• EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    My expertise in emotive storytelling has helped dozens of Fortune 500 companies win the war for attention and connect with audiences on a deep, memorable, and empathetic level. In early 2016, I established the Upworthy brand video studio, which earned its way into the top .01% of most-watched Facebook branded publishers and won 34 industry awards and honors including a Webby and being recognized by Digiday as 2017's Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands.

    L'OREAL

    Dermablend Reflections

    CRICKET WIRELESS

    Fill My Basket

    ROBIN HOOD

    Moawia

    THE CW

    Coach K

    WALGREENS

    Feel More Like You

    CAPITAL ONE

    Building a Life Together

    STATE FARM

    Jaz's Jammie

    RED ROBIN

    Superfan Sophina

    SUBARU

    Quarter Boy

    MINUTE MAID

    Alison Stroming

    VERIZON

    Street Change

    CLOROX

    The Art of Clean

  • HEAD OF VIDEO | EDITORIAL PROGRAMMING AND STRATEGY

    As platforms constantly evolve, I'm continually innovating ways to give audiences the content they care about. At Discovery Digital, I developed a mixed media experience for Animal Planet called Whale Wars: Blood and Water. This interactive episode, the first of its kind for Discovery, was nominated for an Interactive Emmy and won two Webby Awards. When I became head of video for Upworthy, Facebook announced a major algorithm change the same day. But I was able to pivot and grow views 47% and watch time 114% during my first 10 months. When our organization went through a massive resource reduction as Facebook's algorithm bottomed out, forces that shuttered other social publishers, I grew video watch time an additional 8% and engagement 25%.

     

    Currently, I’m head of sports video for RADIO.COM, overseeing digital video development, content, and strategy for Entercom’s 35 sports markets and its national sports brand, RADIO.COM Sports. Since I joined, RADIO.COM Sports' ad-supported O&O video has grown over 100% year-over-year, bolstered by a record spike in growth during the spring of 2020 despite the COVID-19 sports shutdown. A recently implemented Q4 shift in social video strategy has enjoyed 5000% month-over-month growth on Facebook and 187% month-over-month growth on YouTube.

    WHALE WARS: BLOOD AND WATER SIZZLE

    Discovery (producer + editor)

    HER FIRST BREATH WITH NEW LUNGS

    Upworthy

    (head of video)

    TINY (TOILET) HOME

    Upworthy

    (head of video)

    FIGHTING FOR ACCESSIBILITY

    Upworthy

    (head of video)

    JOSHUA RHODES

    RADIO.COM Sports (supervising producer)

    MIC'D UP IN MIAMI WITH OCHOCINCO

    RADIO.COM Sports (supervising producer)

    EVEREST JUMP LIVE:

    IF YOU SIT YOU DIE

    Discovery (producer + editor)

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

    FOOD COWBOY

    Upworthy (executive producer)

    I WANT THAT, SEASON 6

    (CLIP)

    DIY Network (producer)

    FALCONS LEGENDS VS EAGLES LEGENDS LIVE (CLIP)

    RADIO.COM Sports (supervising producer)

    SURVIVING DEATH: A PARANORMAL DEBATE (CLIP)

    producer + director

    Broadcast on PBS member stations and made available on multiple streaming services

    DISCOVERY DINOSAURS

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL

    Discovery (producer + channel manager)

    over 500 million views

  • REELS

    "PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT" SIZZLE

    Represents who I am as a creative lead focused on emotive storytelling and social good

    PRODUCER SIZZLE

    (2013-2020)

    Reel of my favorite content that I've produced

    SPORTS SIZZLE

    Reel of my sports storytelling

  • RESUME

    • Supervising Producer, RADIO.COM Sports, Entercom  2019-present
    • Head of Video, GOOD | Upworthy  2018-2019
    • Executive Producer, Brand Video Studio GOOD | Upworthy  2015-2019
    • Senior Lecturer, Video Production, University of the Arts  Spring 2017 semester
    • Adjunct Professor, History of Film, Northern Virginia Community College  2013-2015
    • Producer, Discovery Communications  2013-2015
    • Producer, DIY Network’s I Want That (season 6)  2014-2015
    • Editor, CBS News, Washington Bureau  2012-2013
    • Producer/Director, Surviving Death: A Paranormal Debate 2012
    • Media Team Lead, ManTech  Aug 2004-2006 /2007-2012
    • Station Manager, Falmouth Community Television  2006-2007
    • Special Agent, Dept. of Defense, Defense Security Service  2002-2003