Experienced news and features writer who can multi-task and effectively coordinate a variety of fast-paced editorial projects. Deadline-conscious with the ability to visualize appropriate steps to the final creative conclusion; eager and constantly willing to take on new challenges with a spirit of Midwestern professionalism.


FREELANCE JOURNALIST, Eagle Rock, CA, Nov. 1993- present
Freelance journalist for daily, weekly and monthly publications, including The Los Angeles Times.

  • Proposes local, regional and national story ideas, creating features and posts for outlets including: Los Angeles Times’ Calendar Weekend (seven cover stories, among others), Calendar Live, and SoCal Living (two front page articles); Westways Magazine; Pomona College Magazine, Arroyo Monthly Magazine; L.A. Parent Magazine; Pasadena Magazine; The Tidings Weekly; The Eastsider LA and more.
  • Personally supplies photographs or arranges content-related photo opportunities.
  • Created the Southern California Wildlife blog (; researches, writes and photographs stories involving wildlife issues found in the Greater Los Angeles area. Outreach via social media platforms.

Case Study Writer
ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Pasadena, CA, Sept. 2014 – present |
Editorial historian chronicling students in the Designmatters concentration as they learn how to effectively use design techniques and skills to activate or influence positive social change.

  • Observes sessions, compiles information and drafts final case studies which are used online to communicate the department’s mission which are added to historical online archives and displayed on campus.
  • Interviews students, teachers and associates about their classroom experience and project outcomes.
  • Project cases and recaps have included: Mattel, the Nike Girl Foundation, Caltech, the City of Santa Monica, Vans Shoes, Center Theater Group, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Health and Human Services, Coaniquem Pediatric Burn Facility in Chile and others.

Copy Editor/Proofreader
OPM Design Group, Burbank, CA, Jan. 2018-present |
Edits and rewrites text for clarity, readability and accuracy for a variety of clients. Projects include: art books, medical and educational brochures, website text, ancillary development/marketing materials, written proposals, strategic plans and more.

  • Conceptualizes thematic messaging options.
  • Provides suggestions for design elements (photo, graphics, etc.) to create an engaging finished product.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, Eagle Rock, CA, Nov. 2009 – present
Working to make the world a better, greener and happier place.

  • Friends of Griffith Park (2016-present) Board Member; provides editorial expertise, edits and writes newsletter, assists with social media posts/photography in addition to participating in tree planting/care events.
  • Food Forward (2009-present) Pick Leader, Table Representative, Backyard Harvest Coordinator; organizes volunteers for residential/community harvests, delivers food to receiving agencies, community engagement.

Public Relations/Social Media/Copyeditor
FREELANCE CONSULTANT, Eagle Rock, CA, Nov. 2000 – present
Contracted public relations liaison for nonprofit organizations, local events and small businesses. Creates public relations campaigns, executes social media strategy and assists with media coverage. Clients include: Museums of the Arroyo Day, Fire Family Foundation, Heritage Square Museum, Gamble House Lecture Series, Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, AIA Pasadena + Foothill, Frogtown Artwalk, Charles Phoenix and Adam’s Forge Blacksmithing.

  • Creates overall public relations program and strategy, drafting press releases, radio and media alerts, and pitch letters to print, TV and radio.
  • Drives social media outreach and coordinates with stakeholders on timing and content.
  • Writes contributed articles for local publications, websites, blogs, etc.
  • Designs brochures, postcards and flyers; updates event website and blog content.
  • Creates monthly email newsletters.
  • Photographs products, people and events for online and print use.

Manager of Communications
DESCANSO GARDENS, La Canada, CA, Oct. 2008 – June 2010
Served as key player for public relations, external and internal communications for public botanical garden.

