Blackboard, Net Tutor, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, CorelDraw.
- Member, James River Advisory Council
- American Copy Editors Society. Former member and invited speaker at national conferences, 2002 and 2003.
2011-2016: Author-photographer, James River Reflections, My Virginia Rivers, and Delaware River Reflections, (Schiffer Books, Atglen, PA) — 144-page hard-cover "coffee-table" photo books about Eastern Seaboard rivers.
2004 to 2009: Senior writer-editor and deputy chief, Public Affairs Office, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (formerly Defense Supply Center Richmond, VA). Produced daily online content for internal audience of 2,500 (mostly civilian) Department of Defense employees. Assigned writing and photo tasks to public affairs staff members and edited their work. Served as senior editor of intranet site that is delivered to employees upon daily system log-on. Click here for work samples.
1995 to 2004: Civilian editor, 48-page weekly newspaper, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. At 35,000 circulation, Skywrighter was the largest base newspaper in the U.S. Air Force. Staff included assistant editor, three staff writers, one copy editor and one photojournalist. Significant work: coverage of the Dayton Peace Accords, the U.S. Department of State initiative to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Worked with international media representatives, and covered Secretary of State Warren Christopher and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke.
1993 to 1996: Editor, ASPects — monthly newsletter of the Association of Shareware Professionals, circulation 1,500 worldwide.
1991 to 1995: Chief, Internal Information, McGuire AFB, NJ. Managing editor of Airtides weekly base newspaper, circulation 10,000. Supervised three editorial staff members. Also responsible for annual base guide, internal cable television channel and other internal information products. Concurrently served as public affairs supervisor with U.S. Air Force Reserve — editor of monthly newsletter, circulation 5,000.
1993 to 1994: (Part time) Beat reporter for Mount Holly Gazette. Covered weekly township committee meetings in Westampton Township, NJ, and filed news stories. (Click here for clips.)
1990 to 1992: Communications and public relations consultant, freelance writer. Conducted seminars in effective business writing techniques, provided media services for clients, wrote magazine articles. Author: The Last of its Kind — Dib Harmon and the Sistersville Ferry; Goldenseal, magazine of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
1985 to 1991: Public affairs supervisor, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Pittsburgh, PA. Newsletter editor, media relations spokesperson, public affairs office manager, audiovisual superintendent. Continuous part-time employment in reserve status, and intermittent full-time employment in civil service and active duty status. Served as base spokesperson during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
1985 to 1987: Vice president, marketing, Centre Film Lab, Inc., State College, PA. Responsible for opening major new markets and implementing marketing, advertising and public relations strategies for wholesale and professional photofinishing company.
1983 to 1985: District sales manager, Guardian Photo, Inc., Slippery Rock, PA. Responsible for new markets and developing marketing plans.
1979 to 1983: Self-employed manufacturers’ representative, photographic equipment and supplies. Supervised a staff of five sales and technical representatives throughout the mid-Atlantic states.
1978 to 1979: Sales representative, Olympus Camera Corporation, Woodbury, NY.
1973 to 1978: Territory manager, Honeywell, Inc./Pentax Corporation, Englewood, CO. Sales and technical representative for major supplier of photographic equipment and supplies. Conducted training seminars in use of professional products.
1969 to 1973: Assistant store manager, W.T. Grant Company, Mount Holly, NJ.
1965 to 1969: FAA-licensed air traffic controller, U.S. Air Force. Dual qualified in tower and radar approach control, McGuire AFB, N.J.
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