Danica Carlson Keener

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Portland, OR
Portland State University
Relationships, Skincare, HGTV Renovation Franchises
  • When Danica's first essay was published in the OC Register when she was 10, she knew she would become a writer. She realized her dreams as a health writer for LiveStrong, a fashion writer at a boutique fashion chain, and a ghostwriter for a major skincare line.
  • Danica spent five years as a licensed massage therapist working in holistic health settings, gaining expertise in health and wellness.
  • She once helped build and install an art installation at Burning Man.


Danica is a writer and content specialist with over five years of experience writing for major online publications. In addition to previously leading the Astrology Romance column at Food & Dating, she's worked as a copywriter for a variety of outlets. She has also ghostwritten for several prominent brands. In 2018, one of her short stories was published in Pathos Literary Magazine. Danica's life has also revolved around health and wellness. Whether in her practices, during her time as an LMT, or while earning her degree, she's spent her lifetime gaining expertise in the field.


Danica completed Mesa Academy for Massage Therapy's program in Placentia, California, in 2010. At Portland State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and Writing, she used every credit outside of writing requirements to study sociology, psychology, and anthropology to feed her obsession with understanding the human condition.
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