  • Generated ongoing awareness of Descanso Gardens to core audiences with coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and online. Coverage included articles and segments in the Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Times, KABC-TV, NBC4, The Today Show, La Canada Valley Sun, Arroyo Monthly, La Canada Outlook and more
  • Conceptualized, drafted and distributed press releases.
  • Pitched feature ideas to reporters and producers; served as the “point person” for all inbound/outbound communications activities.
  • Managing editor of Gardens’ quarterly newsletter Descanso News, oversaw copy and graphic content, drafted articles, edited internal contributions, supervised design and printing.
  • Drafted ongoing contributed features for South Pasadena Quarterly Magazine.
  • On-site photographer and videographer for internal and external communications and marketing use.
  • Worked with outside printers and designers on all marketing materials: flyers, advertising, posters, post cards.
  • Coordinated content for Descanso Gardens’ website; oversaw ongoing email blasts to members.
  • Oversaw social media outreach. Launched Facebook page in August 2009; created ongoing video, photographic and copy to engage potential visitors, workshop attendees and members.

Calendar Editor
L.A. PARENT MAGAZINE, Burbank, CA, Oct. 2004 – Dec. 2007
Oversaw editorial content for the monthly publication.

  • Researched and wrote listings, highlights, special articles, media reviews.
  • Coordinated copy, photos and graphs for design; oversaw design and gave creative feedback on layout.
  • Established new columns on reviews of DVDs and music.

WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?, Santa Ana, CA, Oct. 1999 – 2013
Oversaw editorial content and layout for bi-monthly newsletter (and later online version) about professional development programs for California K-12 science and math teachers.

  • Rewrote existing materials for flow and to match AP style.
  • Coordinated copy, photos and graphs for both printed and online newsletter.
  • Oversaw design and gave creative feedback on layout.

Staff Writer
THE TIDINGS WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, Los Angeles, CA, May 1997 – June 1999
Reporter/photographer for weekly publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • Originated story ideas from concept to interviews to finished product, often on tight deadlines.
  • Worked comfortably on a variety of projects.
  • Rewrote existing press releases to fit publication style guidelines.
  • Provided copy editing and proofreading skills in addition to assisting in page layout and design.

Manager of Creative Affairs
MGM ANIMATION, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 1994 – March 1997

Creative Executive
WALT DISNEY TV ANIMATION, North Hollywood, CA, Sept. 1992 – Nov. 1993

Creative Affairs Director
UNIVERSAL CARTOON STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA, April 1989 – Sept. 1992

Creative Executive Assistant
HANNA-BARBARA, Hollywood, CA, April 1986 – April 1989

MINNESOTA DEPT. OF ECONOMIC SECURITY, St. Paul, MN, Sept. 1980 – June 1982
In charge of monthly 12-page newsletter devoted to government job service programs.

Photography, Zoner, Photoshop, WordPress, basic HTML, Excel, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Word and PowerPoint.

Journalism BA, Minor in Public Relations, 1982 cum laude, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

# # #




  1. I am commenting to let you know of the fantastic encounter my cousin’s daughter experienced reading your site. She even learned many issues, not to mention what it’s like to have a wonderful giving mindset to have many people quite simply grasp chosen grueling subject areas. You really exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for giving the informative, healthy, educational and as well as easy thoughts on the topic to Jane.

  2. My wife and i were so relieved when Peter managed to finish up his studies via the precious recommendations he received when using the web site. It is now and again perplexing to simply happen to be offering things which often some people might have been trying to sell. We remember we now have you to thank for this. These illustrations you made, the straightforward website navigation, the relationships your site make it easier to promote – it is mostly superb, and it is letting our son in addition to us recognize that this theme is pleasurable, which is certainly truly serious. Thanks for the whole thing!

  3. I’m just commenting to let you be aware of of the excellent discovery my cousin’s child enjoyed going through your blog. She discovered a wide variety of details, most notably how it is like to have a very effective coaching heart to get many more effortlessly fully understand certain complicated matters. You actually did more than my desires. I appreciate you for displaying such great, healthy, educational and also cool guidance on that topic to Evelyn.

