• New website for Sunflower Publishing

    Websites! I love 'em and hate 'em. When you are a regional magazine publisher you need a showcase that shares all titles, provides media kit information and gives visitors a glimpse at what you do. We struggle with this as no magazine is the same. 

    Most important--keep it clean. This isn't a CMS, but instead a gallery of sorts. We think the end product works, but needs refinement (in which case, I need a Wordpress bootcamp). 


  • KANSAS! magazine named Magazine of the Year

    KANSAS! magazine was named Magazine of the Year by the International Regional Magazine Association! Having served as Managing Editor since winter 2009, it has been a goal to elevate the publication for the state of Kansas. 

    We have uncovered new ideas, introduced themes into the magazine and increased advertising sales. It was an absolute honor to receive this recognition on behalf of the team and the State of Kansas. 

    See teaser editions here

  • KANSAS! magaizne - the arts issue

    For a coupld years now we have been publishing KANAS! magazine under a simple editorial calendar. We've deemed the summer edition the "Arts Issue" and these year we found a few transplant artists that made the main feature a hit and a cover.

    We put the poet on the cover as he was such a ham during the shoot. Later the art director, myself and out photogrpaher concepted the text and details on the cover.


  • Kansas Outdoors magazine

    The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism approached us in creating an outdoor publication that covered a great deal of Kansas' outdoor attractions.

    Kansas Outdoors magazine was the outcome.

    Developing an entire story budget to server an entire year was a challenge considering we began production in August for a December press run. With the help of various contributors and photogrpahers across the state, we were able to create a product that has a long shelf life, and varied content for outdoor enthusiasts.

    The premeire issue had a 100,000 press run.

  • International Regional Magazine Association

    I am so excited to have received these two awards from IRMA for my editing work on KANSAS! magazine.

    All four issues that were considered for the Most Improved award were under my planning, direction and execution for 2011. Our Food Feature was a brainchild of a chef story I had been wanting to do since the boom of food reality television.

    Most importantly, I couldn't have had this kind of success without a great team of contribuors. Bravo to all!

  • Manhattan Magazine spring 2011

    Manhattan Magazine spring 2011

    This story was one of those I drummed up with inspiration from "outfit to room" blog posts. I thought about the idea of using kids and style to represent various family events happening in the community. The result was an all-day photo shoot and campy copy to bring the entire feature together.

  • KANSAS! magazine winter 2010

    KANSAS! magazine winter 2010

    During August of 2010 I set out to find waterfalls in Kansas. The story morphed into a package of three mini escapes: waterfalls, wine road, and an old highway for the shutterbug. The experience was phenomenal but the challenge was editing my own work.