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  Nicole Cheslock
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Professional writer serving savvy business and education clients.
Services include research, writing compelling content, blogs, social media and other online copy, editing, drafting articles, e-newsletters and media releases.
Strategic writer with expertise serving demanding clients. Visit LinkedIn.com/in/nicolecheslock and nicolecheslock.com.
Clients have recently appeared in the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, relevant trade publications and blogs, among other media.
I'm based in Truckee, CA and work from Lake Tahoe, CA and Fairfield County, CT. Please contact me today to discuss your business:
(415) 902-8494 or nicole@nicolecheslock.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Social Media 4 Years
Promotions 16 Years
Writer 14 Years
Specialty
Lifestyle 10 Years
Travel 10 Years
Business (general) 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Tahoe Weekly (11+), Marin Magazine (11+), Sierra Heritage (6-10), Moonshine Ink (1-2), Tahoe Quarterly (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Cedar House Sport Hotel, CA (11+), Sierra College, CA (11+), Tahoe Trips & Trails, CA (11+), Trails & Vistas Art Hike + Concert, CA (11+), Wheelift Systems Group, IO (11+), Tahoe Rim Trail Association, NV (6-10), Tahoe City Downtown Association (3-5), The Evaluators' Institute, DC (1-2)
Other Work History
Public Relations, 10+ years
Academic, freelance and business writing, 10+ years
Copy editing, 5+ years; Ski Column, 1 year
Computer Skills
Social Media, Microsoft Office, Google apps
References
Nicole is an extremely talented writer and a true gem of a find. She understands the product Involve Nicole and let her perform her magic in getting articles in a broad range of media outlets.

"Nicole Cheslock is an earth mover / paradigm shifter in terms of creating programs and marketing. She is dynamic, driven, and has created great connections."

"Best money we have ever spent."

