Professional Experience

Reporter, Rubber & Plastics News (Apr. 2017 - present)
Worked with head editor to plan and write daily content for print and online, wrote and reported deadline news alongside feature stories, represented publication at trade shows and reported on industry news.

Managing Editor, Cannabis Business Times (Aug. 2015 - Jan. 2017)
Worked with head editor to update daily content, wrote and edited articles for both print publication as well as online, edited and managed workflow for print publication and online, managed and wrote monthly category e-newsletters.

Digital Content Editor, Golf Course Industry Magazine (Oct. 2013 - Aug. 2015)
Developed and managed multiple concurrent category e-newsletter publications, wrote and edited articles; recorded, edited and produced award-winning podcasts for editorial team.

Associate Editor, Golf Course Industry Magazine, Snow Magazine (Jan. 2011 - Oct. 2013)
Composed regular articles and planned issues for trade publications, as well as managed social media and e-newsletters for editorial team. Wrote and edited articles for trade publication.

Contributing Editor, Commercial Dealer, Snow Magazine (Oct. 2008 - Jan. 2011)
Researched and composed regular technical trade publication articles for editor Mike Zawacki.

Staff Writer, Copy Editor, The Suburbanite (Jan. 2006 - Oct. 2008)
Covered township beat, wrote many news articles on assignment for editor Tammy Proctor.

Correspondent, Akron Beacon Journal (Jan. 2002 - Aug. 2005)
Attended local meetings and other events, composed articles for editor Rich Desrosiers.


Education

Kent State University, 2006
Bachelor of Science in News
Concentration in Magazine Writing


Awards

Gardner Award, New Media - Publishing, 2014 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Awards, "Dog's best friend"

Turf Feature Article, Writing - First, 2014 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Awards, "Agronomy of scale"

Turf Feature Article, Writing - First, 2012 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Awards, "The wilt that wasn't"