Hi! My name is Tamara. I am well-versed in procrastinating on impending deadlines by cleaning my home, going skateboarding, and vanishing on weekend road trips.

I own MapKey Creative Consulting LLC, which provides the following services:

  • Small Business Set-Up:
    • Company Name
    • Employer Identification Number (EIN).
    • Register your Trade Name
    • Get your Business License
    • Get a business personal-property tax form (if necessary)
    • Ask your locality about other permits
    • Get a certificate of resale (if necessary)
    • Get a business bank account
  • Small Business Digital Marketing Set-up: 
    • Decide on the primary purpose of your business
    • Decide on your domain name
    • Choose a web host
    • Build your pages
    • Test and Publish your website
    • Market your website on social media and search engines
  • Public Relations
    • Pitching
    • Press Releases
    • Media Reach outs
  • Social Media Marketing & Tracking Analytics
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Snapchat
    • Pinterest
    • Tumblr
    • Linkedin
  • Writing
    • Blogs
    • Content
    • Copy
    • Interviews
    • Reviews
    • Website Content

Credentials in addition to my portfolio and resume:

  • Hubspot Certifications: Content Marketing (July 2018), Inbound Marketing (July 2018), Social Media (July 2019)
  • Basic Life Support CPR & First Aid Certified  (October 2017)
  • Google Adwords for Nonprofits Certified (April 2017)
  • Studied poetry with Matt Miller, MFA Emerson College, Literature & Creative Writing (July 2016)
  • Studied writing with Tom D’Evelyn, Ph.D. Berkley, Comparative Literature (Fall 2013)
  • Founded/Directed Portsmouth Writers’ Salon a biweekly fiction writers critique workshop (2013-2015)
  • The University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH): Bachelors Degree:
    English with a dual minor in Journalism and Teaching


I am the Editor-in-Chief for Salty Straight Edge, which is a lifestyle brand, online blog, and podcast covering the activities, art, literature, and people of skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing.

In 2016, Seacoast Online nominated me for the “10 To Watch Award: Seacoast Young Professionals,” for my local literary work.

I am the author of Metempsychosis: Poems (House of Love and Pizza Press). My work has appeared in Portsmouth Living Magazine, TEDxPortsmouth, Lollipop Magazine, Discover Hollywood Magazine, Maximum Rock N Roll, Left for Dead, Corrosion of Complaints, and other publications.

You can learn more about me and my work at saltystraightedge.com and mapkeycreative.com