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About Me

Nice to meet you

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.

 

Résumé

Education:  Colorado State University

BA in Journalism, minor in Information Technology

The Charlotte Observer, McClatchy Southeast

July 2019 - Present

Executive

Sports Editor

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

Sports Editor,
Columnist

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

Sports Reporter

Beat reporter covering the Northwest Arkansas Naturals – Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals – and Springdale Har-Ber High School athletics.