Raised in Western Montana, Victoria grew up as a cooperative member receiving the Northern Lights Inc. edition of Ruralite magazine. She moved to Oregon in 2011 to study journalism and creative writing at Pacific University. Victoria started her career at Pioneer as an intern in 2014, which led to a full-time position. Before coming back as associate editor, Victoria worked in animal welfare communications for the Oregon Humane Society for close to four years, handling crisis communications, social media and website management, public relations, and donation and event software administration. In 2022 she was selected as one of 80 rising stars in the utilities industry on the Fortnightly Under Forties list.
Victoria enjoys hiking mountain trails, trying the flavors of the month at Salt & Straw (a gourmet ice cream shop), perusing the fantasy section at Powell’s Books and working on her blog, Portland Living on the Cheap. An animal lover, Victoria has two bunnies and volunteers at Sound Equine Options, helping neglected, abused and unwanted horses.Read Stories by Victoria