Professional journalism since 1985

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LOS ANGELES TIMES – Researcher/Reporter – 2007 –2009
Reported on breaking news of national significance in the Pacific Northwest. Wrote trend and feature stories for the newspaper's National Desk. Assisted national correspondents with research projects and with fast-moving news coverage. Bylined articles were syndicated in large daily newspapers nationwide. Original story subjects were chased by the Washington Post, Today Show and Wall Street Journal.

SEATTLE BUSINESS magazine – Freelance Writer – 2009 --
Write business technology news and features including profile, trend and cover stories. Focus on technology companies including global Internet, software and wireless businesses.

GEAR TRENDS magazine – Freelance Writer – 2008 –
Write news and trend stories for this outdoor fitness retail trade magazine and news site. Article topics include social media for outdoor adventure firms, entertainment technology integration into exercise equipment, commercial real estate trends, retail economic trends, markdown and return strategies.

WASHINGTON LAW & POLITICS magazine – Freelance Contributor – Spring 2009
Chronicled a successful grassroots movement across Washington state to fund school librarians. – News Editor – 1999 – 2006
Edited fast-paced and profitable online technology news Web portal that generated over 1.2 million page views per month. Managed staff of six reporters. Assigned, edited and posted daily news stories. Wrote headlines. Constantly updated homepage. Wrote e-mail newsletters, interactive polls and blogs. Leveraged basic HTML skills. Deployed SEO techniques. Also created content for InformationWeek, CRN, Network Computing, EE Times and InternetWeek.

COMPUTER RESELLER NEWS – Senior Editor – 1996 - 1999
Consistently beat competitors in reporting Microsoft business and technology news for this leading computer industry trade magazine. Interviewed and profiled computer industry leaders such as Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Steve Ballmer, Nathan Myrhvold, Linus Torvalds and Kim Polese.

USA TODAY – Freelance Writer – 1996 – 1997
Wrote for special education supplements inside the LIFE section. Articles included an in-depth look at Heritage College, a haven for low-income students and migrant farm workers on an Indian reservation in Eastern Washington and a review of how improvements in printing technology changed textbooks.

ASIA TIMES – Freelance Writer -- 1996 -- 1997
Wrote several business and technology stories for this large daily newspaper circulated in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. Highlights included a story on Chinese-Americans researching Immigration and Naturalization files at the National Archives' Pacific Northwest office and one about Asian Americans in Seattle communicating with Internet cafés in Kuala Lumpur and Kowloon.

SEATTLE TIMES – Freelance Writer -- 1993 - 1994
Wrote lifestyle features, event, restaurant and book reviews for zoned editions and weekend entertainment section. Wrote up poetry festivals, ceramics shows, outdoor theater, and an overview of historic churches in South King County. Reviewed diners, pizza joints and bar food from Enumclaw to SeaTac.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL – Freelance Writer – 1993 -- 1995
Wrote in-depth profiles of several municipal, district and superior court judges, many of whom were prominent newsmakers. Each profile involved multiple interviews, legal research and first-hand observation of the jurists' courtroom style. Also contributed features on subjects of interest to the legal profession.

SEATTLE WEEKLY– Freelance Writer – Nov. 10, 1993
Searched flea markets, second-hand stores and pawn shops and dug up histories of discarded war medals. The search was a recreation of a famous author's hunt for the "market price of valor."

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL – Seattle Bureau Chief – 1993 – 1996
Reported and edited breaking news stories and features on all topics that made news throughout the Pacific Northwest. Wrote hard news and features on business, crimes, politics, sports and social issues. Hired, trained, edited and supervised in-bureau interns, stringers and part-time staff.

L.A. DAILY BREEZE– Los Angeles, Education Writer – 1986 - 1993
Covered diverse cross-section of L.A. schools and colleges and often beat the rival Los Angles Times on significant news. Also wrote for Santa Monica Outlook, San Pedro News-Pilot and Copley News Service.

COLORADO SPRINGS SUN – Reporter at 45,000-circulation daily – 1985 - 1986
Started as intern for one legislative term in state capital bureau, then hired full-time in main newsroom.




  • Greater Los Angeles Press Club (breaking news coverage)
  • Colorado Springs Press Club (team breaking news coverage)
  • Copley Newspapers, Inc. (team breaking news coverage)
  • California Teachers Association (overall coverage of education, best in state – twice)
  • California School Boards Association (three awards: best news, feature and news series)
  • Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association (investigative reporting)
  • President, Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington chapter 1996. Chair regional conference on online media. Finance committee chair 2001 national SPJ convention.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Western State College of Colorado
-- Journalism coursework completed at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado – Boulder, and University of Washington.

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