Storyteller. Humanitarian. Yogi.
Award-winning interactive journalist and published author with experience writing for television stations, non-profit organizations, quarterly journals and websites. Also possess mad video-editing skills.
• Award-winning interactive journalist (2010 Gold Press Club Award) with decade-long experience writing for media-related and nonprofit organizations, including The Missouri Writers Guild, The Maryville Daily Forum, Mercy and Truth Medical Missions, KTIV-TV, WDAF-TV and fox4kc.com
• Possess strong editorial skills; well-versed in researching, interviewing and creating engaging content under tight deadlines
• Expert knowledge of AP style
• Standardized the use of Facebook and Twitter in television newsroom; trained colleagues on Twitter and Facebook best practices
• Played essential role in growing WDAF-TV’s Facebook page to over 140,000 ‘likes’; aided in growing Twitter following from zero to over 30,000
• Capable of navigating wide array of content management systems, ensuring proper functionality of websites
• Familiar with SEO best practices
• Savvy video editor capable of producing long and short form videos, image promos, commercials and PSAs
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with television sales reps and their clientele to develop successful marketing strategies
• Thoroughly capable of coordinating and directing talent during shoots; known for possessing a critical eye when dressing sets
• Savvy photo and video editor with over 12 years of experience; known for creating eye-popping graphics for Internet & print using Adobe Creative Suite & Final Cut Pro
I am a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) and teach all over the Greater Atlanta area at corporate facilities, residential buildings and studios. However, my favorite place to teach and practice is under a big blue sky. Because #outdoortherapy. Prior to becoming a yoga instructor I competed in half marathons and triathlons. I'm well-acquainted with other mid-level athletes who compete in mountain bike racing, burro racing and the Iron Man.
Yoga Instructor Freelance August 2016 — Present
Internet Specialist Modify ATL Feb. 2015 — Oct. 2015
Interactive Content Producer WDAF-TV, Kansas City March 2007 — Dec. 2014
Creative Services Producer WDAF-TV, Kansas City Sept. 2003 — March 2007
Creative Services Producer KTIV-TV, Sioux City, Iowa Jan. 2002 — June 2003
B.S. Mass Communications, 2001
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo.