Goodbye hockey, hello Teeball!

Posted by David on March 20, 2012 in Hockey Dad, Sports |

Is it really already the middle of March? It’s simply hard to believe how fast time flies these days. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago Ty and I were trekking to Olympic View Ice Arena for his first hockey practices – neither of us really sure of what was in store for […]


Duck Gratitude

Posted by on December 2, 2011 in Oregon Ducks, Sports |

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. I think the holidays tend to stir up these feelings (particularly around Thanksgiving) as we all try to slow down enough to assess our lives and think about how much we have in our lives…if we just allow ourselves to enjoy it. I’m the first to admit […]

Getting Fired Up For Ducks Football – Great Video

Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Oregon Ducks, Sports |


The Top 10 reasons why the Oregon Ducks should interview me

Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Oregon Ducks, Social Media, Sports |

Many “Hire Me Oregon Ducks” fans, friends and family alike have been asking me for updates in my pursuit of my dream job with the Oregon Ducks. So here is a quick recap. I submitted my resume, cover letter and references (per the job posting requirements) to Assistant Athletic Director/Human Resources Mark Ruckwardt July 5th and followed […]

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Who’s the best Oregon Ducks Marketing Expert? Why Not Ask Google?

Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Oregon Ducks, Social Media, Sports, Work |

We all know that we live in a world of search and when we want the answer to a question (or to validate the position of a company or person), all we have to do is Google it, right? So as the Oregon Ducks begin their search for their next Senior Associate Athletic Director, Marketing […]

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Dream Job

Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Marketing, Oregon Ducks, Public Relations, Social Media, Sports, Work |

“A dream job is a job that combines your talents and passions in a way that is meaningful to YOU.” (~Career expert Pete Liebman) What is a “Dream Job” and how many people do you know that actually has one? I have been thinking about this for awhile, because in many ways I consider my current […]


Social media and the Vancouver Riots

Posted by on June 16, 2011 in Social Media, Sports |

Even though I’m far from a hard core hockey fan, I usually take an interest in the NHL playoffs every year. The competition is always intense and the long best-of-7 three round format means that the Stanley Cup winner has really had to earn the championship. This year was no exception and when the playoffs […]

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Finding 3 reasons for hope this weekend

Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Life, Parenting, Sports |

There is no doubt this is a really weird and stressful phase in the world. The casualty numbers continue to skyrocket from Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami and there is the ongoing and lingering fears linked to the devastated nuclear power plants and the potential radiation fall out affect. It also appears that the US […]


A Special Sunday

Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Life, Parenting, Running, Seattle, Showcase |

Parenthood (and life for that matter) are full of memorable moments that make the process that much more rewarding. Whether its a first step, word or trip to the zoo, there are those magical experiences that we never forget. I was lucky enough to have one of those moments on Sunday with Ty. When he […]

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Kelli Matthews (UO J-School Instructor/PR Pro): Today’s Kaufer “Follow Friday” Featured Profile

Twitter Name(s): @KMatthews Which social media networks do you use consistently? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, PROpenMic I also blog – both on my own WordPress blog and on Tumblr. What was your “Aha” moment regarding social media (when/why did you decide to become engaged)? I was doing some research for a presentation and the results for […]

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