Elise Kalfayan
has worked with businesses, organizations, and local governments as a civic leader, board member / nonprofit board president, content writer and editor, publishing and communications consultant, grant writer, and more.

At Sunroom Desk, she’s explored media and publishing, policy analysis, urban development, civic culture, community engagement, architecture and construction, and sustainability.

She is a self-directed learner, interested in sustainable enterprise, women’s issues, social justice, arts and culture, the environment, education, voting rights and more.

  • A3K Consulting, LLC – Editorial Director (current), content editor and publishing project manager
  • Redfin – Regional Blogger for Glendale/Pasadena
  • Design/Build Business Magazine – Feature Writer
  • The RAND Corporation – Publications Marketing Manager (summarized policy research, edited the company newsletter and coordinated reports to the Board of Trustees)
  • Various – reports, book projects, columns, profiles, memoirs, and web content for clients


Portfolio Samples

AIAPFFall2011Newsletter GlendaleWirelessOrdinanceReport EducationArchitectFeature UrbanAmericaRANDMonograph
AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter Feature Glendale Wireless Ordinance Report Sullivan & Pica School Renovation Urban America Marketing Texts



Elise is a creative thinker. An excellent listener. Because of her keen knowledge in diversified interests, she has strategically contributed to our business development and marketing efforts. I highly recommend her.
Armando L. Gonzalez, FAIA
Gonzalez Goodale Architects

Elise has a genuine talent for succinct, logical and informative writing. No wasted verbiage. Just what you want and need to know, clearly expressed. Elise’s policy research experience is a great asset, and she is also a pleasure to work with because of her professional demeanor and sense of humor.
Michael Cooney
Co-Founder, Global Brand Development

As a contributing writer to Design/Build Business trade magazine, Elise Kalfayan wrote in-depth, meticulously researched feature stories relevant to a national readership. She conducted many long-distance interviews resulting in insightful, informative articles that were a pleasure to publish. I highly recommend her writing and marketing services.
Paula Doyle
Former Editor, Design/Build Business Magazine

Elise is an excellent writer and editor. She worked wonders helping me layout and draft my best-selling book Get Your Business To Work! Elise has much experience taking a detailed subject and clearly putting it into words easy to understand and read.
George Hedley CSP LPBC
Certified Speaking Professional
Licensed Professional Business Coach
Hardhat Presentations

Elise Kalfayan has read my books, seen the documentary based on my book, MY MOTHER’S VOICE, and has supported my work with enthusiasm. I fully appreciate her interest, her research, and her follow through in sending articles about my stories to the media. She has been a spark in the movement of my literary work.
Kay Mouradian, EdD
Professor Emerita Education


Elise Kalfayan has helped me craft the writing of my columns and stories. She’s a great editor and I love working with her. She’s quick and efficient – moves a few words around and makes me think, “Wow, I wrote that!”
Catherine Yesayan
Blogger, Beyond the Blue Domes
Columnist, Asbarez

Elise produced several short reports and online news posts that encouraged community participation and contributed to the success of the Glendale Safe and Healthy Streets Plan adopted in 2011.
Colin Bogart
Education Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition



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Elise Kalfayan
501 W. Glenoaks Blvd., #24
Glendale CA 91202