- Bachelor of Arts: Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
Major: Communication--Journalism emphasis
May 2005.
GPA: 3.45 on a 4.0 scale.
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- Activities: World Journalism Institute, Washington DC, May 2004.
Secrets of Successful News Startups webinar, Poynter News University, January 2011. 
Second Place, Web Presence, Division II, Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association, 2011.


- Government Reporter: Mlive Media Group | The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 
I write about local government, jobs and a few other things for Mlive.com's Muskegon hub and the Muskegon Chronicle.
January 2013 - present.

- Business Reporter: The Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan. 
Plan stories and photos to cover regional economic trends, local industry and retail.
Write ten stories a week, meeting daily deadlines and breaking web updates throughout the day while working on enterprise features.
Produce a variety of media for the Sentinel website.

September 2011 – January 2013.

- Education Reporter: The Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan.
Planned stories and photos to cover five school districts and local college.
Wrote seven to ten feature and news stories a week, meeting daily deadlines while working on enterprise features.
Produced a variety of media for the Sentinel website.
October 2006 – August 2011.

- Editor: The Citizen-Journal, Boyne City, Michigan.
Wrote news and features articles, photography as needed.
Led office staff, plan stories and work with freelance editorial staff.
Assisted in newspaper production, pagination.
April 2006 – September 2006.

- Staff Writer: The Antrim County News, Bellaire, Michigan.
Wrote news, features and sports articles.
Took photos for stories, stand-alone features and sports.
May 2005 – March 2006.

Software Proficiency

- Web publishing platforms: Zope, Saxotech, WordPress, Blogger, Movable Type.
- Word processing: Microsoft Word, NewsEdit Pro
- Layout: InDesign


- References are available upon request.