In addition to launching and leading digital content as an editor at USA Today, Aol Travel, Mapquest and World Hum, I also report and write. I’m currently finishing up a book project, and I have contributed to the sites I’ve led and elsewhere. Some portfolio highlights:
Co-created groundbreaking culture and travel publication with Jim Benning in 2001. World Hum was acquired by Discovery Communications/Travel Channel in 2007. I stayed with site and co-managed editorial and business operations as Travel Channel employee, then as a partner from 2011-2012. We built the site and the business upon:
Edited, wrote and guided my team’s development of original stories, first-person narratives, guides, videos and interactive maps across desktop, tablets and mobile apps, repositioning and revitalizing a pioneering Internet brand. Under my guidance, my team and I developed:
Domestic and International Destination Coverage
Pop Culture Travel Guides
Daily Travel Content
Created editorial franchises, partnerships and daily stories, including news coverage, videos and first-person narratives, reviving a brand that had been dormant for 18 months. I devised and executed content and social media strategy. Under my guidance, my team and I developed:
Developed and managed content for The Point, an innovative digital portal featuring custom local news and content for USA Today partners. Also, developed and managed destination travel content for 29 domestic and international cities.