Renee Hewitt

PO Box 505 Rosendale, NY 12472

Professional Experience

Versatile and Enthusiastic Communications Unicorn - Creative Content Writer, Brand Storyteller, Publicist, and Content Strategist working with visionary organizations, entrepreneurs, and experts who want to reach millions with their message to create content that drives growth.


25 Years
25 Years
25 Years


25 Years
25 Years
Consumer Products
25 Years


Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
25 Years
Pr/marketing - all
25 Years
Online/new media
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Birding Unlimited LLC ( (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Sibu Beauty (10+), innRoad (6-10), Health eCareers (6-10), WakeMate (3-5), Lullubee (6-10), DiBi DiBi Nation (6-10), Max Hansen Kitchen (3-5), Physical Advantage Massage Therapy Center (3-5), Weybridge Strategies (3-5), Topical BioMedics (10+), Weil-McLain (10+), salesSPECTRUM (6-10), American Sentinel University (10+), Automated Pet Care Products (Litter-Robot) (10+), Balchem (10+), Big Arrow Group (10+), Cacique (10+), Crispy Green (10+), Flocabulary (10+), Fortitech (10+), KL Bag Company (Shusokumb) (10+), Komal Herbals (10+), Latitude (10+), Marconi Marketing Group (10+), Media Logic (10+), Percepture (10+), Poll Position (10+), RFA (Richard Fleischman & Associates) (10+), RMD Networks (Reach My Doctor) (10+), Cambridge University Press (10+), Birding Unlimited LLC (intoBirds) (10+), Upswing (10+), WebPurify (10+), Augusta HiTech (1-2), Whystle (1-2), Dr. Sears Wellness Institute (1-2), Mealime (1-2), Vanguard Communications (3-5), Candlewood Aesthetics (10+), Healthy Workforce Institute (3-5), Eventornado (1-2), The Modular Analytics Company (3-5)

Other Work History

President & Editor-in-Chief at, 2017- Present | PR, Marketing & Content Director at Hewitt PR & Content Marketing, 2004 - Present | PR Director at Mobius Management Systems Technology Company, 1999-2004

Technical Skills

Google Analytics | Google Adwords | KPI | SEO | SEM

Foreign Language Skills



Freelancer’s Union

Computer Skills

Proficient in Mac Platform: Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pitch Engine, Yoast, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, SEO, SEM, KPI, SEM Rush, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Cision, Meltwater, and Vocus.


iPad Pro | iPhone | iMac | Mac Book Air

Work Permits & Visas



Available Upon Request


Earned two platinum and two gold MarCom Creative Awards in the Media Relations/Publicity categories for work on Crispy Green


Public Relations Society America (PRSA) | Independent Practitioners Alliance (PRSA) | NYC PRSA Chapter | Public Relations & Communications Freelance Network | Marketing & PR Innovators | Marketers on Twitter | Marist College Alumni Association | Public Relations and Communications Professionals | Greenwich Audubon Society | Dutchess County ASPCA | Ulster County ASPCA | Ridgefield Playhouse | Proud supporter of Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


Editorial & Content Writing:

