Black and white photo of Stephani Wilkes wearing a fake, paper moustache with the words I was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington. I earned my associate’s degree from Walla Walla Community College; my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University; and, my master’s degree from Pepperdine University.

My industry experience includes customer service, higher education, aerospace engineering, logistics, personal insurance. I specialize in content management, content strategy, curriculum development, training facilitation, and procedural documentation. In 2016, I stepped away from my technical writing career to tend to my mental health after being diagnosed with ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD. I was additionally diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder in 2017.

In early 2018, I was deemed permanently disabled by Washington State’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Instead of allowing my disability to exclude me from the workforce, I have used the last two years of my recovery to become an Activist for Mental Health Awareness in the workplace. I am in the early stages of starting a non-profit, which will allow me to offer behavioral disability related consulting services to businesses for free.

Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my husband, our two cats, and our dog. We enjoy road trips and camping. The Oregon coast is my happy place. My dream is to one day move to Newport, Oregon to buy a house and start living a self-sustained lifestyle.

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