Résumé


Education

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

- 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.


Experience

- 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

- References are available upon request.