Work & Life Experience

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Amsive – Content Writer
2013 to present
Creates articles, web content, and social media posts for many clients

Inside Philanthropy – Local Writer and Editor
2013 to present
Researches and writes about donors, nonprofits, and grants

The Grapevine & Beverage Master – Assistant Editor, Writer
2015 to present
Writes and edits articles for the wine and craft beer & spirits industries

Seagate – Health Writer
2013 to present
Writes about natural health and wellness topics

Trips to Discover – Travel Writer
2013 to 2023
Wrote and sourced images to highlight worldwide travel destinations

Industrial/Organizational Solutions, Inc. – Technical Writer
2017 to 2019
Created tests to hire first responder and law enforcement professionals

UAB Health System – Medical Writer
2016 to 2021
Wrote articles on various medical topics for an Alabama hospital

Education

Matador University
Travel Writing Program, 2012

Second City Training Center, Chicago
Comedy writing and improv, 2012

Institute for Paralegal Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Post-Graduate Certification, 2006

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
Political Science and English
Bachelor of Arts cum Laude, 2005

Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Communications, Journalism, PR, 2003

Key Skills

  • Content strategy development and SEO
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Outreach and interviewing sources
  • Copy editing and proofreading
  • Social media and community engagement
  • Organized, self-motivated, and deadline-oriented
  • Management, scheduling, and bookkeeping
  • Creativity and multi-industry versatility
  • Microsoft, Google, Apple, WordPress, Slack, Asana, Knack, Trello, and other technical platforms

Activities

-ABQ Mom Community Leader

-New Mexico Mountain Club

-NM Volunteers for the Outdoors 

-Tico Time Festival Volunteer

-Roadrunner Food Bank Volunteer

-Chicago Canine Rescue Volunteer

-Climbing, running, swimming

-Guitar, piano, and theater

-Nature and the environment

-Arts, crafts, and gnomes  -Quality time with my son and dog