To find an opportunity as a writer and photographer in an environment where I can grow and thrive.
I am detail oriented and focused on the whole picture. I have a perfectionist mentality when it comes to my work, and the editors I work for always notice that and appreciate me for making their jobs easier. I have also been able to establish great connections with youth as a teacher.
1995-1996: US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado Springs, CO, no degree
1996-1999: NORWICH UNIVERSITY*, Northfield, VT, Bachelor of Arts: English
*Virginia Military Institute exchange program (Spring of 1998)
2000-20001 DISTRICT MANAGER, THE PATRIOT LEDGER
Supervised all newspaper routes in areas across the South Shore of Massachusetts. Worked in major cities and towns to further newspaper sales, deliver routes without carriers, recruit carriers, and handle all carrier and customer issues.
2001-2002 STRINGER, THE PATRIOT LEDGER
Wrote over 50 articles on town meetings, politics, high school sports, and some features I proposed. Reported regularly for both the South and City editions of the newspaper.
2002-2004 SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, SHAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Instructed and managed class groups ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors.
2003-2004 SKI INSTRUCTOR, GUNSTOCK
Taught all levels of skiers, from beginning to expert. Evaluated Children’s center and outreach groups with written reports.
2004-2005 STAFF WRITER, THE LACONIA CITIZEN ([login to view URL])
Wrote about the town of Gilford and was responsible for on-the-spot news, features, and a weekly section of the paper about the town. I covered rock concerts at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, town meetings, powerful feature stories about kids dealing with cancer and a family battling with Wal-Mart over their insurance, and even a wild goose chase about Britney Spears buying property on posh Governor’s Island in Gilford, NH.
I also published four articles in small magazines. Vietnam Magazine, The Antiques Review, and College Bound Magazine printed my earliest work. St. Anthony’s Messenger printed my last magazine piece. I have also done freelance photography for The Boston Globe and private customers. I currently run my own Web-site at [login to view URL] and have been writing primarily for the on-line market for the last few years. I also do public relations work for select clients as part of the Web-site’s sponsorship program.