• Online: Mobile video; Twitter and Facebook; comfortable with several content management systems
  • Technical: Excel, DocumentCloud, Google Fusion and Tableau Public. Proficient in PC and OSX software
  • Communication: Able to effectively interview sources and maintain contacts, share information with fellow reporters and other newsroom staff and collaborate with others on a daily basis and for major projects
  • Teamwork & leadership: Experience cooperating with fellow journalists in all mediums and anchoring projects


Reporter, legal affairs
The Associated Press ▪ Denver, CO
March 2017 – current

  • Report on Colorado law enforcement and legal issues, including breaking news, for global wire service’s daily and enterprise packages
  • Contribute to the AP’s coverage of the growing legal marijuana industry and its implications for Colorado and other states

Reporter, state government and politics
The Associated Press ▪ Atlanta, GA
March 2014 – March 2017

  • Report on Georgia state government and politics for global wire service, including coverage of annual legislative session and statewide political campaigns in 2014 and 2016
  • Cover breaking stories outside primary beat, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s treatment for cancer and Hurricane Matthew’s effect on Georgia’s coast
  • Manage temporary staff hired to aid with legislative session coverage, including story assignments

Investigative reporter
Gannett Wisconsin Media ▪ Wausau, WI
Jan. 2012 – March 2014

  • Produce statewide reports for Gannett’s 10 Wisconsin newspapers as part of a three-member team
  • Use data, open records requests, documents and interviews to tell stories through text and other media, including video packages, databases and interactive graphics
  • Cover 2012 political races, including posts to a statewide politics blog and co-hosting a weekly podcast

Reporter, local government 
Wausau Daily Herald ▪ Wausau, WI
June 2010 – Jan. 2012

  • Cover six local communities’ governing bodies for 20,000 circulation daily newspaper
  • Received first place for enterprise reporting from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association in 2011

Intern, state government 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ▪ Springfield, IL
Jan. 2010 – June 2010

  • Cover Illinois government for print and online, positioning stories for a two-state audience

Intern, news reporting 
The Janesville Gazette ▪ Janesville, WI
May 2009 – Aug. 2009

  • Cover local government, schools, police and courts, contributing to print and web

Managing editor for writing and reporting 
The Daily Illini ▪ Champaign, IL
Jan. 2008 – April 2009

  • Coordinated projects for news, features, opinions and sports and managed more than 90 student journalists
  • Other roles included metro news editor and staff writer, beginning in Nov. 2005


University of Illinois at Springfield
Master’s in Public Affairs Reporting ▪ May 2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, news-editorial journalism major and political science minor ▪ May 2009