Resume

Accomplished,experienced writer, reporter, researcher, and editor with the ability to translate technology, medicine, and mechanics into layman’s terms. Public relations experience in corporate and government settings. Meticulous fact-checker.

Author, Freelance Writer

Ø  Member of Editorial Freelancers Association, International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, American Horse Publications, Media Bistro, TravMedia, International Travel Writer Alliance
Ø  Updated, edited, and re-wrote publications for InSight Travel Guides, based in London. Titles included “Australia Travel Guide,” “Berlitz Guide to Sydney,” “New England Travel Guide,” “USA on the Road”
Ø  Wrote and self-published Art Drives on Delmarva, a Guide to over 350 Studios, Galleries, Attractions, and Events on the Delmarva Peninsula.”
Ø  Contributing writer at metro.us, a daily paper distributed in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston
Ø  Fact-checked and edited on-line continuing education course for American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
Ø  Over 300 published articles in regional, national, and international publications
Public Relations Direction, Maryland Office of Tourism Development
Ø  Responsible for creating media outreach program
o   Leveraged $25k budget into $100k+ coverage in targeted markets and media outlets
o   Participated in advertising and media placement strategy
o   Created press/media kits promoting events, themes, or regions
§  Distributed to national and regional media outlets
§  Maintained image library for use by media
Ø  Hosted travel, outdoor, and food writers
§  Arranged itineraries & logistics
§  Maintained follow-up contact
Ø  Developed “Maryland Cuisine” project
Ø  Member of development team for “George Washington Country,” a cross-regional promotion effort between MD, DC, & VA
Ø  Member of Maryland’s International Marketing Team.
§  Participated in sales missions to UK, Germany, and Sweden

Community Relations Director, Upper Chesapeake Health System

Ø  Responsible for developing and maintaining positive interactions between UCHS and its target populations
o   Created “Upper Chesapeake Road Show,” which provided on-site health screenings for target populations
o   Wrote instructional hand-outs explaining medical conditions and treatments for under-served and undereducated population
o   Planned and organized annual continuing education seminar and appreciation dinner for regional EMT and First Responders (1200 attendees)
Ø  Acted as spokesperson for UCHS for media inquiries
Ø  Planned and executed recognition activities for various hospital groups (i.e. National Nurses Week, Respiratory Therapist Awareness Week)
Ø  Maintained relations between members of the five divisions within UCHS working on projects involving inter-divisional cooperation

Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Ø  Taught “Technical Writing,” a 200-level, required course

Lecturer at Wor-Wic Community College

Ø  Taught “Marketing for Freelance Writers”

 Adjunct Faculty, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Ø  Taught “Writing for Electronic Media”
Ø  Taught “History of Broadcasting”

Reporter, anchor, producer, DJ

Ø  Reporter, anchor, producer at WSTV-TV, Steubenville, OH
Ø  Reporter, producer at WLKY-TV, Louisville, KY
Ø  Producer, anchor, reporter at WHAS-AM radio, Louisville, KY
Ø  Nighttime and overnight DJ at WPOC-FM, Baltimore, MD

EDUCATION:

            B.S. (Magna cum Laude) Towson University, Mass Communications
                Columbia University Freelance Writer Summer Seminar
                Additional courses at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
                Continuing professional development courses through Media Bistro (Copy Editing, Social Media, Food Writing) and Freelance Writers’ Den (Social Media, Marketing)
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Lived in UK 1982-88. Traveled extensively in Europe, Israel, Morocco, and Australia.  Extensive travel in the US. Dedicated horsewoman (dressage). Private Pilot. One husband, one son, three dogs, two horses.