Seeking work in non-fiction publications, newspapers, press release/press kit packaging, ghost writing, speech writing, brochure and ad copy, magalogs and blogging.

Ball State University, Bachelor’s in Journalism, Fall 2016

Odyssey Writing Workshop with Jeanne Cavelos, 2003

Yahoo! Voices Hot 500, 2011
Odyssey Workshop Scholarship, 2003

2016 to present: Creative Copywriter
Freelance assignments creating copy for commercial websites on various topics, such as medical alert systems

2014 to present: Inquisitr.com
Freelance writer focusing mostly on TV-related content, but also news, politics, sports and travel

2013 to present: Skyword (Fortis, Sanford Brown, CableTV.com, Philips Lifeline)
Freelance writer producing news and evergreen content for multiple clients

2012 to 2016: Examiner.com
Writer/photographer covering TV, Horror, Music, Photography, Travel

2011 to 2013: Yahoo! Voices
Featured Contributor for Yahoo!Movies, Yahoo!Music, Yahoo!TV and Yahoo!Sports (poker coverage)

2010-present: Demand Studios
Contributing writer to Livestrong.com, USA Today Travel, AZ Central Healthy Living and Travel sections, The Nest.com

2009-2010: Examiner.com
Writer/Photographer for Music/Concert Examiner for Detroit and Denver, Retro Style Examiner

1990-1991: Ball Corporation, Muncie, Indiana
Writer/Photographer for corporate PR department for Fortune 500 company. Responsible for internal company newsletter, writing speeches and assisting supervisors in photography and writing departments

1989-1990: Whitewater Publications, Brookville Indiana
Staff writer and photographer for weekly newspaper covering news, features and sports

Summer 1988: The Richmond Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana
Photojournalism intern at Gannett-owned newspaper shooting photographs for daily newspaper

Summer 1987: The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana
Journalism intern spending two weeks with each newspaper department as writer and photographer
Specialized Areas of Expertise:

  • General Health (Registered Nurse)
  • Hospice Care
  • Photography
  • Music Coverage (Concerts, Reviews and Interviews)
  • Pop Culture (Celebrity News and Interviews)
  • Travel
  • Poker
  • Film Reviews and Filmmaking
  • Retro Culture
  • Pinup Style and Photography
  • Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Furnishings
  • Food and Dining
  • Business Writing
  • Paranormal and Metaphysical