  4. Thanks for your suggestions. One thing I’ve noticed is the fact that banks as well as financial institutions really know the spending routines of consumers as well as understand that many people max away their own credit cards around the vacations. They sensibly take advantage of this particular fact and begin flooding your own inbox as well as snail-mail box along with hundreds of Zero APR credit card offers right after the holiday season finishes. Knowing that if you’re like 98% of all American open public, you’ll leap at the opportunity to consolidate credit debt and move balances to 0 annual percentage rates credit cards. eeeddfj – best thyroid drugs

  5. Today, with all the fast life style that everyone is having, credit cards have a big demand throughout the economy. Persons coming from every area of life are using credit card and people who aren’t using the credit cards have made up their minds to apply for even one. Thanks for expressing your ideas about credit cards. best psoriasis medication

  6. Today, considering the fast way of life that everyone leads, credit cards have a huge demand in the economy. Persons throughout every area are using the credit card and people who are not using the card have arranged to apply for 1. Thanks for discussing your ideas on credit cards. treatments for psoriasis

  7. I mastered more interesting things on this fat reduction issue. One particular issue is a good nutrition is tremendously vital while dieting. A tremendous reduction in bad foods, sugary ingredients, fried foods, sweet foods, pork, and bright flour products can be necessary. Possessing wastes bloodsuckers, and wastes may prevent desired goals for shedding fat. While a number of drugs quickly solve the condition, the terrible side effects will not be worth it, and in addition they never supply more than a short-lived solution. This can be a known indisputable fact that 95% of diet plans fail. Many thanks sharing your notions on this web site. osteoporosis drugs over the counter for sale

  8. I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website

  9. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, as well as the content!

  10. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a online game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these sl websites and blogs

  11. Just desire to say your article is as surprising.
    The clarity to your submit is just great and i can think you are an expert
    on this subject. Well together with your permission allow me
    to seize your RSS feed to keep up to date with
    drawing close post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please keep up the
    rewarding work.

  12. You could certainly see your skills in the work you write.The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe.Always go after your heart.

  13. Na czym polega wycena nieruchomości?
    Aby odpowiednio wycenić nieruchomość, należy użyć pod pomoc mało znaczących elementów. Między osobistymi stanowi więc lokalizacja i stopień mechaniczny i wizualny mieszkania. Jednocześnie w opisie warto zaznaczyć, spośród którego roku istnieje dom dodatkowo na które strony świata wychodzą okna.

    Może cię zainteresować Inwestowanie pieniędzy w nieruchomości Szczecin
    Rzeczoznawca bierze także pod opiekę dostęp do komunikacji publicznej a poziom rozwoju infrastruktury. Kolosalne uznanie obejmuje i ilość życia a układ danych pomieszczeń. Elementy ostatnie w relacji od bieżących potrzeb rynkowych mogą ograniczać lub podwyższać cena nieruchomości. Na dowód w nowych latach, odnotowano popyt na życia dwupokojowe z zapisem kuchennym. Klienci przeznaczali je wyłącznie chętniej niż trzypokojowe z osobną kuchnią, pomimo iż wartość w obydwu faktach była tożsama.

    Wycena bycia przez rzeczoznawcę
    Wycena nieruchomości uzyskana z eksperta jest przyjmowana za najbardziej realną oraz rzetelną. Stworzone stanowi aktualne obecnym, że lekarz zajmuje pod uwagę liczne czynniki zajmujące swego goszczenia, gdzie potem są one badane do teraz panującej sprawie na zbytu. Warto zaznaczyć, że wycena rzeczoznawcy istotna jest rok.

    Ze sensu na bieżące, że usługa skup udziałów nieruchomości przez specjalistę jest pomocą płatną, wielu właścicieli mieszkań nie chętnie z niej używa. Oraz potrzebujemy się umówić z twarzą, która sprawdzi nasze pomieszczenia. Na jedną wyceną trzeba także poczekać. Pełne obecne składniki powodują, że dzisiaj właściciele mieszkań zdecydowanie łatwo sięgają z alternatywnych możliwości określenia wartości posiadanej nieruchomości.

