Managing Editor : Sept. 2008 - Feb. 2009
—New York, New York
Oversaw daily copy for this experimental Web site sponsored by the
world's leader in stock photography and digital imagery. The site, jamd.com
(RIP), wrapped humorous editorial around Getty's most important or ridiculous
photos of the day and reached about 35,000 unique visitors daily.
Arts & Entertainment Editor:
Feb 2008 - Sept. 2008
—New York, New York
Ran online coverage for this storied
magazine. Conceived of ways to marquee existing Time critics and writers on the
Web. Planned interactive enterprise projects.
Arts and Entertainment Editor 2005-2007
asap@The Associated Press—New York, New York
Headed the entertainment section for asap.com (RIP) multimedia
service. Planned coverage for the
EPpy award-winning site using a variety of media formats such
as: audio, video, photos, interactives and trusty-n-true text.
National Arts Journalism Program Fellow 2003-2004
Columbia University, New York City
Participated in this highly selective year-long fellowship program for
working journalists. Investigated the state of arts journalism for a
book published fall 2004.
Arts and Culture Editor and Writer 1998-2003
Willamette Week,Portland, Oregon
Ran the arts and culture section for this Pulitzer
Prize-winning alternative newspaper for five years. Led staff and freelancers
in putting out a creative, accurate, insightful and useful guide to
vibrant arts scene.
Columbia University—New York City. Graduate studies, 2003-2004
The Pennsylvania State University—University Park, Pennsylvania.
Awards, Honors and Achievements
Experience Music Project Pop Conference:
Presenting paper “The Dixie Chicks,
Liz Phair and 2003’s Culture Wars” (2004),
“Why Can’t I Be You: Karaoke and
the New Music Order” (2003)
Association of Food Journalists:
2nd Place, Food Column (2002); 2nd place, Special Section; 3rd place,
Special Section (2001)
Society of Professional Journalists, Oregon:
3rd Place, Arts and Criticism (2001); 1st Place, Arts and Criticism,
2nd Place, Arts and Criticism (2000); 3rd Place, Arts and Criticism
Association of Alternative Weeklies: Previously member
of ten-person association editorial board
Coming up with awesome riffs on my Telecaster; painting naive portraits of flowers, kitchen appliances and
pets; riding my bike to and fro; blogging.