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Carol McAlice Currie

Director, Content Strategy and Development

Carol McAlice Currie joined the NERUS team first as a freelance writer in December 2019 and then as Senior Writer in May 2021. In September she was promoted to Director, Content Strategy and Development. Carol writes and manages winner’s profiles, and the many sponsored content stories that are part of websites and magazines in markets across the United States.

Previously, she was a writer and columnist at the Salem Statesman Journal newspaper for almost 25 years before joining the staff of Sen. Peter Courtney’s office as Communications Director at the state Capitol. She was coaxed out of retirement to work for NERUS.

She has written about a variety of Willamette Valley topics over the years, including one about Helen, the blind bison, and how the city of Salem needed a real Christmas tree in its park, not a fake one. She shared first place honors with Zach Urness in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s 2017 competition for best writing for the poignant Love and Loss on Mt. Jefferson story.

A graduate of California State University Long Beach with a degree in journalism, Carol married her college sweethart, Don, in 1985.  The couple live in West Salem with their dog Stout (a pug). They have a daugher, Caitlin in Portland, and Gillian in San Francisco.  Carol is proud of the fact that both are taxpayers. When she is not on a hike with Don, find her on Mondays playing Mahjongg.

Carol works from our corporate office in Salem.

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