Strategic communication, design, writing, editing, Web development

Durham, North Carolina

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About Me

I am a communication professional based in Durham, North Carolina. My career has spanned a wide range of fields and job titles: journalism, advertising, strategic communication, education, nonprofit, designer, writer, copy editor, public-relations specialist .... Two things, however, have remained constant: my passion for storytelling and my thirst for acquiring new knowledge, skills, and experience.

I have overseen communications for the Duke University Graduate School since March 2014. Before that, I spent seven years as the assistant director of communications at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where I transformed what began as a writing position into one where I used my skills and experience in writing, editing, design, photography, multimedia, social media, and web development to help the school communicate with its key audiences through a variety of channels.

I began my career with a decade in journalism, first as a reporter and later as a designer and copy editor. During that time, I rose from intern to lead designer, from a mentee to a mentor. From there, my interest in the visual side of communication led me to design positions in the nonprofit and B2B advertising sectors.

I hold two degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a master's degree in technology and communication.

Outside of work and school, I am husband to a wonderful wife, father to an adorable munchkin, and slave to two demanding black cats. I also produce a podcast where I retell the Chinese classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, in a way that's accessible to a Western audience.