Resume

Dictionary.com (2017-present)

Contributing editorial (contract) writer.

DigitalTrends.com (2016-2017)

Contributing writer on technology topics.

Simplemost.com (2016-2017)

Contributing writer on lifestyle topics.

TheDelite.com (2016-2017)

Contributing writer on lifestyle topics.

DontWasteYourMoney.com (2016-2017)

Contributing writer on lifestyle topics.

TennisIdentity.com (2014-present)

Contributing writer on tennis topics, focusing on equipment and lifestyle. Handle some social media.

CuteOverload.com (2012-2016)

Editor and author of over 9,000 posts. Designed and wrote the Cute Overload Tenth Anniversary series with custom content secured from famous internet celebrities like Grumpy Cat, Lil’ BUB, Maymo, Milo, Kodie, Norbert, and also the San Francisco SPCA and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Created multiple pages such as Downloads, the Hall Of Fame, Daily and Monthly Features, the 2016 Calendar, and Calendar Contributors. Wrote captions and assisted with graphics for the 2015 and 2016 calendars published by Workman Publishing. Created and executed large one-day campaigns for special site-themed features such as “Tocktober” and “Nosevember.” Handled all social media.

Created/executed promotions for high profile book releases for Grumpy Cat and Maddie On Things, including on-site photography. Established key relationships with multiple websites.

Uni-Watch.com (2010-present)

Weekly columnist covering pro sports related items on eBay, and occasional feature writer. Handle some social media.

Bank of America, Concord CA. (2004-2012)

Senior Fraud Claims Associate.  Processed claims for Bank of America customers. Consistent- met/exceeded all four key metrics for 20 straight months. Dependable- never late in eight years. Finalist for company-wide Spirit Award of Excellence, 2006.

CNET, San Francisco, CA. (2000-2003)

CNET Radio Production Associate, website editor/producer/writer. Produced over a dozen doors. Commercial voice-over. Audio editor. Broadcast & Broadband Division Employee of the Month award.

WRRM, Cincinnati, OH. (1993-1999)

Promotions Director. Responsible for all on air promotions, publicity, and contesting. Involved in major event planning and execution for events such as “Baby & Family Expo” and “Focus On Women.” “Best O.J. Simpson Promotion,” Cincinnati Magazine.

WKRQ and WKRC, Cincinnati, OH. (1980-1993)

(WKRQ:) Production director; wrote all broadcast commercial copy. News anchor, announcer, copywriter, programming assistant, character voice-over, station promotions, remote engineering support, call out research, focus groups. (WKRC:) News anchor. My retro WKRQ blog is here.

Education

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, BFA 1984. Journalism Writing Certificate, Arts & Sciences. Deans List Award.