One thing I’ve always known: I love the written word. In high school I decided I wanted to be a storyteller. I took journalism classes as early as I can remember. While I quickly learned that being in front of a camera was not for me, I wanted to be the one behind the scenes: creating the content, organizing everything and solving problems.
Something I’ve discovered more recently: I’m very passionate about health and wellness. Sitting on a spin bike, lifting weights, trying out new workout gear, finding healthy food, perusing food blogs for easy, healthy recipes, talking to people about what to eat right before or after a workout…that’s when I’m most invigorated.
I’ve always been a people-pleaser. If I could, I’d solve the world’s problems. While I realize that is quite the pipe dream, especially in the volatile world we are living in now, there is a way I can make a difference. Putting my skills to work in the area that I care most about it is the logical place to start. So while I love keeping up with my own day to day health and fitness regimen, nothing means more to me than spreading the importance of health to others – helping them learn how to take care of themselves, that it’s not as hard as it looks, and why it matters.
When you work on something you’re passionate about, your work shines. I’ve learned that over the last couple of years working as a freelance writer and marketer in the health and wellness space. I love the content I create and the process of creating it. My process is efficient, organized and constantly communicated to my teams.
For almost five years, I worked at the New York assignment desk for CNN, including serving as the sole overnight news editor for a year and a half. At CNN, I honed my resource management, communications and organizational skills. I also have basic front-end development skills (HTML and CSS) and my digital marketing capabilities include email marketing (Mailchimp), Google Analytics, social media marketing, blogging, Shopify, WordPress, Squarespace and more. Between my traditional, editorial work and new skills in the digital space, plus experience in many company cultures from corporate to small-team startup, I am prepared to take on a wide range of roles in the communications world.
A New Yorker with a Midwestern sense of kindness thanks to four years at Ohio University (go bobcats!), plus a stint across the pond in London, I can work well with anyone and in any environment or situation.
I love dogs, camp, skiing, travel, high intensity workouts and food. All the food.