Graham Gillette was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Madrid, Spain, to a Navy officer and a nurse. Graham moved to Michigan as a baby, started school in Pennsylvania and, for the most part, grew up in Florida.
For thirty years, Graham has helped individuals and organizations communicate effectively. He has served on many boards including the local school board and the board of Des Moines Water Works. Graham holds a Masters in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Graham has written about the environment, water, power generation, agriculture, healthcare, politics, and families for local, regional, and national publications.
Graham met his wife, Katie, while working in Washington, D.C. They moved to Katie’s hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1993. Here they raised three children who have become inspiring adults, founded a communications firm, and continue to maintain a century-old house on a quiet street in one of the best neighborhoods in America.
The Politics of Water
This Des Moines Register opinion essay appeared in the February 23, 2017 issue. Graham has written extensively about agriculture pollution and its impacts on the nation’s waterways. NOTE: None of the buttons on this page have links yet.
Healthcare Marketplace Winners and Losers
This placeholder of a feature story could have run in the March 2018 edition of Modern Healthcare. In it, Gillette discusses how the dismantling of Obamacare is hurting the most vulnerable among us. the most
The Great Outdoors
This is a placeholder for another of Gillette’s great works. It will probably be something about the great outdoors, or climate change, or, perhaps, something whimsical.