntosh at George's Thursday (Patch)

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Neighborhood Columns

A sampling of over 60 columns written for the Neighborhoods section of the Kirkland Courier and Reporter since 2002.

Courier 1

Courier 2

Courier 3

Courier 4

Courier 5

Reporter 1

Reporter 2

Reporter 3

Reporter 4

Reporter 5

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Technical Documentation and Technical Marketing Pieces
Samples from my 24 years working in the semiconductor, telecommunications, and metrology industries are available on request.

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Grants

Wrote grant that received $3000 for summer concert series (2011)

Co-wrote grant that received $25,000 for wood-saving cookstoves project in West Africa (1986)

Co-wrote grant that received $1500 for holiday event for children of inmates (2011)

Press Releases

Press Release (sample of press releases sent monthly for two years)

Song Writing

Original song lyrics

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Organizing and PR Experience

I've been organizing and promoting successful events and projects for many years:

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