My Work

In 2015, I started working at Gulfshore Life as a senior editor overseeing our digital content. I developed a strategic plan for our editorial content online, including our website, e-newsletters and social media. Relying on analytics, I shifted the focus of our blogs based on what was popular with our audience and started a new newsletter covering the local dining scene. Over a two-year period, sessions on our site doubled. In 2018, I was promoted to digital media manager in to help expand our digital products for both Gulfshore Life and its sister publication, Gulfshore Business. In 2019, I was promoted to managing editor of Gulfshore Business.

WRITING

I’ve been writing news stories since I was 16 years old. I’ve written in-depth articles, quick bits of comedy, features and hard news. Here’s a few examples:

Champions By Design: The Story of Naples High School Football

The Adventures of Yoga Man

Retired Lady’s Island Marine with preleukemia among the millions seeking answers

Hilton Head couple helps Ukranian piano prodigy Dasha Bukhartseva find success – part 1, part 2

Soldier Dad – part 1, part 2

RADIO

In graduate school, I compiled two stories for NPR-affiliate KBIA. I came up with the story ideas, conduced interviews, helped write the scripts and then did the voice overs.

Here are the links to the stories (skip to :50):

Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws

Talking Politics: Petition initiatives and sunshine laws

TELEVISION

One of the first multimedia stories I did was about a dance class in Columbia for children with special needs. I came up with the story idea, arranged interviews and helped film the class with my teammates. The story aired on KOMU in April 2014.  Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 10.11.13 PM

 Children with Special Needs Learn Dance in New Program

SOCIAL MEDIA

I currently run the Gulfshore Life Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. I’ve also helped run the social media feeds for MU’s Vox magazine and Missourian newspaper.

WEBSITE REDESIGN

During my career, I’ve been involved in three website redesigns. Most recently, I helped oversee a conversion of GulfshoreLife.com and GulfshoreBusiness.com to WordPress.

 

 

 

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