Resumé

Newspapers

Experience Summary

Experienced in communications and a multimedia journalist in writing news articles, feature stories, game recaps, short stories, research reports and creating photography and video pieces. Can copy-edit and transcribe interviews in a timely manner.


Professional Experience

BrightView (Communications Specialist) – August 2016 to present
401 Plymouth Rd., Suite 500
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

  • Produce and film a video campaign called “Ask BrightView”
  • Handle internal, external and executive communications for the company
  • Write press releases for BrightView
  • Write news stories for BrightView’s intranet site
  • Gather and format News Clips to be sent and read by the Executive Leadership Team
  • Travel across the country to find stories of BrightView work to share with company employees and the media

Caln Township (Historical Commissioner) – February 2017 to present
253 Municipal Dr.
Thorndale, PA 19372

  • Appointed to the Historical Commission by the Caln Township Board of Commissioners until term expires in December 2019

Daily Local News (Journalist, Photographer) – September 2013 to August 2016
250 N. Bradford Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

  • Covered high school ice hockey in Chester County
  • Built and maintained ChesCo Hockey Haven (www.chescohockey.wordpress.com) to coincide with the ice hockey coverage
  • Covered West Chester Borough and its surrounding areas (East Goshen, West Goshen, East Bradford, Westtown and Thornbury)
  • Covered education at the West Chester Area School District and West Chester University
  • Covered Pope Francis’ visit and the World Meeting of Families in Sept. 2015
  • Covered three presidential candidate rallies from 2015 through 2016, including Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Chelsea Clinton for Hillary Clinton

Southern Chester County Weeklies (Sports & Online Editor, Journalist, Photographer) – September 2013 to March 2015
250 N. Bradford Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

  • Reporter for The Kennett Paper and Avon Grove Sun
  • Covered and handled all sports for both papers
  • Covered education at Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts
  • Copy-edited The Kennett Paper
  • Maintained and edited the website (www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com)
  • Paginated the sports section of The Kennett Paper and Avon Grove Sun

Center Ice Hockey Magazine (Reading Royals Beat Writer) – April 2012 to February 2015
www.centericephilly.com

  • Covered the Reading Royals of the ECHL
  • Wrote multiple player features for each issue
  • Backup writer for the Philadelphia Flyers

The Phoenix (Sports & Entertainment Freelance) – July 2012 to September 2013
24 N. Hanover St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

  • Covered sports at Phoenixville and Spring-Ford high schools
  • Covered entertainment pieces in Phoenixville, Pa.

Reading Eagle (High School Football Stringer) – August 2012 to November 2012
345 Penn St.
Reading, PA 19603

  • Covered high school football games throughout Berks County

Something’s Bruin (Reading Royals Beat Writer) – October 2011 to July 2012
www.somethingsbruin.net

  • Covered the Reading Royals of the ECHL
  • Wrote game recaps after every home game and various away games
  • Contributed feature stories on Boston Bruins and Providence Bruins prospects

Philadelphia Neighborhoods (West Philadelphia Beat Writer) – June 2012 to July 2012
Temple University
1801 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • Covered a section of West Philadelphia, Pa., which included Cedar Park, Walnut Hill, Spruce Hill and University City
  • Wrote short blog stories once per week
  • Created five story packages which included articles, photographs, videos and slideshows

Chicks Who Give a Puck (Editor, Staff Writer) – May 2010 to October 2011
www.chickswhogiveapuck.com

  • Covered breaking news in the NHL and hockey-related stories around Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Wrote a weekly column on the Philadelphia Flyers and its two minor league affiliates, the Adirondack Phantoms and Greenville Road Warriors
  • Participated in and promoted two charity events, Herm 2 Hockeytown and Chicago Pucks Cancer

Comcast SportsNet (Website Intern) – January 2010 to May 2010
3601 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

  • Copy-edited articles and published them on the website
  • Created headlines and photo captions to accompany articles
  • Maintained the website (www.csnphilly.com)
  • Covered the premiere of Broad Street Bullies and published a story on it
  • Assisted an in-game chat with former NHLer and head coach Rick Tocchet during the Stanley Cup playoffs

The Communitarian (Staff Writer, Web Editor) – January 2010 to May 2010
901 Media Line Rd.
Media, PA 19063

  • Covered current events on the campus of Delaware County Community College
  • Copy-edited stories and photo captions
  • Published stories on the website

Education

Temple University – Philadelphia, Pa.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, 2012

Delaware County Community College – Media, Pa.
Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, 2010


Skills Summary

  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Researching
  • Copy-editing
  • AP Style
  • Microsoft Word
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • InDesign
  • Saxotech
  • GN Portal
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Tout
  • Periscope
  • WordPress
  • BlogSpot
  • HubSpot
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