I’m Jeni Wren Stottrup, a lifelong musician who first got into audio while recording middle school vocal audition tapes. Writing scripts and trying to film and record shorts, I filled hours on the road traveling back and forth to visit family and see the US while I was growing up.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to  support hundreds of artists and podcasters, working for amazing artists and companies.

I love the world of music and podcasting and have found a deep love of supporting others in making great content, creating great stories and amazing audio.

I live in the Pacific NW in my home recording studio, where I edit and produce several podcasts, speak nationally and consult content creators developing great audio and content.

I am a producer at Portland radio station XRAY.FM, where I have been developing my narrative music podcast, Gritty Birds, for the last 5 years.

Media has been in my blood for a long time. I’ve had several blogs and written for publications including Portland Mercury, Paste Magazine and Vortex Music Mag.

Going full time as a media company has been a huge win for me, after spending many years working to overcome PTSD.

I went public about this experience in 2016, in the Oregonian, Willamette Week and Oregon Public Radio to help give voice to others. It’s important for me to help end stigma against those who have gone through trauma.

I have a long history in the arts, creatively funding my trips and projects with grants, sponsorships, and Kickstarters and was formerly on the PDX Pop Now! board working in media sponsorship.

I’ve gotten pretty lucky in the NW music community as an artist, studying with Overton Berry, as a vocalist with 2013 Best New Band Shy Girls and singing with artists including Tim Snider(Medicine for the People), Saeeda Wright(Prince), Mercury Rev, Ken Stringfellow(The Posies) and my longtime co-producer Matthew Flowers(Feist, Universal). Next spring I’ll be recording my new record, a retooling and addition of my 2013 EP North Star, with Flowers.

The best part lately has been getting to share HOW I’ve created media for the last 25 years. I have gotten to speak and tell stories nationally at Podcast Movement, She Podcasts Live, and in online summits including Podcasters Kit and Influencers Summit. As a former Elementary Montessori  Guide, this has been amazing to be able to share my methods and systems for a new era of podcasting.

I am a pop culture nerd(movies are my jam). I also am a huge dog lover, and dog sister to Maggie May. You can usually find me at a good show, traveling, at the river or visiting my local neighborhood haunts when I’m not working on music and podcasts.

No complaints.

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