Special Projects Manager & Editor, Semper Fi & America’s Fund      Aug. 2023 to Present

  • Serving as editor-at-large for this national non-profit that works with service members, veterans and military families.
  • Write and edit content for Donor Relations and many other departments such as annual reports, letters, email templates, grant applications and reports, proposals, correspondences and other items as needed.
  • Conduct interviews for written, multimedia, and social media content.
  • Help manage Constant Contact newsletters and database.
  • Assist President/CEO/Founder with correspondence and other relevant tasks.

Associate Editor, Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI                      May 2018 to July 2023

  • In my second go-around with the Diocese of Honolulu’s biweekly newspaper (I first worked there 2006-2010), I reported, wrote and edited stories and columns, including the quiz and archives sections.
  • Oversaw and edited local columnists’ and freelancers’ submissions.
  • Shot photos, produced an award-winning monthly podcast, and contributed other multimedia content.
  • Managed social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Created and produced a biweekly e-newsletter.

Multimedia Editor,  Northwest Catholic, Seattle, WA                       July 2013 to April 2018

  • As social media consultant and freelancer from July to December 2013, created, developed and executed social media strategy for this new magazine and website. Curated frequent daily Facebook and Twitter postings. During this time as a consultant, I also wrote a magazine cover story and content for
  • In December 2013, I became Northwest Catholic’s multimedia editor.
    • Editor of, social media content manager, associate editor for NORTHWEST CATHOLIC magazine.
    • Coordinated integration of print, audio and visual efforts between website, magazine and social media accounts.
    • Wrote feature stories for magazine, which reached 123,000 homes in Western Washington, as well as, shorter web-only stories.
    • Reported and produced video features, as well as, edit audio, video and other multimedia content for

Freelancer, Editorial Intern, Slate Magazine, Washington, D.C.                             January 2012 to May 2013

  • As spring 2012 intern, developed Slate-New America map projects, wrote quippy, succinct “Cocktail Chatter” roundups, managed the Slate Politics Facebook page, and blogged on military spouses, cohabitation, Modern Family and Paula Deen during internship. As freelancer, wrote a business piece on Larry Ellison’s Lanai purchase, a story on a Guinness holiday, which was a “most read” story and mentioned in The New York Times’ Diner’s Journal, and a piece on Spam, the meat, that was a “most read” story.

ReporterCapital News Service, College Park, Md.                                       August 2012 to December 2012

  • As a reporter in the University of Maryland’s multimedia bureau, produced news and feature packages including videos, slideshows, maps and timelines on topics like the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author’s Maryland connections, growth in the state craft brewery industry, and a Star Wars toy museum video mentioned on the Washington Post’s website.

Social Media Intern and Graduate Coordinator, University of Maryland          July 2011 to December 2012

  • Developed engaging programs for student military veterans, created and edited VetLife publication, and managed social media and marketing for the Veteran Student Life Office.

Reporter, The Catholic Standard, Washington, D.C.                                               August 2010 to June 2012

  • Produced political, military, education and young adult stories and photos along with first-person columns. Revived social media efforts, greatly increasing Twitter/Facebook reach.

Reporter/Photographer, Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu                         September 2006 – August 2010

  • Primary staff writer and photographer. Created paper’s social media strategy as a way to engage younger readers at a time when Twitter and Facebook were just emerging as media tools in the Catholic press. Started the “Hawaii Catholic Harold” quiz, young adult section, and “8 Questions for Father” columns, all of which became popular sections in the paper.
  • Produced video, photos and print stories from Rome and Sydney on tight deadlines and blogged from Sydney for the national Catholic News Service.



Simplemost                                                            2017 – Present
Since 2017, I have regularly freelanced with Simplemost, a lifestyle website owned by the E.W. Scripps Company. I’ve been assigned to “shift writing” two nights a week since 2018 and write a variety of feature and lifestyle news stories.

Fodors Oahu                                                             2013 – Present
Fact-checker, updater and itinerary writer for the Oahu guidebook, which comes out every 2-3 years. I have written itineraries for other islands and web-only content plus contributed an Oahu around-the-island road trip itinerary to the “Best Road Trips in the USA” 2022 guide. Worked on Fodors Oahu books for 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022, and a Road Trips edition. Currently working on sections for the 2024 guide.

Past: SlateThe New York Times, U.S. Catholic Magazine, The Current Newspapers in D.C., Living Social daily deals copywriter

Social Media Coordinator, eMentor Leadership ProgramSeattle, WA             June 2013 to April 2014

  • Redeveloped this veteran and military spouse mentoring program’s social media strategy as volunteer coordinator. Posted to Facebook and Twitter pages, created a Google+ page, and coordinated volunteer social media posters. Interviewed and profiled veterans for the site.

Reporting Internships (2002-2004)

Condé Nast Traveler, The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Magazine, Pacific Business News


University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, Md.

  • Master of Journalism, Multi-Platform Journalism, December 2012. 4.0 GPA.

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Ill.

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Minor in History, May 2006.

Specialized Skills

  • Skilled photographer. Photo editing with Photoshop, Bridge
  • Audio editing with Audition
  • Non-linear video editing with Final Cut
  • Database reporting with Access
  • Basic web design and development with HTML and CSS
  • Social media management with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok
  • Newsletter creation and management with MailChimp and Constant Contact

Memberships & Awards

  • Catholic Press Awards:
  • Catholic Press Association 2014 Awards:
    • 1st place in General Excellence for Northwest Catholic magazine
    • 1st place for Best Web and Print Combination Package (all publications)
    • 1st place for Best Online Presentation of Multimedia Visuals (all magazines)
    • 2nd place for best magazine website for
    • 3rd place for Best Coverage of Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate (all magazines)
  • Catholic Press Association 2013 Awards:
    • 1st place for best magazine website
    • 1st place for Best Coverage of Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate (all magazines)
  • Catholic Press Association 2010 2nd place award for young adult reporting
  • 2009 Catholic Press Association honorable mention for young adult section
  • 2003 Hearst Journalism Awards sixth place, Personality/Profile category
  • 2004 Hawaii Publishers Association Pa‘i Award for “Hawaii Guide to Private Schools.”
  • 2000 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Student Journalism Conference inaugural participant
  • Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowship for academic merit
  • Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Tillman Military Scholar for leadership, service, academics
  • High school valedictorian

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