I’m a seasoned, tech-savvy journalist with business experience and a passionate interest in interactive media and marketing. I am currently Research Director for Third Door Media’s Content Studio, where I’m responsible for producing our Martech Intelligence Reports (MIRs), among other things. Here’s an animation I wrote and created to explain what MIRs are all about.
Formerly, I was senior editor/projects manager, content manager (and, before that, executive features editor) at Marketing Land, at MarTech Today (now combined into MarTech) and at Search Engine Land writing and editing content about search marketing and related topics, including display advertising, local and mobile.
Prior to joining Third Door Media, I worked for five years in community and business development at Federated Media Publishing managing partnerships with independent publishers. While at FM, I forged relationships with well-known bloggers in many verticals, working most closely with those in the Parenting and Small Business categories. (FM is now known as sovrn media holdings.)
Before my time at Federated Media, I covered the interactive marketing business — encompassing everything from search to e-mail to display to blogging — as a journalist for ClickZ. I wrote about the then-burgeoning New York Internet start-up scene for @NY from 1998 to 1999, and have also worked as a general-assignment and medical reporter for KTRH NewsRadio in Houston, TX.
I started my professional career as Radio Station Manager at Taping for the Blind in Houston, after earning a degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. I capped off my educational credentials in 1998 with a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in New York City.
On the personal side, I’m married with two kids and also write a personal blog about kitchen gardening called Free Range. I have a media, marketing, technology blog I update occasionally called The River. In recent years, I’ve lived in NYC and the SF Bay Area, but currently, I reside in the Austin, Texas area.