- University of Southern CaliforniaSpecialized Journalism: The Arts, 2013 - 2014During my nine months of studying for my degree, I studied how the journalism world is changing and the use of digital technology in this industry. My tech skills were used in audio production, minor video production, and a class that involved the creation of an interactive journalistic piece, coding the HTML and CSS from the ground up. My studies also involved writing several pieces for the news website Neon Tommy and the radio station Annenberg Radio News, which are linked on my website.
- Park UniversityCommunication Arts: Journalism, 1992 - 1995
I have a BA in Communication Arts: Journalism (theatre minor) from Park University, and an MA in Specialized Journalism: The Arts from the University of Southern California. In May 2010, I was chosen as a Fellow at the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater.
Originally from the Midwest and now living in Los Angeles, I am a writer and editor, with a work background as a marketing/administrative assistant. My talents also include event coordination/organizing, photography, marketing/public relations knowledge, audio production, minor video production, and minor website creation.
I have a passion for the performing arts (primarily theatre), and have over 20 years of experience working with arts organizations, from on stage to back stage to board membership. This includes almost 10 years with KC Stage, a magazine covering the performing arts for the Kansas City metro area. I also have a passion for geek culture, mostly TV and movies such as the trinity of SuperWhoLock (Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock), the Marvel movies, and anything by Joss Whedon. I love listening to podcasts (especially Welcome to Night Vale and The Thrilling Adventure Hour), gaming, and reading.