My Story

Like many communications professionals, my career path has been charted through equal parts flexibility, skill, and good fortune. I grew up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In the few years that followed, I relocated to central New Jersey, and had the opportunity to work in several fields I really enjoy, including the outdoors (as Community Information Assistant for the Monmouth County Park System) and then the book world (at Barnes & Noble). At Barnes & Noble, I spent several years as a Community Relations Manager, organizing book fairs and author events, leading book discussions and writing groups, and producing a monthly calendar of events.

In 2000, I relocated to Pittsburgh, where I got a Master's Degree in Corporate Communications from Duquesne University. Shortly after getting my degree, I began volunteering in the communications department of Carnegie Museum of Art. I was soon hired to assist with the 2004 Carnegie International and stayed on for a few years until getting recommended for a marketing job at the local public radio station, WDUQ 90.5 FM. Not long after starting there, I was promoted to Director of Marketing and Communication.

Having worked in many small communications departments, I have come to appreciate that, while it takes a certain amount of talent to get most projects done, it takes flexibility, versatility, and ease-of-temperament to do them well. If I can help put these combined skills to work for your organization, please let me know.