Portfolio

Being true to my current hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, I’m in a state of showing you my work. 

If you want to see more, I’m on LinkedIn and Contently. But since you’re here, get in touch and we can talk.

The Washington Post

As a journalist, my articles have been featured in The Washington Post and syndicated to more than 100 newspapers across the world, including the Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, the Sydney Morning Herald and my personal favorite, the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

I bring into every project the level of dedication, professionalism and excellence that I learned in the Post newsroom.

For a complete list of where my work ended up, check me out at MuckRack.

Some favorites from my time at The Washington Post

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Education

Bloch Magazine

The Bloch Magazine, from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, is a yearly magazine toward anyone with a relationship with the Bloch School. After a three-year absence, the magazine returned with a new design and editorial calendar. As editor, I drove the magazine from idea to completion, managed six writers, an art director, photographer and illustrator. In addition, I wrote several stories, including the cover feature on Henry W. Bloch and his legacy.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces

On the fourth floor of Drew Elementary in D.C.’s Ward 7, real life change is happening. Young African-American boys, too often lost in a society inherently prejudiced to them or trying to survive a chaotic upbringing, gather for Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a nonprofit that uses art to teach these boys virtue and character. Founded in 1996 by Larry Quick, Mary Brown and Ben Johnson, Life Pieces started with seven boys learning how to create art and process the inner workings of their life. Twenty years later, hundreds of boys have come through the program, now men contributing to the betterment of their community and city.

Life Pieces’s executive team wanted an annual report in 2015-2016 that featured their wonderful programs and growth, as well as propelled them forward toward a national reach with more partners and donors. As the project manager, I led a team of three, researching, reporting and creating a document that was historical and topical.

We honed in the journey of a masterpiece, starting at their programs for pre-school and kindergartners and ending with their educational aide programs. Form followed function, as we flipped the annual report to a landscape feel to fully convey the journey.

Bowen McCauley Dance

Lucy Bowen McCauley has served the Greater D.C. area with her unique style of dance choreography and educational programs. Being a mainstay in Arlington, Bowen McCauley Dance was looking for a way to highlight the outstanding work they’ve done and also “reintroduce” themselves to potential subscribers and donors.

As part of a five-person team, we got to know the great story of Lucy and her dance company. Interviews and in-person discussions showed a woman dedicated to her craft and to her community. The dancers were top-notch and their educational programs, especially “Dance for Parkinson’s” provided tangible health and wellness benefits.

They came to Taproot needing an annual report and we created an portrait of Bowen McCauley Dance. Their brand is Dance For All and that spirit of inclusiveness drives them into the future.

The Washington Center

The Washington Center is the bridge between higher education and professional careers for high-potential students. Through internships, workforce development and experiential learning, TWC propels students toward becoming global citizens.

As the writer of their 2015 annual report, I compiled releases, clippings and other information to create a cohesive narrative on the importance of strategic partnerships.

Videos

A sampling of videos that I’ve produced. Work includes concepting, scripting, pre-interviewing and interviewing and compiling b-roll footage.

Health Care

Health and Wellness

Health Technology

Entrepreneurship, Tech and business