About Louisa

I earned my BA in English and Journalism from Clark University (2010) and a Technical Writing certification from Bellevue College (2015). I currently work in the fundraising department at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, where I write everything from campaign newsletters, magazine articles, video storyboards, website content and thank you letters to donors.

I have researched and published pieces on topics like sustainable engineering and architecture, local music and art, aerospace, military history, STEM education and philanthropy. My writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, news blogs around the Pacific Northwest and a book from Ecotone Publishing. I’ve also managed communications for several multi-million dollar nonprofit fundraising campaigns. You can learn more on my LinkedIn profile.

I believe in expanding horizons and learning – anything that broadens our minds beyond the here and now, allowing us to learn from the past and innovate for the future. It’s important to be involved in my community, which is a large part of why I am interested in nonprofit work. I’m curious how technology will shape the future of marketing and communication.

My blog covers everything I’m interested in. Whether you’re looking for a new recipe, Pacific Northwest history, net-zero energy buildings or a book recommendation – there’s something for everyone here!

2 thoughts on “About Louisa

  1. Louisa,
    I’m a retired United pilot and I read the article re N7001U with interest.
    I also wonder if you are descended from the Oklahoma Gaylords? My mother was a Gaylord. Her father was Winfred Gaylord, and he grew up with E.K. Gaylord in Kansas and later moved to Massachusetts.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Henry Sheldon

    1. Hi Henry,

      Thanks for reaching out! I’m also really excited for the 727 final flight. I’ve been writing lots of member emails and website copy for the event at The Museum of Flight, and it’s amazing the interest and support we’ve received!

      My grandfather was Henry Gaylord, a pilot instructor at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. My dad was born there, but grew up in Connecticut when they moved. I know there’s lots of cousins in New England, but I’m not sure if they’re distantly related to the Gaylords in Oklahoma.

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