Work experience

Work experience

Features & Profile Writer

San Diego Magazine

Features and Profile Writer for upscale magazine which “gives readers the insider information they need to experience San Diego-from the best places to dine and travel to the politics and people that shape the region.”  Responsible for research, conducting interviews, and creating compelling articles and feature stories.

Foundation & Grants Specialist

YWCA of San Diego County

Writing letters of inquiry and proposals to various applicable funding sources. Researching and gathering data to support the request for funding. Preparing grant proposals, meeting with potential funders and conducting site tours. WEB: Web maintenance and writing and editing of web content. NEWSLETTER: Development of all company newsletters including, staff newsletters, community newsletters and e-newsletters. Worked closely with Chief Executive Officer (former San Diego City Attorney) in crafting and developing CEO messages.

Feb 2009 - Nov 2011

Director of Communications & Foundation Relations


Oversight of communications, public relations, programs, and grants program.External and internal communications including social media campaigns: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. Media events, speech writing for CEO, news releases, press releases, handle media inquiries. Manage activities of external public relations agency; Layout and development of company brochures, ads, and flyers; preparing CEO (former Mayor Susan Golding) for public meetings, TV, radio, and print interviews, public speaking engagements, and other events; supervision of Program Managers/Volunteers; script writing for corporate video, assistance with branding and organizational communications strategies; development and production of company print and e-newsletters and maintenance and management of website using CMS; management of grants including research, writing, reporting.

ACHIEVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS: Doubled grant receipts/Increased online giving by 30 percent.




Mountview Conservatoire

A Film Apprenticeship that provided comprehensive on-the-job work experience coupled with instruction and mentoring from BBC Director, Richard Martin (Dr. Who etc.). My focus was screenwriting and editing (Avid Media Composer). Other responsibilities included Floor Manager for a magazine-style talk show, producer, camera operator, First A.D., and sound and lighting technician.




AP/Chicago Styles, proofreading, line by line editing, OpEds, grant writing, copyediting, marketing and advertising copy, direct appeals, blogs, social media. SEO, html.

Graphic Design

InDesign, Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Drupal, Dreamweaver.