Radio & Communications Work

Classical KING 98.1
Seattle, WA

Assistant Program Director | 2019–2023

  • Public / external representative of station programming for listener, donor contacts and public relations (PR)
    • Centered “voice” of station; advocated mission; articulated diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) initiatives; communicated program changes, etc. — all to increase community buy-in, understanding of brand strategy
    • Wrote copy, edited colleagues’ copy for email newsletters, blog posts, development content, social media
  • On-air host, both live and pre-recorded (2020–2023)
    • Crafted stories, often on tight deadlines, to introduce, interpret classical music for non-specialist audiences
    • During pledge drives, pitched value of station to convert listeners to donors
  • Communicated programming policies and updates internally
    • With hosts, cross-functional colleagues & departments, other stakeholders
  • Produced these weekly programs, via scheduling & booking (with focus on diversity, equity, inclusion), liaising w/ artists, repertoire development, logistics coordination; met weekly deadlines for show prep:
    • “Northwest Focus LIVE”: flagship live music and interview show
    • “Broadcast Concerts”: recorded performances of local artists / ensembles
    • “Musical Chairs”: guest interviews and guest-curated playlists (2019–2020)
  • Oversaw daily broadcast logs to ensure: hosts’ recording deadlines met, all content in place, correct timing, etc.
  • Served on DEI task force to increase representation of BIPOC and female composers and artists (2020–2022)
  • Reported to multiple senior / C-level leaders, including as direct report to the CEO (2022–2023)
  • Shepherded “Young Artist Awards,” annual contest for young musicians, from start to finish (2019–2021)
  • Chief Operator: ensured station compliance with FCC guidelines and requirements (2022–2023)

KNOM Radio Mission
Nome, AK (on-site, 2006–2015) & Seattle, WA (remote, 2015–2019)

Web Director | 2011–2018
Web & IT Director | 2018–2019

  • In charge of all online content, social media profiles, digital brand, voice, and strategy
    • Tripled website traffic (300%) from 2011 to 2019
    • Managed writers; edited copy / headlines; published news, blog posts, and brand/mission-focused content
    • Administrated WordPress site; led site design refreshes; led on SEO (search engine optimization) for site
  • Wrote copy, edited, designed layout for donor newsletter (monthly, 100+ issues), ad campaigns, print & digital
    • Newsletter was chief conduit for organization’s voice, story, and vision, especially to donors in “Lower 48”
  • Launched: online news publishing, 2013; email marketing w/ business office, 2014
  • Traveled along Iditarod Trail (1,000+ mi.) as photojournalist / web editor for 2014 race
  • Live hosting (music, sports, news): thousands of hours, 2006–2019 (incl. while Outreach Director, Producer)
  • Led information technology (IT) for org.: introduced / deployed Dropbox, Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Was first person to hold the positions of Web Director, Web & IT Director, and Outreach Director (see below)

Outreach Director | 2009–2011

  • Created new org. website from scratch; launched WordPress blogs for Iditarod coverage and station recruiting
  • Launched social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, etc.; built online community of supporters, listeners
  • Developed online voice for organization and led rebranding efforts: new color palette, fonts, logo
  • Recruited / hired producers and reporters; reviewed applications, led interviews

Producer | 2006–2009

  • Wrote copy for, produced hundreds of radio “spots” on educational topics, including music journalism
  • Launched, hosted new weekly jazz & classical shows, curated new music libraries for them
  • Hosted other live music shows in various time slots, including flagship morning show
  • Hosted live public-affairs call-in program (on rotating roster); chose topic, interviewed guests, led discussion


Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

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, AK

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 Creative Suite: Audition, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; Mac / PC

Online publishing: WordPress: 15 years’ experience; familiar with other content management systems (CMS)

Social media content, scheduling: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube; HootSuite, Buffer, CoSchedule

Email marketing, nonprofit development: Blackbaud fundraising and email tools: Sphere, Luminate, etc.

Collaboration, productivity: Google Workspace, Slack, Teams, Zoom; Dropbox, OneDrive, SharePoint; Markdown

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

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