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I’m a national award-winning storyteller, editor and strategist who is innovative and audience-focused. I have a proven track record of growing the readership, audience reach and revenue tied to my team’s content thanks to an ability to analyze audience data and project trends.
With more than a decade of professional experience delivering news clearly and concisely in a rapidly changing digital publishing space, I’m passionate about providing audiences with information to keep them informed while highlighting diverse perspectives that create an inclusive atmosphere.
Education: Colorado State University
BA in Journalism, minor in Information Technology
The Charlotte Observer, McClatchy Southeast
July 2019 - Present
My team and I increased our audience in page views by 13 million while increasing our subscription base by 400 percent YoY from 2020-2021 thanks to a clear content strategy and transparent communication with our audience.
I manage a staff of 24 talented full-time journalists and oversee sports coverage at 10 publications across McClatchy's Southeast region, including The Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer and The State in Columbia, S.C. Our daily mission is to find and tell the best stories using the most effective medium possible, which means constantly innovating and evaluating our approach with the written word, video, podcasts and interactive storytelling.
The Denver Post
March 2017 - July 2019
Deputy Sports Editor
Second-in-command of an APSE-winning statewide sports desk. I oversaw 11 reporters and a columnist, coaching them on crafting stories and using the best storytelling techniques while focusing on reader engagement. Responsible for planning digital and print projects, in addition to writing weekly columns and features.
Fort Collins Coloradoan
June 2012 - March 2017
In five years, I worked my way up from an entry-level position to managing the sports department and turning it into a nationally respected publication focused on community outreach and digital storytelling, including virtual reality and podcasts. In 2016, the only publications to receive more Associated Press Sports Editors awards – the “Oscars” of sports journalism – than my team at The Coloradoan were The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times.
Before becoming editor, I was a national award-winning investigative reporter and sports columnist at the paper.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/NWA Media
May 2011 - June 2012
Beat reporter covering the Northwest Arkansas Naturals – Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals – and Springdale Har-Ber High School athletics.