Skilled editor and writer in the lifestyle, design, trends, food, gardening and travel categories. Supervise up to 16 freelance and staff writers, commissioning and editing content, managing budgets, contracts and releases and editorial calendars on HGTV.com. Also supervise original and repack video content for promotion on social and online channels. Experienced in print and digital editing and writing, creating high-performing social and digital video, navigating multiple content management systems, SEO and journalistic best practices. Seasoned freelance lifestyle writer.
Warner Bros. Discovery
Managing Editor, HGTV.com
Work on a small, collaborative HGTV.com team that creates editorial content using SEO analytics and by targeting trending topics.
Spearhead HGTV editorial diversity initiative, commissioning new writers, designers and photographers to meet the company’s diversity goals.
Liaison with renowned NYC trend forecasters Design Works International on translating new design trends to HGTV.com.
Interviewed as home, gardens and lifestyle expert for HGTV magazine, Fox News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Forbes and the Associated Press.
Editor-in-Chief, Made+Remade blog DIYNetwork.com and Roam blog TravelChannel.com
Commissioned, edited and published 12-16 freelance and staff stories weekly for Roam and TravelChannel.com blogs.
Generated stories on London, Ottawa, Canadian wine country, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Paris, New York, New Orleans based on regular travel opportunities.
As editor-in-chief, responsible for planning and launching the first Scripps Networks Interactive website dedicated to gardening HGTVGardens, in February 2013.
Completed Master Gardener certification through Clemson University to further gardening education.
Worked with operations, design and SEO and taxonomy team to launch HGTVGardens. As editorial lead defined the voice and vision of the site after launch.
Winner of multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Garden Writers Association and Cynopsis Digital Model D.
Represented HGTVGardens at events including the Garden Bloggers Conference, the California Spring Trials and London's Chelsea Flower Show.
Served as the second-in-command on The Atlantan’s small editorial staff, working closely with the editor-in-chief. Commissioned and edited work by freelance writers and photographers for The Atlantan the luxury lifestyle magazine for the city, as well as 13 other city magazines in the Modern Luxury family including Manhattan, Angeleno, Dallas and D.C. magazines. Recruited new writers and photographers to the magazine. Helped copyedit and proofread the monthly magazine front-to-back in layout using InDesign. Interviewed many style and culture figures for magazine features including designer Tory Burch, Vogue editor André Leon Talley, Barneys creative director and writer Simon Doonan, Top Chef contributor Hugh Acheson. During my tenure The Atlantan earned Modern Luxury’s company-wide award for editorial excellence.
Contributed major features each month including articles on film, art and culture, business, food/spirits, design, trends and people.
Oversaw annual Arts and Power issue spotlighting significant cultural players in the city of Atlanta.
Planned each issue in conjunction with editor-in-chief, contributed to website and Facebook page, represented at lectures and events.
Creative Loafing Media
Staff Film and Art Critic
Lead art critic and film critic for Atlanta’s alternative newsweekly.
Wrote 4-5 weekly articles on books, film, the visual arts, architecture and personality profiles.
Contributed to blog and weekly podcasts. Lecture, jury film festivals and make radio and television appearances on behalf of Creative Loafing.
National Museum of Women in the Arts - Georgia Chapter | Board Member
Atlanta Film Critics Circle | Co-founder
Idea Capital | Board Member
Southeastern Film Critics Association | Member
Atlanta Celebrates Photography | Gala Committee
Omniture, Excel, HTML, Adobe AEM, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Spredfast, InDesign, WordPress, Jira, Microsoft Office, established and emerging social media platforms and SEO best practices.