There’s no place like home, especially for trees with nesting birds. It’s that time of the year when we begin beautifying our yards, and for some, that means taking down trees to achieve their vision of the ideal backyard. Here’s a tip. Don’t.
If Cupid’s arrow missed its mark for you, look no further than cardinal courtship for some excellent dating advice for winning over the mate of your dreams.
Winter is a fabulous time to learn if owls live in your area by looking for owl tracks in the snow.
After a super fluffy male American Goldfinch caught my eye, I decided to investigate the mystery behind the fluffiness.
It’s almost time for the Great Backyard Bird Count, so I dusted off my February 1977 issue of National Geographic to reread a story about John James Audubon.
Bright white, untouched snow is the perfect canvas to photograph birds, and the crystalline silence is the best way to hear them.
t’s time to look back in my bird journal and reflect on all the fabulous birds I’ve enjoyed seeing throughout the year, but it seems my bird journal quickly evolved into a gratitude journal.
I’m honored when birds make my backyard their home, but no avian tenant makes me feel more proud than my Carolina Wren.
A friend tagged me in a Facebook post the other day of a funny cartoon about a Northern Cardinal.
Looking at birds of prey, we marvel at the bird’s most prominent feature, their powerful, terrifying talons.
Imagine floating like a kite mastering the winds on six-foot wings floating peacefully and elegantly above the busy, daily lives of humanity, and now you’ve imagined yourself as a Turkey Vulture.
I enjoy feeding my backyard flock, which includes songbirds, woodpeckers, chipmunks, and squirrels, and occasionally our peace and tranquility are disturbed by a predator, like a Cooper’s Hawk.
I was beginning to lament my Ruby-throated Hummingbird’s departure to fall migration when out of nowhere, she stopped by the nectar feeder today.
Cedar Waxwings have always been around me, but I genuinely noticed these birds only a decade ago.
I looked at my bird list for 2020 and realized COVID-19 impacts even that facet of my life.
Barred owls are one of my favorite birds because they’re with me wherever I go.
Living in the Birding Moment: When Photographings Birds Take Time Out to Enjoy the Bird’s Natural Habitat, and Remember to Breathe
Keeping Your Backyard Hummingbird-friendly: Steps to Protect Your Hummingbirds So You and Your Family Enjoy Hours of Birdwatching Fun
Red Birds and Blue Birds Without the Politics: Birdwatching is the Ultimate Escapism From Politics
Got a Backyard Cooper’s Hawk? There Will be Blood: The Cooper’s Hawk Art of Hunting
Never Arm Wrestle a Bald Eagle: A Raptor’s Talons Have Fierce Gripping Power?
Catch Fish, Not Birds with Fishing Line: Fishing Line, Hooks, and Nets Poses Serious Threat to Birds and Wildlife
Born with Running Shoes On: Meet the Killdeer
How to Beat the Birding Blues: Things We Can Share Together While We’re Apart
Christine’s Critters Virtual Programs Provide Daily Science Lessons to Entertain and Educate Kids
Speaking of Tongues: Interesting Facts About a Bald Eagle’s Tongue
Helping Backyard Birds in the Winter: Food, Shelter, and Other Necessities Keep Winter Birds Safe
Meet North America’s Smallest Falcon, the American Kestrel
Seeing Eye to Eye with a Harris’s Hawk: Holding a Harris’s Hawk
White-throated Sparrow is the Beautiful Whistler of the North
If Barn Owls Are A Farmer’s Best friend, Then Why Are We Killing Them with Rat Poison?
Why is This Bird Wearing Leather Anklets? No, That’s Not Bird Jewelry
Noisy Guardians of the Water Ways: Meet the Belted Kingfisher
Owl’s Eye Color Indicates Time of Day They Predominantly Hunt
Save Birds with 8 Simple Steps to Make Your Lifestyle Bird-friendly
See Karen Kent’s New Owls on Display at The Stand Vegan Café in Fairfield, Connecticut Through October 21, 2019
Birding at the RISD Museum. You Can See Birds Everywhere You Go, You Just have to Look
Seeing Red-tailed Hawks Give Insight Into Life
Artist Expresses Joy for Birds with Watercolor Paintings
Bird Poop on Car Mirrors is Annoying, But Taking a Few Steps Can Curb This Behavior
Birdwatching Provides Health Benefits for Birdwatchers Beyond the Joy Seeing Nature’s Beautiful Visual Aesthetic Treats
If You Find Fledgling Birds, Please Leave Them Alone
Peregrine Falcon’s Eyesight Functions in a World Moving Much Faster Than Our Own
What Bird Species Would You Be? With 10,000 Bird Species to Choose from, There’s a Bird That Matches You
The Gray Catbird – The Cat’s Meow of Birds. What This Bird Lacks in Color It Makes Up with in Personality
Don’t Be a Bird Snob. Enjoy Sharing Your Bird Photos Over Social Media and Helping Others Connect with Nature
Discover The Joys of Patch Birding. Find Your Magical Bird Patch and Connect with Nature
Tucked away deep in the woods with a view of the magnificent Shawangunk Ridge in picturesque Ulster County, New York lives a young woman fascinated with abandoned homes and giving them new life and purpose.
Using Nesting Materials to Attract Birds to Your Backyard If You Offer It, They Will Build
Feature story about living life a bird
Feature story profiling Austin, Texas-based artist Carly Weaver, who uses Common Grackles as her muse.
Feature story discussing why poisons used to kill rodents pose fatal threat to birds of prey and other qildlife
Feature story discussing why it’s important to think about a bird’s well-being before sharing bird sightings over social media because of the dangers it can bring wildlife.
Feature story about delightful and energetic forest sparrows called Dark-eyed Juncos that suddenly show up in your backyard when it snows.
Feature story profiling Australian birdlife artist Nicky Shelton and her gift for capturing the unique charisma and personality of feathered subjects in spectacular oil paintings.
Feature story profiling the Northern Goshawks - one of the most aggressive and fiercest birds of prey.
Feature story profiling Osprey - magnificent fish-eating birds with a cosmopolitan range.
Feature story about patch birder, and author of the book, Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront.
Christine's Critter's was featured on CBS News NY as a result of the story written about her on
Feature story about wildlife artist transforming feathers into delicate works of art
Feature story profiling how the Spectacled Owl lives up to its name
Feature story about of Impact of plastic straws on wildlife and birds
Feature story about discussing how carelessness of humanity kills birds
Feature story profiling Instagram artist
Feature story profiling the impact the sight and sounds of fireworks have on birds
Christine's Critters feature on CBS News (NY) as a result of the feature story on
Feature story about reasons to love bird watching
Feature story profiling why lead poisoning is a growing concern for birds of prey
Christine's Critter's was featured on Good Morning CT as a result of the story written about her on
Feature story discussing why we need to protect the The Migratory Bird Act (MBTA) of 1918
Feature story profiling the Black-capped Chickadee
Feature story profiling how Bald Eagles are dying from lead poisoning at alarming rates
Feature story about Peter Kilham, an engineer at Droll Yankees, (manufacturere of bird feeders) and how he changed bird feeder design forever
Feature story profiling the day I spent intoBirds flying with a falconry bird
Feature story profiling injured birds of prey given a second chance at life
Feature story about female falconer and wildlife rehabilitator giving injured birds of prey a second chance at life
Feature story profiling a CT artist soaring to new heights with a series of owl paintings
Feature story profiling artist James ‘Jimbot’ Demski
Feature story catching up with Wild Kingdom’s star Jim Fowler: Part 2
Feature story catching op with Wild Kingdom’s star Jim Fowler: Part 1
Post from 'Must Love Owls' blog on

