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Organic Poetry

Paul Everett Nelson, M.A., Resume

SPokenword LAB SPLAB (formerly It Plays In Peoria Productions) (501(c)(3))-Federal I.D.# 91-1618296-
December '93 - Present
Founding Director
Responsible for Hosting/Producing/Syndicating over 450 hours of original Public Affairs Interview programs with some of the world’s most renowned Whole-Systems Thinkers, Authors and Poets. Founding Director the SPokenword LAB, including facilitation of Visiting Poet Series, Teen Poetry Slam and SPLAB-on-the-Road Writing Workshop series, through which coordinated over 400 writing workshops. Consultant to City of Auburn on community micro-radio and other duties of this non-profit organization, including: Fund-Raising and Administration.

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Your Next Writer (Freelance Writer & Researcher) Clients include: Holland America Line—Writing and editing of travel-related print and digital consumer materials including direct marketing, brochures, Web content and HTML e-mails. Extensive research for online ports of call project. Avenue B Design—Print and Web content copywriting, brand campaigns.

Muckleshoot Tribal College
April '07 - June '08
Vocational Education Instructor
Responsible for teaching Word, Excel, Internet, Windows and other basic computer skills, and Business Communication to Tribal adults, as well as general office skills. (Reference Letter)

KNDD 1077 The End Seattle (Alternative)
August '04 - August '06
Weekend/Fill-in on-air host at this legendary Alternative station.
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KPLU-88.5 FM Tacoma/Seattle (Jazz and NPR News)
March '96 - June '03.
Host of Saturday Jazz Matinee; Fill-in Jazz Host

Throughout Pierce County
October 1995 - October 2000
Host of an award-winning community-affairs TV program, taped in association with the Rainier Communications Commission and aired on Pierce County Municipal Television's Channel 28.

KMTT-103.7 FM/Seattle (AAA)
April '93 - November '96
Public Affairs Coordinator
Responsible for Hosting, Researching and Producing a weekly one-hour public affairs program: "The Mountain Magazine" as well as: "The Mountain Green Report." Also responsible for representing KMTT at monthly broadcaster ascertainment meetings and coordination of Quarterly Reports of Issues Programming.

KKNW-106.9FM/Seattle (formerly KNUA, now KRWM) (NAC)
October '88 - August '92
News & Community Affairs Director

November '90 - August '92
Produced and delivered seven daily newscasts, composed/organized Quarterly Reports and hosted an award-winning public affairs program: "Sunday Morning Magazine," honored by the State Bar Association's "Excellence in Legal Journalism" awards program.

October '88 - June '90
Afternoon/Morning On-Air Host

June '89 - June '90
Host/Producer "Sunday Morning Jazz"

Other commercial stations include:
WXFM-Chicago (Jazz), WMET-Chicago (AOR), WWCT-Peoria (AOR), WAPL-Appleton/Green Bay, WI (AOR), WGRX-FM-Baltimore (EOR), WKGR-West Palm Beach (EOR), WSTU-AM Stuart, FL (AC). I started my first commercial radio job at WWMM-FM Arlington Heights, IL in August of 1980.


Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
M.A. Earned, May, 2007: Organic Poetry

Columbia College
Chicago, IL
June 1983
BA in Communications
Graduated with Honors


Ethnic Heritage: Latino

Selected Community Activities

Selected Volunteer Activities 1997 to 2005, Board Member of Red Sky Poetry Theater in Seattle. Since 2005, Board Member of Washington Poets Association, elected President on September 16th. Honored by the Auburn Coalition for Teen Pregnancy Prevention for support of Auburn Youth with the NW SPokenword LAB. Former Chair of 31st District Democratic Organization; King County Democratic Legislative Action Committee; Board Member of South King County Community Public Health and Safety Network; Board Member Citizens for Proportional Representation; Auburn Citizens Commuter Rail Siting Committee, Auburn School District Pathways Program Advisory Board and Uniquely Auburn Steering Committee. Adisory Board, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, Co-Chair Marketing Committee, Columbia City Business Association.