Communications Work

Classical KING 98.1 (radio station)
Seattle, Washington

Assistant Program Director

  • On-air host (2020–2023)
    • Crafted relatable stories to introduce classical music to a non-specialist audience
  • Live on-air host for pledge drives
    • Advocated for mission, value of station to convert listeners to monthly donors
  • Public voice of programming department for listener, donor, performer inquiries
    • Centered “voice” of station, advocated mission, articulated its DEI efforts
  • Managed / oversaw all in-house, pre-recorded hours to ensure: every hour hosted / recorded on deadline; all audio content in place; correct timing, recording practices
    • Daily reviews of broadcast logs; managed hosts, enforced deadlines
  • Ensured these shows made it to air — via scheduling, booking, liaising with artists, repertoire development, logistics/production/prep, etc.:
    • Flagship weekly live music show, “Northwest Focus LIVE”
    • Recorded-performance show, “Broadcast Concerts”
  • Chief Operator (2022–2023): ensured Emergency Alert System (EAS) tests were sent, received as scheduled and as per FCC guidelines; ensured station compliance w/ other FCC requirements (reports, records, etc.)
  • Shepherded KING’s “Young Artist Awards” from start to finish (2020 and 2021)
    • Annual contest for young classical performers (6-20 yrs. old) in Washington State

KNOM Radio Mission (radio station)
Seattle, Washington* / Nome, Alaska

*in Seattle via full-time remote work, 2015–2019

Web & IT Director, 2011 – 2019

  • In charge of all online content and social media profiles
    • Edited copy/headlines; advised on house style, best practices; managed writers
    • Published stories to web and social channels
    • Administrated WordPress site; led site design refreshes, tweaks
    • Oversaw 200% growth in traffic, 2011–2019; collected, interpreted analytics data
  • Wrote / edited / designed layout for fundraising pubs.: newsletter (13x/year), ads, etc.
  • Launched: online news publishing, 2013; email marketing w/ business office, 2014
  • Programmed & hosted weekly jazz show, incl. while working remotely in Seattle
  • Live broadcasts: thousands of hours behind radio mic (in total, 2006–2019)
  • Traveled along Iditarod Trail (1,000+ mi.): photojournalist/web editor for ’14 race

Outreach Director, 2009 – 2011

  • Designed and created new organization website entirely from scratch
  • Created social media profiles, developed “voice”/brand for org. (colors, fonts, logo)
  • Programmed, hosted weekday music shows; see “Producer”
  • Recruited / hired producers and reporters; reviewed applications, led interviews

Producer, 2006 – 2009

  • Wrote & produced hundreds of radio “spots” on educational topics
  • Launched new weekly jazz, classical shows and curated new music libraries for them; programmed/hosted for entirety of shows’ run (2009–2015, 2018–2019)
  • Hosted (other) live music shows in various time slots, incl. flagship morning show


Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

B.A. in Music
June 2005

  • Coursework in music as an academic subject (not performance-based)
    • Music theory, musicology (music history), composition, musicianship, conducting

Other Experience (Academia)

University of Alaska–Fairbanks, Northwest Campus
Nome, Alaska

Adjunct Instructor
2007, 2013

  • Taught and developed original curricula for:
    • “An Introduction to Classical Music” (2007)
    • “An Introduction to Music Theory” (2013)

Skills, Languages, Memberships

Software: Adobe: Audition, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign; MS Office suite; Google Workspace; Mac & PC

Online publishing, social media: WordPress, HootSuite, Buffer, CoSchedule, TweetDeck, Blackbaud fundraising

Web development: HTML, CSS, basic PHP; WordPress themes, child themes, plugins; Google Analytics

Photography: versed in portraits, event, sports, photojournalism, travel photography; off-camera flash lighting

Languages: German (beginner); Spanish and Latin (both basic)

Past member of: SAG-AFTRA; National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Professional Development / Conferences

WordCamp: WordPress and web development; Phoenix / Seattle, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Photoshop World: photography, Adobe software; Las Vegas / Washington, D.C. / Orlando, 2011–2013

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show: radio, TV, online media; Las Vegas, 2010–2013


Alaska Press Club, 2015: Third Place for “Best News Photo”

Alaska Broadcasters Association, 2007: “Goldie” for production of original KNOM radio play / satire