Technology: Media Placements

9 strategies for running a successful brainstorming and solution-development event that can engage participants from around the world.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the country, many people are limiting trips to the grocery store. If you’re new to meal planning, there are apps and services that can help make this step easier. Mealime allows you to plug in the number of serving sizes, the types of meals you’d enjoy (say, flexitarian or pescatarian), any common food allergens, and foods you don’t care for.
Mealime (no, not a typo) is designed around planning family or guest meals the easy way. You can create profiles of everyone you are cooking for, which can list likes, dislikes, general eating habits, allergies, and so on??.
If you struggle with meal planning, using an app like Mealime, which helps you create a shopping list and identify perishable ingredients so you use them first.
How about using that extra hour to prepare and cook a special dinner? Mealime will give you dinner ideas and then quickly tells you what you need — everything from ingredients to type of cookware.
Try Mealime, a free meal-planning and grocery-list app to help you keep track. Or make your own grocery list and estimate portions accurately using’s Guest-imator or Meal Prep Mate. 
If you’re looking for more easy wins, a meal planning recipe app can help.  Mealime, which is free and available online, as well as via iOS and Android apps (you can upgrade to the Pro version for more features, like more recipes and nutritional information).
Mealime makes meal planning simple. Start with your preferences, including the type of meals you like. You can choose from classic, low carb, vegan and much more. Then, enter any allergies you have along with any dietary restrictions and finally any ingredients you don’t like.
Grocery shopping has become a dangerous, but necessary errand as COVID-19, let recipe and grocery shopping apps like Mealime do the legwork for you.
Mealime is a meal planning app that’s all about saving you time – maybe that’s why they left out the “t” in their name!
Keeping your loved ones safe is important, but with busy lives, it’s easy to miss vital information about product recalls and safety updates on the foods and products you use every day.
If you are one of the 32 million Americans who suffers from food allergies, there's a new app called Whystle you should know about.
New App Called Whystle is a Recall Database: Could it Save Lives? A new app called Whystle has been developed to let the public know of up-to-date recalls on products and food. Lauren Bell, a former Department of Justice prosecutor and mother of four, launched the app she named Whystle, to be a single source of information consumers can access daily recalls.
Mealime is best overall meal planning app providing nutrition tips and cooking tricks right at your fingertips.
Use Mealime app to order groceries online or create a shareable shopping list.
Content marketing will continue to be an invaluable element of every organization’s marketing strategy in 2020. And based on predictions from the International Data Corporation, consumers will surpass marketers in terms of content creation by 2020. This is why WebPurify says it’s important to spend quality time planning your user-generated content (UGC) campaigns for the upcoming year.
WebPurify has launched a limited beta release of Optical Character Recognition Profanity Filter Service. It combines WebPurify's Optical Character Recognition technology with its profanity filter solution into a single API.
Content-moderation industry leader WebPurify provide insight to Reuters news story about identifying violent videos on UGC platforms.
Augusta HiTech has launched its One Med Chart, a patient-controlled electronic medical records (EMR) blockchain platform. This introduces real-time EMR sharing between patients and emergency medical services (EMS).
Press coverage profiling Augusta HiTech's launch of One Med Chart, a blockchain-powered patient-controlled electronic medical records (EMR) platform bringing real-time EMR sharing between patients and emergency medical services (EMS).
Press coverage profiling Augusta HiTech's launch of One Med Chart, a blockchain-powered patient-controlled electronic medical records (EMR) platform bringing real-time EMR sharing between patients and emergency medical services (EMS).
Press coverage profiling Augusta HiTech's launch of One Med Chart, a blockchain-powered patient-controlled electronic medical records (EMR) platform bringing real-time EMR sharing between patients and emergency medical services (EMS).

