To apply years of reputable and award-winning writing experience with newspapers from
Maine to California to a new and challenging career in the sports industry or beyond
where I can also offer my passion, versatility and communication skills
MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Novato, CA
Sports Editor October 2008 – April 2009
Managing sports staff while producing and editing copy, layout design and headline writing in addition to a daily news budget, employee payroll and scheduling for correspondents.
MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Novato, CA
Senior Sports Writer/Sports Columnist 1986-2008
Before accepting sports editor duties in October of 2008, provided multiple centerpieces and columns weekly plus a seven-days-a-week "Albee Alley," a daily 250-word blog of the Bay Area pro and college sports scene. Also, worked as a sports assignment editor laying out pages while supervising and editing staff covering prep sports. Lead writer for columns, features and game stories covering Bay Area pro and college teams including A's, Giants, Warriors, Sharks and Earthquakes. Covered professional championship events in: golf and tennis and junior college and high school football, basketball, and swimming. Traveling beat writer with A's, Giants, 49ers, Cal and Stanford in the 1990s.
ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR, Rockford, ILL.
Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Columnist/Writer 1981-1986
Wrote three or more columns per week and covered high school football, basketball and wrestling through Illinois state tournaments. Provided extensive coverage of the Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. College football and basketball coverage included Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Illinois and Northwestern.
LOVELAND DAILY REPORTER-HERALD, Loveland, CO. 1977-81
Managed sports staff, edited copy and handled design and layout. Wrote about all high school sports in two conferences. Frequently covered Denver Broncos, Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Rockies home games. Additionally, wrote features and game stories on University of Colorado and Colorado State University football and basketball games.
Experience in covering numerous World Series, including Boston Red Sox home games in 2004 and 2007, and MLB playoffs. Covered BCS national championship game at Rose Bowl in 2006 and Super Bowls XX, XXI, XXII, XXIV and XXIX. In addition, covered 49ers playoff games in Chicago, Dallas, Green Bay and Atlanta. Traveled with Stanford to the 2000 Rose Bowl, the 1986 Gator Bowl and several NCAA men's basketball tournaments, including the Final Four in San Antonio in 1998.
Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine (Graduate)
Northeast School of Broadcasting in Boston, Mass. (Graduate)
AP California-Nevada Newspaper and Photo contest: First Place for Best Sports
Story in 2007.
Associated Press Sports Editors:
Fourth Place for Best Project Reporting (2006), Honorable mention for Column writing and project reporting (2005), Honorable Mention for Project Reporting (2003), Fourth Place for Best Feature Story (2000), Honorable Mention for Enterprise Reporting (1998), Honorable mention for Best Enterprise Reporting (1997), Second Place for Best News Story (1997), Second Place for Best Sports Story (1996), Fourth Place for Best Event Story (1994), Fourth Place for Best Column (1988).
Associated Press Sports Editors: Nominated in four different writing categories – the most of any sportswriter in the country in 1995.
Associated Press News Executives Council of Northern California & Northern Nevada: First Place Sports Writing (1996) and Certificate of Merit (1995).
California Newspaper Publishers Association: First Place for Best Sports Story (2007)
Illinois Associated Press: First Place for Best Column (1983).
Northern Illinois Newspaper Association: First Place for Best Sports Story (1983).
Best of Gannett: Numerous “Well Done’’ monthly writing awards from 1981 to 2001, including a first place feature writing award for a story on UCLA Basketball Coach Steve Lavin. First Place for coverage of Giants and A’s playoffs and World Series as well as Super Bowl writing and Best column (1988), First Place (2000), Second Place (1995)
Heisman Trophy Balloter (1996)
Baseball Writers Association of America – Vote annually on Hall of Fame induction (1987)
Speaker at local journalism classes and Marin civic groups
Volunteer for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and Special Olympics coach in Ill.
Active with fundraising and volunteer work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marin, Grant School PTA, Petaluma Athletic Foundation, Petaluma Little League, Sonoma County Alliance and Petaluma United soccer teams in Sonoma County.