About The Author

Profile

  • Freelance journalist with over four years of online publication in music, nightlife, and sports
  • Experienced and reliable with deadline-driven assignments
  •  Combines cultural analysis and critical review for broad audiences

Experience

The Baltimore Sun, Midnight Sun Contributor (August 2010 – November 2012)

  • Attended assigned concerts and produce 500-800 word reviews within hours
  • Reviewed 80’s rock (Guns ‘n’ Roses, Def Leppard), 90’s alternative (Stone Temple Pilots, Third Eye Blind) and hip-hop/R&B (Lil Wayne, Chris Brown)
  • Reviewed nightlife, including restaurants, bars and festivals
  • Published travel pieces, including reviews of Atlantic City and Bermuda, tailored for The Sun’s beer blog audience

WNST.net, Orioles Expert (April 2009 – December 2010)

  • Published satirical and analytical pieces on the Baltimore Orioles
  • Promoted readership through on-air appearances on AM 1570 WNST radio
  • Obtained high-volume readership with select articles linked through Deadspin.com and Fark.com

Examiner.com, Orioles Examiner (June 2008 – August 2010)

  • Produced news updates, analytical, and satirical pieces on the Baltimore Orioles
  • Promoted readership through on-air appearances on FM 105.7 The Fan and AM 1570 WNST radio

Education

  • University of Maryland – Baltimore County – Baltimore, MD; Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture, May 2014
  • University of Delaware – Newark, DE; M.A. in English Language and Literature, May 2005
  • Ursinus College – Collegeville, PA; B.A. in English Literature May 2002

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