— Award-winning writer and editor with a passion for learning
— Accomplished project manager and tech-savvy problem solver
— Analytical, detail-obsessed professional who works well under pressure
— Able to produce quality, well-researched content quickly
The Web Guys | Carmel, Ind.
— Chief Word Nerd (February 2015-January 2016): Researched, wrote and edited website content for small-business clients nationwide utilizing the latest search-engine optimization techniques. Recruited, coached and managed contract writers, ensuring they remained up to date on SEO best practices.
Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com
— North Editor (March 2013-January 2015): Launched suburban bureau for nationally recognized business-news operation, working remotely with minimal supervision. Exclusive contributor to news-oriented blog (ibj.com/north) that averaged almost 30,000 unique page views a month. Interacted with readers via the @Northof96th Twitter account, attracting more than 2,000 followers.
— Web Editor (January 2009-March 2013): Managed keyword-search and organic social-media strategy for IBJ.com, doubling website traffic. Oversaw newsroom implementation of new content-management system, building keyword taxonomy and serving as chief trainer and troubleshooter.
— Associate Editor, Reporter (August 2001-January 2009): Coordinated, wrote and edited special reporting projects for business newspaper/website, managing process from start to finish. Covered a range of topics, including tourism and philanthropy.
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla. (1998-2001)
— Assistant Metro Editor, Deputy Business Editor: Oversaw daily newspaper’s political reporting team during the historic 2000 presidential election; coordinated coverage of the expected-but-not-realized Y2K tech meltdown.
The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1992-1998)
— Community news reporter, metro reporter, assistant metro editor
Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. | 1992
— Honors College graduate; Journalism major, American Studies minor
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign
Hamilton County Leadership Academy board of directors, July 2015-present
HCLA communications committee, July 2015-present
HCLA programming committee, June 2014-present
Attended Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, University of Dayton, 2014
Storytelling Arts of Indiana marketing committee, 2013-present
Storytelling Arts of Indiana board member, 2007-2013; past president
Sunblest Farms Homeowners Association, Fishers; board officer 2004-2010
Contract writer, The Nature Conservancy Indiana Chapter, 2015; researched and wrote a case statement and eight conservation-program fact sheets for fundraising
Contract editor, four non-fiction books by businessman Michael S. Maurer, 2009-2015
Contract blogger, Hamilton County Tourism, 2015-present
- Best business/finance website (<250,000 unique monthly visitors), Editor and Publisher EPpy Interactive Awards, 2011
- Best newspaper-affiliated website (<1 million unique monthly visitors), EPpy Interactive Awards, 2010
- Best business website (finalist), EPpy Interactive Awards, 2010
- Best daily email (gold), Alliance of Area Business Publications, 2010
- Best website (silver), Alliance of Area Business Publications, 2010
- Best website (bronze), Alliance of Area Business Publications, 2012
- Best website (bronze), Alliance of Area Business Publications, 2011
- Best explanatory journalism (gold), Alliance of Area Business Publications, 2007
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