Experience

Reporter, Cape Cod Times, June 2013 to present.

  • Covering towns of Falmouth and Mashpee.
  • Responsibilities include monitoring town government, schools, crime and trends in my coverage area.
  • Write spot news, features and general interest stories.

Owner, SFD Communications, September 2012 to present.

  • Full-service storytelling company serving individuals, companies and nonprofits.
  • Offerings include grant writing, short- and long-form journalism, corporate communications, editing and proofreading.
  • Custom packages available for individual needs.
  • Clients include Knowledge@Wharton, Knowledge@Wharton High School and the Boston Business Journal.

Reporter, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Ill., August 2007 to August 2012.

  • Analyze job and employment issues in region with state’s highest unemployment.
  • Investigate state pension crisis via in-depth daily and enterprise reporting.
  • Write blog entries exploring job trends and data.
  • Appear on local NBC affiliate newscasts to promote newspaper stories.

Senior reporter, Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Ind., April 2007 to August 2007.

  • Developed, reported and wrote mid-level and major enterprise stories.
  • Wrote business stories, business commentary and breaking news.

Local News Editor, Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Ind., June 2005 to April 2007.

  • Managed staff of six reporters and 10 correspondents.
  • Planned and coordinated long-term news coverage.
  • Edited daily copy; coached and mentored reporters.

Reporter, Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Ind., April 2001 to June 2005.

  • Covered cases from the crime scene to the courtroom.
  • Tracked state and federal court proceedings and trends.
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