A media professional with a twist: I have a unique combination of skills in journalism, editing, project management, and science.
After getting a Masters in Genetics, I was part of a cutting edge research team that pioneered the use of biotechnology to create disease resistant crops. While working on a high-throughput project to find genes related to disease, I taught myself database and web programming to manage the enormous amount of information we were creating. That led to project management with an Agile bent and a bit of process improvement with Six Sigma.
I made a dramatic career change in 2006, jumping into the deep end of cycling journalism with the world's biggest English-language news site in the sport, Cyclingnews.com. I progressed from writing and copy editing to the position of Deputy Editor, where I direct the coverage of all North American events and assist the Editor-In-Chief with all day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and web development projects.