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Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)

GPA: 3.86

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Political Science, minor in Electronic Media and Film
  • Station Manager – KJACK Radio April 2013 – May 2014
  • Reporter/Opinion Writer – The Lumberjack, NAU student newspaper January 2013 – May 2014
  • Intern/Producer – “The Joe Harting Show” on KBTK October 2012 – July 2014
  • Play-by Play, Ring Announcer, Television Host – Kick Ax Wrestling August 2012 – May 2014
  • President/Treasurer – NAU Secular Student Alliance April 2012 – December 2013
  • Production Department Staff – KJACK Radio January 2012 – April 2013
  • Intern – Arizona Students’ Association August 2011 – December 2011

Pima Community College – Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts August 2006 – May 2009

Amphitheater High School – Graduated with Honors August 1999 – May 2003

  • During three-semester tenure as reporter and Op-Ed writer for The Lumberjack, submitted timely, weekly opinion columns on a diverse range of subjects including NSA spying, corporate ownership of the media and more. Contributed news articles as well, though less frequently.
  • During final year at NAU, traveled from Flagstaff, Arizona to New York City by train in order to write about the modern train travel experience, and conducted extensive research into the candidacy of notorious Army psychologist Larry C. James for dean of NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, acting as lead writer for the resulting story.
  • During tenure as KJACK station manager, helped to rebuild the KJACK music library, redesign the KJACK course syllabus, preserve KJACK’s online presence during a transition between websites, and aid other new managers in adjusting to their roles. Pushed for KJACK to apply for LPFM status during the FCC’s LPFM application window and was the driving force behind the completion of that application. Oversaw the planning and ultimate success of the KJACK Live Arts Festival on February 15, 2014. Assumed duties of programming and traffic managers after their departure from KJACK.
  • On-air radio experience gained over five semesters of creating, planning and executing several weekly programs as a staffer and manager for KJACK student radio, including a news talk program (The Biased Liberal Media) two sports talk programs (Gamesmiddle, KAW Radio) and two music programs (Incidental Music, Monday Mourning). Trained to operate the KJACK sound board. Became the first KJACK radio host to conduct a live interview with an elected official. Helped set up and run remotes, managed equipment and facilitated the broadcast of live sporting events. Gained extensive experience in creating sweepers, legal IDs and public service announcements, including sweepers for professional clients such as Coconino Community College, BTO Yogurt and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. Supplemented training with NAU announcing courses.
  • Ran audio for the production of “Democracy Now!” from the NAZ Today studios at NAU on March 14, 2014.
  • Trained in photojournalism and video production using DSLR cameras via NAU coursework. Gained technical proficiency in shooting, acquiring quality sound, and editing both sound and video using Final Cut Pro X.



DEVELOSOL Tucson, AZ (Contracted)

August 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Research Assistant

  • As part of the application process for the construction of solar farms, performed research into Oregon state and county ordinances, as well as land owners and environmental factors
  • Wrote the text and constructed visual aids for numerous applications for solar power generation facilities
  • Wrote and delivered tribal notification letters
  • Wrote the text and constructed visual aids for right-of-way and easement requests
  • Completed six-month contract with the expectation of additional work in the future


May 25, 2017 – Present

Host and Producer – Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

  • Recorded audio from live monthly Odyssey Storytelling events
  • Edited recorded audio for use in monthly podcasts
  • Performed all hosting, production, distribution, and social media work for monthly Odyssey Storytelling Podcast
  • Transitioned Odyssey Storytelling Podcast to a weekly model using old recordings from previous events


February 1, 2016 – July 28, 2017

Assistant Teacher

  • Supervised children aged 3-5 in afternoon preschool environment.
  • Assisted behavioral learning and development through positive interactions with children and parent
  • Worked with parents to develop individual education plans for children and implemented those plans via individual child interactions
  • Awarded one pay raise over this period of time

YES! MAGAZINE Bainbridge Island, WA (Freelance)

August 14, 2015 – Present

Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Fact-checker

  • Wrote commentary for on the subject of the 2015 Hugo Awards (“Sad Puppies, Raging Chauvinists”). Broke the website’s previous record for most comments on a single article
  • Reported on the 2015 Hugo Award Ceremony from Spokane, WA for (“Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos”)
  • Wrote essay for on the subject of social media and community health (“Maintaining Real Relationships in the Digital World”).
  • Proof-read Fall 2016 issue
  • Fact checked Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018 issues


