Resume

Contributing Writer

Sonoma Magazine

– Present (1 year 6 months)Santa Rosa, California

Contributing staff writer for nationally-distributed lifestyle magazine covering food, shopping, lifestyle in Sonoma County.

Digital Creative Director for Sonoma Media Investments

The Press Democrat

– Present (9 years 7 months)Santa Rosa, California

Developer of award-winning news websites (UX/UI and design), Project Manager, Designer, Technical manager. In my role, I serve as the lead strategist for design and build of desktop and mobile products for Sonoma Media Investments.

Chief Eater/Blogger

BiteClubEats.com

– Present (10 years)

Chief Eater and blogger for nationally recognized food and dining website. BiteClub was the recipient of “Best Entertainment Blog in the Nation” from Editor and Publisher Magazine (Eppy) in 2009. The blog receives over 120,000 pageviews per month.

707 Scout

tablehopper

– Present (3 years 6 months)Sonoma County, California

Food and dining writer for popular Bay Area restaurant and dining newsletter headed by Marcia Gagliardi

Editorial Director, 707+ Entertainment

The Press Democrat

– Present (4 years 4 months)Santa Rosa, Califronia

Responsible for Northbay Entertainment, Events and Activities website (707.pressdemocrat.com) launched in October 2011. One of the PD’s highest trafficked websites in the first month after launch.

Editorial Director

WineTravel.com

(1 year 1 month)Santa Rosa, CA

Creator of wine, food and lifestyle website and magazine

Contributing Writer

Wine & Spirits Magazine

(2 years 1 month)New York, New York

Contributing writer for national wine magazine

Editorial Director

Edible Sonoma

(1 year 1 month)Santa Rosa, CA

Creator of Edible Communities’ Edible Sonoma Magazine. Created first and second issues.

Writer

WineCountry.com

(1 year)Napa, California

Food, wine and travel writer

Contributing writer

North Bay Bohemian

(1 year)Santa Rosa

Restaurant Critic, created ‘Swirl and Spit’ wine column, covering more than 100 Sonoma and Napa Wineries.

Editorial Director

AtomicPDX/The DailyPDX

(1 year)

Writer, commentator, gadabout. Entrepreneurial company that created website, print and email projects for clients including Nickelodeon.
– Created a daily Portland email newsletter with 20,000+ monthly circulation

Creative Director

Curiosity Group

(3 years)

– Creative and editorial direction for content development agency
– Managed 22 creative staff, including five writers and editorial director
– Developed articles, email newsletters, websites, interactive Flash for Hewlett Packard,
Paramount Television and internal publishing projects
– Promoted to Executive Director , responsible for business development and book
publishing

Editorial Consultant

Portland General Electric

(1 year)

Copywriter

Creative Director

Rival Networks

(2 years)

– Managed concept and development of new channel/network programming including content
development, marketing strategy and technology implementation. Development included
ecommerce, OEM, community development and wireless components

Creative Director

ChickClick.com

(3 years)

– Responsible for editorial and creative vision for teen/20-something lifestyle and
entertainment
website and community (est. 2 million members). Developed unique news, entertainment,
sports and teen sites and content
– Managed 3-person creative staff, freelancers and was responsible for $200,000 annual
budget

Creative Manager

New York Times Digital

(2 years)New York, New York

Editorial and design director for strategic partnership opportunities with Oldsmobile, Visa, Fleet Bank, web search engines and other clients cross-promoting Times content and advertising.

Producer/Reporter

Wired Digital

(1 year)San Francisco, California

Producer and reporter for Wired Magazine’s trailblazing political website owned covering the 1996 national elections. Produced web radio and online content and was editor for John Heilemann and David Katz, national news correspondents. Readership estimated at 500,000 plus.

General news reporter, National Bureau

Newhouse News Service

(1 year)Washington, DC

General assignment reporter, researcher

Reporter

St. Louis Business Journal

(1 year 1 month)

St. Louis Business Journal, Reporter (95,000 weekly) Covering politics, gambling and high tech

General assignment reporter

Youngstown Vindicator

(1 year)Youngstown, Ohio

General assignment reporter

Summary

Professional food and wine writer in Northern California’s Wine Country. Columnist and food writer for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and frequent contributor to Wine & Spirits magazine. My writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the North Bay Bohemian, Wine Country.com, Imbibe and other publications.

Specialties:Food criticism, food trends, wine trends, winery reviews and feature writing.

Projects

BiteClub Eats(Link)

Starting

Wine Country Restaurants, Dining, Producers, Farms and Food

Education

Northwestern University/Medill School of Journalism

MS, Journalism, Writing and Reporting

Reporting focused study included time in Chicago courts and as contributing writer to the Asbury Park Press as the Capitol Hill reporter.

Miami University

BA, Journalism

Double major in English Literature and Journalism. Minor in Music Performance

Activities and Societies: Chi Omega

Honors & Awards

2014 Eppy Award: Best Newspaper Website, Under 1 million unique
2013 Eppy Award: Honorable Mention, Best Newspaper Website, Under 1 million unique
2011 Pennisula Press Club Award Winner
2009 Eppy/ Best Entertainment Blog
2009 Employee of the Year/Press Democrat
2005 Recpient Wine Writer’s Symposium Fellowship