Why are you here?


This site provides a sampling of my work. Everything you will see here has either been published or disseminated on a professional level.

For more information, click on the About Me and Resume tabs at the top of the page.


Downtown Express

While the majority of my time each week as the associate editor of the Downtown Express was spent assigning stories, working with the advertising sales staff and laying out the paper, I was also able to contribute editorial content and individual reporting, as well as photography, on a regular basis.

Here is a sampling of my reporting for the Downtown Express:

March against police brutality is ‘American Spring’ preview

When a typical Tuesday turns into a ‘Big Blue day’

P.A.C. has new leader, defined direction

Park51 debate continues with lawsuit, Con Ed and MTA

Editorial and opinion:

Below are a few editorials I pitched and wrote while covering the news in Lower Manhattan. At the New York Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspapers Contest, the Downtown Express earned a second place for Best Editorials amongst NY State papers with the highest circulation.

Cant’ Deny Occupy

Memorial is forever open

Sag Harbor Express

One year after taking the job at Downtown Express, I was delighted to hear another Sag Harbor Express Alumn, a wonderful reporter that once interned for us and eventually took my job when I left for NYC, would soon be my competition as she took over editorial responsibilities at another Lower Manhattan weekly. Read more here:

Its Friendly Competition for Two Former Reporters

A sampling of my work for the Sag Harbor Express:


Giving the trapeze a try in Bridgehampton in 2007. Photo by Michael Heller.

I won a first place award from the New York Press Association in 2008 for this story, in the Sports Feature category. Had I not found the guts to actually try it, the story would have been a lot less interesting.

Hep is the Word for Go

Guys, Get Some Face Time

Cracking the Rock: Running the Shelter Island 10K

Surfing for Smiles (pdf)


Protest Pushes Cop Cuts Off Table

Whittling Down District Goals


And the Crowd Goes Wild

Whalers Push for the Playoffs

Center For Urban Community Services / graphic design / development

In addition to writing proposals, conducting prospect research and tracking donor trends, at CUCS I also wrote the majority of copy for all promotional materials, created a quarterly newsletter and designed annual reports and program specific brochures.


2010 CUCS Training/Consulting brochure

CUCS 2010 Annual Report

CUCS 2009 Annual Report