Telling the stories that matter. Helping others tell their story. Technology has opened many avenues for businesses to spread positive messages about their accomplishments, and my experience will help navigate the sometimes daunting world of blogging, social media and website construction. A background in management provides the skills needed to lead a team on marketing professionals, designers and write, craft plans for long-term success and streamline often inefficient communication and marketing offices.
Jun 2012 - Present
Director of Communications & Marketing
Manage the communications and marketing team for Wasatch Academy, a private boarding school in central Utah. Schedule electronic and printed mailings, create regular content, craft a forward-looking communications plan and oversee online and social media outlets.
Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
Covered the Utah Legislature, Republican presidential primaries, environment and energy issues and general assignment stories for a regional and national audience.
Aug 2009 - Dec 2010
Supervised editorial staff, especially news reporters, and oversaw weekly production of paper. Wrote a daily political blog and weekly column, multiple cover stories and news features.
May 2010 - Dec 2010
Wrote political stories and blogs about Nevada and Utah for Salon.com during the 2010 election.
Oct 2000 - Aug 2009
Managed a dozen reporters covering politics, the environment, military issues, and transportation. Political reporter prior to 2006, covering the Utah Legislature, Salt Lake County and suburban cities.
Jan 2000 - Aug 2000
Jan 1998 - Oct 1998
Covered city governments with a heavy emphasis on transportation and growth issues.
Aug 1995 - Jan 1998
Northern Utah Correspondent
The Salt Lake Tribune
Wrote stories about scientific research, growth issues, and crime.
1993 - 1998
Office Suites (Mac, PC)
Personal website with blog posts about topics ranging from home brewing to marketing to politics.
News feed of my AP stories and more.
My political and news blogs for City Weekly.