    Jeśli postanowimy się ze skorzystania z usług specjalisty, należy ustalić nie tylko sposób nieruchomości, jednak dodatkowo cel sporządzenia kosztorysu. Następuje ostatnie z faktu, że nowe elementy wybierane są pod opinię w sukcesu przeliczania wartości spadku, a przyszłe do transakcji mieszkania. Są więc znaczne miary te zabierają się na ostateczną cenę bycia. Od aktualnego, do których celów układana jest wycena, zależy też, ile damy za pomoc.

    czytaj wiecej wycenia nieruchomości

  14. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads.I hope to contribute & help different customers likeits helped me. Good job.

  15. duodart y cialis [url=]comprar cialis online seguro en espaГ±a [/url] cialis generico contrareembolso en espaГ±a que es mas efectivo cialis o viagra

  16. Коль представить, сколько брак — это музыкальное поделка, то организатор – это его автор и дирижер. Воеже данное действие было возведено в степень искусства, надо, дабы оно безупречно прозвучало, все аккорды были подобраны верно, а исполнители ни разу не сфальшивили. Ради этим искусством стоит большой труд, способность и попытка его создателей – организаторов свадьбы.
    Для нас отсутствует ничего невозможного. Ваши мечты – наше вдохновение. Давайте начнём вашу семейную историю с красивого незабываемого праздника!
    Чтобы получить больше информации образование свадьбы, позволительно по ссылке ниже:

    купить виагру
    виагра для мужчин
    силденафил с3 купить
    сиалис купить
    тадалафил купить
    дженерик сиалис купить
    супер п форсе купить
    виагра для женщин
    super p force купить
    сиалис купить в москве
    купить левитру
    купить виагру в москве
    дженерик сиалис купить в москве
    дапоксетин купить
    дженерики купить
    женская виагра купить
    силденафил купить в москве
    виагра цена
    купить левитру в москве
    купить виагру с доставкой
    виагру купить с доставкой
    сиалис цена
    виагра купить в москве дешево
    виагра для мужчин купить
    купить силденафил
    виагра для мужчин аналоги
    дженерик виагра купить
    тадалафил купить в москве
    купить виагру онлайн
    купить в аптеке женскую виагру
    купить виагру дешево
    таблетки для потенции для мужчин
    купить виагру недорого
    дапоксетин цена
    виагра цена в аптеке цена
    виагра для женщин купить
    купить виагру интернет магазин
    левитра 20 мг купить
    женская виагра в москве купить
    купить виагру в интернет магазине
    купить аналог виагры
    купить виагру аналог
    дженерик левитра купить в москве
    купить дженерик левитра в москве
    дапоксетин купить в москве
    дженерик виагра купить в москве
    виагра для мужчин цена
    дженерик левитра купить
    силденафил цена
    купить левитру в интернет магазине
    сиалис цена в аптеке аналоги
    виагра цена в аптеке
    сиалис купить без рецептов
    купить виагру в аптеке
    купить дженерики в москве
    тадалафил цена в аптеках
    дапоксетин купить в аптеке
    тадалафил с3 купить
    москва виагра купить
    сиалис цена в аптеке
    левитра цена
    тадалафил цена
    сиалис цена в аптеках москвы
    купить сиалис в москве дешево
    виагра таблетки для мужчин
    дапоксетин цена в аптеках
    купить виагру без рецептов
    тадалафил купить в аптеке
    женская виагра в аптеках цена
    купить сиалис в аптеке
    виагра таблетки для мужчин цена
    тадалафил сз купить
    силденафил купить без рецептов
    купить препараты для потенции
    сиалис 5 мг купить
    купить виагру цена
    тадалафил с3 цены
    купить виагру сиалис левитру
    сиалис купить в интернет магазине
    женская виагра в аптеках
    виагра таблетки цена
    силденафил цена в аптеке
    сиалис софт купить
    левитра цена в аптеке
    тадалафил 5 мг купить
    силденафил с3 цена в аптеке
    купить дапоксетин без рецептов
    дженерик цена
    таблетки для потенции купить
    дапоксетин 90 мг купить
    виагра софт дженерик купить
    виагра купить в аптеке цена
    купить виагру цена в аптеке
    тадалафил 5 мг цена
    сиалис 5 мг цена
    купить средство для потенции
    дженерики для потенции купить
    таблетки виагра купить
    сиалис 40 мг купить
    дженерик дапоксетин купить
    силденафил с3 цена
    купить сиалис 20 мг
    сиалис для женщин
    виагра софт купить
    тадалафил сз купить в москве
    левитра купить в аптеке
    виагра таблетки для мужчин купить
    аналоги виагры для женщин
    сиалис 60 мг купить
    купить сиалис в москве цена
    тадалафил сз купить 5 мг
    сиалис купить онлайн
    купить сиалис в интернет аптеке
    тадалафил цена купить
    таблетка виагра для женщин
    аналоги виагры цена
    купить левитру с доставкой
    купить левитра с доставкой

