Autumn E. Skinner
Autumn grew up a creative kid; always writing, sketching and playing music. At age 16 she discovered her greatest passion, coffee, and at 22 she realized her strongest calling: writing.
In 2017 "CoffeeMate," a coffee blog, was born. After six years as a barista Autumn continued her blog with the purpose of it evolving to be a guide to LA roasters and coffee shops. CoffeeMate also serves as a product review hub, a coffee knowledge center and more.
In 2020, Autumn's boyfriend John started a tiki blog, Wayward Spirits, housing tiki cocktail recipes, bar reviews and travel guides. Check it out and follow him on Instagram @WaywardSpiritsLA.
When she's not working or writing a new blog post, Autumn loves to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, play guitar and read about life hacks.
Autumn always gives credit where credit's due, back to her first job at Wegmans, where she learned excellent customer service, developed her love for coffee and discovered her knack for communication.
Work & Education
Until recently, Autumn worked as a PR Associate for Golin in LA.
As an Associate, she was responsible for a range of communication and PM work for clients including: Blaze Pizza, CLIF/LUNA, California Avocados, California Tobacco Control, Nintendo and others. She wrote copy, created media lists, coordinated large-scale events and managed vendor, partner and client relations, flexing her creative and strategic thinking daily.
Autumn graduated from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), class of 2018, with a BA in journalism & public relations and received the highest department honor of Most Outstanding PR Major.
At 12 years old, Autumn got her first point-and-shoot camera as a birthday present from her dad. She took pictures of everything she found beautiful in some form.
When she was in school for graphic design, armed with a Nikon D5000, she was doing commissioned portraits regularly, taking day trips to NYC for street photography and still finding beauty in life's everyday occurrences.
Her most recent commissioned work was photographing a yacht wedding in Marina Del Rey, Calif. in 2017.