Education Tech: Media Placements

If Lone Star College-University Park students need help when they struggle with a class assignment, Ana comes to the rescue, leading them to online tutors. Ana also informs students about virtual campus events taking place throughout the week. She even reminds them about upcoming college holidays.
A small Florida Historically Black University has gone public with its longtime use of a program intended to help the school stay connected with its students.
Fayetteville State University has launched a partnership with Upswing, an educational technology firm to provide educational tools to help the university build and improve its personal connection with students.
In an effort to improve persistence among first-year students, Winston-Salem State University is tapping education tools from Upswing to boost students' writing and research skills.
Using AI To Create A Sense Of Community On College Campuses
EdTech startup, Upswing CEO Melvin Hines says Twitter took a significant step forward in underscoring the demand for non-traditional students by launching the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program.
South Carolina's Claflin University is working with ed tech startup Upswing to offer a variety of support resources for its online students. The historically black institution is looking to better engage students and improve outcomes, according to Syed Hasnain, director of online education at the university.
Claflin University is the 11th and most recent historically Black college or university to partner with Texas-based education tech start-up Upswing to help their online students connect to support resources on campus. The collaboration will involve Upswing creating an engagement platform customized to fit the particular needs of students attending the New Orleans institution online.
Education technology startup Upswing announced that it has raised $2 million from education partners to further efforts to improve college success and completion.
UP AND AT 'EM: Upswing, an Austin, Texas-based provider of support services to prevent drop out among online and non-traditional students, has raised $2 million in a fundraising round from Impact America Fund, Rethink Education, Lumina Foundation and Strada.
Upswing, an Austin edtech startup, has developed an app that is specially designed for non-traditional and diverse students. And, after being awarded with a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last year, the company now has additional runway to expand its offerings and help 50,000 college students graduate by 2020.
Upswing, an education technology startup, has raised $2 million in its latest round of funding from education partners Impact America Fund, Rethink Education, Lumina Foundation, and Strada. Upswing says it is leading the charge to improve college student success using technology to provide academic support and accessibility for students of all types.
A small Florida Historically Black University has gone public with its longtime use of a program intended to help the school stay connected with its students. Bethune-Cookman University said it has been using student engagement software from Upswing for virtual tutoring and virtual assistance.
Campus Technology profiles how Winston-Salem State University's use of Upswing's student success solutions increased its student’s writing grades by 20 percent, and math grades by 10 percent.

