inquisitive | accomplished | vivacious
Gina’s body of work encompasses nearly 25 years of experience in journalism,
publishing, editing, PR/media relations and business marketing. Her writings
focus on—but are not limited to—topics such as personal growth, human potential,
integrative medicine, consciousness transformation and living life inspired by
higher purpose and awareness of one’s “personal relevance.”
Global Journalist | Local Writer
As an internationally published journalist, Gina
has profiled a diversity of individuals—physicians, PhDs, research scientists,
theologians, politicians, mythologists, pro athletes, best-selling authors and a
few celebs, as well as ordinary people with extraordinary stories to share. Her
magazine features have appeared in an eclectic array of media: Body & Soul,
Ballet-Dance, Catholic News Service, Writer’s Journal, Religion News,
Health Journal, Healthy Living Today and Faith & Family, to name a few. Many of
her news articles have been picked up by global news wires such as UPI. In her
hometown, Gina is a contributing writer for PITTSBURGH Magazine, as well
as managing editor of Designing Home Lifestyles Magazine, Pittsburgh
Senior News and its four sister publications.
Author | Award Winning Essayist | Media Guest
Gina’s latest book,
Everything Matters, Nothing Matters (St. Lynn’s Press, 2008) was favorably reviewed in
Publisher’s Weekly and has been featured in various media outlets
around the country. She has been a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows and
continues to accept opportunities to speak on the intriguing topics contained
within EMNM. Gina is also co-author of Romancing the Future (Findhorn Press,
2008) and The Highest and The Best (Xlibris, 2000). She has ghostwritten books
on a variety of subjects, and is by-lined as editor of a textbook used in the
University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University graduate schools of business.
Gina is a finalist in the 76th Annual Writer’s Digest Inspirational Writing
Competition, and several of her essays have been selected for anthologies.
Chief Inspirational Officer | Event Planner
Gina is a founder and chief inspirational officer of
Epiphany Works, LLC,
an “inspired events” planning company that creates public
entertainment and forums of inquiry to celebrate and integrate world cultures
and spiritual traditions. These events serve to awaken a sense of awe and
radical amazement at the miracle of life and beauty of community.
Corporate | Business | PR | Ad Agency Copywriter
Gina ran a successful marketing consulting practice for eight years before
transitioning to full-time writer in 1998. Prior to this, she served in various
corporate positions, including editor for international CPA firm KPMG and
marketing director for The Pace Group—an architectural firm in
Virginia/Maryland/DC. While in Washington, she was advertising director for a
civic promotions company that coordinated special events in the nation’s
capital, such as the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Cancer Ball. Gina
helped to recruit celebrities, performers and politicians for these events—Larry
King, Art Buchwald and Washington Redskins, to name a few.
Prior to her time in Washington, Gina was employed by the Florida Chamber of
Commerce—reporting statewide on government policy, economics and tourism. She
also worked at Chiles Public Relations in Florida, owned by the son of former
Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles. The agency’s mix of clients included the
Seminole Indian Tribe, TGV (French bullet train) and Pulitzer Prize-winning
author Elie Wiesel.
Affiliations | Higher Ed | Advocacy
Gina graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 1985 with a BS
degree in communications/public relations, and has completed graduate coursework
in creative writing. She is a member of The Pittsburgh Writer’s Project, The
Press Club of Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Professional Women, and has
been a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at Chatham University’s
MFA in Creative Nonfiction program.
Gina has a specific interest in supporting nonprofits that benefit women in
transition from crisis to personal liberation.
Mom | Dance Enthusiast | Joy Propagandist
On a personal note, Gina is a lifelong student of classical ballet and modern
dance—other forms of expression, besides writing, that bring her great joy. But
the absolute greatest joy of her life is being mom to her amazingly creative
daughter and son. They make all of the above worthwhile.