Thanks for your interest! I’m a native of upstate South Carolina and have lived in Charleston and Columbia as well as Boulder and Los Angeles. I recently returned to SC after ten years in Austin, Texas. There I founded a public relations, marketing, event planning, and entertainment firm and worked with nonprofits, small businesses, artists, and musicians. I was selected for the development program Leaders in Austin Music offered by the City of Austin and Austin Music Foundation, served as executive director for the Austin Independent Business Alliance, and was named to the Austin American-Statesman Out and About 500 featuring local leaders.
Now based in Greenville, I’m working with local clients such as the City of Travelers Rest and Drift Float & Spa. Behind-the-scenes, I also consult additional clients on personal and professional brand development.
Before working in public relations, I was a freelance writer and reporter, and a creative strategist in advertising, marketing, and communications. My writing experience includes my role as the Associate Editor for Texas EMS Magazine, bylines in The Austin American-Statesman and Austin Monthly Magazine, as well as columns for The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), The Free Times (Columbia, SC), Skirt magazine (Charleston, SC), and others.
For over twenty years I’ve led memoir and community writing workshops, and in 2017 was chosen as faculty-in-residence for N.E.W. Leadership Texas at the University of Texas, a national nonpartisan political training program for college women.
Following my passion for education and activism addressing climate and social justice issues, I was selected as a Cooperative Energy Democracy Fellow in 2019 and as an Organizing Cooperative Fellow in 2020 by the international non-profit We Own It. The organizing training helps electric co-op member-owners fight for integrity, transparency, clean energy, lower rates, and restored democracy in their cooperative and trains organizers for leading mutal aid cooperatives.
So, what's your story? Drop me a note, and let's see if I can help you with strategy, social media, branding, events or public relations. Please say hello on social media also!
Dean Adams she/her
Publicist and Agent