  18. Hello
    I`ve got an expierence with theese guys that were mentioned before.
    And I watned to claim thanks!

  19. XEvil – the best captcha solver tool with unlimited number of solutions, without thread number limits and highest precision!
    XEvil 5.0 support more than 12.000 types of image-captcha, included ReCaptcha, Google captcha, Yandex captcha, Microsoft captcha, Steam captcha, SolveMedia, ReCaptcha-2 and (YES!!!) ReCaptcha-3 too.

    1.) Flexibly: you can adjust logic for unstandard captchas
    2.) Easy: just start XEvil, press 1 button – and it’s will automatically accept captchas from your application or script
    3.) Fast: 0,01 seconds for simple captchas, about 20..40 seconds for ReCaptcha-2, and about 5…8 seconds for ReCaptcha-3

    You can use XEvil with any SEO/SMM software, any parser of password-checker, any analytics application, or any custom script:
    XEvil support most of well-known anti-captcha services API: 2Captcha, RuCaptcha, (Anti-Captcha), DeathByCaptcha, etc.

    Interested? Just search in YouTube “XEvil” for more info
    You read this – then it works! ;)))

    P.S. New XEvil 6.0 will solve hCaptcha, FunCaptcha and ReCaptcha Enterprize

  20. Сплетни о эротике это првильно и вести речь о нем надобно, а вот большинство современных людей стесняються говорить о нем, но на подмогу приходят такие блоги как “”.
    Благодоря таковым блогам любой человек может выяснить детали и секреты секса, на веб-сайте вы можете найти такие таемы как :”
    секс с проституткой” и множество другой нужной информации о сексе.

  21. What`s up
    I`ve got an expierence with theese guys that were mentioned before.
    And I watned to suggest thanks!

  22. Go to 1this website to see how to get free gems on cooking fever

    Cooking Fever is more fun when you have unlimited free gems.If you love phone games like this you ought to check out this guide

  23. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific site. black friday ljud

  24. Hello
    I`ve got an expierence with theese guys that were mentioned before.
    And I watned to suggest thanks!

  25. In school sensual massage women will hold erotic 4hands massage. Similar swedish massage, as in principle, and relaxation, influences on some area human body, this give a chance male gain strength.
    Sensitive touch rasprekrasnoy girls will flow through your body, dipping in depth boundless the ocean pleasure. In the quiet slip, donating your skin kisses, prelestress envelops the warmth of one's body. You will be surprised at, which sea bliss today it is possible to feel fromnude massage in Midtown.
    Systematically visiting the four hands massage for clients, you guarantee himself excellent sexual relaxation.
    And while, french massage and not violates practically any prohibitions, for the reason it's not about sexual contact.
    Dear gentlemen!

    ТОП 100 ЖЖ Кого на самом деле стоит читать topbloger ЖЖ

  26. University of Oregon Athletics – Official Athletics Website [url=][/url] The official athletics website for the University of Oregon Ducks