Institute of Culinary Education, Content Director, New York City, July 2018 to present

  • Managing content platform with food stories, chef profiles and thought leadership for the food and hospitality industry
  • Writing and editing marketing emails and promotional content for brand awareness, event promotion and lead generation
  • Overseeing organic and paid social media strategy, development and execution
  • Managing website QA for style and voice consistency
  • Writing copy for native advertising campaigns and content partnerships
  • Managing video content strategy and in-house shoots, including production and promotion
  • Wrangling a roster of chef influencers for on-campus appearances, research and development, video hosting and content contributions

USA TODAY Travel, Editor/Producer, New York City, February 2013 to June 2018

  • Conceived and managed USA TODAY Eats, which included assigning, editing and writing daily food and travel content; producing and hosting videos; posting to social media; and meeting aggressive traffic goals, which exceeded 1M pageviews per year
  • Launched four microsites (Las Vegas, Food and Wine, Cruise and Caribbean) from inception through production, including planning and assigning content, managing 100+ freelancers, editing copy, sourcing photos and launching social media campaigns
  • Hosted video series attending food events around the country, interviewing 50+ chefs and demonstrating distinct tastes of destinations, 2014-2015; project managed a video series of monthly international cooking demos in 2016
  • Contributed to Go Escape quarterly magazine, annual Best of NY print tab, and food and travel-related book reviews
  • Managed The Point: editorial city guides for Hilton with 75 local contributors and quarterly updates for two years, New York City Editor, New York, September 2012 to February 2013

  • Pitched and wrote city-specific content on all things food and drink, from chef buzz to brunch picks
  • Attended and reported on food and travel events locally and in the Tri-State area

Rand McNally, Content Editor, New York, April 2011 to February 2013

  • Wrote, edited and promoted travel blog, editorial sections of print maps and atlases, eBooks, and social networks over three brands
  • Lead operations, communication and content generation for annual Best of the Road promotion, which prompted a Travel Channel show. Developed ongoing relationships with pool of talented, influential travel bloggers and videographers
  • Curated road trip user review site and edited database of 12,000 points of interest and 30,000 towns
  • Managed interns and contributors for social media and road trip content, Editorial Web Assistant, New York, January 2011 to April 2011

  • Built, edited and linked a variety of health stories in CMS and WordPress
  • Pitched, researched and wrote stories relating current news to our readers
  • Updated and edited contributors’ blogs and weekly newsletters

Field & Stream, Editorial Assistant, New York, April 2010 to September 2010

  • Wrote front-of-book First Shots and Game Faces, and edited letters section
  • Wrote guest blogs and hosted video clips of first-time adventures from deep-sea fishing to rifle and ATV lessons
  • Managed contributors’ contracts, payments and usage reports

Good Housekeeping, Editorial Intern, New York, Fall 2009

  • Researched 125 years of magazine archives for 125th anniversary features
  • Wrote GH Research Institute product-test results for the magazine’s website
  • Interviewed health and technology experts for print columns

Country Music Association, Intern, CMA Music Festival, Nashville, June 2009

  • Covered music festival performances and family events for
  • Interviewed performers for pull quotes featured in USA TODAY

The Babbler, Editor-in-Chief, Lipscomb University’s weekly newspaper, 2007-2008

  • Wrote and edited copy, created page layouts and designed original flag, managed staff of 30, and streamlined publication dates and procedures

Sports Information Department, Assistant, Lipscomb University, 2006 to 2009

  • Designed and produced media guides for Lipscomb’s athletic teams

Lipscomb University, College of Educational and Professional Studies, Nashville, TN

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, magna cum laude (3.7 GPA), December 2009
  • Provost’s List (4.0 GPA) one semester; Dean’s List (3.5-3.9 GPA) six semesters

New York Media Experience Program (NYMEP), Marist College, Fall 2009

  • Full-time internship and online courses (4.0 GPA)

Academic Programs International (API), Florence, Italy, Summer 2008

  • Lorenzo de’ Medici School: Art history and History of the Mafia (4.0 GPA)


  • Panelist, 2018 PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference, What’s Cooking in Food Coverage: Tips and Insights From Top Culinary Journalists, New Orleans
  • Keynote, 2017 Global Food Tourism Conference, Breaking onto the Beaten Path — Exposing Unsung Food Scenes, Montreal, QC
  • Panelist, 2017 Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, Storytelling in a Multi-Platform Age, Asheville, N.C.
  • MC, 2016 Travel & Adventure Show, Taste of Travel cooking demo with chef Victor Albisu, DC
  • Panelist, 2015 Travel Marketing Summit, Inspiration through Storytelling, NYC


  • Go Overseas, Contributing Editor, October 2012-April 2013
  • Men’s Fitness, Freelancer, October 2012-February 2013
  • Hungry? City Guides, food blogger, November 2010-February 2011
  • On Holiday magazine, travel contributor, December 2010, May 2011, March 2013


  • Runner:  2015-2016 NYC Marathons, 2017 Chicago Marathon, 2019 Berlin Marathon
  • Volunteer: Boston, Chicago and NYC Marathons
  • Volunteer work with Hillsong NYC, Citymeals on Wheels, Bowery Mission
  • Appeared on Bravo’s Cash Cab Episode 1406, October 2019
  • Appeared on Travel Channel’s Xtreme Waterparks Episode 209, July 2013
  • Basic Italian, Berlitz Learning Center, August-December 2011
  • President, Lipscomb chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, 2008-2009
  • Secretary, Pi Delta sorority, 2008-2009
  • Casting Assistant, Moore Casting (Nashville, TN), 2006-2009
  • Mission work in Honduras (2003-2006) and Mexico (2008)

SKILLS Drupal, WordPress, Hootsuite, Spredfast, InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, basic HTML, social media management, video hosting, basic video production, Exact Target, Omniture

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