Director of Public Affairs, Veterans Outreach, Bergmann & Moore
October 2014 - present
Write "Morning Muster," a daily blog about veterans' issues; manage public
relations as it pertains to veterans' appeals cases; handle advertising, marketing
and outreach; write editorials, press releases and content for the website.
Health Policy Reporter, USA TODAY
December 2010 - October 2014
Covered the Affordable Care Act, as well as stories that affect health care at the
policy level, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Reporter, Times News Service
February 2007 - December 2010
Military health, medical and science reporter for Army Times, Navy Times, Air
Force Times and Marine Corps Times. Specialized in military disability retirement
system, military healthcare sytem, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic
Reporter, The Army Times, A Gannett Newspaper
November 2005 - February 2007
General assignment/Army culture reporter, which meant getting at the societal
issues and trends within the military as a culture.
Reporter, The Chicago Tribune
June 2005 - September 2005
General assignment intern position on the city desk at The Chicago Tribune.
Freelance writer and editor
March 2000 - present
Wrote business and lifestyles for the (Boulder) Daily Camera, breaking news for
The Associated Press and science stories for NASA. Wrote Lifestyles features
and news stories for The Denver Post. Wrote college newsletters for
Flashpoint.com, a division of Reader's Digest. Wrote business stories for
Indieplanet.net, and covered sports and fitness for Chickclick.com. Proofread
University of Alaska Professor Jason Ohler's "Then What?"-- a fictional novel
about the future of technology. Wrote a chapter about finances for The
Emergency Divorce Handbook for Women, edited by Angela Hoy. Worked as
publications manager for Colorado Press Association organizing educational
opportunities for journalists, as well as writing for and editing their monthly
publication, The Editor. Taught newswriting, and editing and page design at the
University of Northern Colorado, and beginning writing classes at the University
Reporter, The Oregonian
July 2000 - July 2001
Covered family issues stories, developed family beat, wrote weekly people
features, covered breaking news, covered education news.
Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune
October 1998 - January 2000
Covered crime and police in Salt Lake City, specialized in Straight Edge gang
activity, criminal DNA testing, minority issues and methamphetamine.
Reporter, Ogden Standard-Examiner
October 1997 - January 1998
Covered education at the local, state and national levels; edited and paginated
newspaper when necessary.
Editor, Rocky Mountain Collegian
May 1997 - June 1997
Managed 90-person staff and $100,000 budget; read and edited for content all
stories that appeared in the paper; prepared special story packages and
organized investigative-reporting projects; coached writers and desk editors.
Communications specialist, U.S. Army
August 1989 - August 1993
Served as Unit Public Affairs representative and company photographer. Served
in the Persian Gulf War, Somalia and in Homestead, Florida, during the
Hurricane Andrew relief effort.
May 2007 - Master's in journalism from University of Colorado. Thesis, published
in February 2007 in Army Times, details Army's disability retirement system and
the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
May 1997 - Bachelor's in technical journalism from Colorado State University.
GPA 3.4; Journalism graduate of the year.
* Quark XPress 3.3 * Adobe Photoshop 3.1 * Flatbed scanning * *Unisys *
SpeedWriter * Photography * Internet searches * HTML *Pagemaker * Microsoft
Publisher * Access * Excel * Outlook * *Powerpoint * Word
Denver Press Club
Colorado Press Association
Military Reporters and Editors - past president