• M.A., English, University of Nevada, Reno, 1998
  • B.A., English (minor in French), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1994


  • 2nd Place, Best Critical Writing, Nevada Press Association, 2013
  • 2nd Place, Best Entertainment Writing, Nevada Press Association, 2005


FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR (November 2003 – Present)

  • Ghostwriter of nonfiction, business, memoir and self-improvement books, including two Warner business books
  • Developmental and line editor for a wide range of books and publications
  • Writer of non-fiction articles for various print and online lifestyle and business publications
  • Copywriter of print, broadcast media, websites, newsletters, brochures,
    professional biographies, resumes, press releases, and various print collateral

MANAGING EDITOR, edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine (September 2012 – Present)

  • Work with publishers to develop editorial calender and plan issue content, including fielding queries from publicists, advertisers, writers, and community.
  • Responsible for assigning stories and photography to freelancers, consulting with sources, editing story submissions in accordance with style guide, and proofing content in design phase.
  • Maintain catalog of story ideas and developing contributor’s guidelines.
  • As managing editor of COOKS!, a special annual publication published each fall, since inaugural issue in 2011, develop story ideas, oversee freelance writing assignments, schedule and assign all photography, work with publishers and manufacturers to secure content, product information, and high-res photography, and proof issue in design phase.

PROJECT MANAGER – Lucky Bat Books, Reno, Nevada (October 2011- Present)

  • Oversee publication process of book projects, from conceptualization through writing, editing, formatting, layout, print-on-demand, and e-book publishing. Includes hiring and oversight of subcontractors; meeting milestone deadlines; formatting, conversion, and publication of ebooks; serving as communications liaison between subcontractors, authors, publishers, and vendors; and ensuring that final products are in line with the wishes of authors/clients.

LEAD FACULTY AREA CHAIR – University of Phoenix, Northern Nevada (September 2010-Present)

  • Oversee faculty activities in Humanities for local campus, including leading meetings, conducting
    faculty quality assurance reviews, participating in new faculty assessments, working directly with
    campus chairs and college administrators.
  • Spearhead campus-wide writing initiative to bolster writing lab attendance, strengthen class papers, identify areas for improvement, and improve writing skills among students attending UOP.

FACULTY – University of Phoenix, Northern Nevada Campus

  • Facilitate student learning in areas of communication, English, writing, and General Studies, while
    following UOP-prescribed curriculum. Includes lesson planning and grading.

FACULTY (LETTER OF APPOINTMENT) – University of Nevada, Reno (August 2001-Present)

  • Develop curriculum and teach university students in courses including Composition I and II, Expository Writing, Developmental Writing, Magazine Writing

MANAGING EDITOR – Family Pulse Magazine (October 2010 – January 2012)

  • Conceptualize stories and develop content for magazine, website, and Facebook page
  • Assign all written work and edit all editorial content submitted by writers; write various materials
  • Coordinate pagination and overall look and feel of magazine
  • Coordinate photo shoots for magazine covers and interior spreads
  • Proofread and provide feedback on final design
  • Serve as liaison between sales team and designer to coordinate ad placement, advertorial content, and joint promotions with advertisers
  • Spearhead magazine marketing efforts and partnerships
  • Work with public relations professionals and community members to develop story ideas,
    involve Family Pulse in local events, and promote the publication
  • Supervise all duties performed by intern and perform evaluations

EDITOR – RLife Magazine (July 2007 – August 2009)

  • Conceptualize stories, develop and assign content for magazine and Web site
  • Edit all written content submitted by writers
  • Proofread and provide feedback on final design
  • Work with public relations and marketing professionals to involve magazine in community.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR – Washoe Family/Family Pulse Magazine (October 2005-September 2009)

  • Collaborate with managing editor to conceptualize stories and develop content
  • Write 3 or more articles for each monthly issue
  • Copy-edit all written content submitted by contributing writers

TELEVISION PRODUCER (June 1998-November 2003)

  • Write commercial, promotional or program scripts for broadcast on four local television stations (KTVN-TV Channel 2, KREN WB-27, KRXI FOX 11, and KAME UPN 21)
  • Post-production of promotional, public service and feature program spots for broadcast
  • Plan and help coordinate community events and appearances


Television Appearances:

  • KNPB-TV’s Book Talk, Sierra Nevada Community Access TV (SNCAT) Movie Madness

Radio Appearances:

  • Steve Wark in the Morning, KMZQ AM 670 (Las Vegas), 2/2010
  • Loud and Clear with Mad Mulligan, KJFK AM 1230 (Reno)


  • Family Pulse, Edible Reno/Tahoe, RLife, Reno News & Review, Nevada Business Magazine,
    Washoe Family, RENO Magazine, Nevada Home, Northern Nevada Business Weekly,
    Wolf Pack Edge, Petfolio, Northern Nevada Family Life


  • Contributor:
  •, “Ask the Guidance Counselor- Online Teacher”

Web Sites:

  •,, MSN Encarta, Yahoo!,,,,,,,,,


  • Ronald McDonald House Charities: 8-minute informational video,
    PSAs (writer & producer) AOL Time Warner /Warner Business Books: Rich Dad Advisor Series book (writer)


  • Member, Reno Arts Commission Marketing Committee (2008-Present)
  • Volunteer, KNPB-TV, Channel 5, Reno, Nevada (2003-2005)
  • Board Member, Advertising Association of Northern Nevada, (1999-2001)