Maisie has worked as a journalist since 1980. She has provided freelance and assignment work for The Daily Olympian, The Seattle Times, The Stanwood/Camano Journal, The Shelton/Mason County Journal, The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, Indian Country Today, and others.
Public Relations & Communications
As communication officer at South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, (SPIPA) a multi-departmental, non-profit agency chartered by five Washington Tribes, Maisie wrote press releases, public service announcements, brochures, annual reports, grants, and the quarterly intertribal newspaper.
ONABEN, a Portland based nonprofit organization, received an award from Harvard’s JFK School of Government’s Project on American Indian Economic Development for their business plan curricula, Indianpreneurship, A Native American Journey into Business, and it'sequel Growing a Business in Indian Country, which Maisie helped co-author, edit and design. She has since contributed to numerous other health education curricula for such organizations as NIWHRC, etc.
For nearly ten years Maisie worked with the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center (NIWHRC) to write, shoot photos for, and design various health education materials including an education booklet/ magazine called Native Women’s Wellness. She also wrote and designed several monographs on state-to-tribal health programs for NIWHRC's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract.
When the magazine contract went to Native American Cancer Research, she continued writing, shooting photographs for, and designing the CDC-funded education booklet—which expanded to include Native men's prostate health.
Maisie continues writing monographs, pamphlets, brochures, video scripts and more for numerous federal, state, tribal and non-profit agencies.