EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing | METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Minor in Western American History  

Graduated August 2014 
Related courses: Journalism I-III, Writing for Publication, Art and Craft of Writing 
 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

Reporter | LITTLETON INDEPENDENT

Englewood, CO  2016-Present

• Working as general assignment reporter for weekly newspaper, covering government, schools, cops and courts and human interest features.  

• Specialize in deep-dive growth and development stories across Denver suburbs.

• Manage social media accounts and website layouts to maximize engagement. 
 
Reporter | ALAMOSA VALLEY COURIER

Alamosa, CO  2015-2016

• Worked as general-assignment reporter for influential daily newspaper covering vast swath of south-central Colorado.

• Proofread and edit copy for accuracy and clarity according to AP Style.

• Covered beats including agriculture, outdoors, cops and courts, local government.

• Collaborated closely with editorial team to coordinate coverage and editorial stances. 
 
Publisher | WOLF BOY MAGAZINE

Fort Collins, CO  2007-2012

• Founded, edited, and printed small-circulation art and literary magazine.

• Solicited material and communicated with contributors and donors to meet deadlines.

• Coordinated with local distributors and held issue release events. 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Award Winner | SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Denver, CO  2019

• Won first place investigative series and first place news series in Rocky Mountain region. 
 
Award Winner | COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION

Denver, CO  2016, 2018, 2019

• Won numerous awards for writing and photography in various categories. 
 
Guest Speaker | ENGLEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Englewood, CO  2015, 2016

• Researched, drafted, and presented engaging multimedia presentations on forgotten stories from local history.

• Employed extensive investigative techniques to unearth source material previously unknown to local historians. 
 
Historical Reenactor | LITTLETON MUSEUM 

Littleton, CO  2014-2015

• Interacted with visitors at living history museum.

• Demonstrated blacksmithing techniques while providing narrative context.

• Assisted in feeding and care of livestock and maintenance of museum grounds. 

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