Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Present

Managing Member SongButton, LLC and MBM Consulting

SongButton, LLC and MBM Consulting

Currently working on several ventures and consulting.

Sep 2001 - May 2013

General Manager

As general manager of, I took care of overseeing financial, technical and editorial aspects of the business.

  • I supervised, administered and made decisions for all editorial and commercial activities for website publication. 
  • I developed content and made key decisions for website with management. 
  •  I oversaw, determined and approved the design and content of the website. 
  • I reviewed and approved page proofs of the layout and prepared layouts for final articles, Q&A, blogs and special features. 
  • I managed and authorized a team of editors/reporters and staff writers that produced a variety of content for the website.
  • Sold to Alere ( in 2011
Mar 1998 - Jun 2001

Online Community Director

Oversaw and managed the entire community for This included creating and maintaining both the live chat program as well as the bulletin boards.

  • Created the online community strategy, including the moderation policy, escalation and customer service procedures, community engagement and outreach initiatives. Ensured regular monitoring that policies implemented effectively.
  • Responsible for the roadmap budget for the community platform (forums, moderation tools), directing community product development.
  • Recruit and oversee the Community team, ensuring superior quality of service and support to readers and staff.
  • Ensure a unified approach across company in continued growth of all community spaces across implemented social tools and development of engaging editorial propositions.
  • Source and manage relationships with community tool partners to support and develop commercial opportunities.
  • Provide benchmarks and analyze data provided by Community team to inform company-wide decision-making and ensure targets were met.
  • Monitor and comment on trends in online community tools, trends and application.
  • Monitor the competition and be aware of market changes and developments.
Jan 1996 - Oct 1997


Olen Publishing, Inc, Publisher

Co-created and ran the web's first interactive pregnancy calendar as well as "Conceiving Community" -- an early online pregnancy and parenting bulletin board community. Sold the calendar to iVillage in 1997. It went on to become one of their top destinations on their website.


Sep 1987 - May 1991

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism with focus on Mass Communications

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Focus in Mass Communications.
Sep 1986 - Jun 1987

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Technical Theatre and Set Design

Theater School at DePaul University
Majored in Technical Theatre and Set Design
Sep 1982 - Jun 1986

High School Diploma

University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Journalism, Theatre and Many Adventures


Editorial and Commercial Writing, Social Networking, Content Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Newsletters, Blogs, Editing, Content Management, Web Design, Press Releases, Copy Editing, Graphic Design, User Generated Content, Editorial Planning, News Writing.

I have above average skill sets for computer programs (MS Office Suite: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Graphics Programs: Adobe Fireworks, Dreamweaver), social media tools (FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Hootsuite, LinkedIn), and online communication tools (Skype and FaceTime).

Honors and awards

W3 Silver Award for Family and Parenting, W3 Internet Awards, March 2006

Judge for IAC and WebAward Competitions produced by the Web Marketing Association 2007 – present.