I'm the director of Editorial Products at Vox Media, a group that builds scalable, multiplatform storytelling tools for all of our brands.

Prior to joining Vox Media, I was the news applications editor at The Seattle Times. And before that, I did product design at two publishing startups, Publish2 and Spot.us. I studied journalism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

Leads the efforts of our Editorial Products group, working with the tools team, features team, and editorially embedded teams on each of the seven sites to manage the conception and development of editorial storytelling projects and products. 

Pro at being: keeper of the editorial products schedule, herder of stakeholders, improver of editorial product processes, decider of the team’s goals and success.

Product Director, Editorial, Vox Media

January 2015 - Present

Product Manager, Vox Media

January 2014 - January 2015

Parties in the sweet spot between engineering, design, journalism and advertising to make kickass storytelling products on our editorial apps team that serves all seven of Vox Media's sites.

Pro at: Prototyping concepts, abstracting broad editorial ideas into tangible technical pieces, scoping for reusability, writing bomb stakeholder emails.

News applications editor, The Seattle Times

November 2012 – January 2014

I worked within the newsroom and with counterparts in new media and IT to help conceive and build tools for presenting news and information in innovative ways, with an eye toward growing audience and engagement. 

Associate Producer, The Seattle Times

June 2011 – November 2012

As an associate producer at The Seattle Times, I split my time between producing the seattletimes.com homepage and leading various web projects for the  newsroom.


Blogger, 10000 Words / MediaBistro

October 2010 — November 2012

In my free time, wrote blog posts about trends, news, and tips in online multimedia storytelling, specifically in how it relates to the design process.

Applying multimedia skills to non multimedia jobs5 ways journalists can use QR codesFour major sins of news design


Product designer, Publish2

December 2010 — January 2012

 Lead design initiatives for the journalism start-up that builds collaborative web tools for newspapers: UI concepts for web app, writing specs for new functionality, completing QA testing, designing in-house marketing materials, writing blog posts, doing market research.


Designer, Spot Us

October 2009 - May 2011

Worked with the CEO and an engineer redesign Spot.us, an experimental community-funded journalism site. 

Spot.us redesign


Creative director, CoPress

October 2009 - January 2010

Ran a startup with a bunch of cool people and did a little bit of everything in the process. We moved student newspapers from proprietary CMSes to open source software. 


Reporter / web producer, Mayberry Broadcasting

June 2007 - June 2008

Reporter and on-air personality, talkin' about local government, crime and education in the southern part of central San Joaquin Valley Calif. Also built and managed the website.