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A versatile lifestyle journalist, I have covered everything from the weddings industry to Hollywood fashion and trends, with an emphasis on service-oriented stories. I developed the Celebrity Style channel for from the ground up, devising the editorial strategy, selecting photos, writing content, managing social media accounts and originating weekly franchises. I've trained in SEO best practices and am adept at expanding print stories into multiple pieces of online content. Digital skills include Drupal CMS, WordPress, social media promotion and writing clicky, SEO-friendly headlines. 

Work History


Deputy Editor

Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Contributed posts, slideshows and reported features to
  • Reworked stories for the magazine into several pieces of clickable content online
  • Edited “The Planner,” 12 pages of expert interviews, insider tips, an etiquette column, and a service feature, all of which I adapted to Web-friendly content 
  • Brainstormed franchises for the website, including the Marry Me Martha series
  • Assumed dual roles of senior features editor and copy chief for the magazine
  • Hired and managed a team of copy editors and served as mentor to a junior editor
  • Developed and maintained in-house style book 
  • Promoted from Senior Editor in 2015

Celebrity Style Guide
  • Conceived, strategized, designed, and wrote content for a daily website on Hollywood style
  • Identified style trends using Web analytic tools to optimize content, increasing site visits by an average of 25 percent each month
  • Engaged with readers through social media accounts and a newsletter

Staff Writer

Us Weekly
  • Secured celebrity interviews for the magazine and website
  • Researched, reported, and wrote content for sections including “Hot Hollywood,” “Hot Stuff” and “This Minute,” as well as longer feature stories
  • Brainstormed and pitched a minimum of 10 stories a week

Copy Editor

Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Ensured editorial accuracy of all stories from preproduction to type close
  • Edited stories for grammar and clarity according to in-house style book
  • Worked with designers, editors, stylists and researchers to close each issue

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Las Vegas Weekly
  • Provided editorial direction for the A&E section of an award-winning alternative city paper
  • Reviewed movies, albums, and concerts, and wrote longer feature stories on Las Vegas personalities and entertainers


Columbia University

Master of Science in Journalism

New York, NY

Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bloomington, IN


Selected writing and editing clips