bio

in sum

Put simply, I create and manage content for the web. My writing and interactive content has appeared in The Washington Post, The Fiscal Times, Government Executive Magazine, Forbes, Rotary News, The Huffington Post, and The County Times. I’ve also worked on the agency side, developing content strategies for USPS, U.S. Navy, Federal Student Aid (FSA), Dow Solar, McKesson, Owens Corning, University of Michigan Alumni Association, and DirectBuy.

digital chops

My experience includes internal and external search engine optimization, social media strategy, blogging strategy, HTML front-end coding, audio and video editing, and digital production via Drupal, SharePoint, Site Core, Orbit, and WordPress. In 2009, I was offered an adjunct professor position at Georgetown University to teach new media.

editorial experience

I spent three years with the Washington Post, working both for the newspaper and the website, first as a staff writer, and later as a digital producer. In addition to writing for the metro and politics sections, I contributed op-eds. I copy-edited the Post's editorial page, both online and in print, and wrote the daily headlines for George F. Will, E.J. Dionne, Kathleen Parker, and other contributors. I covered the auto bailout, President Obama's cabinet selections, and the confirmation hearing of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor. I also wrote regularly for the online blogs "Post Partisan" and "All Opinions are Local."

I’ve also held editorial leadership roles at The Fiscal Times, and Rotary International. At TFT, I helped run the Washington bureau, managing writers and producers, and content for the site’s Policy and Politics vertical. At Rotary, I managed Rotary news, a collection of writers, editors, copy-editors, photographers, and videographers, who worked together to create digital enterprise news and feature stories.

education

I earned a bachelor's degree (2004) in communications from Michigan State University and a master's from Georgetown University (2009) in journalism.