I began my involvement with Ballantine Digital Media as a design consultant in 2009. Since that time I have redesigned several Ballantine digital properties including DurangoHerald.com, CortezJournal.com, MancosTimes.com and DelorasStar.com.
In January 2013 I joined the company fulltime as Vice President of Design & Development. Under my leadership BuzzTown.com was transformed into the viable marketing platform it is today.
I brings over 25 years of experience in design and digital publishing. I began my career at The Washington Post where I spearheaded the use of desktop publishing and multimedia. I went on to become Design Director for WashingtonPost.com, and launched their first website in 1995.
I then joined USA TODAY where I served in a variety of roles, from Senior Web Designer to Director of Design and Innovation. While at the Gannett company I was the recipient of several awards including USA TODAY Employee of the Year, Gannett Innovator of the Year, Gannett Awards – Public Service Journalism – Use of Integrated Media, Silver Award-Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Journalism, and the Associated Press Media Editors Association Digital Storytelling and Reporting Award, among others.
In my spare time I enjoy time lapse photography, landscape painting, and hanging out with my 14-year-old Golden Retriever, Dusty.