Resume

Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer (July 2015 – present)
Metro Parks Tacoma
Responsible for media, public and government relations for the state’s oldest park district, which manages 60+ properties.

City Councilmember (2012 – present)
City of Fircrest
Elected in November 2011, and re-elected in 2015, to Position 5 of this council that serves 6,600+ residents.

Director of Communications (2009 – 2015)
Pierce County
Managed media and public relations for the second-largest county in Washington, serving 800,000+ residents. Oversight included operations of Pierce County TV, and combined spending of $2.5 million a year.

Assistant Managing Editor for News/Public Life Team Leader (2001 – 2009)
The News Tribune
Led the award-winning team that covered various levels of government before a promotion to overseeing all news reporting teams.

Reporter and editor (1990 – 2001)
The Associated Press
Worked as a reporter in Raleigh NC, Harrisburg PA and Olympia WA. My specialty was statehouse reporting, but I enjoyed filling in as a backup sportswriter when needed.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in history (journalism minor)
North Carolina State University

More details, including samples of my work, can be found on my LinkedIn profile.