6 Tips for Improving Your Startup’s Onboarding Process,” August 2015

Employer Branding: How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company,” June 2015
Forget Resumes – How Skills Assessments Are Hacking The Hiring Process,” April 2015
Building Engaged Employees Through Skills-Based Volunteering,” February 2015

Independent Restaurateur

Mobile Tops the Menu,” March 2015
Through the Drinking Glass,” February 2015
Weathering the Weather,” January 2015
Crafting Good Servers,” December 2014
Pedal Powered Java,” November 2014

Seattle Globalist

Flooding Disaster in Burundi Hits Close to Home,” April 2014

The New Brewer (Journal of the Brewer’s Association)

Crowdfunding a Dream: using Kickstarter to fund your brewery,” (PDF) September/October 2013 issue

Beer West

Brothels & Breweries: Georgetown’s notorious beer tradition,” Summer 2013 issue

Our First Money Fight: The trip that almost blew our marriage,” September 2013


freelance writer for parenting magazines, photo of Elisa Murray“Jessie Kwak is a dream to work with: She’s a talented writer, knowledgeable, responsive, either takes or sources great photos, has inspired story ideas, and always meets her deadlines.”

– Elisa Murray, Out & About Editor at ParentMap

6 Winter Wildlife Adventures for Seattle-Area Kids and Families,” December 2012
Raft-tastic! A Family Paddle on the Lower Yakima River,” July 2010 (updated for web July 2013)
The Yakima Valley with Kids: Wine tasting, Mexican Food, Dinos,” September 2013
Destination: White Center,” July 2013
Destination: Burien,” April 2013
Destination: Georgetown,” April 2013
Balance Bike Basics,” April 2013

Kaufmann Mercantile

Fold a Pocket Square: experts on how and why to wear one,” December 2012
Treeless Paper: back to the future,” November 2012
Grains of Leather: know your type,” November 2012

Momentum Magazine

“Winter DIY Projects,” Winter 2012 issue (available here)

Essay collections

“Kindness” in Celebrating Latin America at the Ground Level, Travelojos Press, 2010. (PDF)
“The Mermaid of the Gocta Cataracts” in Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World, SurLaLune Press, 2011.

Miscellaneous Travel

On the Trail of Ruins in Northern Peru,” Matador Travel, December 2009
Andes Mountain Adventure Train,” Indie Travel Podcast, November 2009
Eastern Washington State,”