Curriculum Vitae


Freelance Reporter
Fast Company, Tom’s Guide. May 2015–Present
• Cover innovation in fields including technology, science, business, politics and art
• Moderate and participate in panel discussions and other presentations
• Write consumer technology reviews and how-tos

Senior Editor
Tom’s Guide. Feb. 2014–May 2015
Established and oversaw industry-leading coverage in beat areas including digital imaging and television, all earning top Google search rankings

Managing Editor/Trend Editor
Tom’s Guide. July 2013–Feb. 2014
• Oversaw mainstream consumer technology news, reviews and features site
• Managed nine staff writers and editors, as well as freelancers

Managing Editor
TechNewsDaily (later merged into Tom’s Guide). Jan. 2012–July 2013
• Oversaw online news site reporting on the technology that will most affect your world
• Supervised a staff of five writers and editors

Freelance Reporter
Wired, Fast Company, Salon. 2011–2012
• Covered consumer technology from both end-user and business perspective
• First journalist covering Occupy Wall Street, embedded through May 2012

Director: Consumer Strategist
Iconoculture, a division of the Corporate Executive Board. 2009–2011
• Analyzed behaviors to identify present and future trends in media, entertainment, technology and the male demographic
• 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
• Identified and covered key trends in technology and media

Senior Associate Editor
PC World magazine. 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)


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

Fluent in German; knowledge of Spanish, Dutch and French