OBJECTIVE To obtain work as a freelance writer
Contributing writer (present):The Atlantan, Southern Living, Forbes.com, Decanter, Jezebel, Men’s Book and Sommelier News.
Contributor (past):Atlanta Magazine (2002 – 2007), CitySearch, CHILD, Delta Sky, The Miami Herald, Points North, and Sports Illustrated for Kids.
Marketing, newsletter, PR and ghostwriting work for Darden Restaurant Group, A Legendary Event, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Commerce Bank, and VetMetrics.
2008 –present Technical Editor, Everything Guides--The Everything Guide to Ireland. Responsible for verifying content accuracy. The Everything® Travel Guide to Ireland by Thomas Hollowell & Katie Kelly Bell (Paperback - 25 Mar 2010)
Edited content for the regional calendar, worked with editor on editorial decisions.
Contributing Editor, Northstar Media, publisher of business to business online city guides. Updated and edited current Atlanta City Guide (2005).
1991-1998 Educator, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Atlanta, GA. Taught 5th grade, 7thgrade English, the gifted program and journalism. Authored and was awarded various technology grants. PTA Vice-President.
1988-1990 Registrar, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN. Designed educational outreach programs, coordinated exhibits, researched existing collection and authored various permanent collection materials.
1990-1991 M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
2011 MAGS Association Magnolia Award Winner for Excellence in Writing and Editing.
COMMUNITY 2009 –2011 President, The Oak Grove Foundation. Established a foundation to support my local elementary school. Responsible for fundraising and grants.
References available upon request