Resumé

Reporting

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Feb. 2016 – Present

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.

Editing

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.

Education

Missouri School of Journalism

Bachelor of Journalism, May 2013

Awards

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

Skills

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