Experience

Crave Online Media | 2015—Present
Content Creator

Responsibilities:
·     Created content in story form, Q&A, listicle, and slideshow formats for online millennial male audience of two million monthly unique visitors.
·     Covered arts, books, interior design, drinks, and food beats.
·     Formatted content on WordPress.
·     Sourced photos from Getty Images and Instagram.
·     Copy-edited, fact-checked, and sourced photos for junior contributors’ content.

Star Tribune | 2013—Present
Freelance Writer

Responsibilities:
·     Reported on arts, music, and design for Star Tribune cover stories. 
·     Wrote long-form stories for City Pages covers.
·     Interviewed artists, authors, comedians, and musicians for the Star Tribune, City Pages, and Vita.mn.
·     Previewed concerts and art events.

Minnesota Business Magazine | 2013—2015
Features Writer

Responsibilities:
·     Interviewed entrepreneurs for print features.
·     Covered current events in the business world for blog.
·     Wrote the magazine's most-read article of 2014.

     The Daily Meal | 2013
     Food Writer
Responsibilities:
·     Wrote food content for slideshow and listicles.
·     Created a restaurant guide specific to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
·     Contributed original food photography to site.

     KFAI Radio | 2012
     Music Blogger and Booker
Responsibilities:
·     Launched and created content for the Live From Studio 5! blog.
·     Booked bands for in-studio performances.
·     Interviewed musicians on air.
·     Reviewed concerts.
·     Promoted upcoming guests on social media and wrote band bios.

     Gannett Media | 2011
     Metromix Content Writer
Responsibilities:
·     Interviewed actors, artists, and musicians.
·     Reviewed and photographed restaurants and concerts.
·     Created the 11 Guilty Pleasures feature.
·     Entered calendar events into CMS.

Penguin Group | 2008—2010
Book Author

Responsibilities:
·     Authored the memoir Insatiable: A Young Mother’s Struggle With Anorexia.
·     Made appearances on television and radio to promote published work.
·     Granted interview requests to websites and print publications.
·     Lectured at Macalester College about eating disorders.

Self-Employed | 2006—Present
Freelance Writer

Responsibilities:
·     Wrote personal essays for, and published a novel with, Thought Catalog.
·     Published essays in the Voices of Breast Cancer, Tattoo Series, Let Them Eat Crepes, and Gotta Have It anthologies.
·     Wrote week-long diary for New York magazine.
·     Reviewed fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and self-help books for Kirkus Reviews.
·     Read at Hamline University and Common Good Books to promote published material.

education
           
Macalester College | St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts