Experience: 
DAILY RACING FORM, Lexington, Kentucky
Sales Editor, October 2012 – Present

- Lead auction and breeding writer for the publication’s bloodstock wing, DRF Breeding. 
- Serves as Michigan correspondent.
- Provides selections for Hazel Park Raceway.
- Provides coverage of key races and industry events, outside of the above responsibilities.
- Produces content on a breaking, daily, and weekly basis for print and online publications.
- Writes "The Year in Sales and Breeding" for DRF's annual reference book, the American Racing Manual.

ARABIAN FINISH LINE, Frederick, Maryland
Columnist/Reporter, March 2011 - Present
- Monthly column, “Making Claims” discusses topics pertinent to Arabian racing in North America and the overall racetrack experience.
- Covering Arabian racing in North America including stakes recaps, profiles and photos.

THOROUGHBRED TIMES, Lexington, Kentucky
Staff Writer, August 2011 – September 2012
- Covered key industry events, including Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races, sales, meetings, and social events.
- Became the publication’s primary auction reporter.
- Proofread and edited pages for the print magazine and daily email publications.
- Provided photography when needed.
- Posted stories online using a web content management system.

MIDWEST THOROUGHBRED, Palatine, Illinois
Contributing Editor – Michigan and Indiana, March 2011 – August 2011

- Wrote print and online features, focusing on Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in Michigan and Indiana.
- Provided photography to support stories.

THOROUGHBRED TIMES, Lexington, Kentucky
Intern, May 2008 – August 2008

-Served as Interim Assistant Today Editor until the position could be permanently filled.
- Wrote previews and recaps of graded stakes races.
- Proofread pages for daily email production.
- Produced news and feature stories for the weekly magazine.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Staff Reporter, August 2007 - May 2008
- Wrote features and profiles under deadline pressure while maintaining a full class load.

Freelance Work: 
My work has been published on a freelance basis in Thoroughbred Times, Thoroughbred Times TODAY, Midwest Thoroughbred, Arabian Finish Line, Louisiana Horse, American Racehorse, the Breeders' Cup website, Michigan Horse Sports, Thorofan.com, NTRA.com and StallionESearch.com.

Organizations:
ARABIAN JOCKEY CLUB
Graded Stakes Committee, April 2013 - Present
- Participate in deciding graded and listed status for North American Arabian stakes races.

Awards:
Media Eclipse Award honorable mention, 2013
- Writing – Feature/Commentary, for “Finding Charley."

Media Sovereign Award finalist, 2016
- Writing, for "Giant Gizmo rocketing up the charts."

Media Sovereign Award finalist, 2015
- Writing, for "Smart Strike remembered for versatility."

- Co-authored with Nicole Russo.

Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media, 2015
- For articles, blog posts or video pertaining to a handicapping topic, presented by Brisnet.com.

- Winning story: "Kentucky Derby 2015: Who is bred for the distance?"

A.R.A.B. of Michigan Judith Cooper Award, 2012
- For service to the Michigan Arabian racing industry.

American Horse Publications Equine Media Award - 2nd Place, 2016
- Feature Single Article, Circulation over 20,000/AUV over 50,000, for "The Edward P. Evans Dispersal: Five Years Later.

Projects:
BLOG, October 2008 – September 2011
The Michigan-Bred Claimer
URL: http://mibredclaimer.wordpress.com

- Produced original written content, photos and research.
- Focused on topics pertinent to Michigan Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Arabian racing.

MOUNT PLEASANT MEADOWS, May 2010 - September 2013
Facebook Administrator

- Built racetrack's corporate Facebook page.
- Provided live racing photos.
- Updated track records page.

Education:
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism: News Editorial, December 2009

Grade Point Average: 3.65
Graduated Cum Laude.