Your story starts here.

We didn’t invent the written word, but we choose to make it better. We’ve been working for more than a decade to help our clients get beyond the bright and shiny marketing speak and get real, developing and executing a wide range of content and thought leadership campaigns for B2B and consumer clients who know their customers demand more: more truth, more proof and a more authentic connection.

Strategically designed and delivered through the following service categories, A.wordsmith’s brand of marketing communications is a uniquely powerful tool. We challenge. We differentiate. We start relationships and enhance existing ones – with your employees, partners, clients and the media alike. And we help you drive sales with high-value customers like nothing else.

Public Relations

Crafting the stories that speak
to the outlets that matter.

Marketing Communications

We attract and engage,
making the complex compelling.


Don’t tell them what to think –
make them think for themselves.

Communications Strategy

Build a program
that makes a point.

“From thought leadership articles and client case study development to
positioning and public relations outreach, A.wordsmith’s ability to effectively
and efficiently produce high-quality output with minimal direction is bar none.”

Mizuha Nakajima, Head of Marketing, Concentrix Catalyst

About Us


Our heritage makes us scrappy. It empowers quick learners, a bias for action and an unwavering commitment to client relationships.

Greater Good

With hustle, heart and flair, A.wordsmith partners with and supports organizations that are working to make our communities healthier, happier and more inclusive for all.


Changemakers, boundary pushers and status-quo shakers, we are smart, humble and aware with voices to be heard and news to share.

Meet the Team

We are a smart, driven and passionate group of strategic communication professionals.

Ann Smith

President & Founder

“Why not go out on a limb?

That’s where the fruit is.”

– Mark Twain

Lisa Hildebrandt

Vice President

“In order to be irreplaceable,
one must always be different.”

– Coco Chanel

Gretchen Hoffman

Content Director

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should

throw all the paint on it you can.”

– Danny Kaye

Kelda Rericha

Senior Writer

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it.
Calm down. It's all funny.”

– Joan Rivers

Lizzie Bennett

Senior Writer

“All we can do to create change is work hard. That’s my advice: just do what you do well.”

– Reese Witherspoon

Kyle Mallory

PR Specialist

“Be the best. No negativity. No weakness.
No acquiescence to fear or disaster. No errors
of ignorance. No evasion to reality.”

– Jeff Buckley

Natalie O'Grady

Senior Consultant

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things – because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

– Walt Disney

Kris Travis

Brand Manager

“Keep some room in your heart
for the unimaginable.”

– Mary Oliver

Faith Alcaraz Lackey

Social Media Coordinator

“Ask questions. Stay curious. It’s much more important to stay interested than to be interesting.”

– Jane Fonda


From the early stages of honing your message to sharing it with the masses, A.wordsmith is your committed partner.

Levy Restaurants
Portland State University
ProtoCall Services
Black Walnut Inn
With Love


We don’t sell products. We sell trust, authentic relationships, and the kind of coverage and content
that can only be created by genuinely believing in the companies we serve.


“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.”

– Ira Glass

Get in Touch

7190 SW Fir Loop, Suite 100

Tigard, Oregon 97223

(503) 227-0833


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