Stellar references from CEOs, owners, college deans and seasoned editors.
Associations
PRSA
Other
Stanford University, M.A. Education
Vanderbilt University, B.A. English & Spanish
Evaluators Institute - Qualitative research and evaluation courses
Mediabistro classes - Social Media Marketing Boot Camp and Essay Writing
Professional Ski Instructor (Squaw Valley)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Outdoor Recreation  
(Marin Magazine, 6/1/2014)
(The Tahoe Weekly, 4/1/2014)
Whether you are passing through or looking to spice up your normal routine, let this list of Top 25 things to do in Tahoe City inspire your creativity, sense of adventure and zest for Tahoe.
(Sierra Heritage, 12/1/2013)
I was ready for adventure - not the adrenaline- fueled whitewater rafting kind of Sierra adventure, but instead a taste of the "Old West," a getaway to a bygone era and chance to connect with the past... Download PDF to read more
(The Weekly, 10/17/2013)
Jalal al-Din, the poet known as Rumi, wrote "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." Flowing fresh water, colorful sunrises, magnificent sunsets, clean air and the changing Aspen leaves offer just that in Truckee, CA - soulful joy.
(Sierra Heritage, 8/1/2013)
(The Weekly, 1/17/2013)
101 fun things for families, couples and individuals to experience in Olympic Valley, CA (best know as Squaw Valley). Appeared in Jan . 17 print and online issue of The Weekly.
(Tahoe Trips & Trais / Sierra Heritage, 1/15/2012)
Patty and Jeff Baird set out to create an oasis, a place in the Sierra Nevada where guests can truly unwind and explore the beauties of the outdoors.After completing The Cedar House, the Bairds added an on-site high tech event center and the Stella restaurant. And in May 2010 the Bairds fulfilled th
(The Weekly, 10/1/2011)
Truckee’s fame as a destination for ruffians, outlaws, cutthroats and their ilk was infamous. Bar room brawls and gunfights filled the town. Ladies of the night entertained men night after night. And, nasty fires consumed homes. However, there was force that fought lawlessness and vice This group of
(The Weekly (http://www.tahoethisweek.com), 8/11/2011)
Can you imagine a more stunning locale then Lake Tahoe to experience stand up paddling? Four years ago, Marcus Tingle stood on the shore, where he spent most of his childhood, and realized this "Alpine Caribbean" offers idyllic conditions for flat-water paddling. He said to himself, SUP's going to g
(The Weekly (http://www.tahoethisweek.com), 7/28/2011)
The first Wanderlust took place in Olympic Valley (better known as Squaw Valley) in 2009. Fast forward to 2011 and there are more than a dozen Wanderlusts events from coast to coast. "Mindful living, a focus on conscious consumption are all things we stand for used to be marginalized, hippie, lef
(The Weekly, 4/14/2011)
Imagine, for a moment, that your backyard is one of the original ski hills in the Tahoe-Truckee region. It is your pride and joy, it is your livelihood and it is your passion. Welcome to the life of Lincoln Kauffman who lives in a house nestled into the hill near Chairlift 1 at Donner Ski Ranch.
(The Weekly, 2/24/2011)
Focus on Alpine Meadows' For Women by Women ski camp for regional events magazine (www.theweeklymagazineonline.com)
Education  
(Sierra Heritage, 4/15/2012)
(Sierra College, 1/4/2011)
Through Old's Personal Development classes at Sierra College, a diverse group of students including those as young as 16 years old to veteran community members, learn more about themselves, their feelings and their power to enhance their interactions with others. Personal Development classes foster
(Coevolution Institute, 4/1/2003)
Literature review of evaluation strategies used across environmental education initiatives, museums, health and social marketing programs.
Culinary  
(Tahoe Powder, 11/2/2014)
One of my fondest memories from childhood ski vacations is going out for a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie - the gooey kind with semi melted chips - with my mom. If we had been in Tahoe, this definitely would have taken place at the Wildflour Bakery in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley...
(The Tahoe Weekly, 2/26/2014)
What makes an exceptional taco? Is it homemade tortillas complete with unique fillings, or recently caught fish, shredded cabbage and a squirt of lime juice? Is it fresh ingredients prepared on the spot with a dash of hot sauce? Try the Taco Station in Truckee, CA.
(The Tahoe Weekly, 12/1/2013)
Marty's Café is located in the heart of historic Truckee. In just one year, the intimate, 10-table eatery has captured the attention and frequent business of long-time locals and Lake Tahoe visitors. read more at http://theweeklymagazineonline.com/2013/12/simplicity-finest/
(The Weekly, 9/28/2011)
I couldn’t resist turning onto Truckee Airport Road for breakfast at the Runaway Café on a recent morning. The cafe, true to its name, is next to the runway at Truckee Tahoe Airport in Truckee, and breakfast is served from 8 until 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. I knew I was in for a treat when I
(The Weekly, 9/22/2011)
It’s 8 a.m. and the Dam Café is buzzing. Long-time regulars including Bob Sweigart and Rick Raduziner are enjoying morning coffee over newspapers and conversation, some baskets remain on tables from the early birds who have already eaten, and my mouth is watering for a Veggie Breakfast Burrito and Y
(The Weekly, 9/15/2011)
There are literally more than five dozen items on Crosby’s menu. That count doesn’t even include fresh squeezed juice vodka cocktails, all the tempting sides or scrumptious desserts. It does, however, include sandwiches, burgers, tacos, salads (and, taco salad), steaks, pork chops, eggs and waffles.
(The Weekly (http://www.tahoethisweek.com), 8/25/2011)
Heaping with whole black beans, rice, shredded lettuce, guacamole and melted cheese, the soft veggie taco at T's Mesquite Rotisserie keep me coming back for more. Each soft taco comes with two white corn tortillas. That’s right, double tortillas. The huge cheese quesadillas, tasty rice and beans and
(The Weekly, 8/18/2011)
Dale is the visionary behind Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique, a restaurant that has been in business for thirty-four years, twenty-two in the present Tahoe City location on Lake Tahoe. Four years ago Wolfdale's launched an on-site cooking class to coincide with the weekly Farmers Market, and the experienc
(The Weekly (http://www.tahoethisweek.com), 6/23/2011)
The Char Pit, a destination burger joint in Kings Beach, offers more than immediately meets the eye. Sure there are the old fashioned and specialty burgers that have drawn visitors from near and far for nearly 50 years, but that’s not all...
(Moonshine Ink (community newspaper), 1/1/2011)
Eating well on a budget is a common challenge across the nation. This article examines eating well on a budget - as a foodie - in Truckee/Tahoe.
(The Weekly (http://www.tahoethisweek.com))
Something magical happens a few hundred feet after exiting Highway 267 onto Henness Road, just 12 miles from Lake Tahoe and a couple miles from historic downtown Truckee, CA A short, peaceful drive (or bike) reveals hills, greenery and just a couple new mountain homes before PJ’s Bar & Grill appe
History  
(Sierra Heritage, 1/15/2012)
The Spitzer family cabin was a cherished winter weekend getaway and summer retreat built on the end of Washoe Drive in Olympic Valley, CA (best known as home of Squaw Valley USA) 1956. The cedar beams, siding, doors and even dining room table were sourced from a pencil factory in Berkeley. A few pie
Contact Info
  Nicole Cheslock
Truckee, CA 96148
USA

Tel: 415 902-8494  
E-Mail: nicole@nicolecheslock.com
Website: http://www.nicolecheslock.com