Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts degree, May 1992
Double major, journalism and English
President, Indiana University Advertising Club, 1991 — 1992

Work experience:
Freelance writer and editor
2002 — present

Custom publications writer
The Indianapolis Star
2006 — 2007

Content writer
The Chicago Tribune/Chicagoland Publishing; Oak Brook, Ill.

Marketing copywriter/corporate communications
Herbalife International headquarters; Los Angeles, Calif.
2000 — 2002

Director of communications and councils
Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis
1999 — 2000

Direct publishing writer/editor
The Indianapolis Star
1998 — 1999

Advertising copywriter
The Indianapolis Star
1996 — 1998

Advertising account executive
The Indianapolis Star
1994 — 1996

Advertising account executive
The Palladium-Item; Richmond, Ind.
1992 — 1994

Advertising intern
The Herald-Times; Bloomington, Ind.
summers 1991 and 1992

Affiliations and recognitions:
Society of American Travel Writers – active member 2014 — 2015

Midwest Travel Writers Association – active member since 2012, Active Vice President 2016 — 2018

Society of Professional Journalists, 2006 Best in Indiana Journalism Contest, Best Medical/Science Reporting for a publication of circulation exceeding 40,000, Second Place for Indianapolis Woman magazine, “Heart Healthy Living”


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