Enthusiastic, polished media and entertainment professional with extensive business and creative content development experience within deadline-oriented organizations. Highly motivated individual skilled in building relationships with clients and colleagues as well as successfully navigating numerous tasks simultaneously. Collaborative communicator continually focused on creating exceptional writing and broadcast pieces and enhancing producing and copywriting skills. Passionate about meeting new people, learning their backgrounds, and presenting their stories and perspectives
Areas of Expertise include:
§ Fundraising & Marketing
§ Business Writing
§ Organization & Multi-Tasking§ Business Development
§ Relationship Building
§ Client Services§ Sales Planning & Operations
§ Creative Writing & Editing
§ Technical Problem Resolution
Certification in Cultural Journalism @ EMERSON COLLEGE | Boston, MA
— Jul 2019
Bachelor of Arts in English & Certificate in Communication @ SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE | Manchester, NH
— Jul 2019
OWNER & PERFORMING ARTS WRITER @ THE SLEEPLESS CRITIC
Create and develop business interviewing a variety of guests throughout all areas of the arts. Compose music and write theatre reviews with various organizations within the arts including Lyric Stage, Boston Pops, The Boston Ballet, Celebrity Series of Boston, Americana Theatre Company, and The Company Theatre.
• Conducted interviews with Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Sue Gilad, and Ken Davenport.
• Interviewed and provided content for broadcaster Hall of Fame recipient Ron Della Chiesa’s biographical memoir “Radio, My Way.”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER @ AXS.COM • Los Angeles, CA
— Jul 2016
Conducted in-depth interviews, reviews, and drafted press releases for online articles on social media in Boston and New York City to market and promote films, concerts, and theatre events.
TRAFFIC ANCHOR @ IHEARTMEDIA/TOTAL TRAFFIC NETWORK • Medford, MA
Develop and present morning and afternoon drive time reports to sponsored local and national stations at varying locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire including Sirius, the Weather Channel, Bloomsburg, iHeartRadio. Also fulfill the role of live on-air traffic personality for WATD 95.5 FM.
• Created, presented, and voiced all morning and afternoon traffic reports requiring on-air presence daily.
• Selected to handle additional traffic reports and significant responsibilities throughout company relocation.
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR @ WQPH 89.3 FM • Fitchburg, MA
Collaborate with production engineer to create new and more efficient daily traffic logs. Design strategic marketing and on-air fundraising efforts and write copy for commercials. Compose and produce traffic log programming and market local events. Supply technical support as needed, voice commercials, and write copy for commercials.
BOSTON PERFORMING ARTS WRITER – INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR @ EXAMINER.COM • Denver, CO
— Jul 2016
Assigned various interviews and pieces within Boston’s performing arts sector. Interview guests included Brian O’Donovan, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Dickey Barrett, Beyoncé’s dancer Ebony Williams, and opera singer Joseph Calleja.
• Achieved recognition as a top 5 best performing arts writer within organization.
TRAFFIC PRODUCER @ IHEARTMEDIA/TOTAL TRAFFIC NETWORK
— Nov 2012
Conducted research and supplied real-time traffic updates to New England listeners and GPS devices for weekday rush hour, afternoon, weekends, and holidays. Skilled at utilizing police scanner data, cameras, and online resources to facilitate most accurate reports.
• Provided listeners with accurate traffic data and reports in real-time, developing environments.
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR/AIR TALENT/CLIENT SERVICES/PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR @ SALEM RADIO BOSTON • Quincy, MA
— Dec 2011
Selected by Operations Manager and Production Director to handle their responsibilities during absences. Spearheaded a new public service show, “Community Spotlight,” and developed commercials for show featured on radio stations. Oversaw “Sunday Evening Irish with Bill Porter” on WROL AM 950 and presented live Boston University and Boston College sports games. Produced Boston Red Sox live in Spanish. Counseled clients one-on-one for recording, editing, and broadcasting contracted content, programs, and commercials with the station for various shows and fundraising campaigns.
• Awarded Rowan Employee of the Month in recognition of dedication and proactivity in position.
• Produced numerous shows, live broadcasts, and worked one-on-one with clients to advise on fundraising for their programs.
PRODUCER/DISC JOCKEY @ WPLM 99.1 FM • Plymouth, MA
— Dec 2009
Created broadcasts that included weather, traffic, and reports and filled in as on-air personality when needed. Oversaw and produced programs including “Strictly Sinatra” and “Music America” with Ron Della Chiesa.