Published Credits

WRITING AWARDS:

  • 2nd Place Winner, 2010: Global Focus Art Contest at Chatham University for short film I wrote, directed and produced: A Year of Turkey
  • Winner, February, 2008: Victorian on 6th Street, Writer’s Challenge (1,000-word short story), eHarlequin.com
  • Winner, January, 2008: Weekly Online Top 10 Contest: “The Late Show with David Letterman”
  • Golden Quill Award, 2004: Ms. Fat-So, Best Health or Technology Writing for a Newsweekly, Press Club of Western PA
  • Winner, 2003: Still Angel, Rutger Hauer’s Short Story Contest
  • International Finalist, 2002, Mythic Entertainment’s Dark Age of Camelot Fan Fiction Contest
  • National Finalist, Silver Microphone Competition: Food and Beverage Campaign, 2000, Kraft Foods: Daylight Savings Time, WWSW-AM/FM

PUBLISHED CREDITS (WRITING):

Atriad Press: Haunted Encounters (Anthology): Departed Friends and Family, “White Birds,” January, 2005.

Betty Magazine: How I Got Out From Under a Sexual Abuser, and How You Can, Too, May, 2003.

Borough of Edgewood, PA: Several proclamations, motions, and pieces of municipal legislation as an elected member of the Borough Council, November, 2003 through December, 2009.

Birmingham Weekly: Ms. Fat-So, October 16, 2003.

ClearChannel Radio: Various 15, 30, and 60-second radio commercials for businesses such as Kiva Han coffee, Carnegie Museum of History, and Kraft Foods.

Colorado Springs Independent: Ms. Fat-So, October 9, 2003.

ELLE Magazine: Book Reviews, July 2004 and 2008.

Garden and Hearth Magazine:

  • Autumn Activities from A to Z, October, 2004.
  • Five Smart DVD Picks for Fall, October, 2004.
  • Summer Movie Roundup, August, 2004.
  • Keeping Kids Busy During Summer, August, 2004.
  • Family Movie Review: School of Rock, December, 2003.
  • Family How-To: Preparing for a New Arrival, December, 2003.
  • Software Review: The Sims, October, 2003.
  • Software Review: Zoo Tycoon, October, 2003.
  • Software Review: Dark Age of Camelot, October, 2003.
  • Mothers’ Moments, November/December, 2003.
  • Mothers’ Moments, October, 2003.
  • Halloween Fun With Your Family, October, 2003.
  • Mothers’ Moments,September, 2003.
  • Taking Your Kids to the Office, September, 2003.
  • Family Movie Review: Bruce Almighty, August, 2003.
  • Family Movie Review: Ghosts of the Abyss, August, 2003.
  • A Restaurant Outing With Your Kids, August, 2003.
  • Mothers’ Moments, August, 2003.
  • Taking the Dread Out of Your Family’s Dreaded Family Car Trip, July, 2003.
  • Family Movie Review: Bend It Like Beckham,  July, 2003.
  • Mothers’ Moments, July, 2003.
  • Surviving the Grocery Store With Kids in Tow, July, 2003.
  • How to Throw A Shark Party, June, 2003.
  • The Birthday Beagle, 2003.

The Hartford Advocate: Ms. Fat-So, September 18, 2003.

The New Yinzer:

  • The Wearings of a Favorite Sundress, May, 2003.
  • The Great WD-40 Experiment, February, 2003.

The New Pittsburgh Courier:

  • “My Side of the Table” column in seven parts, November, 2003 – April, 2004

Pittsburgh CityPaper:

  • Pittsburgh’s Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Kassab’s, December 13, 2005.
  • Brothers In Arms: The Finn Brothers, February 24, 2005.
  • Pittsburgh’s Best Elevator: The Cathedral of Learning, November 11, 2004.
  • Pittsburgh’s Best Family Restaurant: Eat N Park, November 11, 2004.
  • Rant: Garfield’s Nightmare is Mine Too, June 25, 2004.
  • Rant: The Homogenization of Halloween, November 13, 2003.
  • Rant: Smoker Entitlements Must Go, August 28, 2003.
  • COVER STORY: Ms. Fat-So, July 31, 2003. (Winner of W.Pa. Press Club’s Golden Quill Award)
  • Rant: I’m Jaded, and I Vote — For Myself, May 28, 2003.
  • Rant: Freedom Fries are Deep-Fried US Arrogance, March 20, 2003.
  • Rant: Sea World Now A C-Minus, July, 2002.
  • Rant: I’m Glad the Steelers Lost, January, 2002.
  • Local Vocal: Hypnotherapist Mark Wolynn,  January, 2002.
  • Local Vocal: Salem from Hocus Pocus, November 14, 2001.
  • Local Vocal: Artist Corey LeChat, Fall, 2001.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

  • Shutterbugs Make Serious Wedding Pests, July 5, 2005.
  • Mom’s Little Tax Deductions, March 31, 2004.
  • Not Fit For a Dog, September 30, 2003.
  • Rage Against the Machine, March 11, 2003.

Top Chef University Blogger (BRAVO-TV and Post Oak Productions), July, 2010 — current

Top Tips To (Publisher of E-Guides)

  • How to Get Out of Your Rut (E-Guide), 2004
  • How to Plan A Large Event (E-Guide), 2004

Rutger Hauer’s Official Web Site: Still Angel, January, 2003.

WGA-Registered Screenplay.

  • Steeler Tickets

EDITORIAL:

Editorial Board of the Minor Bird Literary Magazine, Chatham University, Fall 2010.

Video Gaming Website Content: IGN (The Internet Gaming Network); Humor Editor, 2001 – 2004.
IGN: Anarchy Online Vault, (Humor)
IGN: City of Heroes Vault, (Humor)
IGN: Dark Age of Camelot Vault, (Humor)
IGN: Eve Vault, (Humor)
IGN: EverQuest Vault, (Humor)
IGN: Horizons Vault, (Humor)
IGN: Imperator Vault, (Humor)
IGN: The Sims Online Vault, (Humor)
IGN: WISH Vault, (Humor)

Dorrance Publishing, Freelance Editor, 2000 – 2003.

Community College of Allegheny County, The Phoenix Literary Magazine Prose Editor, 1993 – 1995.

The Woodlander, Woodland Hills High School Yearbook Editor, 1988.

PUBLISHED CREDITS (MUSIC):

  • B.E.A.R. of Pennsylvania: Original music bed for their 60-second television commercial, 1998.
  • McKean Automotive: Wrote, produced and sang their “See Ya Later, Alligator” jingle, 2000.
  • The Weakness (Web Series by FrancisRocks! Productions): Original music for Episode 2, Season 2, 2010.

EDUCATION:

  • AA in English and Communications, Community College of Allegheny County, 2009
  • BA in Film and Digital Technology, BA in Professional Writing, Chatham University, 2012 (currently attending with a 4.0 GPA)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • National Honor Society
  • Quill and Scroll Journalistic Honor Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa Academic Fraternity
  • Blue Key Honor Society, Chatham University Chapter
  • Chatham University Creative Writing Club, Treasurer
  • Chatham University Filmophiliacs, Founding Co-President
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