LAist.com Los Angeles, CA
Associate Editor April 2014-Present
Frontiers LA Los Angeles, CA
Content Editor (freelance) March 2014 – May 2014
Edit and upload content; write occasional blog features.
Rapid Growth Media Grand Rapids, MI
Managing Editor September 2010 – August 2013
Assigned and edited all content; managed staff and freelance writers; helped organize and orchestrate lectures and events; built community connections; participated in community functions; social media.
Issue Media Group Detroit, MI
Project Editor June 2012 – April 2014
Maintained underwritten content across multiple IMG markets; assembled quarterly custom publications.
Murder Motels, LLC
Founder, Editor 2011 – Present
An Internet magazine devoted to subculture, travel, events, human interest and lifestyle.
Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing 2007
LAist.com, FrontiersLA, LosAngeles.com, Metropolis, Grand Rapids Magazine, The Grand Rapids Press, Rapid Growth Media, Recoil Magazine, Revue Magazine, Solace, Kerrang!, Boink, Popporn, Murder Motels, The Free Radical Gallery, Wide-Eyed Magazine, Spry, BloodLotus, TVMix, FrontiersLA.
Editing, content writing, copywriting, journalism, scriptwriting, photography, creating a narrative, project management, concept development, content management, HTML, WordPress, social media, video, organization, event planning, fundraising.
Guest Lecturer, Journalism and Subculture Calvin College, 2011
Guest Lecturer, New Media at AimWest Confab, 2010
Edison Award nomination, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network for work in “innovative fundraising”, 2010