Curriculum Vitae

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Freelance Reporter
Fast Company, Tom’s Guide. 2011-2012
• Cover innovation in a broad range of fields, including technology, business, politics, art
• Write consumer technology reviews and how-tos

Senior Editor
Tom’s Guide, a division of Purch (formerly Tech Media Network). Feb. 2014-present
Established and continue to oversee industry-leading coverage in several beat areas, all earning top Google search rankings:
• Digital imaging – camera reviews and photography how-tos.
• All things TV – television reviews and recommendations as well as all aspects of online TV, including cord-cutting advice, set-top box and other hardware reviews, what-to-watch recommendations, and legal/policy issues (such as Net neutrality)

Managing Editor/Trend Editor
Tom’s Guide. July 2013-Feb. 2014
• Oversaw online news site dedicated to guiding mainstream consumers through the hottest topics in technology, from the established to the emerging
• Directly supervised three writers and editors, managed coverage with an additional six staff writers shared between media properties, as well as a cadre of freelancers
• Selected content and crafted presentation based on a balance of SEO, social media trends and expert editorial insights

Managing Editor
TechNewsDaily, a division of Tech Media Network. Jan. 2012-July 2013.
• Oversaw online news site reporting on the technology that will most affect your world, from Facebook to warp drive
• Supervised a staff of five writers and editors
• Improved site performance by working with development, SEO and social teams

Freelance Reporter
Wired, Fast Company, Salon. 2011-2012
• Covered consumer technology from an end-user and business perspective
• First journalist on the scene for Occupy Wall Street, continued coverage embedded with the movement through May 2012

Director: Consumer Strategist
Iconoculture, a division of the Corporate Executive Board. 2009–2011
• Studied consumer behavior in media/entertainment/technology, male demographic
• Analyzed values driving behavior to identify present and future trends
• Developed custom recommendations for consumer-focused companies and agencies

Senior Technology Editor
Popular Science, Science Illustrated. 2007–2009
• Tracked key technological developments in consumer products
• Managed the “What’s New” section and “Best of What’s New” special issue and awards

Freelance Writer and Editor
The New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, Popular Science, Fast Company, Slate, Gizmodo, PC World, Technologizer, Real Simple (others). 1996–1999, 2004–2007, 2009–2012
• Identify and cover key trends in technology and media

Senior Associate Editor
PC World magazine, pcworld.com. 1999–2004
• Tracked major developments during emergence of the contemporary technology era
• Co-managed lab testing for hardware, software and online services

Acting Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. 1998
• Identified and cultivated donor relationships, developed grant proposals

Policy Analyst
Resource Renewal Institute. 1995–1996
• Served as analyst and online content manager for environmental-policy NGO
• Work culminated in the book Our Common Journey: A Pioneering Approach to Cooperative Environmental Management (1999)

EDUCATION

Fulbright Scholar/Educator
Dresden, Germany. 1993–1994
• Taught high-school and adult continuing-education English classes
• Studied at the University of Dresden

Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service
Cum Laude, Georgetown University. 1989–1993

Languages
Fluent in German; knowledge of Spanish, Dutch and French