CV

 

Curriculum Vitae

SUSAN WENZEL

EDUCATION

·         Creative and Professional Writing MA, Central Washington University,
      Ellensburg, WA 
September 2021 – June, 2023 (Expected)

·         Creative Writing/Literature, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
      May 2015 – June 2016 (no degree)

·         Professional & Continuing Education Certificate in Editing, University of
      Washington, Seattle, WA J
anuary 2012 – July 2012

·         Nonprofit Management, Grant Writing, Nonprofit Board and Volunteer
      Development, Academy for Nonprofit Excellence, Tidewater Community
      College, Norfolk, VA 
May 2008 – August 2008

·         B.S. Environmental Management, University of Maryland, University College,
      Adelphi, OR 
August 1997 – May 2010

 

EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

·         Food & Wine Writer/Specialty Food & Wine (Retail), bayleaf, Coupeville, WA        September 2016 – Current

·         Food & Wine Writer, Whidbey Life Magazine, Langley, WA 
      April 2013 – September 2014

·         Nonprofit Executive Director (Environmental Management), Back Bay
      Restoration Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA 
July 2007 – July 2010

              City of Virginia Beach, Planning Department, Environment and
      Sustainability Office, Intern, Virginia Beach, VA March 2010 
– June 2010  

·         Ocean Systems Technician (Maintainer)/Sonar Technician, United States Navy        July 1987 – July 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

Food & Wine Writer, bayleaf

·         Fall Subscription box, Item description insert, recipe. Print. October 2022

·         Petillant Naturel wine article/Rose. Online article (rewrite/reissue). Aug. 2022

·         Summer Subscription Box, Item description. Print insert, recipe. July 2022

·         “Orange Wines.” Online article. May 9, 2022

·         Spring Subscription Box, Item description. Print insert, recipe. Apr. 2022

·         Winter Subscription box, Item description. Print insert, recipe. Jan. 2022

·         “Pet-Nat Explained.” Online article. In-store QR link. Apr. 8, 2021

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Best Ever Subscription Box.” Online article. Dec. 11, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Wine Club.” Online article. Dec. 10, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Uncommon Condiments.” Online article.  Dec. 9, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Holiday Sweets.” Online article. Dec. 8, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Craft BBQ Sauce.” Online article. Dec. 7, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Olives.” Online article. Dec. 6, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Ritrovo Aged Balsamic.” Online article. Dec. 5, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Mirzam Chocolate.” Online article. Dec. 4, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Fly by Jing.” Online article.  Dec. 3, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Canned Fish.” Online article. Dec. 2, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Mustard History.” Online article. Dec. 1, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas.” Online article. Nov. 30, 2020

·         “12 Days of Christmas, bayleaf Gift.” Online article. Dec. 12, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Grower Champagne.” Online article. Dec. 11, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Haku Aged Shoyu.” Online article. Dec. 10, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Villa Jerda Spices.” Online article.  Dec. 9, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, bayleaf Signature Sauce.” Online article. Dec. 8, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Smoking Goose.” Online article. Dec. 7, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Little Apple Treats.” Online article. Dec. 6, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Hosa Hot Sauce.” Online article. Dec. 5, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Big Dipper Wax Works.” Online article. Dec. 3, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Fer a Cheval Hand Soap.” Online article. Dec. 2, 2019

·         “12 Days of Christmas, Cheese Knives.” Online article. Dec. 1, 2019

·         “Finding NEW with you in mind.” Online article.  Apr. 17, 2019

·         “A favorite – Primo Pan Foglie di Mais.” Online article. Mar. 26, 2019

·         “bayleaf Gift Crate.” Online article. Dec. 10, 2018

·         “Le Bon Magot condiments.” Online article. Dec. 9. 2018.

·         “Michel Cluizel Santas.” Online article. Dec. 8, 2018.

·         “Mishal Rowley Designs Potholders.” Online article. Dec. 7, 2018

·         “Crunch Dynasty Hot Topping.” Online article. Dec. 6, 2018

·         “Elevation Salami.” Online article. Dec. 5, 2018.

·         “Church Street Chocolates.” Online article. Dec. 4, 2018

·         “Ritrovo Selections Ligurian Vegetable Appetizer.” Online article. Dec. 3, 2018

·         “Salty Blonds.” Online article.  Dec. 2, 2018

·         “The Popper.” Online article. Dec. 1, 2018

·         “Magic Mushrooms – Fall Cooking.” Online article and recipe. Oct. 31, 2018

·         “Spice Sense.” Education Series online article and recipe. Jan. 17, 2018

·         “Beyond House Brie.” Online article. Nov. 7, 2017

·         “Silk Road Teas.” Online article. Oct. 4, 2017

·         “National Rose Day.” Online article. June 10, 2017

·         “Alpkase.” Online article. October 2016.

