Education

Hendrix College, 1990, bachelor’s degree in English.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010-12, German language studies.

Journalism
Freelance Journalist 2008 to present

Clients include Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (High Profile, Sunday Style, Arkansas Life), Arkansas Business, Arkansas Press Assoc., Bloomberg News, KUAR-FM, Matthews Publishing Group, Memphis Commercial-Appeal, Sky magazine (Delta Airlines), University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, others.

Managing Editor Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine January 2014 to April 2015

Oversaw all editorial aspects of bimonthly magazine, including generating ideas, writing, editing, wrangling freelancers, fostering relationships with business and political leaders.

Managing Editor KDC Communications 1996 to 2005

Reporter, editor, then managing editor for The Times of North Little Rock and The Maumelle Monitor. Managed a staff of five, edited copy, wrote editorials and articles (news, sports, features, profiles).

Managing Editor Stephens Media 2005 to 2008

Oversaw seven Central Arkansas weekly papers with a staff of 14, edited, wrote editorials.

Contributing Writer LEO Weekly 1994 to 1996

Wrote news and feature articles.

Staff Writer Spectrum Weekly 1900 to 1992

Wrote news and feature articles.

Professional Associations
Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Member, serving on the national Membership Committee.

SPJ Arkansas Pro Chapter

President (2012-14), board member (2010-2015).

Arkansas Press Association

Member 2008 to present.

Awards and Recognitions
International Regional Magazine Association

Silver Award for column writing, Arkansas Life magazine, 2013.

SPJ Arkansas Pro Chapter

2012, 1st place in magazine column writing. Past winner for editorial writing in weekly newspapers.

Arkansas Press Association

From 1997 to 2008 won more than 20 awards for writing and reporting, including six 1st place awards. The first two-time winner of the I.F. Stone Award for investigative journalism.

References
Kitty Chism,

co-owner and editor, KDC Communications, 501.804.4870.

Tom Larimer,

executive director, Arkansas Press Assoc., 501.374.1500.

Gwen Moritz,

editor, Arkansas Business, 501.372.1443.

 

 

 

 

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