Allyson Brown began her writing life as a marketing assistant at Starbucks. Her early work in brand management and product development gave her insights into what motivates people – the core nature of how we choose things that make a difference in our lives.
In recent years, her story-telling skills have extended to the world of outdoor education, as the Director of Marketing at IslandWood (an amazing, 255-acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island, WA in Puget Sound), where she led strategic communications and public relations, as well as growing the critical revenue programs for the organization.
Now living near Seattle Children’s Hospital, Allyson was focused on spending as much time as possible with her family (Greg, son Wes and baby Hannah). Allyson’s baby daughter Hannah was born with an undiagnosable genetic disorder that took her life very young (16 months old). You can read about Hannah on her Caringbridge site.