Food Blogger & Associate Editor — “The Nervous Breakdown” (Sept. 2011 — present)
First food writer added to expanding Arts & Culture section of “The Nervous Breakdown,” a six-year-old e-zine with a monthly unique readership of more than 100,000. Promoted to Associate Editor in April 2012.
Founder/Writer/Director/Producer — The League Of Miscreants (May 2010 – present)
Launched a successful theater company. Co-wrote, directed, produced, and appeared in best-selling Chicago Fringe Festival plays “The Roast of Piglet” and “The Roast of Santa Claus,” both of which have moved to the for-profit stage at Gorilla Tango Theater. Also planned and executed innovative (and wildly successful) guerilla marketing strategy.
Senior Writer — “The Roe Report” (Feb. 2009 – Nov. 2010)
National weekday radio feature; wrote news-based, demographic-tailored, comic material on daily hard deadline. Ratings rose to 3.1 M listeners on 33 stations nationally during my tenure.
Freelance Copyeditor (Oct. 2010 – Feb. 2011)
“Translated” the English-language writing of nonfluent technical writers, then edited and rewrote technical health articles for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and consistency.
Contributor — “Best Food Writing” (July 2011)
Freelance Podcaster & Reporter (Oct. 2005 – Present)
Published in the Keynoter, Missouri Life, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Chicago Journal. Regular contributor to Keyscast, a podcast venture based in the Florida Keys. Also provided photographs to accompany material.
Internet Director and Content Strategist — ABC Radio Chicago (1999 – 2005)
Inaugural Internet strategist – development, site coding, site content, and launch – for three major-market radio stations: WLS, WMVP, and WXCD. Strategies were so successful that WLS topped 700,000 page views per month in 2002, with an audience primarily over 50. Managed listener contact via email, blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and message boards. Served as sole point of contact coordinating management, talent, support staff, IT, web developers, sales, marketing, network, and engineering.
General Manager — Private Practice of Emily Brouilette, CFP® (2005 – Present)
Two-state private financial-planning firm. Manage all marketing and advertising. Oversee annual budget, general accounting, office logistics, and travel. Gross income has increased by over 200% during my tenure, and costs have dropped by more than 50%.
Program producer — WLS & WMVP (1997 – 1999)
Content writer, researcher, contributor, and booker for news and sports talk radio programs.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, May 1997, Columbia College Chicago, Broadcast Journalism – Radio
Excellent references available on request. (Names withheld here for privacy reasons.)