Using the written word, I help families make memories and stick together. A relationships expert, I have written about marriage, sex, in-laws, date nights, and communication for numerous well-known magazines and Web sites. For more than a decade, I have honed my skills as an education reporter with an emphasis on business schools at prestigious publications, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, where I was part of the award-winning business school rankings team. And I've grown adept at covering small business tips, the moving industry, and on occasion women's health and parenting, too.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Community
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
About.com (10+), Bloomberg BusinessWeek (10+), BusinessWeek.com (10+), ItaliansRus.com/La Voce (columnist) (10+), MBAPrograms.org (10+), Yodle (10+), Yahoo News (picked up BW stories) (6-10), MyMidwest (Midwest Airlines) (6-10), Bergen Health & Life magazine (6-10), Go Magazine (AirTran) (6-10), Health Monitor (3-5), Footwear News (3-5), Institutional Investor (1-2), The South Mag (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Hire A Helper (3-5), UNC - Kenan-Flagler Business School (3-5)
Other Work History
I'm trained in public speaking and speak Italian fluently. I blog regularly about marriage and relationships and all things Italian. I have given speeches to groups of 200 or more. I can handle basic html functions to produce pages on Web sites. I have experience building community and creating a dialogue with readers through online forums, blogs, and social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Foreign Language Skills
Blogging and site building on WordPress, YouTube, iMovies, iTunes, AOL, Word, Excel, HTML, Windows XP, Mac, Explorer, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other search engines, PrintShop, InCopy (basics), Adobe Photo Shop (basics), Outlook
MacBook; printer, scanner, and copier; iPhone; Kindle; audio recorder for office, Fuji digital camera, hand-held audio recorder; fax machine; webcam and microphone;
Work Permits & Visas
I'm married to an Italian, and I spend lots of time in southern Italy.
Available upon request
February 2009 Go Getter Award for About.com; 2008 National Magazine Award for Personal Service Online for BusinessWeek's Business School Channel; 2007 National Magazine Award for BusinessWeek's Business Schools Channel; 2008 National Magazine Award for Interactive Service Online for BusinessWeek's Business Schools Channel; 2006 MIN Best Online Community for BusinessWeek.com's Business Schools Channel; December 2005 BusinessWeek.com Breaking News Award; Phi Beta Kappa; Hatchet Best News Writer; Charles Puffenbarger Student Achievement Award; Gridiron Scholarship; Presidential Academic Scholarship; FLHS Journalism Achievement Award
The GW Hatchet Alumni Association, North American Travel Journalists Association