New Bio is LIVE

25 Sep

I’ve taken my new page live!

This is DEFINITELY a beta version. At the moment, each section under ‘My Professional History’ links to the existing portfolio on this site. That should change quickly as I get more familiar with the new platform.

If you are reading this and clicking over to the new site, please consider dropping me a line and offering any feedback you have. It would be greatly appreciated.



New Direction

24 Sep

I am drafting a new personal page to serve as my online portfolio. Eventually, I will link to my new Bio/Portfolio page with the end goal of taking it fully live and then casting THIS site off to the annals of the interwebs to drift like a rudderless ship. For now, the resume featured here is up to date, and I am using the post feature as a soundingboard for my progress as I organize my thoughts/ data.

My vision is that the new Bio/Portfolio will:

  • Be a more modern and attractive version of THIS page
  • Help me grow my professional network
  • Provide a platform for developing my freelance / fulltime career
  • ¬†Drive traffic to my recipe blog¬†Ate Up A-Dub
  • Help mold that blog into what I had originally envisioned it – a well-developed outline for a potential cookbook.

I’m hoping, too, that by putting this all in writing and compiling it digitally I will be more inclined to following through with the plan.


Updates and more …

22 Sep

I have begun getting this site back up to date. Please see the ‘RESUME’ tab for an up-to-date version of my current resume. As always, if you would like a PDF. version or are interested in more writing samples – do not hesitate to contact me.

I will also be adding new tabs for the writing work I completed at Woodblock Chocolate as well as some freelance article I wrote for

I am creating a more modern looking version of this portfolio which I will be linking to hopefully within the next week.

Also, look for updates to my food blog which has sat dormant for a long, long time. While I haven’t been posting there much, my cooking chops have greatly improved and I have quite a few recipes and projects I am excited to share.



Turn The Page

20 Sep

I have been thrust back into the job market.

This morning I:

  • Dusted off my resume
  • Applied to 3 jobs
  • Uploaded my resume to 2 different job hunt sites

This site will be updated regularly with current writing samples, thoughts on my job hunt, and links to my blogs..


No Ordinary January

1 Feb

Well, another January come and gone. I rang it out with a bang this week, getting to add another line to the freelance section of my 2013 resume. Spending time crafting strategic messages is always rewarding in its own right, but getting paid for it is even better. It is an added bonus when the work is for friends and I can hopefully help them land some interesting work.

This past month was a good month. I have rejuvenated my creative spark and am as determined as ever to position myself as an asset in the writing/ editing field. My diligence earned me some unique experiences that may not lead to full-time work but are definitely worth the stories they generated.

Please peruse my resume and writing samples from various jobs and don’t hesitate to contact me or provide feedback. Here is to a productive and exciting February.


Post Haste

23 Jan

Piecing together this portfolio has been an arduous task. There is no lack of content, but sometimes it feels like an expert-level game of Tetris trying to get everything to fit right. I am debating creating a new page for my poetry, but I’m not sure how to display them. I know, though, that my best bet is getting them off the front page and letting the posts be updates on advancements to the portfolio and to the job hunt.

Here is a quick rundown for the day. I:

Applied to two jobs. (1 copy writing and 1 copy editing)

Signed up for a free webinar through Ohio State called “Your Resume – Creating a Marketing Piece”

Created an page and published a link on the right-hand column. CLICK THE PIC!

Oh, and check out Ate Up A-Dub for a new cookie recipe!



Reflection on Mirror Lake

14 Nov

This duck. He
or she. Mallard
or not. Not
teal but ice
blue with death.
Bobs atop
a pond. A mop
sopping up my eyes.
Wonder if the bread
was stale. Poisoned
by crusty shards of carb.
Awkward neck bent
silently. Stuck
staring at the mossy
green water.
What once was a haven
now serves as a grave.