• Accomplished in design through programs such as Quark Express and Adobe In-Design (PageMaker).• Proficient in iMovie, Flash and other video formats using digital video.
Pioneer Enterprises, West Fargo, NDA Division of Forum Communications, Fargo
August 1997 –September 2006• Moved quickly through the ranks from intern to editor of the West Fargo Pioneer(weekly newspaper) and Fargo-Moorhead Magazine (bimonthly city magazine) in amatter of four years.• Managed a team of writers, along with working in cooperation with photographersand graphic designers.• Showed dexterity to also apply photography and layout skills in any format.• Helped design, layout and provide content for award-winning magazine thatcovered general interest stories, events, home building/remodeling ideas and health-related topics.• Proficient in capturing stories that might be missed by other publications.• Willing to look deeper into subject matter, and to follow up on stories when timeand space allow.
Suburban Newspaper Association
Team won first place for series reporting on poverty in the suburbs.
North Dakota Newspaper Association
Winner of more than 40 North Dakota Newspaper Association Better NewspaperContest Awards, including first place overall in News Reporting, Personal Column,Feature Reporting, Agricultural Reporting,
Sports Reporting (first place threeyears running) and Sports Feature Reporting (first place three years running).
Minnesota Magazine and Publishers Association
• Winner-General Excellence Award, General Interest Category-30,000circulation and under:
Fargo-Moorhead Magazine captured prestigious honor at 2002 MMPAAwards, placing ahead of well-known publications such as “WHERE-Twin Cities,” the “LakeSuperior Magazine” and the “Rochester Bulletin.”
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Graduated 1999Specific instruction in the areas of print journalism from accomplished professorsTwo years of photography courses, including photojournalismTrained in Macintosh and IBM layout and design, with an emphasis in AdobePageMaker™ and Adobe PhotoShop™