TannerI am a Pittsburgh, PA-based writer, project manager and marketing communications professional with corporate, government, ad agency and freelance experience. Plus, I owned and operated a small business for several years — so I understand the vital importance of time management, budgeting and personal responsibility.

I am well organized, a fast learner and enjoy working independently and as part of a creative team. In addition, I have significant experience creating and managing budgets as well as working with senior level management and the media.

The samples below represent several of the print projects I have been involved with over the years, click on any of the links to view/download each example:

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Momentum (1.2 MB PDF)
(Quarterly newsletter produced by AIReS – a corporate relocation management company. I wrote and served as Editor for this entire issue)

PNC 401(k) Bro. (sample 2.1 MB PDF)
(Full Kit 12.4 MB)
(I researched and wrote this piece, which was produced by Group 2 Design for client PNC)

Student Recruitment Direct Mail
 (1 MB PDF)
(I wrote this piece, which was produced by Miller-Melone Communication for client Geneva College)

Sweepstakes Direct Mail
 (567 KB PDF)
(I wrote this piece, which was produced by Group 2 for client PNC)

“Strategic Partner” – Ghost-written
Article for Trade Publications
 (572 KB PDF)

“Black vs. White Roof” – Ghost-written
Article for Trade Publications
 (350 KB PDF)

Current websites I am involved with:

(Part of my current responsibilities at the Allegheny County Health Department include serving as the Department’s webmaster.)


(I maintain this WordPress site on behalf of a county-wide initiative directed by ACHD’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program.)


(I built and maintain this WordPress site on behalf of the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition, an organization of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, teachers and community members interested in promoting the health benefits of immunizations for healthier communities.)

Public Health Information Coordinator
3/2010 – Present
Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA

Freelance Marketing Consultant/Writer/Web Developer
1/1997 – 3/2010
Pittsburgheze.com (formerly WORDSHARK.com)

Marketing Specialist
4/2008 – 1/2009
AIReS (American International Relocation Services LLC), Pittsburgh, PA

Owner-Operator (Retail)
5/2002 – 7/2007
Doin’ it for Love LLC (dba Occasion Station, Pittsburgh, PA and Atmospheres of Carmel, Carmel, CA)

9/1994 – 1/1997
Group 2 Design Consultants, Pittsburgh, PA

Freelance Writer
9/1991 – 9/1994
Self-Employed, Pittsburgh, PA

3/1989 – 8/1991
Grapes/Michaud Advertising, Pittsburgh, PA

2/1998 – 3/1989
Beekman Marketing, New York, NY

Marketing Assistant / Staff Writer
2/1982 – 2/1988
Federated Investors / First Federal Savings & Loan

BA in Advertising, Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications

I am proficient with MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint); adept with Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, PhotoShop, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver); WordPress and Ektron CMS; HTML; and some JavaScript.

Comfortable with PC and Mac systems.

Accomplished amateur photographer.

Former collegiate lacrosse player and youth sports coach, with strong interest in Pittsburgh-area history as well as local sports, computers, theater, screenwriting, travel and golf.