Resume

Work History

The Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos, Calif. (February 2015 – Present)
Photo Editor, Photographer, Reporter

  • Researched and reported on on Silicon Valley politics, crime, business, health and environmental issues
  • Managed a team of photographers, coordinated photo coverage and prepared photos for print
  • Photographed subjects for breaking news, sports, business and feature coverage
  • Managed the newspaper’s social media accounts
  • Helped manage the newspaper’s website
  • Dispatched weekly newsletter alerts

Freelance Writer, Photographer and Blogger (October 2012 – February 2015)

  • Established CompassWhistle.com, a travel blog to chronicle personal journey around the world
  • Crafted essays, articles and blogs covering San Francisco Bay Area activities and events

Food For The Poor, Coconut Creek, Fla. (May 2010 — October 2012)
Web Content / Social Media Specialist

  • Developed and managed social media accounts, analyzing metrics to improve supporter engagement
  • Created and maintained a detailed social media editorial calendar and analyzed results to optimize future content
  • Created and maintained an official social media stylebook to ensure consistency in the organization’s message
  • Managed the international charity’s website using Convio content management system
  • Traveled to Haiti to document devastation from the 2010 earthquake
  • Researched and wrote web marketing and social media appeals for fundraising and supporter engagement
  • Crafted and delivered group and one-on-one presentations to educate other departments on social media best practices
  • Worked with a team to develop Food For The Poor’s iPhone app, mobile website and blog
  • Cultivated relationships with supporters, celebrities and consumer brands
  • Provided exemplary customer service with prompt and accurate responses to queries from the public
  • Wrote, edited and posted blog entries online from the field

Freelance, Jupiter, Fla. (May 2009 — May 2010)
Communications / Multimedia Specialist

  • Provided public relations support for clients including a software firm, a NASCAR team and an animal rescue organization
  • Researched industry developments and interviewed professionals to compose and edit press releases
  • Developed and maintained websites and social media accounts to market clients, products and events
  • Composed and posted blog entries to market clients, client products and client events
  • Shot and edited digital photos and HD video of events like NASCAR races for marketing purposes

Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, Fla. (September 2008 — May 2009)
Business Reporter / Business Editor / Multimedia Producer

  • Researched and reported on economic developments affecting Palm Beach and South Florida
  • Collaborated with photography and copy-editing departments to plan and design weekend business centerpieces
  • Posted breaking news online via CMS and social media accounts
  • Attended and reported on Bernard Madoff’s federal court plea hearing in New York City
  • Shot and edited HD video projects to accompany news articles and enhance online storytelling
  • Shot and edited photos for publication in print and online

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla. (May 2006 — September 2008)
Breaking News Reporter / Web Editor / Multimedia Producer

  • Researched and reported on court cases, law enforcement and various general assignment subjects
  • Composed and edited articles, headlines and captions for TCPalm.com, the online hub for Scripps’ newspapers
  • Uncovered breaking news, assigned co-workers to stories and coordinated online and print coverage
  • Composed and posted web updates, video and photos online from the field
  • Covered the criminal trial of a serial killer and conducted a jailhouse interview after his conviction
  • Wrote, recorded and edited radio news scripts for National Public Radio and FM and AM radio affiliates
  • Produced and edited video projects to enhance storytelling and engage online readers
  • Shot and edited photos for publication in print and online

The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla.(September 2005 — May 2006)
General Assignment Reporting Intern

Florida FlyIns, Seine Bight, Belize (September — December 2005)
Reporter / Photographer

  • Completed University of Florida professor John Kaplan’s international journalism practicum
  • Researched and interviewed the Garifuna people of Seine Bight for an in-depth article about their rapidly dying culture
  • Shot and edited photographs illustrating Garifuna daily life

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla. (May — August 2005)
General Assignment Reporting Intern

The Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville, Fla. (May 2002 — May 2005)
Photo Editor / Photographer / Crime Reporter

  • Managed a team of photographers and prepared digital photos for print using Adobe Photoshop
  • Photo assignments include President George W. Bush’s 2004 visit and Gator football games
  • Covered the court and police beats

Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. (May 2002 — May 2006)
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, Magna Cum Laude

Honors / Awards

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