Resume

Self-employed, doing writing, editing and select public relations and marketing work, Sept. 2013 to present

  • Create text, photo and video marketing pieces for organizations and companies
  • Proofread and edit articles, calendars, advertisements and other marketing materials
  • Collaborate with individuals in creating online professional multimedia portfolios

Reporter, The Elkhart Truth/ElkhartTruth.com, Elkhart, Ind., April 2010 to Sept. 2013

  • Write features, profiles and deadline news stories on local schools and education
  • Develop multi-faceted story packages, including writing stories, taking photos, developing sidebars and overseeing video
  • Maintain a WordPress blog, Facebook page and Twitter account focused on local education

Newsletter editor, Maple City Market, Goshen, Ind., Aug. 2007 to Aug. 2010

  • Organize contributing writers, assign stories and edit writers’ work
  • Design newsletter, coordinate and lay-out advertisements, photos and articles

Editor-in-chief, Goshen College’s The Record, Dec. 2009 to April 2010

  • Recruit, organize and motivate reporters, designers, photographers and other staff
  • Generate article ideas, including web-only exclusive pieces

Reporting intern, The South Bend Tribune, Mishawaka, Ind., Fall 2009

  • Develop, pursue and write articles on a variety of topics
  • Photograph for occasional articles

Assistant herdsman, Villa Crest Farm, April 2003 to Aug. 2007

  • Assist in feeding, breeding and medical decisions for herd of Guernsey dairy cattle
  • Drive tractor for field work
  • Unload and stack straw and hay bales