March 7, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Assistant Teacher

  • Worked in after school and summer day care programs, supervising children grades K-2
  • Developed regular daycare curriculum to enrich the knowledge and experience of students
  • Fostered positive relationships with students, families, and co-workers

YES! MAGAZINE Bainbridge Island, WA (Part-Time)

November 14, 2014 – August 14, 2015

Editorial Assistant, Print Editorial Intern

  • Researched, conducted interviews for and wrote The Page That Counts, People We Love and Yes…But How? features for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 issues
  • Produced audio clips from interview with Desmond and Mpho Tutu, published on
  • Wrote stub film review (A Will for the Woods) for Spring 2015 issue
  • Proof-read and fact-checked Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 issues
  • Took notes and contributed ideas and suggestions during weekly print editorial meetings
  • Performed administrative tasks such as checking email, filing books in library and helping arrange contributor compensation
  • Re-hired for an additional three months after expiration of original six-month internship

GRENAX BROADCASTING Flagstaff, AZ (Part-Time) August 8, 2013 – June 27, 2014

Production Assistant

  • Created and provided voice for commercial spots and promos
  • Operated sound board in studio during NAU football games
  • Edited and aired radio spots for remote events
  • Organized logs
  • Acquired and scheduled weekend programming
  • Filed paperwork, engaged in various organizational tasks

REMILON INCORPORATED Online (Mountain View, CA) September 27, 2010 – December 23, 2011

Writer –

  • Researched, wrote and updated articles for Remilon Inc’s website on college and career paths
  • Maintained high standards in quality of writing and information
  • Edited, updated and rewrote old articles using recent information
  • Awarded one pay raise and one bonus over this period of time

SATORI INCORPORATED Tucson, AZ January 14, 2011 – May 19, 2011

October 30, 2003 – May 26, 2010

Teacher’s Aide – Satori School/Satori Charter School January 2011 – May 2011

August 2006 – May 2010

  • Worked in classrooms: preschool, K/1st, 5th/6th
  • Responsible for resolving classroom discipline issues and monitoring student behavior
  • Assisted in development and execution of curriculum
  • Assisted in testing and grading of student assignments
  • Promoted optimal environment for student learning and development through interaction with teachers, students, parents and administration
  • Awarded three pay raises over this period of time

Coach and Coordinator – Satori Odyssey of the Mind Program August 2006 – May 2010

Odyssey of the Mind is a global academic competition incorporating the full range of scholastic disciplines with a focus in creativity, teamwork and student self-direction.

  • Originated and developed new Satori Odyssey of the Mind program as after-school activity
  • Coordinated all aspects of Satori’s inclusion in state and national Odyssey of the Mind program
  • Coached a total of five Odyssey of the Mind teams, oversaw teams coached by parent volunteers
  • Volunteered as Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament judge in 2009
  • Led middle school Satori Odyssey of the Mind team to Arizona State tournament in 2010

Extended Care Teacher – Satori School/Satori Charter School March 2004 – August 2006

  • Worked in P.M. extended care program to supervise and direct activities of after-school students
  • Awarded one pay raise over this period of time

Substitute – Satori School October 2003 – March 2004

  • Performed Extended Care teacher and teacher’s aide duties in the event of regular staff absence



TOWER OF THE HAND Online August 2010 – Present

Writer –

  • Published numerous essays on the subject of the ongoing fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as weekly reviews of the HBO television program Game of Thrones.
  • One of eight contributors to the e-book Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows, published October 5, 2012 by Blue Buddha Press.





Kathleen Asendorf, Director, Gentle Hands Center for Children, (520) 320-0846

Jen Clark, Executive Director, Odyssey Storytelling,

Tracy Dunn, Editorial Director, YES! Magazine, (206) 780-8331,

Stan Pierce, Vice President, General Manager, Grenax Broadcasting, (928) 779-1177,

Joe Harting, Host, “The Joe Harting Show,” (928) 523-0081,

Further references available upon request


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