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Council Member, Pepper Pike City Council, Pepper Pike, Ohio 2010-present

Political Commentator, Pepper Pike, Ohio  2005-present

Freelance Writer, Social Media and Civic Engagement Strategist, Pepper Pike, Ohio 2002-present

NPR Presidential Election Night Social Media Warroom 2012, 2008

  • Selected to cover the 2008 and 2012 presidential election from the NPR studio in Washington, D.C.

Moms Clean Air Force, 2011

  • Wrote for online and offline project of the Environmental Defense Fund

Contributing Editor, September 2008-present

  • Write, edit and post columns regularly about politics and other topic areas for a community of more than ten million readers
  • Wrote original content about the presidential elections’s The Ruckus Fall 2008

  • Wrote original content about the presidential elections as only Ohio voice for highly selective nine-blog national outlet
  • One of less than two dozen bloggers selected to cover election night 2008 from NPR studios

Wide Open, for Plain Dealer 2007

  • Assisted in the creation of start-up online media venture initiated by The Plain Dealer in conjunction with
  • Debated politics with partisan thinkers in an online forum through written entries posted several times a day
  • Moderated and engaged in reader-initiated conversation via blog-based comment system


Director of Partnerships, The Civic Commons, Cleveland, Ohio May 2012-July 2013

Project Director; Network Facilitator: EfficientGovNetwork, The Civic Commons, Cleveland, Ohio August 2011-December 2012

Columnist, Contributing Editor, Writer, Cleveland Family, Ohio  2004-2012

Storyteller, KnowlegdeWorks Foundation, Ohio 2004-2006


Ombudsman; Director of Risk Management, Bellefaire JCB, Shaker Heights, Ohio 1992 – 2000

Principal Investigator, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio 1989 – 1995

Kronenberg & Kronenberg, Cleveland, Ohio 1990-1995

Yale University Development Office, New Haven, CT 1985 – 1988

Sherut La’am, Israel 1984-1985


HONORS and AWARDS (partial)

2011 New Media Strategies Campaign Innovator
2011 Top 25 Political Mom Blogs (Circle of Moms)

2010 Political Figures to Watch (Cleveland Scene, 1/10)

2009 Journalist of the Month (Women’s eNews, 3/09)

2008 Most Influential Person in Pepper Pike, Ohio, Sun Newspapers (Chagrin Sun, 1/09)
2008 WE Magazine’s 101 Women to Watch This Fall

2007 Bronze Medal, 35-54K circulation, Parenting Publications of America, Column: Humor

2005 Gold Medal, 35-54K circulation, Parenting Publications of America, Personal Essay

2004 Gold Medal, 55K and up circulation, Parenting Publications of America, Personal Essay

2004-2006 Marcus Leadership Institute, Inaugural Class Graduate


2013 Leader, social media boot camps: Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus, Press Club of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University
2013 Moderator, BlogHer’13 How to Run for Office
2013 Moderator, Engagement: It’s not just for breakfast anymore, CampaignTech

2012 Moderator, BlogHer’12 Online tools for women running for office
2012 Panelist, Not Your Mother’s Politics
2012 Guest speaker, Campaign Battleground, UAkron Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

2011 Panelist, CampaignTech

2010 Panelist, AAPC Academic Outreach, Old Media/New Media: Communicating with Voters
2010 Keynote “Call to Action” Speaker, White House Project Training at BlogHer

2009  Panelist, Netroots Nation
2009 Press, Politics Online Conference
2009 Panelist, Fem2pt0, Working Women and Policy, Washington, D.C.
2009 Speaker, Children and Family Leadership Exchange Media Day, Summit County

2008 Panelist, Ohio Election Summit, presented by NYU’s Brennan Justice Center
2008 Blogger, NPR Election Night Blogger War Room
2008 Speaker, BlogHer Annual Conference, Race and Gender
2008 Speaker, Annual Ohio Women’s Business Conference & Expo
2008 Panelist, Collaboration Symposium, Case Western Reserve University
2008 White House Project Ohio Go Run! Speaker, Attendee
2008 Press corps, WAM!2008 (Women, Action and the Media), at MIT
2008 Press corps, Democratic Primary Debate, Cleveland State University
2008 Speaker, RootscampOH

2007 Keynote panelist, American Association of Political Consultants Academic Outreach, University of Akron, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
2007 Speaker, Youngstown Press Day
2007 Speaker, RootscampOH

2005 Speaker, Society of Professional Journalists Annual Conference, The Business of Freelancing