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..
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