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Paul E Nelson Resume

Paul E. Nelson

Communications Manager, Writer, Interviewer, WordPress Specialist

Seattle WA 98118
splabman (at) icloud (dot) com
206.422.5002 (7.7.2020 resume pdf)
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1993 – present  Cascadia Poetics LAB (formerly SPLAB)       Seattle, WA

Founding Director
Interview Host, Writer and Producer of more than 700 hours of original syndicated public affairs radio interview programs. Facilitator of more than 400 writing workshops for a wide variety of students. Also, booking and supervision of working poet/teachers. Founder/Director of the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the Poetry Postcard Fest, Coordinator of Visiting Poet Series. Administrative Head, responsible for Board Development and Management, Volunteer Coordination, Webmaster duties and grant writing. Recommendation letter from Sam Hamill.

Feb 2011-April 2020                  Seattle, WA
Communications Manager (Spring Street Center)
Superhost since 2016 with over 1,200 reviews. Responsible for following leads, showing the house to prospective clients, writing contracts, hosting and working with volunteers to ensure quality experiences for renters for their weddings, parties and memorials and coordinating all Airbnb lodging. Revenues  in 2014 exceeded projections by 256%. In 2015, revenues were up an additional 26%, up 12% in 2016 and another 7% in 2017, before being flat in 2018.

Feb 2015-July 2015                   Seattle, WA (Off-site)
Communications Coordinator Subud USA
Responsible for gathering news from members, regions and the Board and overseeing creation and distribution of newsletter for Subud members in the U.S. Also responsible for blog content and development.

2008-2018                 Seattle, WA
Freelance Writer & Researcher
Articles and poems published in South Seattle Emerald and Cascadia Magazine. Clients include: MSN (Bing) Writer for Best and Worst of Features. Extensive research and writing and directing Web users to Bing. 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. More than 50 live pages of content. Avenue B Design—Print and Web content copywriting, brand campaigns. Mashed Pixel—Web content writing. Supplyways—Web content writing/Product Descriptions. Inside Jobs—Web content writing/Product Descriptions.

2007-2008         Muckleshoot Tribal College      Auburn, WA
M.O.S.T. Office Skills Instructor

Instructed tribal members, employees and other students on basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs, Internet Literacy, Business Communications and other courses. (Recommendation letter.)

1996–2003        KPLU 88.5 FM  Seattle, WA
On-Air Host
Host of Saturday Jazz Matinee and Fill-in Jazz host.

1993–1996        KMTT 103.7 FM            Seattle, WA
Public Affairs Coordinator
Host/Interviewer/Writer/Researcher/Producer of a weekly one-hour public affairs program: The Mountain Magazine and The Mountain Green Report. Coordinated Quarterly Reports of Issues Programming.

Other on-air radio positions from 1980-2006 held in Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, West Palm Beach, Appleton, Wisconsin and Peoria, Illinois.


Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
M.A., Organic Poetry
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
B.A., Communications

Activities          Current:

Chair of SICA-USA, November 2020 to present; Local Helper – Subud Greater Seattle Webmaster, Subud Pacific Northwest. Past Secretary, Subud International Cultural Association-USA.


Author: Haibun de la Serna, A Time Before Slaughter: Pig War & Other Songs of Cascadia (2020), American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009), Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013), Organic Poetry (2008). Co-Editor, Make It True meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2019); Co-Editor, Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (Seattle Poetics LAB, 2019); Co-Editor, 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (Five Oaks Press, 2017), Co-Editor Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (Leaf Press, May 2015); Cascadia Magazine Board President, 2018-2020; P-Patch Monitor, Hillman City, 2014; Entertainment Program Chair for Subud National Congress, July 2012, SeaTac, WA; Facilitator for SPLAB Living Room (literary critique circle); Co-coordinator of Columbia City Business Association – Beatwalk
Volunteer on-air host at KBCS.FM, 91.3
Co-Chair Columbia City Business Association Marketing Committee
Advisory Board of Rainier Valley Cultural Center
Coordinator, Poetry Programming for Seattle Bookfest, 2009
Chair of 31st District Democratic Organization
Delegate  to the King County Democratic Legislative Action Committee Board Member, So King Co. Community Public Health & Safety Network
Board Member, Citizens for Proportional Representation.