Experience

Managing Editor, The Dyrt Magazine | June 2017-Present

I manage a roster of 18+ writers and produce stories for the fastest growing camping app. The Dyrt Magazine is a resource for all things camping, from how-to's and camping destination guides, to personal essays about the great outdoors. I track analytics and implement SEO strategy to meet ambitious traffic goals. 

Freelance Writer, Assorted Publications; January 2012-Present

My work has been published in a variety of print and online publications, including Sierra Club, Playboy, The Dyrt, The Guardian, BBC Travel, GOOD Magazine, Curbed, Architectural Digest,  and more. I specialize in human-interest stories that bridge the gap between people, places, and the natural world. 

Course Director, Travel Blog Success; May 2014-January 2017

Led the development and execution of educational materials for online courses about blogging and social media. I produced lessons, managed freelancers, and wrote blog posts, newsletters, and other communication materials while successfully expanding a library of online products.

Copywriter, Discover Corps; January, 2015-present

Produced weekly articles for the Discover Corps blog, implementing SEO and content strategy in stories about sustainable travel. 

Contract Copyeditor, TripGrid; 2015-2016

Assisted in brand messaging and founder story for a new travel startup. I drafted company profiles, newsletters, and helped the founders identify content needs moving forward. 

Social Media Editor, Skaled; October, 2013-july, 2014

Built and executed social media campaigns to grow brand awareness and identify prospects. I developed Skaled’s blog, Skaled in the City, and produced internal and external company copy.. 

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Sept. 2009-May 2011 

•Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism 

Marist College; Sept. 2004-May 2008 

•Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Advertising, Certificate in Advertising Art and Design