I’m a communications and design professional with a wide range of skills. I have
a passion for design, photography and geeking out on all things digital.
Throughout my 15-year career in newspaper
journalism, I've been a photographer, reporter, copy
editor and designer.
My career has taken me from being a manager at a
small-town, 20K-circulation paper to editing and
designing for one of the best known news brands in
the world, The New York Times.
As the industry has changed, I've been changing
with it by picking up new skills in videography, web
design, and social media while pursuing a degree in
I've been able to leverage my experience and new
skills to meet the needs of the nonprofit sector and
corporate communications for companies like
Lockheed Martin and The Walt Disney Company.
1991 - 1996
I attended Auburn University where I developed
my eye for design and photography as photo
editor and designer of the college yearbook.
1995 - 1998
I worked for the Opelika-Auburn News as an ad
designer, copy editor, photographer and writer. I
managed a five-person copy desk responsible
for daily production of the paper.
1998 - 1999
I was one of 40 copy editors who edited and
designed 12 editions of the zoned Metro section.
1999 - 2002
As a member of the team at The (Raleigh) News
& Observer that was awarded the Society for
News Design’s “World’s Best-Designed
Newspaper,” I designed the Local and Business
I continued developing my design and editing
skills at The (Ocala) Star-Banner and Sarasota
Herald-Tribune. Both papers were owned by The
New York Times where I ultimately worked as a
staff editor on the NYT News Services staff
producing foreign editions of the paper.
I was the designer of the Spanish-language
weekly, El Sentinel, and designed and edited
regional, business, op-ed and wire pages.
I’m part of a five-person startup, Unleashing
Performance, that helps non-profits develop
assets to tell their story to in-house constituents
and potential donors.
I was a contractor for the in-house
communications team at Lockheed Martin that
provided general creative support for the
business development staff and worked on
proposals for contracts. I also launched an
interactive employee newsletter.
I was responsible for working in partnership with
the Enterprise Recruitment Marketing team to
support social media and recruitment marketing
strategies across The Walt Disney Company. I
provided video production and graphic design
support on enterprise initiative to rebrand
Disney’s Professional Internship program and
Heroes Work Here initiative to recruit veterans.
The New York Times Orlando Sentinel 2008 Election
I was a designer and editor for a
weekly section that was distributed
in 21 foreign newspapers in English
or the country’s official language.
I designed and edited various
sections of the Orlando Sentinel.
The Sunday Lake section (above)
provided an illustration challenge for
a purely numbers story.
Deadlines are a given on any given
night at a daily newspaper, and
processing the flood of information
on election nights takes a lot of
patience and advance planning.
Links to online surveys
Interactive photo galleries
PORTFOLIOSocial Media and Web Design
Heroes Work Here
Disney’s Enterprise Recruitment
Marketing Team is responsible for
developing the content for more
than 25 social media channels for
each segment of the company,
excluding Parks & Resorts.
The Heroes Work Here web site
acted as the hub for marketing
Disney’s initiative to hire veterans. I
provided the initial wireframes for
the structure of the site. In addition
to the design, I shot some of the
cast member portraits and helped
manage the video shoot.
The rebranding of Disney’s
Professional Internship program had
many moving parts across the
company on several platforms. I
provided creative support for print,
video and web projects.
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