Communications & PR Strategist



I help innovative companies worldwide increase their revenue and visibility through communications strategy, PR, and media relations. Industry specialties include: Architecture, Design & Engineering; Sustainability & Innovation; Hospitality/Boutique Hotels; and Travel/Tourism.

Strategy & Management

  • Communications, marketing & business development strategy

  • Mission & vision statements

  • Press campaigns

  • Social media campaigns

  • Photography & video production

  • Event planning & public outreach


Writing & Editing

  • Marketing collateral & proposals

  • Website copy, blog posts & newsletters

  • Press releases

  • Award submissions

  • Team member biographies

  • Presentations & speeches



The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived.

―Ann Patchett, writer



Xylia is a true professional—competent, sharp, committed. She has real enthusiasm for her work, which comes across in its consistently high quality. I always enjoyed copyediting Xylia’s articles; like her, her writing is intelligent, confident, and never boring!
— Allison Dubinsky, Copy Editor | Proofreader | Editor | Writer
Xylia was instrumental in the growth of our programs. Her unique creative approach, planning and communication skills have propelled the continued success of the annual Architecture + Design Festival, our continuing education program for architects, and the AIA Oregon Design Conference. She brings a collaborative and innovative process to these initiatives—leveraging the the full breadth of her production, literary and arts experience.
— Robert Hoffman, AIA, Executive Vice President / CEO, AIA Portland & The Center for Architecture
Xylia is energetic and full of ideas, and—equally importantly—she follows through to meet deadlines. She’s a fantastic communicator who always looks for innovative ways to do things.
— Annie Tomlin, Magazine Editor | Consultant


Work History

Companies I've had the pleasure of working with:




I have successfully garnered press for companies in countless
publications, including the following:



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