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Jun 2011Present

Web Content Writer

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Web and Interactive Communications department writer responsible for authoring and editing content for internal and external web sites, blogs and online publications, as well as management of social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia). Responsible for auditing content and developing hundreds of web pages during redesign of the web site and conversion to an industry leading content management system (Adobe CQ). Project to launch in January 2012.

Apr 2006May 2011

Staff Writer

Puget Sound Business Journal

Multi-award winning journalist covering small business, social media, science, nonprofits, education, philanthropy and more for print and online outlets. Co-manager of PSBJ social media accounts. Devised new online content strategies for existing and future editorial products.

Blogger for BizTalk staff blog and co-manager of the Business Journal's @PSBJ Twitter account.



University of New Mexico

Non-Degree study in Mass Media and Communications

News Editor and Managing Editor, Daily Lobo student newspaper

Sep 2009May 2010


University of Washington

Emphasis on social media, marketing, member acquisition and annual fundraising campaigns

Aug 1996Dec 2000

Bachelors of Science

Northern Arizona University

Minor in Anthropology

Editor in Chief, The Lumberjack student newspaper


Social Media Analytics
I have used several products and services for measuring and analyzing social media performance and impressions. I am familiar with:   • Google Analytics • Facebook Insights • Hootsuite Premium • Various Twitter services
Staff management
For two years now I have been the president of the 11-member board of directors for the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The chapter has 170 members.   In graduate school I served as the news editor and managing editor of a daily newspaper with approximately 35 staff members).   In college I was editor and then editor in chief of my weekly student newspaper that had about 40 employees.   My work managing staff has taught me how to lead intelligently and fairly and in a manner that is motivating and innovative.
Nonprofit advocacy and fundraising
I have a certificate in Fundraising Management and I am closely familiar with the best practices of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Washington state.
Public Speaking
Experienced and comfortable speaking in small and large public settings.
Video Editing
IMovie and Final Cut Pro softwares
Microsoft Office suite
Social Media Management and Authoring
Advanced knowledge of Twitter
Writing and Editing
More than 10 years of experience as a professional journalism covering technology, health care, energy, education, business, nonprofits, sports, philanthropy, social business and general news.
Online Content Management and Creation
I have authored thousands of online blog posts and content re-purposed from printed materials. I have experience authoring, curating and managing dozens of types of content including slideshows, videos, interactive graphics, infographics and much more.



Career online content author with a background in Seattle business journalism, corporate social media management, public relations and web site maintenance. Oh, and proud amateur Mariners analyst.

Volunteer experience includes content marketing, board leadership, membership acquisition, online engagement, social media and fund development.


• Mariners, professional baseball and learning modern baseball analysis

• Reading and writing

• Technology (hardware, software and mobile devices)

• Volunteerism (professional, seniors and reading)

• Travel

• Outdoor activities

• Civics


Favorite Baseball Reads

Social Media Identity