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About Me

Editor | Writer | Brand-Maker

Magazines + Newspapers 

Executive Editor New Jersey Life, New Jersey Life Weddings (new launch) and New Jersey Life Health + Beauty (new launch). Regional women's healthy lifestyle publication.

Executive Editor Art & Antiques and artandantiques.net, international consumer publication for connoisseurs of fine art and antiques. Sub-brands: Emerging Artist magazine, Traveling Collector magazine, ArtScottsdale art fair.

Managing Editor, World Wastes, national environmental magazine for public officials and local governments.

Managing Editor, Corporate Cashflow, national magazine for corporate treasurers, CFOs, and risk managers. 

Corporate Communications and Marketing Director, Tele-Track Inc.

Writer, Courier-News and Home News-Tribune, daily Gannett newspapers in New Jersey.


Affiliations + Appearances + Lectures 

Editorial Chairperson, Board of Directors, Magazine Association of the Southeast (2005–2008)

Travel Classics Europe Conference Editorial Speaker Belfast, Northern Ireland (2009); Como, Italy (2008); Galway, Ireland (2007); Kenmare, Ireland (2005)

Television Jerseylicious series, Style Network (2010); New Jersey News 12 (2010)

Travel Classics West Conference Editorial Speaker Scottsdale, Ariz. (2004, 2005, 2007, 2010)

Emory University Lecturer, Atlanta. Topic: "Writing for Magazines"

Opening Night Gala Keynote Speaker, ATL[04] Atlanta Arts Festival


Books + Consulting 

Editor Recognition with Style magazine, Atlanta (2010–present). Conceptualized publication and served as creative consultant for launch in 2006 through current issues.

Editor/Ghostwriter Playing It Their Way: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Music to Individuals with Special Needs by Karen Z. Kowalski (Mousebox Books, 2007).

Editor Southern Draft Brew News, Canton, GA

Editor/Creative Advisor Copper Kettle Concepts, Marietta, GA. Publishers of  “The American Craft Brewers’ Calendar”


Editorial + Art Judging 

Travel Classics Annual Writing Competition (2004–present)

Magazine Association of the Southeast GAMMA judge (2009, 2010, 2011)

Folio: Eddie Awards judge (2007)

Florence International Biennale of Art, Selection Committee/Nominating Juror (2005)

Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, Calif. Sole judge, plein-air competition “Emerging Artist” category (2005)

Salon d’Arts, Denver Sole judge (2004, 2005)


Education

M.A. English Georgia State University, Atlanta

B.A. English + Journalism University of Delaware. Theatre study abroad, London.

Specialized Study in Journalism University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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