Résumé

References from all former employers and those within the journalism industry are available upon request.

 

Journalism and New Media Experience

 

 

Head of Athlete Content

UNINTERRUPTED (2015-Present)
 

Senior Product Manager, Content


Staance.com (2013-2015)

  • Employee No. 1 at startup Staance.com, a team that has grown to 18 in just more than one year

  • Oversee all content published on Staance, manage writers, direct day-to-day and long-term planning of content

  • Helping drive the roadmap of Staance.com, continuously evolving strategy to reach long-term goals

  • Oversee all marketing initiatives, both internal and external across multiple platforms, to engage users and drive traffic

  • Direct media partnerships and public relations efforts

  • Direct and implement advertising efforts, including digital/mobile media buying 

  • Lead recruitment of influencers, first-time power users and motivate/coach all early contributors

  • Oversee all social media efforts (Facebook page of 251k likes) and Twitter

 

Writer, National NBA
Sporting News (2015)
 

  • On-camera features, live coverage, deeper profiles and longform writing

  • Weekly radio appearance on both national and local radio

 

Writer, National NBA
Fox Sports (2013-2015)
 

  • Commentary and analysis, daily NBA playoffs coverage

  • Feature writing

  • Weekly NBA power rankings

  • Weekly radio appearance on national Fox Sports radio and multiple spots per week around the country
     

National NBA Lead Writer
Bleacher Report / Turner Sports (2013)
 

  • Commentary and analysis, enterprise reporting, features, profiles

  • Elite exposure as the NBA's Lead Writer for the No. 3 ranked sports site

  • My stories garnered 5.97 million article reads in 2013

  • Brought in as a leader in Bleacher Report's rebranding campaign toward more credible journalism

  • Radio appearances (average 20 per week) at national (Fox Sports) and local level (KNBR-SF, Denver, Atlanta, etc.)

  • TV appearances (NBA TV, CNNI)

 

Reporter, Golden State Warriors Beat

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (portions of 2012-2013)

  • Reporter: wrote game recaps, previews/notebooks for CSNBayArea.com

  • Worked under leadership of Jen Franklin, Vice President, Digital

  • Left position when recruited as National NBA Lead Writer at Turner Sports (BR)

 

Reporter, Sacramento Kings Beat

NBA.com, (2009-2011)

  • Game stories, pregame blogs/notebooks, feature writing

  • Radio appearances. In-game social media presence

 

Writer, Editor, Consultant

Freelance, various companies (2009-2011)

  • Deadline and enterprise journalist for a variety of print and online publications in contract roles

  • Interviews with high-profile athletes, politicians, newsmakers

  • Social Media directing and consulting, public relations roles, editorial writing, press release writing, editing

  • Clients included The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Capitals, AOL, Perry Communications, Meridian Pacific Inc., more

 

Editor-in-Chief

PublicCEO.com (2009-2010)

  • Founding editor of a news site dedicated to public policy at the local government level (22,000 subscribers)

  • Primary writer and reporter, assigning editor for a team of freelancers

  • Directed all sales and marketing efforts, including social marketing outreach through Facebook, Twitter

 

 

 

Media and Community Relations

The Sacramento River Cats (2007-2009)

  • Writer for team publications, press releases for minor league baseball's most valuable team

  • Media contact, on-air radio broadcast experience, liasion for players/coaches and front office

  • Coordinated and implemented effective media relations strategies

  • Organized and executed PR events, assisted in team’s marketing efforts

 

NFL Content Producer and Writer

NBC Sports and Olympics (2006-2007)

  • Created and managed content for NBCSports.com after purchase of Sunday Night Football contract

  • Reported and wrote news stories, features, Q&As, blogs, ghostwriter for Jerome Bettis, wire editing

  • Skills included basic HTML, photoshop and video player knowledge

 

Online Sports Producer

The Sacramento Bee (2003-2006)

  • Began as an editorial assistant in 2003 (some writing, agate shifts, research, calendar, etc.)

  • Promoted to sports' first online sports producer in 2005 to create original content for SacBee.com

  • Wrote game stories and features at the pro, college and prep levels

  • Won 'Best News Story' by the California Prep Sports Writers Association in 2006

 

Editor-in-Chief, sports editor, assistant sports editor, writer

The State Hornet, Sacramento State Newspaper (2002-2003)

  • Winner of the 2005 Sacramento Bee Journalism Scholarship

  • Winner of the 2005 Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarship

 

 

Teaching and coaching experience

 

 

English Teacher (2011-12)

Saint Mary's College High School in Berkeley

  • Full-time English teacher, literature, academic writing, grammar/punctuation

  • Ability to motivate (100 percent of my students reached college-readiness scores in English)

  • Highest possible achievement marks in both student and faculty evaluations

 

High School Basketball Coaching

  • Five years as a high school basketball coach (Franklin H.S. Elk Grove, Calif.) and one year at Saint Mary's (2007-12)

  • Volunteer coach at Sacramento County Juvenile Hall and Crossover League for at-risk youth (2011-2012)