Editor, writer and photographer with 25+ years in automotive, outdoor, marine and RV industries. Managed editorial, sales and production staffs. Experienced, goal oriented and motivated team player and leader.
01/2012 to 01/2013
Editor-in-Chief, Trailer Life MagazineGood Sam/Affinity Group – Ventura, CA Manage editorial, production and art staff; plan and schedule all editorial and coordinate with staff editors and contributing writers; work with publisher and sales director to increase revenue; write technical and feature articles, and departments. Work with web and social media personnel to coordinate appropriate editorial content.
03/1998 to 06/2012
Editor/Associate Publisher, Camping Life MagazineGood Sam/Affinity Group – Ventura, CA Launched new publication in Spring 1998. Managed editorial and sales staff; worked with publisher and sales director to create a camping/RV magazine that broke ground in the outdoor and RV industry, brought new advertisers and expanded revenue into the company.
10/1997 to 03/2011
Automotive Editor, Trailer Boats MagazineGood Sam/Affinity Group – Ventura, CA Performed tow vehicle tests for boating magazine; researched and wrote a trailering/towing Q&A column; performed boat tests.
12/1990 to 10/1997
Features Editor Petersen Publishing – Los Angeles, CA Researched, wrote and photographed feature, travel and technical articles. Managed and evaluated long-term test vehicles. Helped coordinate, evaluate and photograph single- and multi-vehicle tests, including 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year tests.
07/1985 to 11/1990
Features EditorFour Wheeler Magazine, General Media – Los Angeles, CA Photographed and wrote vehicle features, how-to technical articles and travel features. Coordinated, assisted, wrote and photographed long term-vehicle and road tests, including Four Wheeler of the Year tests.
06/1982 to 07/1985
Staff PhotographerTrackside Photo – Los Angeles, CA Staff photographer at agency that specialized in motorsports with client base ranging from Audi to Toyota, BFGoodrich to Long Beach Grand Prix; covering Rally, Off-Road, NASCAR, Indy.
Associate of Arts: Photojournalism El Camino College - Torrance, CA
MPG (Motor Press Guild) OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America)