Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2000 - Present

Certified Resume Writer

1st Rate Resumes
  • Appeared on several major market television stations in Denver, San Diego, and Phoenix; the Wall Street Journal Radio Network; and in the San Diego Union Tribune as a job search expert.
  • Recognized with 3 TORI Nominations for excellence in resume and cover letter writing.
  • Authored more than 1,000 résumés and cover letters for numerous occupations.
Aug 2007 - Jan 2010

Announcer/Radio Host

WVTF Public Radio
  • Interviewed newsmakers as assigned, and worked with producer to plan segments, and fund drives.
  • Contributed to a significant increase in PM drive ratings for Fall 2007, and AM drive for Fall 2008, and broke a fund raising record of $20,000 during Weekend Edition Sunday in the Spring of 2008.
  • Achieved high name recognition within a short period of time, and catapulted Charlottesville ranking to #1 (from #3) within one year.
  • Hired to fill an emergency vacancy on All Things Considered, and was promoted to serve as Morning Edition Host within eight months of original hire date.
Feb 2003 - Feb 2004

News and Marketing Producer

  • Briefed producers and networks daily on local stories, noting exceptional video when necessary
  • Wrote stories and assigned reporters and photographers to stories.
  • Worked closely with ABC and CNN to secure and distribute video of local and national interest.
  • Attained ratings growth toward a first place ranking for the first time in history after station had trailed a competitor for nearly 30 years.
Apr 1998 - May 2000

Weekend Air Personality

Alice 106 Radio
  • Cued up music and commercial announcements, taped on-air interviews and phoners, and monitored breaking weather and changing traffic conditions.
  • Promoted station events and upcoming concerts, gave away prizes on air, and informed listeners of traffic conditions, especially mountain ski traffic.
Jul 1998 - Apr 2000

Western Regional Manager

CONUS Communications
  • Wrote and edited scripts and corresponding video for daily feeds; handled special requests for news archive tape and live shots, and interfaced daily with all CONUS regional member stations throughout western region.
  • Directed field teams on Oklahoma City Bombing Trials, JonBenét Ramsey Murder, Denver Blizzard of 1997, and the Summit of 8.
  • Managed five field crews (CONUS, KCAL, KCOP, KOB, FUJI TV) in adverse weather conditions, while covering the Columbine High School Shootings, executing 119 live shots in two days.
  • Approved scripts, oversaw editing tasks, and spoke with Producers during live shots to ensure seamless broadcast.
Mar 1996 - Mar 1998

Feed Coordinator

ABC News One
  • Planned, wrote, and directed ABC NewsOne Mountain feed delivered via satellite to ABC affiliates worldwide for re-broadcast on local newscasts.
  • Covered high profile stories, including the murder of Jon Benét Ramsey, the Summit of 8, and two Oklahoma City Bombing Trials.
Jun 1993 - Jan 1995

Traffic Anchor

Metro Networks
  • Provided live and taped traffic reports on 7 Denver radio stations and KMGH/7News during drive-time.