Background + education


April 2016-present
Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University: Director

March 2014-August 2015
The Tennessean/TN Media: Vice president/news and executive editor

August 2013-September 2014
Gannett Co.: Special assignment to companywide ‘Picasso’ newsroom reinvention program

November 2011-February 2014
Detroit Free Press: Assistant managing editor/digital media

March 2011-November 2011
Detroit Free Press: Director of digital audience development

October 2010-February 2011 Real-time Engagement Officer

May 2009-September 2010 Community Director

Dec. 2005 to April 2009  
The Ann Arbor News: Business Team Leader,  Business Reporter

Jan. 2004 to Nov. 2005    
Lansing State Journal/USA TODAY: Business Reporter/Michigan Correspondent

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Master of Science in journalism; December 2003

Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in journalism/broadcasting, magna cum laude; December 2002

Spring 2004-Spring 2014
Chapter advisor and financial advisor Alpha Chi Omega at Michigan State University (nonprofit)

Province Collegiate Chair, Michigan, Alpha Chi Omega

Recent awards
-2018 MediaShift20 Top 20 Digital Media Innovator
-Visionary Voice award from New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
-Online News Association 2013 finalist, topical reporting (large division). Led team that produced daily public corruption trial live blog.
-2010 Associated Press news writing award, Division III, breaking news.
-2008 Associated Press news writing award, Division III, public service.

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