428 W. Vine St.
Springfield, IL 62704-2933
Proficiencies in news/feature writing, public relations and copy writing,
photography and public speaking offer combine with a “can do” attitude to provide uncommon versatility and ensure project completion on time and on budget. Sought is an employer who will further growth as a communicator, editor and administrator.
Articles about persons with disabilities were researched and shared in articles produced for I.A.R.F. Photographs and articles have been featured in central Illinois periodicals Decatur Magazine, Illinois Times, Springfield Business Journal, Prime Time, Central Illinois Business, and Springfield Magazine. Aviation articles and photos have been published internationally in Aircraft Illustrated, In Flight USA, Air Show Journal, American Aviation Historical Society Newsletter and Smoke Trails. In graduate school during internship with Illinois News Network and WMBD Radio, filed stories from the Illinois General Assembly.
Projects include writing, conceptual layout and production coordination of newsletters and brochures for the R/UDAT project, rehabilitation agencies, a statewide pilots organization and a number of aviation museums. Also wrote news releases for the Lincoln Home restoration, an educational institution, mixed media presentations for Springfield Aviation Council and Air Rendezvous.
As copywriter, later assistant advertising director with O.G.R., duties included writing
print/broadcast advertising, directing distribution of rotating advertisements to clients and production liaison with graphic arts and print departments. Advertisements were sketched and written for the I.A.R.F. Newsletter Network. Freelance activities include print advertising sales, copywriting and design of advertising and brochures for employers listed on this resume.
While a facilitator for MCI’s “Tuning In” memory improvement program, guided more than 200 Sangamon County professionals to successful completion of the course. Am currently substitute teaching middle school and high school students in Springfield School District 186.
Masters of Arts Degree, Sangamon State University, Springfield 1976
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sangamon State University, 1975
Also attended Springfield College in Illinois and MacMurray College, Jacksonville.
Have served twice as President, Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association, President, Abe Lincoln’s Air Force, Curator, Air Combat Museum, board member/program chair of Sangamon County Historical Society; am past president Poets & Writers Literary Forum of Springfield, Illinois; was appointed by Springfield Mayor Karen Hasara to serve on the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team Steering Committee in 2001/2002 .
Folk songwriting and performing semi-professionally since before Bob Dylan turned electric, studying and reciting the life of Springfield poet Vachel Lindsay. Have written and self-published three books of poetry and a biography . Other interests include politics, aviation history, canoeing and hiking.