A small introduction about my self
In 2013, I reached a significant milestone in my career: I have now been a working member of the media for half my life. Yet, I consider this just the beginning.
My passion is people. Informing and connecting with the public drove me to become a reporter more than a decade ago. Since then, I've focused on re-imagining the newspaper and media industry to ensure it continues to be relevant in the digital age.
I hope you'll take a moment to check out my work and shoot me a note if you'd like to connect.Download Printable Resume (coming soon)
I can say i’m quite good at...
I'm a skilled coder who's still learning the bells & whistles
Expert with Adobe SiteCatalyst and a "numbers ninja"
Experienced at engaging with users and customers
Expert in photo editing, learning about video
Award-winning reporter with top-notch writing
I have an eye for clean, simple and usable design
The highlights of my career so far
I oversee the analysis of audience metrics, provide a robust training program, build social media strategies and manage the operation and improvement of AL.com. The Alabama Media Group publishes The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, The Press-Register in Mobile, The Mississippi Press, AL.com, GulfLive.com and several magazines.
I oversaw digital strategy for The Huntsville Times, in terms of both day-to-day planning and long-term growth and development. I managed The Times' presence on AL.com and social media, and developed and coordinated a series of training programs for reporters and editors throughout the year.
I analyzed statistics to determine how we could tailor newspaper content to appeal to online readers, and managed The Times' presence on AL.com and social media.
After two weeks as an intern, I was hired as a crime reporter. During my tenure, I won two 1st place Alabama APME awards for my reporting: Best Deadline Reporting in 2007 and Best Non-Deadline Reporting in 2008.
I organized a staff of students to produce the largest weekly newspaper in Alabama, and one of the most-award-winning college newspapers in the country.
A brief overview of my academic career
I'm a summa cum laude graduate (3.8 GPA) with a minor in business studies.
Graduated second in my class with a 4.0 GPA. Senior class vice president and yearbook editor.
Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.