Profile / Peggi Ridgway
Peggi Ridgway’s working life has included careers as a graphic designer, editor, office manager, free lance writer, magazine editor and founder and manager of Wordpix Solutions, a web design and creative services firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She’s a versatile professional whose writing and project management achievements have earned her several prestigious awards, including a journalism Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews; a national finalist book for the national Small Press Book Awards; and two Woman of Achievement awards from Women In Management.
Peggi has written and produced five books under the Wordpix Solutions publishing banner, including the popular Jump-start Your Job Search, Web Savvy for Small Business (2002) and Successful Website Marketing (2004). For ten years, she served as Associate Editor for TULSA! Magazine (published by the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce) and as Associate Editor of regional and city history books published by Continental Heritage Press. She's interviewed hundreds of people and written thousands of pages of web content, brochures, press releases, magazine articles and book content. Her more than 600 published articles cover a host of non-fiction subjects, including corporate histories, art, rodeos, web marketing, municipal parks and building projects. She served as project manager and chronological history author for the book Sending Flowers to America, a 300-page pictorial history of the Southern California floral industry released in 2008.
Her education includes studies in graphic design at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL, education and Christian teaching at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL, Journalism and Photography at Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK and Management and Supervision at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA and Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA.
An accomplished speaker and dedicated Toastmasters member, she earned Distinguished Toastmaster recognition in Toastmasters International in 2013 and has served at club, area and district leadership levels.