Spry — Nashville, Tenn. November 2010-present
Conceptualize, report and write content packages for Spry (circ: 9 million), a monthly magazine distributed through newspapers nationwide, and its online counterpart, Spryliving.com (4.1M unique visitors, 28.2M pageviews/month). Contribute to Spry’s social media presence (including Facebook and Twitter), creating original content and promoting content from the magazine and website via online channels.
Parthenon Publishing — Nashville, Tenn. 2005-09
Edited, wrote and assigned stories for several custom magazines, including Road King, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine for over-the-road truck drivers, and Health2You, a quarterly wellness magazine for HCA Healthcare employees and affiliates.
Residential Lighting — Lincolnshire, Ill. 2004-05
Wrote and edited several departments and majority of features for national lighting industry retail trade magazine. Attended trade shows and analyzed trends in the home decor industry.
Country Weekly — Nashville, Tenn. 2000-03
Wrote, copy edited and fact-checked copy for national country music-themed magazine.
Northwestern University — Evanston, Ill. 2003-04
M.S. Journalism, Magazine Publishing track
Gertrude and J.D. Crain Publishing Management Award
Served as circulation director and staff writer for Technique, internationally distributed student launch of women’s lifestyle/technology magazine.
University of Virginia — Charlottesville, Va. 1996-2000
B.A. English Language and Literature, High Honors
Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding English Majors
Certified Jazzercise instructor
Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Quark XPress and PhotoShop. Experienced with Associated Press style manual. Familiar with Chicago Manual of Style, Dreamweaver and InDesign. Conversational French.
Member of the Music City Community Chorus (2006-08)
Ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre