I am a writer in Chicago, focused on food and drink, after a long career as a political analyst. I have great contacts with people who are working to improve how we eat and drink, in areas such as sustainable agriculture and artisanship in food, craft brewing and distilling.
Sports & Recreation
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CQ Researcher (an affiliate of Sage Publications) (1-2), Examiner.com (10+), Edible Chicago magazine (1-2), Edible Michiana magazine (1-2), Graze magazine (1-2), Cooler on the Lake Shore blog (10+), Hop Head Farms website (6-10), Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball (1-2), CQ Press (an affiliate of Sage Publications) (1-2)
Other Work History
I publish a personal blog called Cooler on the Lake Shore (www.chicagonow.com/cooler-lake-shore) that provides a well-rounded look at my interests in food, drink, sports and photography.
Photography and basic photo-editing skills.
WordPress, Word, Excel, Various text publishing programs
Digital camera, desktop and laptop computers, iPad, iPhone (including camera), iPhoto, Befunky photo editing program, digital voice recorder, Google Hangout, Logitech webcam
Available by the dozens.
Current president (since May 2013) of the Michigan State University Alumni Club of Chicago, and member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association's International Advisory Board. Was a longtime member of the National Press Club in Washington, DC.