Food & Wine Writer, Whidbey Life Magazine (Print/ Online)

·         Whidbey: An Island of Plenty” (Reprint) Print article. Spring/Summer 2019

·         “Whidbey: An Island of Plenty” (Reprint) online article. January 15, 2015

·         “Come Taste the Freshest from Chef Vincent Nattress.” Online article. Sept. 17, 2014

·         “Whidbey: An Island of Plenty.” Print article. Fall/Winter 2014.

·         “The Inn at Langley.” Print article. Spring/Summer 2014

·         “Sweet Dreams are Made of Chocolate at Sweet Mona’s. Online article and photos. Aug. 20, 2014

·         “A Passion for Pies – and for Greenbank Farm – at Whidbey Pies Café.” Online article and photos. June 11, 2014.

·         “Feed the Need with Oak Harbor’s New Food Forest.” Online Article and photos. June 4, 2014

·         “Whidbey Island Winery Harvest.” Print article. Spring/Summer 2014.

·         “Kitsch ‘N Bitch ‘round the table with Sue Frause.” Online article. Apr 30, 2014

·         “Vicki Robins Brings Local Eating Close to Home in Second Book.” Apr 2, 2014

·         “Muscle your way into Coupeville for some fine Penn Cove Shellfish Mussels.” Online article. March 5, 2013.

·         “Get the Freshest of the Fresh with a Whidbey Island CSA.” Online article and photos. Feb. 24, 2014.

·         “The Midnight Kitchen Catering Makes Special Events Even More Magical.” Online article and photos. Feb. 18, 2014.

·         “JW Desserts Makes Cake Fantasies a Reality in Clinton Bakery.” Online article and photos. Jan. 28, 2014.

·         “Let Whidbey Life Magazine be your holiday shopping guide.” Online article and photos. Nov. 24, 2013

·         “Taste Whidbey Cupcakes for a blue-ribbon, sweet treat in Langley.” Online article and photos. Nov 18, 2013

·         “The undead should fear Willowood Farm, but you’ll love the garlic!” Online article and photos. Oct. 29, 1013

·         “Come for the bed, stay for the breakfast.” Online article and photos. Oct 28, 2013.

·         “Toast to wellness with the Greenman’s Guild.” Online Article and photos.  Oct 14, 2013

·         “Feed body and soul with Hedgebrook’s new cookbook.” Online article and photos. Oct. 9, 2013

·         “One stop shopping, Whidbey style, at 3 Sisters Market.” Online article and photos. Sept 23, 2013

·         “Spoiled dogs, superb wine, and a farm tour.” Online article and photos. Sept 18, 2013.

·         “Grocery store not required, just follow the ‘Four F’s’.” Online article and photos. Aug. 12, 2013

·         “Scream for more Whidbey Island Ice Cream.” Online article and photos. July 31, 2013

·         “SPOTLIGHT: Lavender goodies at the shop, ‘Artist Invasion’ this week at the farm.” Online article. July 18, 2013.

·         “Let’s do lunch – at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market,” Online article and photos. June 26, 2013

·         “Fresh bread, buns, and buttery delights – Tree-Top Baking brings it all to market.” Online article and photos. June 12, 2013

·         “Many hands make light work at Prairie Bottom Farm.” Online article and photos. May 22, 2013

·         “Good things come in small packages at bayleaf.” Online article and photos. May 8, 2013

·         “It takes a village for a Whidbey Island restaurant to remain a fixture for 30 years.” Online article and photos. May 1, 2013.

City of Virginia Beach, Planning Department, Environment and
      Sustainability Office, Intern

      Riparian buffer grant proposals (4)

      Riparian buffer Virginia native plant implementation plan (4)

      Interagency coordination plan (4)

      School, scout, civic group project plans (4) 

Nonprofit Executive Director, Back Bay Restoration Foundation

·         Monthly Membership Newsletter 

·         Monthly Membership training presentations

·         School, scouts, civic group training presentations

·         Press releases

·         Federal, state, county, and city interagency communications

·         Grant proposals and packages including funding for annual, day-long, community environmental education “Back Bay Forum”

Ocean Systems Technician (Maintainer)/Sonar Technician, United States Navy

·         Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), various

·         Safety Procedures, various

·         Classified Material Handling Procedures, various

·         Hazardous Material Handling Procedures, various

·         Ordnance handling procedures, various

·         Maintenance, Material, Management (3M) Procedures, various

·         Technical Manuals, various

·         Computer Based Curriculum (CBC) and Learning Management System (LMS) storyboards and courseware, various  

·         Training Lectures, various

·         Surveillance Training and Operations Procedures, SURTOPS, Maintenance, Volume 6, Edition 3