Hi! I’m Natalie.

I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

When I was 17, I dropped out of high school and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee with a dude I met on the internet.

(It’s a long story. Let’s have coffee sometime and I’ll tell you all about it.)

I’ve since moved on from the aforementioned dude and have been married to a different dude for 14 years.

We have three feral beautiful children and two asshole adorable cats.

Writing has been my passion since I learned what writing was. I cut my writer’s teeth late at night in AOL role-playing chat rooms.

You can stop laughing now.

I poured my heart out into the digital pages of LiveJournal for nearly ten years. I later started a blog that enjoyed moderate success before moving on writing several regular columns on a local e-news site, Nooga.com. (Now known as NOOGAToday.)

In July of 2018, I made one of the scariest decisions of my adult life so far: I quit my stable, 9–5 job and jumped headfirst into the world of freelancing. I took Clever Girl Digital full-time, and haven’t looked back since.

In my free time (LOL), you can find me pushing for community change as a member of Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice‘s leadership team, spending time with my family, reading, and smashing the patriarchy.

I’d love to learn more about you and your business. Click the button below to get in touch!