MY WRITING LIFE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have spent the past 25 years writing and editing at newspapers and magazines. At The Philadelphia Business Journal, I currently cover the non-profit, tourism, and restaurant industries. In addition to my work at the Business Journal, I have written for Rowing News, The New York Times, Masters Rowing News, and Row2K.com. Before coming to the Business Journal, I wrote about business for daily newspapers including American Banker, The Post-Tribune, and The Courier-Post.

THE PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL
June 1999-Present
Reporter
*Cover the restaurant, hospitality, tourism, marketing, and non-profit industries for weekly print edition
*Write daily blog for pbj.com.
*Take photos and compile slideshows for pbj.com.
*Manage #PHLBizBites Twitter feed
*Film weekly TV segments about local restaurants for Eye Opener morning show on PHL17 TV station

VANGUARD
June 1997-June 1999
Senior Reporter
*Wrote brochures for 401K investors

AMERICAN BANKER NEWSPAPER
January 1997 – June 1997
Reporter
*Covered the mutual fund industry for daily newspaper serving the banking industry

THE (GARY, IND.) POST TRIBUNE
October 1995 – June 1997
Business Editor/Reporter
*Wrote and edited local business stories including coverage of the steel industry and the Chicago Bears’ potential move to Gary.

THE (CAMDEN, NJ) COURIER-POST
January 1990 – October 1995
Business Reporter (1990 – 1994)
Business Editor (1994-1995)
*Covered the banking and retail industries
*In 1994, became business editor, supervising staff of three reporters

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
January 1989-January 1990
Stringer/Reporter
*Wrote stories covering municipal government for Burlington County section plus feature stories for main paper

FREELANCE WORK THE NEW YORK TIMES
 April 1998-August 2008
Freelance Writer
*Wrote stories for the sports, weekend warrior and Long Island sections.

LIQUID SALT – CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF SURFING
2010
Contributor
*Conducted interviews with surfboard shapers Terry Martin and Michel Junod

ROWERS DIGEST – THE MAGAZINE OF THE MASTERS ROWING ASSOCIATION
2006
Editor
*Edited and wrote the online quarterly magazine for the Masters Rowing Association.

ROWING NEWS
2005-2011
Correspondent
 *Wrote feature stories plus race reports and smaller department pieces for monthly magazine serving the rowing community.

EDUCATION
Goddard College – Plainfield, Vermont
Graduated: 1988
B.A. in Nonfiction Writing

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