Barbara Jordan Award, “for the excellence in the communication of the reality of disabled people,” 1998

Luce Award, “special interests finalist,” 2007

Bronze Lowell Thomas Award, Southern Living “Tales from the Road” blog contributor, 2009

Professional Experience

Southern Living Magazine, Birmingham, AL   2000-2009

Associate Travel Editor

Wrote, developed, and packaged travel and lifestyle stories for the travel section of the magazine, as well as the Southern Living web page.

Generated consistent editorial content, covering Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, as well as “Best of Southern Living” content, giving an in-depth, firsthand knowledge of travel destinations in the South.

Leader of the Southwest team, organizing coverage of five states and managing three writers.

Selected to edit the travel section of the Favorites 13th bonus issue of Southern Living.  Included editing all stories and overseeing all design layout and production, as well as writing content.

Coordinated and wrote the Texas and Florida special advertising sections of the magazine, which each ran twice yearly and generated an incremental $1 million in revenue.

Wrote “10 under $100,” voted a favorite story of readers two years in a row.

Wrote award-winning “40 Things Every Southerner Must Do.”  Story was awarded Luce Award finalist in the special interests division in 2007.

Managed and mentored travel interns and other travel writers, which resulted in three full-time position hires.

Assistant Travel Editor (2000-2004)

Mentored interns, generated monthly content and coordinated photo shoots for stories.

Décor and Style Magazine, San Diego, CA1999-2000

Managing Editor

Wrote and edited home and style articles; oversaw and edited all freelance material.

Ranch and Cove Magazine, San Diego, CA1998-1999

Managing Editor

Richardson Daily News, Dallas, TX 1997-1998

Editor Lifestyles Section


B.A., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

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