Renée LaChance brings entrepreneurial skills to Puddletown Publishing Group. She has been self-employed for her adult life and knows the challenges inherent in growing a new business.
LaChance’s visionary talent is evidenced by her work with Just Out and Out Media. When she created Just Out with Jay Brown in 1983, Oregon’s only lesbian and gay newsmagazine, there were few groups and organizations in Portland. A questioning youth just coming out had few resources and no positive role models.
As a concert producer with Sea Turtle Productions for 10 years, LaChance handled the booking of artists, the contract negotiations and all the requisite marketing and publicity.
Puddletown Publishing Group is an ideal fit to maximize her diverse skill set.
Susan Landis-Steward brings decades of training and expertise to Puddletown Publishing Group. She has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist, editor, and writer. She is way too educated for her own good. She has a BS in Computer Science (minor in Architecture), a BA in Education, an MA in Spiritual Traditions and Ethics, and is just a few credits shy of an MS in Publishing.
In addition to years in the newsroom, she also spent her early years designing computer programs. For the past several years, she has run her own successful business, Northwest Indexing, providing indexing, editing, and writing services to a diverse client base.
Landis-Steward is a self-described “geek” and never met a computer she couldn’t subdue. She has strong editing skills, loves to research and fact check, and sometimes pretends she is a detective on the case as she does so. She has been published in national magazines and top academic journals. She also writes mysteries, poetry, and keeps a blog. She is a social networking butterfly. She lives on a farmette in Beavercreek, Oregon with her long-time partner, Jenny, three cats, and Good Dog Gwyneth. One of her kids is in the circus.