Jean Gazis has nearly twenty years of experience as a marketer, writer, and project manager in internal and external communications for publishing and technology firms. Along the way, Jean has also been involved in several business startups, mergers, restructurings, and product and website launches. Her freelance clients have included publishers, direct marketers, consulting firms, web startups, food businesses, professional services, higher education, and nonprofit organizations. Jean has also held marketing management positions at leading publishing and technology companies, and as a volunteer for the Taproot Foundation. Jean has been developing sites using the Drupal open-source content management system since January 2007 and is a member of the NYC Drupal users group and the NYC CSS and Content Strategy Meetups. She is currently the webmaster for numerous websites (active or in development) and was Copy Director for two more.
Jean has a BA in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University. She has studied abroad and has taken additional courses in Advertising Copywriting, Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, Copyediting, and art, as well as attending several NYC Drupal Camps. She enjoys reading, writing, word games and puzzles, live music, wine, digital photography, and the great outdoors. She writes two columns for Examiner.com, on Brooklyn Scouting and Brooklyn Wildlife, and blogs about family camping and urban nature at Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt.