Education

2007 MFA, Photography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2006 Guest, Academy of Art, Leipzig, Germany, seminar with Mark Lewis
2004 BFA, Photography, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1991 BA, German Literature, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Arts Administration, Editing, and Publishing Experience

2012-Present
Founder and Publisher, Waltz Books, Indianapolis, Indiana

As a small business owner, drive and attend to every aspect of producing, promoting, and distributing cutting-edge photobooks that contribute to the dialog on contemporary photography. Interface with various teams, including photographers, designers, production managers, and warehouse personnel, to fulfill the artistic vision as well as financial and contractual deadlines for projects; collaborate with artists to perfect image selection and sequence within the book format; procure and edit contextual essays from a variety of writers; arrange contracts for permission to publish artist work as well as any third party intellectual property; maintain company website and blog, including online store and order fulfillment/customer database; and promote the wider mission of Waltz Books in the photographic community, both online and at professional events.

2008-2011
Associate Director, Light Work, Syracuse, New York

Annual responsibilities included editing three issues of the award-winning publication Contact Sheet, including the 100-page Contact Sheet Annual; creating content for and maintaining the Light Work website, including writing for the Light Work blog and Facebook page; designing and editing promotional and exhibition-related printed materials; reviewing applications and contributing to the selection of 12-14 artists in residence; managing the experience of artists in residence while on site; curating and staging two exhibitions of ground-breaking work by emerging artists for the main gallery; and registering and entering newly-acquired artwork into the organization’s permanent collection of over 10,000 works, including a one-time gift of 600 pieces from a single artist’s archive. Concurrently, managed the daily running and financial health of Light Work’s state-of-the-art public access imaging facility, Community Darkrooms, including weekly and annual fiscal reporting to Syracuse University.

1996-2004
Senior Editor, Wiley & Sons, Indianapolis, Indiana

In addition to managing authors, copy-editing and production teams, and acquisitions schedules, provided content and line-editing for scores of books in the award-winning brand . . . For Dummies, including multiple editions of Macs For Dummies (David Pogue, author). Assisted with the team-oriented re-design process when the company revamped brand from the ground up.

1995-1996
Associate Editor, Michael Wolff and Company, New York, New York

Wrote website reviews, edited manuscripts, and managed writers and in-house production and indexing teams for NetTravel, NetGuide, and NetVote. Regularly produced detail-oriented and precise work under tight deadlines; team produced a 350-page webguide every six weeks.

1991-1995
Associate Editor, te Neues Publishing Company, New York, New York

Selected images and arranged permission to reproduce the work of artists such as Jean Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring, Annie Leibovitz, and Andy Warhol for art stationery products. Edited contextual essays and captions that accompanied the images. Edited and produced the company’s annual catalog.