Graham Gillette is a writer and the managing director of Gillette Strategic Resources, a communications firm serving scientific, medical, technical, retail, power generation, and public policy organizations. He is also the founder of Science-Writers.com
Graham advises an array of businesses and not-for-profit entities. He has served on numerous boards of directors including a school board, a metropolitan water utility, and others.
Graham has written about the environment, water, power generation, agriculture, healthcare, politics, and families. He is equally comfortable writing from the position of an advocate as he is a reporter or storyteller.
Graham’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines and online publications throughout the country, and he served as a regular contributor to The Des Moines Register for many years. He is known for his writing regarding regulations to protect water sources from agriculture pollution and other policy matters including race, criminal justice reform, and education. He holds a Masters in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Graham and his wife, Katie, have made Katie’s hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, home since 1993. Here they raised three children who have become inspiring adults. The couple continues to maintain a century-old house on a quiet street in one of the best neighborhoods in America under the direction of an aging Basset Hound and a pair of demanding cats.
Samples of Graham Gillette’s Work
This opinion essay appeared in both The Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in November 2016. Graham has written extensively about agriculture pollution and its impacts on the nation’s waterways. This is one of Graham’s essays addressing the topic.
As a science writer, Graham sheds light on topics ranging from climate change to health care reform to telecommunications. Occasionally, he has an opportunity to lend his voice to something different. “Duty, Honor, and Courage” is a short film Graham wrote and narrated for the American Red Cross to honor US Navy Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson at 2012 Heroes of the Heartland.
David Thoreson is part sailor, part adventurer, part scientist, and part climate change advocate. This profile piece written for a regional magazine is an example of Graham’s work writing personal profiles. Graham has helped others connect with their audiences by serving as a ghostwriter writing speeches, essays, and other material.