Me, My Muse, and I

Clio (Greek: Κλειώ, English: /ˈklaɪ.oʊ/) or Kleio, is the muse of history. Like all the muses, she is a daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Clio is often represented with a parchment scroll or a set of tablets & books and is often referred to as The Proclaimer. Clio’s name is derived from the ancient Greek name Kleio, coming from the noun ‘kleos’ meaning to “recount”, “report/record” or “make famous.”

Experience & Work History

Qualifications Summary & Related Industry Experience

Accomplished corporate communications writer with 15+ years experience developing effective marketing copy; press releases, marketing collateral, product packaging, consumer ads, distributor/wholesale materials, sales training manuals, grant proposals, fundraising/newsletters, internal communications, web and social media content. Polished and personable, you will find I successfully foster positive relationships with senior executives, stakeholders, clients and all team members.

Extensive Start-up Company Experience                                        Clinical Nutrition/medical foods
Broker/Distributor Training & Management                                 Functional food/beverages
POS Materials – New Product Placement                                         Nutritional Supplements
CRM Experience/Training (Salesforce/Goldmine/ACT!)            Hospitality (restaurants, hotels, casinos)
New Business Development                                                                  Physician based products/services
Trade and Consumer Ad Copy                                                             Food Manufacturers
Consumer Education Brochures                                                         Nonprofit Sectors
Retail Packaging                                                                                      Natural and Upscale Food & Grocery
Fundraising tools: Newsletters, direct mail, social media          Wellness Centers

Professional Experience

Total Ultimate Foods
Western Regional Sales Manager

Columbus, Ohio
Position based out of Portland home office.  Responsible for managing large western state territory (13) through direct sales efforts combined with assisting brokers and distributors gain new product placement in their accounts.

Scientific Sales Solutions
Sales & Marketing Consultant

Portland, Oregon
Provided sales and marketing consulting services with a focus towards medical/health and consumer product companies.

General Manager
OXIS Health Products, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Formulated, developed, implemented and measured marketing strategies, penetration and business goals and objectives for newly formed consumer product division for this biotech company specializing in the development of oxidative stress research products and reference laboratory services.

Director of Sales & Marketing
Optim Nutrition
Salt Lake City, Utah
(see Medical Foods below)
This company purchased the NiteBite™ product contracting my services for a one-year period due to my established contacts at national retail pharmacies and drug wholesalers.  Additionally, I was responsible for two other branded products (energy bar [Mountain Lift] and whey protein supplement [Optimune®]) for this clinical nutrition product start-up company.

National Sales Manager
Medical Foods, Inc. (NiteBite™ Timed-release Glucose Bars™)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Relocated from California to manage national sales efforts for this innovative start-up company who developed the first timed-release Glucose Bars for people with Type I diabetes.  Product was eventually sold to Optim Nutrition as the board of directors changed focus; I followed the NiteBite™ brand to Utah.

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