Résumé


Education

- Bachelor of Arts: Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
Major: Communication--Journalism emphasis
May 2005.
GPA: 3.45 on a 4.0 scale.

- Continuing Education: World Journalism Institute, Washington DC, May 2004.
Secrets of Successful News Startups webinar, Poynter News University, January 2011. 


Awards


- Second Place, Web Presence, Division II, Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association newspapers contest, 2011. 

- Third Place, Government/Education News, Daily A Class, Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, 2015. 

- Finalist, Best Business Writing, Division II, Associated Press Editorial Association newspapers contest, 2015. 

- Finalist, Best Multimedia Storytelling, Division II, Associated Press Editorial Association newspapers contest, 2015.

Experience

- Government Reporter: MLive Media Group Muskegon, Michigan.
Write about local government and spot news. Produce a variety of media for MLive.com.
January 2013 - present.

- Business Reporter: The Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan.
Wrote stories covering business. Produced a variety of media for the Sentinel website.
September 2011 – January 2013.

- Education Reporter: The Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan.
Wrote stories covering education and other local news assignments.
October 2006 – September 2011.

- Editor: The Citizen-Journal, Boyne City, Michigan.
Wrote a variety articles, took photos as needed. Led office staff and freelance staff.
April 2006 – August 2006.

- Staff Writer: The Antrim County News, Bellaire, Michigan.
Wrote news, features and sports articles, take photos as needed.
May 2005 – March 2006.


Software Proficiency

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

References

- References are available upon request.