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I am looking to contribute my creativity and years of experience in media to the growth of my employer and my community, while expanding the scope of my experience and challenging myself to grow in all aspects of communication and creation.

Professional Experience

OUT FRONT MAGAZINE – Denver, CO l July 2018 to Present
Freelance Copy Editor, Writer

  • Copy edit content for Associated Press and Out Front style, work directly with editor-in-chief and associate editor on style choices, and ensure the magazine is ready for print
  • Write stories surrounding LGBTQ people, Denver culture, and the issue’s theme

SALT MAGAZINE – Fort Collins, CO l May to July 2018

  • Copy edit stories for style and clarity, collaborate with editor-in-chief on magazine style, visuals, and design, write stories surrounding unaddressed and unseen Fort Collins arts and culture, contact, coordinate with, and interview sources and gather resources as needed, and revise with editor to prepare for print

VERTS NEIGHBORHOOD DISPENSARY – Fort Collins, CO l February 2017 to June 2018
Marketing Team Member, Budtender, Shift Leader, Patient Coordinator

  • Create video, stationary content, and author posts for social media, update and edit company domain and associated websites, promote store special and deals, and design in-store postings, labels, and promotions
  • Guide customers and patients through product selection, use POS system to finalize transactions, follow Marijuana Enforcement Division regulations in daily job duties, check IDs and reject invalid IDs at front desk
  • Manage front-of-house staff, manage end-of-day deposits and payouts, provide on-the-spot coaching, ensure floor is well stocked, compliant, and set up for success, coordinate deals and active product with inventory team
  • Manage patient memberships and ensure all records are compliant with Marijuana Enforcement Division

PACIUGO GELATO & CAFFÉ – Loveland, CO l March 2012 to August 2014, March to September 2016
Shift Supervisor, Production Worker

  • Train, coach, and manage front-of-house staff, greet customers and prepare gelato and coffee drinks
  • Manage register amounts at open and close, and account for deposits, register amount, and safe amount at close
  • Produce pans of gelato, both for the front of case and to use as back-up pans, minimize waste, reuse product, and strategically manage time while working through the production sequence

MAD GREENS – Fort Collins, CO l September 2015 to March 2016
Shift Leader, Catering Distribution Specialist

  • Provide guidance for staff, ensure proper cash amounts for register and safe during open and close, lunch, and dinner shifts, assemble deposits, greet customers, input orders, and quickly move food down the line
  • Prepare catering orders in a timely manner, deliver orders, and set up orders for clients

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN – Fort Collins, CO l March to August 2015

  • Post updates on Coloradoan social media accounts, strategize on engagement projects and strategies, manage desktop and mobile fronts, monitor web metrics, and optimize web content
  • Pull wire, 9News, and USA Today content for website, and assist in NoCo Life section for online and print

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGIAN – Fort Collins, CO l August 2013 to May 2015
Digital Producer, Entertainment/Features Editor, Social Media Editor, Design/Production Editor

  • Multiple positions involving management of various digital teams, focus on digital media and website management, social media management, design, copy, and day-to-day production of print and online publicaitons

KCSU FM – Fort Collins, CO l January 2014 to March 2015
Specialty DJ

  • Host weekly, two-hour radio show, provide commentary on music, play underwriting, PSAs, and operate board


COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY – Fort Collins, CO l August 2012 to May 2015
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Communication with Sociology Minor

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Fort Collins, CO l January 2010 to May 2012
Associate of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Key Skills

Copy Editing and AP Style, Digital Media Management, Design for Social Media, Advertising, and Promotions, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management, Newswriting, Reporting and Interviewing, Entertainment Writing, Video Shooting and Editing, Column and Opinion Writing, Breaking News Coordination, Radio Broadcasting

Technology Summary

Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and InDeisng, WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and Sheets, Hootsuite and TweetDeck, Weebly, Video and Still Camera Operation