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Writer, editor and communication specialist with experience in traditional and digital media, including photo and video.



20 years of experience as a writer and editor for a variety of publications delivering on deadline

16 years of experience creating content and managing digital media for internal and external communication

12 years of experience managing social media and digital forums


Digital Communications Specialist | St. Rita’s Medical Center

March 2012 – November 2014 | Lima, Ohio

Manage social media content in support of marketing campaigns and strategic initiatives

Create news releases and coordinate media coverage of events and achievements

Create marketing and promotional material in print and online

Manage internal communications through newsletter and online forum

Created social media presence that was one of the top three out of 11 markets within two years

Reporter and Editor | The Lima News

May 1998 – March 2012 | Lima, Ohio

Began as a regional reporter and Assistant City Editor, held a series of positions with increasing responsibility including Special Sections Editor, Lifestyle Editor and New Media Editor

Managed and edited copy for eight-reporter staff on deadline

Coordinated coverage from a diverse group of staff and stringers

Launched new weekly publication in neighboring county

Reporter | The Goshen News

May 1996 to May 1998 | Goshen, Indiana

Reporter and Editor | Twin City Journal-Reporter

May 1994 to May 1996 | Gas City, Indiana


Volunteer (public relations) | Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival
Disc Jockey | JD’s DJ Service, WVXU-FM, Cincinnati

Twenty-plus years of performing at weddings and parties. Hosted a radio show for a few years in the early 90s.

Board member | Westwood Behavioral Health Center

Bachelor of French Studies | University of Cincinnati

Graduated December 1991 | Cincinnati, Ohio

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