With more than a decade of public relations experience in Vermont and New England, I have cultivated relationships with local, regional and media contacts. For five years, I was the director of communications for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing and worked with many high-profile outlets, including The Today Show, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, National Geographic Traveler, Associated Press, Travel & Leisure, and the CBS Early Show.

As Erica Houskeeper Communications, I’ve worked with Vermont-based clients for publicity and media relations, including the UVM Food Systems Summit, Roots on the Rails, and University of Vermont.

Client: UVM Food Systems Summit

Media Coverage:
The Art of Eating: The True Cost of Food
Vermont Public Radio: Farm Labor Expert Reacts to Vermont Migrant Workers’ Isolation
Burlington Free Press: UVM Food Summit Tries New Format
Civil Eats: Raj Patel Q&A: Gender Equality Missing from the Food Policy Conversation
VT Digger: Academics, Farmers Discuss Global and Regional Food Security

Client: Roots on the Rails

Media Coverage:
Associated Press: Rhythm on the Rails: Vermont Music Train Draws Fans From Across US
Boston Globe: Here, There and Everywhere
Seven Days: Charlie Hunter’s Roots on the Rails
Rutland Herald: Roots on the Rails Plans First Vermont Train Excursion

Client: University of Vermont

Media Coverage:
Associated Press: Universities Tap into Beer Growth By Offering Classes
Associated Press: Food Hubs Link Consumers with Locally Farmed Food
Vermont Public Radio: UVM to Offer Nation’s First Food Hub Certificate Program
Vermont Public Radio: UVM to Host Free Cannabis Webinar Series