I’ve worked all over the U.S., experimenting with every type of storytelling along the way.
My innovative projects help people have a better understanding of the world around them, from a political blog that tracked legislative bills and local politics, to slideshows that explained the changing population through U.S. Census data.
I’ve never shied away from using new tools, whether it’s Snapchat or Instagram, audio stories and interactive graphics that break information down into digestible pieces for people across platforms.
My out-of-the-box digital strategies have a proven record of growth, including developing a social strategy that grew audiences more than 200%, and an email strategy that saw the open rate double in three short months.
How did I manage to do all of these things?
I had some of the best training in the world: The Patriot-News/PennLive in Harrisburg, Pa., The Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Ga., The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va., the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tenn., and The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., where I co-founded the political and government blog Govtracker.
I took a brief time away from media, honing my digital skills as a content manager and strategist in the world of politics at rapid-response research organizations.
Right now, I work at AARP as a Senior Digital Producer, producing and publishing content, and making the website a more beautiful (and SEO-friendly) place.
I spent four years in the greatest city in the world — Athens, Ga. — studying magazines and history, and would have loved to stay longer, but the University of Georgia made me graduate. While at UGA, I was an “ink-stained wretch” and wrote for the student magazine UGAzine, served as news editor of The Red & Black and wrote my senior thesis on the black press’ influence on white media coverage in the modern civil rights movement.
Like I said, I’ve done a little of everything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