Healthcare and Nursing: Media Placements

Healthcare tolerates disruptive behaviors, even though study after study shows the negative impact on employee retention and patient outcomes. The reason is simple: We’ve accepted bad behavior as the norm in healthcare.
A former senior nurse is leading a for-profit institute dedicated to addressing bullying and incivility in healthcare settings. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, left nursing a decade ago to become a national speaker on bullying and incivility in healthcare. In 2017, she founded the Oldsmar, Florida-based Healthy Workforce Institute, which provides resources to curb bullying and incivility, consultancy services, and training for healthcare leaders.
A new calendar from the Healthy Workforce Institute offers some simple ways you can lift your spirits and improve the morale on your unit.
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP, CEO and Founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute, wants to encourage health care workers—but everyone when it comes down to it—to be more kind to each other. Doing a simple act of kindness, she believes, can really make a change in your environment and the world around you.
Burnout among nursing professionals was an issue long before the coronavirus disease 2019 hit the U.S. beginning in March putting nurses on the front lines of the worst pandemic seen in 102 years.
“The fact that, for now, providers can use any nonpublic-facing remote communication tool is a sea change for doctors and for patients,” Neil H. Baum, MD, chief medical advisor at Vanguard Communications, a health care marketing and practice improvement firm, told Healio Primary Care.
Helth Exec profiles the marketing pitfalls healthcare companies fall in, according to the findings of healthcare marketing company Smith & Jones recent 6th annual 10 Big Mistakes to Avoid trends report.
Becker's Hospital Review profiles the 10 marketing tactics that are likely to be hugely detrimental to healthcare organizations in the coming year and should therefore be avoided at all costs.
American Sentinel University now offers a free e-book as a guide to help nurses prevent common hospital-acquired infections. The e-book, Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up Two-Thirds of All Healthcare-associated Infections," focuses on preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Nurses who want to climb the career ladder should seek memberships at professional organizations, as they can be a valuable resource, according to Kim Dority, a career coach at American Sentinel University.
According to Ramona Yehle, PhD, MS, RN, adjunct professor, graduate nursing programs at American Sentinel University, nurses working in the specialized field of nursing informatics are thriving. She’s not alone among healthcare leaders who are predicting that nursing informatics is a trend that’s here to stay.
American Sentinel University is a good choice for military students as they can study from any location around the world.
Ultimately, it was weather that brought Sharon Sikora to the West Coast. A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Sikora “lived through all those lovely winters with the snow and the cold and the ice,” with her husband, Lenny Munari, a native Chicagoan.
Medical surgical nurse Sally Brown got her start in the field as a teen, working as an aide at the Beacon Light nursing home in Marne, Michigan. Although she later held office and factory jobs, a love of caring for those in need returned her to Beacon Light as an adult. When her supervisor there inspired her to pursue her associate’s degree, Brown attended Grand Rapids Community College en route to becoming an RN. She had married and welcomed her first daughter, Tricia, by then, and ended up having her second, Kelly, while still in school.

Editorial & Content Writing: Candlewood Aesthetics

What do What do the Heather Graham and Candlewood Aesthetics and Laser Center’s Dr. Satchi have in common? They’re both featured in the Winter issue of LeFair Magazine.
Tis the season for holiday get-togethers and now is a great time to begin prepping for holiday parties and offers tips for some well-deserved pampering to add sparkle to your holiday style. Holidays are all about capturing lifelong memories.
People always want to look as young as they feel. And now, thanks to new non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers, people can turn back the clock without surgery.
The holidays are just around the corner and now is a great time to begin prepping for holiday parties and treating yourself to some well-deserved pampering. Holiday get-togethers and reunions with friends and family make us want to look and feel our best. Many of us just need a magical dose of holiday sparkle. If you want to make your skin glisten, then consider a Dracula Facial Treatment.
You said, “Yes.” The band was chosen. You managed to color-coordinate the napkins to the bridesmaid’s shoes. What’s next to address on the to-do list? The months of wedding planning and stress will take its toll on your skin. Now’s the time to plan for a little pampering and refreshing for you and your bridal party to get your glam on and get ready for your close up.
What do a bridal hairstylist, a cancer survivor, husband and wife, art studio owner, mother, and daughter and OBGYN nurse have in common? Each had their life transformed as part of Candlewood Aesthetics & Laser Center’s Total Beauty Makeover.