Social Media Editor, Writer, Consultant
Online Media | Greater New York City Area, US
I'm a Kansan turned Arkansan currently living in Brooklyn, New York. With a journalism and strategic marketing degree, I began my career on the business side of the media industry. After six years in print and digital advertising, I decided I needed my work to more closely align with my values, so I transitioned to the editorial side and have been a writer, editor, social media marketer and strategic consultant for progressive and environmental causes ever since.
As a writer and front page editor for The Raw Story, I fell in love with curating the best of the then-emerging new media landscape. As a social media marketer for Discovery's Planet Green, I learned valuable skills launching a new television network. As an editor and writer for TreeHugger, I've used my strategic communication skills to help push sustainability mainstream. As TreeHugger's partnership manager, I've dusted off my account service skills to work with like-minded brands on sponsorships and marketing campaigns.
Earlier in life, I produced theater, managed a touring rock band, worked as a photo technician, barista, lifeguard, bartender, customer service rep and even raised funds for my university. And my first official job was bagging groceries! Looking back, I know that all of these experiences played a significant role in teaching me how to talk, listen and develop relationships.