~ Produced detailed original stories on complex public policy issues
~ Managed redesign of multi-layered Web sites
~ Penned hundreds of newspaper and broadcast news stories, and television promotions
~ Prepared collateral materials for capital and referendum campaigns from vision to print
~ Gained respect as highly professional and reliable employee
Professional Writer & Editor
~ Conducted interviews, wrote original content and edited staff’s work for Oregon Health News, a health care public policy publication. Developed contacts with federal and state lawmakers, high-ranking state officials and corporate executives. Produced in-depth special supplements.
~ Editor of the Thomas Magazine, a 32-page regional four-color magazine. Served as project manager, writer and copyeditor. Assigned stories and photography, and coordinated with designer and printer.
~ Wrote copy and edited Web and other online content. Managed social media content.
~ Interviewed sources and drafted original articles for Service News, a monthly business-to-business newspaper for the computer service industry. Covered trade shows throughout the United States.
~ Edited and designed Leadership for Collaborative Schools, a college textbook, for the Department of Leadership and Counseling. Edited the Michigan Journal of Counseling and Development, an aca-demic journal while simultaneously studying for a master’s degree.
Publication Production/Project Management
~ Managed the transition from a 16-page paper newsletter to the redesign of a comprehensive Web site offering breaking news, weekly stories, social media options, columns, white papers and special reports.
~ Oversaw $70,000 to $100,000 editorial budgets. Cut expenses by 30 percent; improved quality and efficiency. Increased online traffic. Conducted focus groups and online surveys.
~ Worked collaboratively with board of directors and interim executive director to prepare for a strategic shut down of the Oregon Health Forum following drop in revenue during a nationwide recession.
~ Created and implemented all public relations aspects for a private college including Website content, student and faculty achievements and $9.6 million capital campaign progress.
~ Prepared publication copy, photographs and video scripts, and directed logo and brand management.
~ Produced annual reports and press packets from vision to print, managed multi-layered Web site redes-ign and developed content for Maine Public Broadcasting.
~ Success in planning sold-out public events and commended for engaging the public.
~ Prepared marketing collateral for successful $20 million and $9.6 million capital campaigns.
~ Co-led communications for state referendum campaign to secure funding for digital technology.
~ Participated in live television and radio fund-raising events.
~ Trained employees on new software systems and editorial techniques, providing individual coaching and written instruction.
~ Fostered staff development by seeking out education and industry conference opportunities.
2009-present Business writer Gresham, Oregon
Clients include: Portland Business Journal, North PR, College Planning & Management Magazine
2008-09 Oregon Health News Portland, Oregon
Editor in Chief
2004-07 Thomas College Waterville, Maine
Director of Communications
1999-04 Maine Public Broadcasting Lewiston, Maine
Corporate Communications Manager, 2002-04
Media Coordinator, 1999-2002
1997-99 Service News Yarmouth, Maine
Associate Editor, 1998-99
Freelance Writer/Designer, 1997-98
1995-97 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
Associate Editor/Research Assistant
Master’s of Liberal Studies in Women’s Studies (MLS), Eastern Michigan University, 1997
Bachelor’s in Journalism (BA), University of Maine, 1989
Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Southern Maine Technical College, 1991
Certificate, CPR/AED, Boring Fire Department, 2011
Certificate, The Grant Institute, 2005
Training, search and rescue techniques, radio communications, map and compass, survival, 2003-2006
Technician training, high-angle ropes course, Challenge Program, University of Michigan, 1996
Facilitator training, Challenge Program, University of Michigan, 1995
Instructor training, Outward Bound, 1995
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe creative software, social media