User:Utilizer

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Utilizer
— Wikipedian  —
Name Lisa McElroy
Born (1964-05-01) May 1, 1964 (age 52)
San Francisco, CA
Country  USA
Current location Walnut Creek, California
Time zone PST
Ethnicity Irish/Mexican
Family and friends
Children one
Education and employment
Occupation writer/editor
High school Clayton Valley High School
University San Francisco State University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Hobbies film (watch, edit, write), photography, playing drums, drawing/painting, writing, reading, riding bikes, skiing
Religion Atheist
Politics Liberal
Interests

film, art, writing, music

Contact info
Blog http://captivewildwoman.blogspot.com
Userboxes
WikiProject Film This user is a member of
WikiProject Film.
WikiProject Film biography This user is a member of WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers.
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WikiProject Biography.
Exquisite-microphone.png This user is a member of WikiProject Musicians.
Platin Drums PTCL2016 AF.jpg
This user is a drummer.
Three Friends, by William H. Johnson.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Women.
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg This user is a member of WikiProject Reggae

Hi--I've recently worked on Wikipedia on a more regular basis than in the past. I have a writing/editing background, starting in music journalism (indie rock, punk, world music), plus fanzine writing and publishing, ten years blogging, business writing and marketing (for Hewlett-Packard and others) and numerous nonprofit agencies focusing on the arts, education and childcare. I've taught art to children for many years and have worked in preschools. I play drums in the band She Mob and am a dedicated photographer. I used to draw comics but haven't been as active in that area for a while. I know a lot about underground comic art.

I have an MFA in Cinema and have worked in the film industry in visual effects, public relations and teaching. If I have one area of expertise it's film, which encompasses so many of the arts, which are all interesting to me. My goal is to add new articles and expand existing ones for clarity and important information that will hopefully illuminate the subject matter, especially articles featuring underrepresented but deserving artists and their art.

I regularly contribute photos to the Commons.

Selected articles I've expanded, edited or started:

Books[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Film[edit]

Music[edit]

Theater[edit]

Other[edit]

Articles to edit or create[edit]

Useful articles[edit]