1. Resume

    Experience

    Editor at Dialect, Inc.
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2012 – Present

    • Content provider for Nvidia via NVision, a mobile app for Android users.
    • Promoted from Associate Editor; January 2014.
    • Main editor and curator; light design work.
    • General coverage includes tech, gaming and entertainment news on a daily basis.

    Columnist at MMA Owl
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    April 2014 – Present

    • Columnist and regular contributor for MMA Owl.
    • Covers UFC, mixed martial arts, and related combat sports topics.

    Freelance Writer at VentureBeat/GamesBeat
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2013 – December 2013

    • SF Bay Area correspondent for local events.
    • Review and preview coverage for PS4, Xbox One titles.

    Video Game QA, Reviewer & Consultant at Self Employed
    San Francisco Bay Area
    February 2010 – October 2013

    • Tests and plays pre-release builds of video games.
    • Products have included various PS3, Xbox 360 and PC titles.
    • Participates in group discussions about how to improve gameplay, level design and certain visual elements.
    • Regularly provides detailed analysis of how a game may score re: media reviews.

    Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2012 – June 2013

    • Most-read MMA Featured Columnist; Oct 2012–June 2013.
    • Generated 4 million pageviews in seven months.
    • B/R Record Holder: Biggest Single UFC Article (650,000+ Reads)
    • B/R Record Breaker: Monthly MMA Traffic, April 2013 (1.1 Million Reads)

    Writer at FightFans Radio
    San Francisco, CA
    September 2012 – December 2012

    • Provided content to FightFans Radio, an MMA podcasts and radio network.
    • Occasional work included rankings and editorial pieces regarding UFC events.

    Freelance Writer at Dialect, Inc.
    San Francisco, CA
    July 2012 – October 2012

    • Features and reviews writer for NVision, published and designed by Dialect.
    • Coverage included gadgets, movies and tech industry news.

    Contributing Editor at EGM Media LLC
    San Francisco, CA
    May 2012 - October 2012

    • News writer and San Francisco correspondent for EGMNow and EGM Digital Media.
    • Helped coordinate coverage for E3 2012.
    • Reviewed and previewed various video games.
    • Coverage included console games, mobile games, gaming industry trends, financial reports and general press events.

    Freelance Writer at PC World
    San Francisco, CA
    December 2011 - February 2012

    • Blogger and news writer for PC World’s GeekTech blog.
    • Coverage included robotics, tech industry news and popular science.

    Staff Editor at GamePro Media
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2011 - December 2011

    • Credited with 1.8 million page views via original content between July 2011 and December 2011.
    • Generated over 50% of GamePro.com’s web traffic during E3 2011 with original photography and features.
    • Authored many articles (lists, features, editorials) that frequently ranked as GamePro.com’s most popular content, by number of page views and referral traffic.
    • Also focused on video game news, previews, conventions (i.e. Game Developers Conference), general online features and occasional gaming industry analysis.

    Contributing Writer at GamePro Media
    San Francisco, CA
    January 2010 - March 2011

    • Freelanced articles for GamePro on a regular basis.
    • Most work included reviews for games on the Nintendo DS and Xbox 360, as well as hardware write-ups on products like the Nintendo DSi XL.

    Editorial Intern at Macworld
    San Francisco, CA
    May 2010 - February 2011

    • Performed speedmark testing for Apple’s 2010-2011 iPhone, iMac, and Power Mac lineups.
    • Created new graphics tests for Macworld’s lab.
    • Provided assistance for app reviews, hardware tests (printers, TVs, hard drives), and general data entry.
    • Tested products, wrote in-depth analytical hardware reviews and compiled data as part of Macworld and PC World’s lab teams.

    Editorial Intern/Assistant at IDG Entertainment
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2008 - January 2010

    • Worked extensively with GamePro Media as a features writer.
    • Previewed and reviewed video games on a regular basis.
    • Conducted on-site event coverage and interviews at E3, GDC and various press events.
    • Total body of work includes over 100 articles for GamePro Media, both print and online.

    Copy Chief at Golden Gate [X]press
    San Francisco State University
    August 2008 - April 2009

    • Aided editorial staff in proofreading, fact checking and layout design for the print and online versions of the Golden Gate [X]press.
    • Regularly advised on headline edits and scheduling, as well as general copy editing duties.

    Freelance Assistant at Macworld
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2008 - October 2008

    • Digitally catalogued and processed magazine covers of Macworld’s entire print archive for January 2009 cover story.

    Online/Multimedia Assistant at Golden Gate [X]press
    San Francisco State University
    January 2008 - June 2008

    • Assisted production teams in multimedia work for the SF State [X]press website.
    • Included hands-on troubleshooting with Soundtrack Pro and various Mac OS X programs.

    Freelance Writer at Ziff-Davis Publishing
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2006 - October 2006

    • Contributed featured content and players’ guides to the 1UP Network.
    • Authored and edited 1UP’s Grandia III Walkthrough.
    • Contributed to an installment of 1UP’s Naruto Cover Story.
    • Co-authored and edited 1UP’s Tomb Raider: Legends Guide.

    Education

    San Francisco State University

    • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
    • 2004 - 2009
    • Activities and Societies: Golden Gate [X]press News Group

    Turlock High School

    • General Education, English & Japanese Studies
    • 2000 – 2004
    • Regular four-year college prep education. Graduated with honors.

    Honors and Awards

    • Featured Columnist of the Month, B/R (2012)
    • GamePro Star Award (2011)
    • "Gift From the Production Gods" Award, SFSU (2009)
    • Governor’s Award (2004)
    • National Merit Scholarship Award (2004)
    • California STAR Program; Top 1% Tester (2004)
     

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Editor at NVision & Dialect Inc. Freelance Writer. Seen at PC World, Macworld, GamePro, 1UP, EGM, GamesBeat, MMA Owl, FightFans Radio, Bleacher Report and The Los Angeles Times.

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