Born and raised in SE Michigan, Andrea M. Walker considers herself a true Suburban Detroiter. Walker launched her own publicity & marketing company at 25, and now continues to consult through Andrea Walker Publicity Consulting. Walker created ala cart marketing and public relation services to small organizations that may not have the resources for full-time marketing staff, but still want to get the word out on their events, products and services through marketing, press releases and media relations.
A writer at heart, Walker continues to write poetry and works on her ever-evolving novel. Her freelance writing has been featured in several Detroit publications like Ambassador Magazine, the Oakland Press, Community Lifestyles and The Detroiter. While writing, she has had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Jerry Seinfeld, Angela Bassett, Regina King, Cookie Johnson and many others.
Walker is continually finding ways to educate the community on all things media. She currently teaches writing and public relations classes at the community center in her hometown of Rochester, and has taught her Grassroots PR curriculum to small businesses across metro Detroit. Walker currently works full-time as the Community Relations Coordinator for Crittenton Home Care.
In her very small amount of spare time, Walker likes to walk her Maltese pup Moses, find the best Thai restaurants, cheer on the Tigers with a corndog in hand, host dinner parties and relax with DVR-ed episodes of her favorite sitcoms. Find her profile at walkerpwsnews on facebook or follow @WalkerNEWS on twitter for the latest on Andrea and her Rochester and Detroit connections.