I am a director of storytelling, working to find ways to tell the stories that drive traffic to the organizations I represent, looking to transform everyday experiences into captivating tales.
Director of Content Strategy
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America | Chicago, IL, USA
March 2020 - Present
-Reorganized responsibilities for magazine writers, enabling more cohesive magazine layout of stories throughout the year.
-Oversaw redesign of podcast to enable better storytelling and greater reach to targeted demographics.
-Helped launch new program aimed at reaching potential ministers and leaders for the church, including a more diverse (increased BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, female) population to More ...
Victory Media | Chicago, IL, USA
August 2010 - March 2020
Director in boutique firm charged with advising public campaigns for government and political organizations, overseeing periodical publications, and ghostwriting remarks and documents for candidates and officials. Improve and/or maintain positive community awareness of government activities by researching, designing, and managing communication strategies for clients utilizing both social and More ...
Various Political Campaigns | Chicago, IL, USA
September 2007 - April 2010
Communications and policy consultant in charge of mass media and crisis communications for congressional campaigns in Illinois and Arkansas. Developed communications and marketing strategies for candidates.
-Researched and prepared public remarks and speeches, position papers, talking points and other materials for congressional candidates, directly correlating to 30 percent of total fundraising More ...
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Oklahoma City University
Masters, Fine Arts, Creative Writing | Oklahoma City, OK, USA
2017 - 2019
-Focus on fiction and non-fiction writing, earning high honors.
-Additional studies in professional writing and publication.
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Bachelors, Journalism and Mass Communication | Norman, OK, USA
1998 - 2003
-Concentration: Print and Online Journalism. Minor Concentrations: Political Science and History.
-Notable Achievements: Gold Circle "In-Depth Feature: Series", Columbia Scholastic Press Association (2003); First Place, News Series, Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma-Pro Chapter (2003), Second Place, Political/Government Reporting (2003), Honorable Mention, News Series (2004); Louis More ...