RESUME

 Introduction​

 

  

I have a background in editing and writing, a penchant for photography and design, and a passion for food and travel. I’m unbelievably lucky because my day job lets me pursue all these things.

 

Most of what you’ll find on this site is what the kids call “a side hustle”—a freelance hobby that has stemmed from my love of storytelling. But below you can see my professional work experience and education background. 

      Work

  Experience
 

VP Creative Development, Compass Group
2017 - Present
  • Oversee a growing and talented team producing content that supports Compass Group sales efforts and showcases our brands in the US and Canada

  • Lead strategy to create multimedia sales proposals and presentations that delight the reader/viewer and inspire action

Director, Observer Content Studio
2016 - 2017
  • Led multi-media content creation for daily and weekly newsletters, weekly podcast, and weekly, monthly, and quarterly magazines, as well as numerous other digital and print publications and their social media channels

  • Led digital development for all publications with a focus on tracking metrics and trends to maximize audience growth and revenue

  • Aided in development and implementation of company-wide projects including sponsored content national account proposals, digital revenue strategy, and millennial audience development

Executive Editor, The Charlotte Observer magazines

2012 - 2016

 

  • Editor overseeing all magazines and multiple special sections published by The Charlotte Observer including SouthPark Magazine, Lake Norman Magazine, and Carolina Bride Magazine among others

  • Managed editorial, printing, and distribution budgets for each publication

  • Managed all websites and social media 

Senior Editor, DC magazine

​2011 - 2012

 

  • ​Editor for Washington, DC's Modern Luxury publication covering dining, fashion, nightlife, and travel in the region

 

Associate Editor, Charlotte Magazine

​2008 - 2011

 

  • ​Editor and writer for Charlotte Magazine, Charlotte Home + Garden, and Charlotte Wedding 

  • Launched and authored Charlotte magazine's dining and style blogs

 

Assistant Editor, The Atlantan magazine

​2006 - 2008

 

  • ​Editor for Atlanta's Modern Luxury publication covering dining, fashion, nightlife, and travel in the region

  Education
Boston University

2004-2005

 

  • Masters in Communication 

  • Participated in the Washington, DC Journalism Program, reporting on Congress for a New England news outlet

 

 

Wake Forest University

​2000-2004

 

  • ​Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and English

  • Semester in London, England with photography focus

  • Semester in Montpellier, France with French language focus

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