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Two published illustrated books – Bony Yoga and Rats Incredible. Other writing includes hundreds of columns and articles, thousands of poems, five illustrated chapbooks, illustrated children’s books, illustrated/photo humor books, ad, catalog and promotional copy, newsletters, press releases, thesis on folklore of NYC transit workers. Awards include first place 2007 Don Schellie Award for best feature column in Arizona, two first place awards for best humorous column in New Mexico and others for poetry, column and news articles.

Illustrations for columns, newspapers, promotional materials, tattoos, books; artist for nationwide Art-o-Mat project (, president and designer for RYN-dustries, which includes entire line of Lucky Voodoo Dolls.

Wrote and performed all own material on television, radio and stage. Weekly spot on Tucson Morning Wake-Up Call radio show with Scott Barnett. Featured both solo and with musical accompaniment; experience in stand-up comedy and theatre. Hosted several poetry series.


Master of Arts in English Literature, Brooklyn College
GPA: 3.7. Degree awarded: Feb. 2000; thesis on occupational folklore of NYC subway workers; major in folklore, French proficiency requirement met for degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, French, Brooklyn College
Major GPA: 4.0; overall GPA: 3.9. Degree awarded: Jan. 1996 Summa Cum Laude, dean's honor list; scholarship from dept. of English; merit certificate for excellence in Latin; Donald G. Whiteside Poetry Award; French minor

BCAT: Brooklyn Community Access Television
Certified producer – camera and editing; produced shows for NYS government

SBNI: Summer Broadcast News Institute, Brooklyn College/BCAT
Trained as producer, director, writer, reporter, anchor and camera for broadcast news

Study Abroad Program, Brooklyn College
Focus on drama and creative writing; study in both London and Paris

Languages: French
Long-term study of French language, literature, translation, history and culture


Reporter, Columnist: Gannett, Arizona, 1/07 – Present * Tucson Citizen: award-winning weekly column, cover general assignments, crime, dead blog, investigative, features, photos and artwork, weekly radio gig on KLPX

Writer, artist, RYN-dustries, 9/03 – Present * Freelance writer and artist with credits including New York Newsday, New York Press, Brooklyn Woman Newspaper, Voices: The Journal of NY Folklore, numerous Web sites, journals and anthologies. Manage online stores, including www.cafeshops/ryndustries. Create wide variety of original artwork for merchandise and line of “Lucky Voodoo Dolls.”

Writer, artist, Demand Studios, 10/07 – Present * Freelance writer and artist with hundreds of articles at

Reporter, Columnist: Wescom Communications, Oregon, 2/06 – 11/06 * Curry Coastal Pilot: covered education beat, features, general assignments, photos, weekly column. The Daily Triplicate, Calif.: covered county, tribes and parks, weekly column. Wrote at least 10 stories per week, photos, illustrations.

Managing Editor, Reporter: Freedom Newspapers, New Mexico, 4/05 – 2/06 * Quay County Sun, Clovis News Journal: wrote and edited all content, news, features, lifestyles, sports, photos, illustrations, award-winning weekly column.

Vice President of Administration: Synergistic Plans, Inc., NYC, 7/02 – 3/05 * Focus on presentations, marketing, promotional endeavors, initiated radio show.

Director of Public Affairs: New York State Senate, Brooklyn, NY, 1/00 – 7/02 * Public relations, wrote and edited press releases, newsletters, produced TV show.

Columnist, Artist: Brooklyn Woman, Brooklyn, NY, 12/01 – 12/03 * Contributed weekly column with accompanying illustrations.

Regional Editor, Artist: Medicinal Purposes Lit. Review, NYC, 2001 – 2006 * Edited, contributed art; host and coordinate poetry series.

Writer, Artist: 12-Gauge Review, Brooklyn, NY, 1996 – Present * Columnist, poet and cartoonist for online literary magazine at

Instructor: Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 1997 - 2002 * Taught basic drawing, TV studio, theater and chemistry classes (ongoing).

Assistant Editor, Reporter: Courier-Life Publications, Bklyn, NY, 1996 – 1999 * Edited, researched, supervised reporters, wrote news, features, subway beat.

Reporter, Columnist, Artist: Brooklyn College Excelsior, 1991 – 1995 * Wrote news and feature articles, weekly column, cartoons.

Available upon request.

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