Resumé

EXPERIENCE

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.

EDUCATION

Grand Valley State University  Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing  2007

PUBLISHED WRITING
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.

SKILLSET

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.

OTHER

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

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