About

An award-winning reporter in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

I cover everything but sports for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, which often includes breaking news, business, education, healthcare politics and more.

I also post to the newspaper’s Twitter account and have helped grow its Facebook and Instagram followings.

I handle content curation, copy editing and layout for the community calendar and obituary pages each week — as well as anything else that’s asked of me!

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies with emphasis on both Journalism and Public Relations from Lindsey Wilson College in May of 2020.

Resume

Education

Lindsey Wilson College
Bachelor of Arts: Media Studies
Journalism Emphasis
Public Relations Emphasis
Columbia, Kentucky
Graduated: May 2020
Taylor County High School
College & Career Ready Diploma
Campbellsville, Kentucky
Graduated: May 2015
Green River Area Technology Center
KOSSA Industrial Maintenance Certificate
Greensburg, Kentucky
Awarded: May 2015

Work Experience

Central Kentucky News-Journal
Reporter/Feature Writer/Page Layout
Campbellsville, Kentucky
April 2019 – Present
RaiderView.com Student News Journal
Editor/Social Lead/Web Admin
Columbia, Kentucky
February 2018 – April 2019
Intelenet America, LLC
Customer Service & Sales Agent
Campbellsville, Kentucky
May 2017 – January 2018
Rally’s Hamburgers
Crew Member & Shift Manager
Campbellsville, Kentucky
March 2014 – January 2017

Awards

First Place – Best General News Story
“Board stands behind library”
Kentucky Press Association
January 2020
Second Place – Best Analysis/Enterprise Story “Analyzing the impact of alcohol”Kentucky Press Association
January 2020
Second Place – Best Graphic
“DUI arrests and alcohol-involved incidents since going wet”
Kentucky Press Association
January 2020
Second Place – Best Video
“High School Story — Campbellsville High School”
Kentucky Press Association
January 2020
Outstanding Achievement in Student PublicationsLindsey Wilson College

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Cultural Affairs Committee
Public Relations Liaison

– Coordinated with the college theater, Black Student Union and Women’s Student Union to promote a campus showing of “Ain’t I a Woman!”
Columbia, Kentucky

February
2018 –
April 2019
Etown Allies
Event Organizer

– Stage directed the annual “Life’s a Drag” charity drag show, helping fund the purchase of
– Founding member of the campus ‘Queery’ group, facilitating discussions between LGBT alumni and marginalized students.
– Presented proposals for handling a string of hate crimes at a series of campus-wide forums.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

August 2015 – April 2016
YMCA Youth-in-Government
Club Reporter/Lobbyist/Ambassador

– Created, promoted, and maintained the club’s Twitter account @TCHS_YClub.
– Organized a city-wide donation drive for the nonprofit Waterstep.
Used the Remind platform to communicate with club members.
Drafted, presented, and debated for and against mock legislation at conventions.
Campbellsville, Kentucky

March 2013 – March 2015
Green River Area Technology Center Robotics
Social Lead

Created, promoted, and maintained the club’s Facebook page @GRARobotics.
Collaborated with administrators to plan tours for local business leaders and prospective supporters.
Greensburg, Kentucky

January
2014 –
March 2015

RELEVANT COURSES

Community Reporting ⧫ Broadcast Journalism ⧫ Communication Law & Ethics ⧫ Magazine and Feature Writing ⧫  Mass Media & Society ⧫ Media Writing and Reporting ⧫ Business & Society ⧫ Managerial Communication ⧫ Organizational Communication ⧫ Introduction to Management ⧫ Interactive Media Design ⧫ Computer Concepts & Applications ⧫ Computer Science I ⧫ Introduction to Communication ⧫ Writing Studies II ⧫ Understanding Visual Art ⧫ Introduction to Photography ⧫ Public Relations Principles & Practices ⧫ Intermediate Public Relations ⧫ Topics in Public Relations ⧫ Intercultural Communication ⧫ Computer Graphics I ⧫ Intercultural Communication ⧫ Practicum: Student Media Productions (3x) ⧫ Journalism Internship (2x) ⧫

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • A lifetime of experience using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Spark Post, and InDesign
  • Proficiency in TweetDeck and Facebook Publishing Tools
  • Basic knowledge of video editing in Adobe Premiere
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and Adobe Dreamewaver