Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Jan. 2018 – Present
Led coverage of all things City of Danbury, from the convoluted effort to fund a new regional wastewater treatment plant to dramatic shifts in the socioeconomic status of the most diverse school district in Connecticut.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Feb. 2016 – Dec. 2017
Led local government coverage of the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County as both administrations and commissions battled over homelessness, financing and development.
The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette, Aug. 2013 – Present
Reported on local and state government from South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Led special projects covering state and federal fraud investigations and the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Kansas City Star, May 2013 – Aug. 2013
Reported local and state news for the print edition and website, as well as 913 Magazine, a Star publication for readers in Johnson County, Kan.
Columbia Missourian, Aug. 2011 – May 2012
Developed a beat covering the University of Missouri System and MU, including the UM System presidential search, UM System Board of Curators and MU Faculty Council.
The Ellsworth American, May 2012 – Aug. 2012
Feature writer and photographer documenting the most interesting people and places to see near Ellsworth, Maine, for the American’s special summer section called Out & About.
The Park Record, May 2010 – Aug. 2010
Reported for multiple sections this bi-weekly newspaper based in Park City, Utah, including business reporting, general assignments, breaking news and long projects.
Assistant City Editor, Columbia Missourian, Aug. 2012 – May 2013
Helped manage the Missourian’s team of education reporters covering all things K-12 and higher education in Mid-Missouri and served as a bi-weekly general assignment editor.
Copy Editor, Columbia Missourian, Jan. 2012 – May 2012
Copy edited content for the Columbia Missourian website and print edition; uploaded photos, multimedia and documents to the website; and helped manage the Missourian’s social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.
Missouri School of Journalism
Bachelor of Journalism, May 2013
Finalist in Beat Reporting — Community, Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards 2017 contest
Third place awards in Government Beat Reporting and Reporting-In-Depth, South Carolina Press Association 2015 contest
Fourth place in Breaking News, under 30,000 circulation, The Associated Press Sports Editors 2012 contest
Third place in Breaking News Reporting, Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards 2012, Society of Professional Journalists
Adobe: After Effects, InDesign, Photoshop
Social: Tweetdeck, Social Flow, Chartbeat, Parse.ly
Multimedia: Final Cut Pro X, Audacity, Garageband
CMS: Django, NewsEditPro, PackageBuilder
Design: HTML5, CSS3, QuarkXPress