Reach Through Writing
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Press Releases
- Dancing Man Productions
- Eenie Meanie Theater

Radio Spots
- Kaiser-Permanente
- Jack in the Box

Corporate Bios
- Mark Blackledge
Computer Programmer

- William Bustos
Detective, LAPD

- Kari Carlson
Fundraiser, TSA

Brochures & Ad Copy
- Souplantation

World Wide Web
- Reiki Master

Theater Reviews
- Camelot
Florida Today Newspaper

- Murder at the
Howard Johnsons

Florida Today Newspaper

- Russia By River
(excerpt 1)

- Russia By River
(excerpt 2)

- Touring Great Britain

Bad Movie Haikus
- just for fun

In this case the client needed a corporate bio of her career as a fundraiser for various not-for-profit agencies.

Kari Carlson, Executive Vice President

For five years, Kari has been the chief fundraiser and grant writer for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TSA) based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Her background in the field of Development goes back to 1991 when she was one of two fundraisers on staff at New York's famous Theater Development Fund. After she and her husband, Mark, moved away from that city to raise their family, Kari worked for American Refugee Committee, the Cricket Theater in Minneapolis, and also Global Impact, creating and raising their operating budgets. Since joining TSA in 2001, her fundraising efforts have raised TSA's operating budgeting from 1.8 million dollars to 4.1 million dollars annually.

Her creative, attention-getting events like Los Angeles' "Comedy for a Cure" and Boston's "Boston Comedy" have both been so successful they have each become annual events raising hundreds of thousands of much needed dollars for TSA. She also emphasizes the efforts of her volunteer programs with getting the word out about the little understood disease of Tuberous Sclerosis. The various community alliances around the country do outreach programs to the medical professionals in their areas getting them the latest information for diagnosing and treating the disease.

In her travels, Kari also oversees the organization of fundraising walks in New York and other cities and is constantly looking for new ideas to enhance her Awareness Campaigns for TSA.

She and Mark are raising four boys and the two of them do their fair share of shuttling kids around for baseball and football games.