Resume

Objective

To obtain representation and publication of my journalistic and creative work; including essays, poetry, research, and manuscripts.

Publications

The Fanzine | Essay contributor: The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (May 2017).

Watershed Review | Photography contributor: Circumvolition 2, (Spring 2017).

Digitalocracy Analogs | Book Author (O. G_d): Por Que No – Erotica collection (April 2017).

Civil Coping Mechanisms | Book Author: If Only the Names Were Changed – Essay Collection (June 2016).

Digitalocracy Analogs |Book Author: You Must Know This – Poetry Chapbook (2016).

Civil Coping Mechanisms |Book Contributor: The 2015 CCM Compendium (2016).

Ohio Edit | Haiku collection (2015).

Electric Literature | The Great 2015 Indie Press Preview (2015).

Entropy | Enclave #finalpoem (2015).

The Chautauquan | Poetry and photography contributor (2014).

The Seldom Review SCCC | Creative fiction and non-fiction contributor, (2014). 

ThisWeek Community News| Freelance print and digital newspaper reporter and features journalist covering city and school news; story collaboration with The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS 10tv, (2008-2016).

Two Dollar Radio | Frequencies Vol. 3 creative non-fiction contributor, (2013).

Quiz & Quill Literary Magazine |Creative fiction and non-fiction contributor, (2012-2014).

WOSU Public Media | Digital and On-Air Freelance Commentator, (2008-2012).

Columbus Creative Cooperative | Across Town anthology fiction contributor, (2011).

Wards Automotive News | Freelance photography and story research, (2011).

Columbus CEO Magazine | Freelancer Bizbuzz, (2011).

CapitalCityRadio.org | Freelance digital content provider, (2010-2011).

Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know | Chapter author, (2009).

NBC4i and City of Upper Arlington | Freelance digital content provider, (2009).

Scoot! Quarterly Magazine |Freelancer covering Midwest events, (1997-2000).

Skills

Self-starter capable of evaluating ideas and leads, taking story from concept to completion on deadline; with appropriate level of research, fact-checking and revision, requiring minimal editorial interaction. Comfortable using multiple platforms and technologies for document creation, graphic design, audio and video tailored to print, digital, on-air or live audiences. Hands-on experience in web design and social media outreach. Extensive public speaking experience.

Awards

The 2016 Beachie Awards, alt-lit BeachSloth award for best male novel for 2016.

The Seldom Review SCCC, first place Fiction 2014; second place Non-Fiction 2014.

The 2014 Chautauqua Institution Haiku Contest, first place.

Sigma Tau Epsilon English honors society 2013-2014.

Walter Lowrie Barnes Historical Fiction Prize, first place 2013.

Louis Gleim Williams Newspaper Award, third place 2013.

SNA/Local Media Association Advertising and Promotion award for Best Series – for my “Keys to Success” local business series, first place 2012.

Columbus Creative Cooperative Flash Fiction Championship, first place 2012.

Louise Gleim Williams Writer’s Prize, first place 2012.

Education

Western Michigan University (1993-1995) – studied computer science.

Columbus State Community College (2004-2007) – 3.9 GPA, Associates Degree in Business Management.

Otterbein University (2012-2014) – 3.95 GPA, Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in English, creative writing.

Miami University (2017-current) – Master of Fine Arts in English, creative non-fiction writing.

Quotes Worth Sharing

“He understands beat reporting, knows how to develop and maintain contacts in the community, writes well and meets deadlines. He knows a good story when he sees one and knows how to develop it appropriately.” – Sandy Wallace, editor at ThisWeek News.

“Soft Cell reads very well-polished, and I can’t imagine doing any heavy-lifting in terms of edits. This is an excellent piece, very well-told, and I’d love to include it in Frequencies Volume 3.” – Eric Obenauf, publisher at Two Dollar Radio.

YOU MUST KNOW THIS is a touching collection of poems and photos about family and modern life.” – IndieReader.com.

“This is amazing stuff. I also remember reading one of your pieces via Two Dollar Radio/Frequencies. Love your voice. It reads like fiction despite it being nonfiction.” – Michael J Seidlinger, publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms.

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