Washington, DC
Click here to email me.


The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, print option, and a minor in history.

American University, Washington, DC
Earned a Master of Arts degree in Interactive Journalism.


DC on Heels

Executive Editor, Washington, DC
January 2013-Present
Executive Editor overseeing editorial content, planning, marketing and daily operations of a lifestyle website focused on Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

  • Edit all articles.
  • Work with advertisers and sponsors to generate revenue.
  • Hire and manage staff of up to 10 writers on a daily basis.
  • Write restaurant and moview reviews for website.
  • Maintain WordPress content management system and related infrastructure.

eMark Communications

Owner, Washington, DC
June 2007-Present
Owner of communications company providing editorial and web design services to companies in the Washington, DC area.

  • Designed advertisements, program guide, website and other materials for nonprofit film festival.
  • Provided executive communications services to board of directors of a nonprofit organization providing housing and servies to adults with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Designed websites for several nonprofit and for-profit companies in the Eastern US.
  • Designed and maintained website, newsletter and other printed materials for Maryland Mennonite church.
  • Wrote articles for several national publications including Hart Energy Publishing.

Thompson Publishing Group

Editor, Washington, DC
December 2007-May 2008
Editor of Section 504 Compliance Handbook responsible for looseleaf binder and 16-page monthly newsletter covering federal disability law.

  • Wrote and edited monthly binder updates and newsletter.
  • Edited other related softcover books.
  • Worked with contributors to coordinate monthly guest columns.
  • Worked with in-house and outside production departments.
  • Represented company and publication at conferences.

Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos.

Associate Editor/US Coal Group, Washington, DC
March 2004-August 2006
Associate editor responsible for daily and weekly coal industry publications. Also report on coal industry and transportation issues for other Platts' newsletters.

  • Edited daily Coal Trader electronic newsletter.
  • Edited weekly Coal Outlook print and electronic newsletter when editor is on vacation.
  • Chose stories and layout of daily electronic newsletter.
  • Directed daily news coverage by reporters and stringers.
  • Reported on Powder River Basin coal and transportation issues for Coal Trader, Coal Outlook and other company publications.

Energy Intelligence Group

Associate Editor/Markets, Washington, DC
August 2000-February 2004
Associate editor of weekly natural gas industry publication. Also reported on the Canadian energy industry for 12 weekly and daily energy industry newsletters.

  • Edited Natural Gas Week and Natural Gas Week's Daily Price Snapshot.
  • Supervised Washington, DC, staff of five and directly oversaw price gathering and database staff.
  • Reported on Canadian and Alaskan natural gas, oil and electricity issues.
  • Reported on natural gas storage and market issues.
  • Wrote weekly Canadian markets feature for Natural Gas Week.
  • Responsible for layout and editing of Natural Gas Week.
  • Maintained weekly statistical data and Internet site for Natural Gas Week.

BOSS Temps

Editor/Desktop Publisher, Bethesda, MD
March 2000-August 2000
Provided editing and desktop publishing support on assignments for clients such as ACS Government Solutions Group; FCE Government Technology Group; Prospect Associates; CDM Group; and The Washington Post, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
  • Edited and provided desktop publishing support for multi-million dollar government proposals.
  • Edited research papers for publication in government and technical journals.
  • Edited weekly magazine targeted at government information technology users.

The (Harrisburg, PA) Patriot-News

Staff Writer, West Shore Bureau, Camp Hill, PA
Staff Writer, Lebanon Bureau, Lebanon, PA
January 1997-October 1998
Beat reporter responsible for covering several school districts and municipalities for the 125,000 circulation daily newspaper.
  • Reported on school board and local government meetings.
  • Covered municipal, state and federal elections.
  • Covered public safety including criminal hearings, accidents and fires.
  • Wrote business and feature articles from beat area.

The (Lebanon, PA) Daily News

Farm Editor/Staff Writer, Lebanon, PA
January 1995-January 1997
Editor responsible for weekly farm page and beat reporter responsible for covering several school districts and municipalities for the 24,000 circulation daily newspaper.
  • Wrote, edited and designed weekly farm page and reported on agricultural issues and events including annual state farm show and county agricultural fair.
  • Reported on school board and local government meetings.
  • Covered public safety including criminal hearings, accidents and fires.
  • Covered municipal, state and federal elections.
  • Took photographs using a 35mm camera and edited them using Photoshop.
  • Produced graphics for editorial department including news, features and sports.

Agrarian Associates Inc.

Appraisal Report Editor, Lebanon, PA
April 1993-January 1995
Editor responsible for producing appraisal reports for private, state and federal agricultural fee appraisals.
  • Produced agricultural appraisals following federal guidelines.
  • Gathered geographical information and wrote opening narrative.
  • Combined work of various researchers and appraisers into final report.


HTML/XHTML Dreamweaver CSS
Quark Xpress Adobe PageMaker Microsoft Publisher
Adobe Photoshop Aldus Freehand OmniPage
Microsoft Office Suite Corel WordPerfect Suite Keyboarding (65 wpm)
Soundslides Audacity WordPress