08.2004 – 05.2008
University of Arizona,
Journalism Graduate

Tucson, Arizona

  • Graduated Cum Laude in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and minor in political science
  • Journalism courses include computer assisted reporting, editing, feature writing, online journalism, photojournalism, publication design, reporting public affairs and writing for broadcast news
  • Recipient of the Department of Journalism's 2008 Excellence in Newspaper Design Award, 2007 Certificate of Merit, 2007 Hank Hubbard Memorial Scholarship and 2007 James Edward Duncan Scholarship


04.2012 – Present
United States Olympic Committee,
Communications Manager for U.S. Paralympics
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coordinating body for all Olympic and Paralympic related athletic activity in the United States including Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

01.1999 – Present
Figure Skaters Online,
Administrative Webmaster and Web Designer

Online news source and official Web site network with an average of 4.5 million monthly hits

  • Design and maintain official websites for more than 50 internationally ranked figure skaters including U.S. Champions Jeremy Abbott, Sasha Cohen, Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski, Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, Rachael Flatt, Evan Lysacek, Johnny Weir and Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin
  • Establish and oversee athletes' social media platforms
  • Maintain daily operations of the network primarily by writing and posting breaking news, event news releases and feature stories for the main Figure Skaters Online website and athlete websites, and serving as technical support liaison to the staff and webhost 
  • Manage seven member staff and all freelance contributors including photographers and writers

06.2009 – 03.2012
Amateur Softball Association of America
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National governing body for softball

  • Wrote and distributed press releases for various departments of the organization
  • Served as the primary contact for all USA Softball National Teams, managing media outreach, pitching and successful placement of coverage and stories in national and hometown outlets
  • Attended international events as press officer for the delegation, authoring and distributing press releases, coordinating and overseeing athlete interviews and shooting photos and videos while simultaneously taking official in-game statistics
  • Directed media operations for World Cup of Softball, overseeing credentialing, seating, workroom and pre-game and post-game interviews
  • Managed content and daily maintenance of the and websites including editing athlete biographies for five National Teams, posting press releases and updating banner advertising and sponsorship pages to reflect marketing agreements
  • Oversaw daily maintenance of social media platforms, growing the reach of Facebook and Twitter to nearly 75,000 "likes" and 20,000 followers and continuing expansion with consistent outreach including fan engagement questions, giveaways, photo galleries and videos
  • Served as editor and content producer for the quarterly "Balls and Strikes Online Softball Magazine” and monthly "Inside Pitch" electronic eNewsletter
  • Administered the weekly Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll
  • Managed nominations and voting for the USA Softball Athletes of the Year, Collegiate Player of the Year and Collegiate Players of the Week and spearhead publicity for athlete recognition programs

United States Olympic Committee,
Press officer for U.S. Paralympics
Vancouver, B.C.

Coordinating body for all Olympic and Paralympic related athletic activity in the United States including Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

  • Attended the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., as a press officer for Team USA, authoring non-sport specific press releases and assisting in online media efforts by posting content including press releases, photos and videos

United States Olympic Committee
Media and Public Relations Intern
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coordinating body for all Olympic and Paralympic related athletic activity in the United States including Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

  • Attended the 1st Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia, as the manager of press and broadcast services and coordinated all press conferences for athletes, organizations and sponsors while also assisting with press releases and Web site content for the Games, an international event covered by more than 500 journalists
  • Managed athlete recruitment materials including informational postcards and Web site content for the Team for Tomorrow Fund, the national and international humanitarian relief effort of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, while also serving as a liaison to Fund collaborator Habitat for Humanity and media outlets
  • Produced and co-edited 16 electronic issues of the USA Daily Wrapup newsletter, which included results from all rounds of competition for nearly 600 U.S. athletes, and distributed it to more than 1,500 national and international media outlets covering the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China
  • Served as content and editorial assistant for official publications including the 2008 Team USA media guide for the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Committee media guide as well as the bi-monthly Olympic Beat magazine, which required compiling sponsor related news and writing feature stories
  • Other duties include assisting with media relations at Olympic Training Center events, coordinating on-complex media visits and preparing media kits for various people and organizations including current and former United States Presidents

08.2006 – 07.2008
Arizona Daily Star,
Sports News Assistant

Tucson, Arizona

Daily newspaper with an estimated 110,000 daily and 168,000 Sunday circulation

  • Reported and wrote primarily on high school and college sports including Pima Community College softball and University of Arizona women's basketball, softball, men's swimming and women's volleyball for more than 75 game and feature stories
  • Copy edited on rim and slot for more than 100 stories locally and nationally produced about Major League Baseball, the Pan American Games, the Tour de France, the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the Women's National Basketball Association, the World Figure Skating Championships and other sporting events
  • Other duties include designing sports pages, assembling high school sports box scores for the scoreboard page, compiling high school statistics for the weekly top performers section and maintaining high school sports clip books

01.2008 – 05.2008
The Cat Scan,
Multimedia Reporter
Tucson, Arizona

Online green living magazine produced by University of Arizona journalism students Tucson, Arizona

  • Reported and wrote 17 stories about green living issues and events including accessories made with certified organic materials, shopping online for certified organic items and the University of Arizona Farmers' Market
  • Produced slideshows and videos about green living issues and events including a car care center certified as a green shop by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the eco-friendly efforts of Habitat for Humanity
  • Maintained an organic food blog Field of Greens by writing a weekly blog entry that included photos and videos

08.2007 – 12.2007
El Independiente,
Design Editor

Tucson, Arizona

Bilingual newspaper for South Tucson produced by University of Arizona journalism students

  • Oversaw the design of four 8-page newspapers primarily by working with other editors on a layout plan for each issue and creating template pages while teaching and managing a staff of two inexperienced designers
  • Designed four front pages and 20 inside pages

06.2006 – 08.2006
USA Volleyball,
Media Relations and Publications Intern

Colorado Springs, Colorado

National governing body for beach and indoor volleyball

  • Reported and wrote 20 stories about events including the Junior Beach tour, the Volleyball Hall of Fame inductees, the World Military Championships and the World Sitting Championships and updated 30 national team member biographies for the magazine, newspaper and Web site
  • Other duties include copy editing athlete journal entries, compiling event statistics and editing photos

08.2004 - Present
Freelance Designer and Writer

  • Clients include CosmoGIRL!, Golden Skate, Goodfield Institute, Hamstra Heating and Cooling, Inc.,, Lesley Hawker, Naperville Sun, Project Vote Smart, RedBlue, Tucson Citizen, Tucson Green Magazine, University of Arizona Dean of Students Office, U.S. Figure Skating, US Athletic Foundation, USA Gymnastics and Walker Insurance


  • Functional with both Mac and PC platforms and programs includingAdobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity, CoreFTP, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk, Soundslides and Windows Movie Maker
  • Proficient in using audio, photo and video recording equipment


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