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Video producer for the College of Education at the University of Washington
—Graduate teacher training classroom sessions
—Teacher professional development sessions
—Faculty member, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Calif., Multimedia journalism distance education credit course
—Creative Arts Digital Media Academy: Lead instructor for digital media arts program in Seattle high schools and middle schools (Franklin, Rainier Beach, Washington Middle); teaching multimedia journalism and an innovative, laptop-based beginning computer literacy skills using Microsoft Office 365.
Forest steward Cheasty Greenspace, Seattle
—Producing multimedia stories about the process of restoring an urban forest in south Seattle
—Managing social media accounts to promote volunteer work parties, big events, and news
President, Magic Lantern Montessori parent advisory board
—Leading of 8-member board, managing new school director search, supporting teachers and staff
—Producing multimedia about school’s learning approaches and specific education goals for students.
—Using data to create fascinating visual stories: I’m enrolled in a University of Washington Professional and Continuing education data visualization certificate course, cleaning data and visualizing stories primarily using Tableau software.
Documentary film editor
—In 2012 I produced a full-length documentary about a man with cerebral palsy who powered his wheelchair over 300 miles to Sacramento from Bakersfield to raise awareness for special needs funding. He set a Guinness Book world record for distance traveled in 24 hours. Quest to Sacramento was the awarded the Jett Travolta Vision award for general excellence, Outside the Box Film Festival (2013)
In Bakersfield, California, home to Buck Owens, seedless mandarins, and scorching summers, I worked as a multimedia reporter and video editor at The Bakersfield Californian newspaper. I wrote front page stories on the education beat, breaking news, outdoor events, agriculture, among many general assignment topics, shot and edited video and audio, built Flash-based multimedia projects, hosted a weekly podcast, conducted staff video training sessions, and helped the newsroom win several awards for online coverage, including a 2007 Best of the West award for a huge project about Bakersfield’s cultural and architectural history told with archival images and audio slideshows.
I attended the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where I was the graduate assistant for the multimedia department.
My multimedia thesis project covered the politics of wildfires in California.
In my reporting I’ve covered issues ranging from Iraq war veterans, to health research, to labor unions, to the environment, to business has been published in the Associated Press, latimes.com, Salon.com, Grist.org, Business 2.0, East Bay Business Times, the Seattle Weekly, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News, among other publications.
I’ve worked as a copywriter and editor with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, The Clorox Company Foundation, Intuit, and Microsoft.
I founded NorthwestRaceReport, which covered racing in three states. At the University of Washington I wrote for the UW Daily about the cycling team’s winning start, and was an All-American cyclocross racer in 1996. I published my first story/op-ed piece in the Iron Lung bike messenger ‘zine in the early 90s. I was the editor, publisher and circulation manager.
I currently live in Seattle, Washington.