I am a writer and graphic designer with a passion for sports and an eye for analytics. I love figuring out how to present information in a concise and catchy manner that is equally accessible to rookies and veterans alike. I am not afraid to learn something new; two years ago, both Adobe InDesign and hockey analytics were completely foreign, and today I use both on a daily basis.
Currently I am a graphic designer for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, the top Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. My duties include player photography, video board graphics, web graphics, website design, and signage creation. I also design and coordinate the creation of the ten issues of the Inside Pitch, the official game program of the Sacramento River Cats.
Prior to joining the Sacramento River Cats, I worked for the San Jose Sharks. First as a graphic design intern, I was retained on a freelance basis to research and produce infographics. Alongside of the freelance work, I was brought on as a Video Production Assistant, pulling and editing highlights during games to post on the Sharks website with a quick turnaround.
I also interned for Jump Start-Knowledge Adventure, an educational children’s game company. As part of their Community Team, I managed two Twitter accounts, wrote for the four games’ blogs, assisted with the newsletter, and helped design the Community page for School of Dragons.
Since 2010, I have been an editor for SB Nation’s Fear the Fin. I have written game stories, previews, and statistical analysis pieces. One of my annual features is tracing rosters back to draft picks and free agent signees, a concept that has been copied by many other bloggers. I also design all of the blog’s t-shirts, having sold over 1,000 shirts to date.
I graduated from the University of Southern California, majoring in Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. My areas of emphasis were Sports Media and Digital Media.
At USC, I worked for two student-run media outlets. I wrote for the sports department of Neon Tommy, the highest trafficked online-only college-run publication. I also created on-screen graphics for the sports desk of Annenberg Television News.
For two years, I played club-level ice hockey on California’s only collegiate-level women’s ice hockey team, and was elected Alternate Captain my final year.
Outlets that have featured my work include NHL.com, Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CSN California, CSN Bay Area, TSN, Grantland, Deadspin, SB Nation, CBS Sports, Forbes, the Score, Sportsnet, Toronto Sun, 25Stanley, Fox Sports, NESN, the Hockey News, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun, and Barstool Sports.