I’m a freelance writer living in San Francisco. I grew up in Sonoma, graduated from UC Berkeley, and have spent most of my life in the Bay Area—with stopovers in Sydney, Boston, and Telluride.
I was a travel writer and regular contributor to Sunset, VIA, and Actually People magazines before taking on a series of contract roles at Airbnb, where I wrote and collaborated on content strategy across diverse teams and products. Now I’m working independently as a storyteller for creative small businesses.
I love interviewing people and helping them make sense of their own narratives. I’m good at finding a through-line, teasing out an origin story, and quoting people verbatim.
Ask me anything at eklenow at gmail dot com