RESUME OVERVIEW

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Experience

SEO Writing.

Plan, research, write, manage search engine optimization (SEO) content for small-business clients in various markets and industries.

Visiting Assistant Professor.

Conceived, developed, implemented, and taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Arts & Technology (ATEC) and Emerging Media & Communications (EMAC) programs.

Research, Product Design & Development.

Planned, implemented, directed, and managed strategic design research programs for the conceptualization, development, and manufacturer of products, services, experiences, and programs for a variety of clients.

Reporter, Investigative Writer.

Beat reporter and investigative journalist covering collegiate and professional athletics, including: Southern Methodist University, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Texas Rangers and Major League Baseball, Dallas Cowboys and National Football League, Dallas Mavericks, professional boxing and U.S. Olympic events.

Of Note

LAST100 and READWRITEWEB

Paid professional blogger.

Covered digital lifestyle and technology. Subjects included Apple and introduction of iPhone, iTunes, App Store; Google and early development of so-called Gphone (what became Andoid OS for mobile devices); mobile spectrum and communications; Sony, Nintendo, among other topics.

CARTER & BURGESS

Corporate Communications.

Content creation for corporate communications, including press releases; newsletter design, reporting, and content development; client magazine content, among others.

Specialties

STORYTELLING and WRITING

multiple source and subject-matter development

deadline writing and production

editing and content planning

art direction and multi-platform content development (print, digital, device)

RESEARCH

b2b and b2c, consumer, market, culture, trends, technology, future forecasting

user research: day in the life, unmet needs, unexpressed needs, age group and demographics

competitive analysis and secondary research

ethnographic: field observation, shadowing, contextual inquiry, interviewing, heuristics

focus groups, small group interviewing

photography, audio, video recording and production in research

SENSE-MAKING AND ANALYSIS

frame-working, AEIOU, affinity diagramming, behavioral mapping, brainstorming, word sketching, design workshops, task analysis, scenario development, business case studies

secondary research

focus groups, small group interviewing

PEOPLE

ambassador, evangelist to the public

strong individual & group communications; work well with diverse points of view & opinions; ask questions, listen well

comfortable with chaos, complexity, ambiguity, serendipity

officer in Knights of Columbus, volunteer at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and City of Grapevine, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Dallas Museum of Art