Work experience

Appeal-Democrat +20,000 circulation daily + Marysville, Calif.

Online Sports Editor – Feb. 2011 – present (performed in addition to Interactive Content Producer duties)

  • Managed editorial layout of and weekly e-newsletter, Sidelines.
  • Trained four associated in the sports department how to post stories to company CMS.
  • Directed production of content for popular blog, The Press Box.
  • In addition to Caspio and Google, built interactive graphics using Tableau Public.
  • Created, hosted and produced weekly podcast using GarageBand.
  • In first month, directed YOY traffic growth of 35.9 percent, increasing to 46.4 when including mobile traffic.

Appeal-Democrat +20,000 circulation daily + Marysville, Calif.

Interactive Content Producer – Sept. 2008 – present

  • Went out on assignment with reporters to shoot video, edited using FinalCut and launched online using Brightcove.
  • Proofread and uploaded stories to the Web using company CMS.
  • Compiled and launched interactive databases using Caspio.
  • Built interactive maps using Google Maps.
  • Managed paper’s social networking presence, primarily Facebook and Twitter.
  • Hosted and managed liveblogs using CoverItLive.
  • Compiled user-generated content for Monday print edition features.
  • Assisted with user-generated content moderation using Pluck.

Reporter – Nov. 2006 – Sept. 2008

  • Covered Sutter County government and City of Live Oak. Also had secondary beat covering southern Butte County.
  • Produced daily stories, briefs, and worked on several long-term projects.
  • First reporter at paper to ever produce a beat blog.
  • First reporter at paper to ever take video while on assignment.
  • Programs used: NewsEditPro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPress.

Paradise Post + 11,000 circulation thrice-weekly + Paradise, Calif.

Staff Writer – Dec. 2005 – Nov. 2006

  • Covered Education, Butte County Superior Court, county government and local parks, writing 8-10 stories per week; also wrote articles for special edition inserts.
  • Proofread and checked corrections on page drafts, along with sizing and editing stories in Quark. (self-taught)
  • Maintained weblog at


Bachelor of Arts + Fall 2005 + California State University, Chico + Chico, Calif.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Journalism (option in News-Editorial)
  • President, Society of Professional Journalists, Fall 2005 semester.
  • One semester, KCSC radio
  • Minor in Creative Writing, upper division theme of Cross-Cultural Exploration.

Associates of Arts + Spring 2003 + College of the Siskiyous + Weed, Calif.

  • Studied General Education and obtained CSU transfer requirements
  • Selected as student speaker at commencement, May 2003. Keynote speaker was then-Boise State head football coach Dan Hawkins.

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