Curriculum Vitae


In Progress| Master’s of Strategic Communication | Michigan State University | East Lansing, Michigan

Master of Social Work | Wayne State University | Detroit, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts | English Literature | Oakland University | Rochester Hills, Michigan


•   Writer, Editor and Content Creator, Freelance, Metro Times (Detroit), Orlando Weekly and Gannett Newspapers


•   T-2 Therapist, Macomb County Community Mental Health, Clinton Township, MI.


 June 1996 to Present


Sept 2016 to June 2018


•   Writer-in-Residence and Program Coordinator, Inside Out Literary Arts Project, Detroit, MI.

Recruited and developed Detroit’s award-winning youth poetry slam team. Promoted the team through media relations, event planning and community outreach. Built ongoing relationships with educators and administrators in Detroit Public Schools as a writer-in-residence teaching creative writing to students.


Sept 2008 to June 2018
•   Sales Manager, Senior Account Executive and Marketing Copywriter, Thomson-Gale, Farmington Hills, MI.

Successfully created and edited advertising copy and communications to support marketing plans and business goals. Achieved sales goals as a senior account executive and inside sales manager responsible for leading a team of sales professionals.


 June 1999 to Dec 2005
•    Honorable Discharged Veteran, US ARMY, 98G Linguist/Voice Interceptor, Augsburg, Germany


•   Contributing Writer to books: To Light a Fire (Wayne State University Press, 2015), Abandon Automobile (Wayne State University Press), MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (Visible Ink Press), Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (Schirmer Books),
1995 to present.


•   Guest Blogger: Skillman Foundation Knowledge Center and Second Wave Media/Metromode Detroit.
2012 to 2014


•   Public Speaking: Curator and Presenter at the Scratch the Page Poetry Series, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2012 to 2014

•   Journalism published in: Metro Times (Detroit), C-Magazine (College for Creative Studies), Times Herald (Port Huron), Orlando Weekly and New Times (Kansas City).     1996 to present


•   Event Planning

•   Presentations to Boards and Donors

•   Email Clients
•   Writing

•   Hubspot

•   Storytelling

•   Copywriting

•   Editing & Proofreading

•   Marketing and Branding

•   Teaching

•   Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Development

•   Visual Teaching Strategies, Detroit Institute of Arts

•   HubSpot Certified in Social Media, Inbound and Email Marketing

Memberships & Affiliations

•   Volunteer | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

•   Member | International Association of Business Communicators

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