Sport and education are the two things which I am most passionate about.
Born and raised in Stawell, Victoria, I moved to Queensland just before my 8th birthday. I spent the best part of the next decade swimming competitively, representing Queensland on multiple occasions and breaking several Australian records. It was during the later stages of my swimming career that I gained my passion for writing about the stories that make sport so great, with that passion arising from the fact I had spent time on the other side of the microphone as an athlete.
I graduated from James Cook University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Melbourne in 2013 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching and a Master of Teaching (Primary) in 2014.
Throughout my career I have worked in a range of Media and Education roles:
Casual Relief Teacher – I am currently working as a relief teacher at primary schools throughout the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, both with an agency and directly with schools.
Private tutor – I tutor primary school students across all areas of the curriculum. I pride myself on the relationships I build with both my students and their classroom teachers to ensure that my students are being met at their point of need.
Study Support Tutor – I worked in the North Melbourne Football Club study support program to provide tutoring to high school students who are not fluent in English as their first language.
1116 SEN – My current role at 1116 SEN is spread across multiple outlets. First and foremost I provide written content on Professional and College sports from the United States. I also feature regularly on SEN’s The Flag Flyers podcast, where I discuss the last news from Australian athletes in the United States, with a primary focus on baseball. Since July 2015 I have produced SEN’s MLB podcast, additionally serving as a stand-in analyst and providing Australian Baseball League content for the show during the ABL season.
Australian Baseball Alumni – The Australian Baseball Alumni is the largest online baseball presence in Australia. The Alumni is run by former professional players and administrators who have dedicated their lives to the sport. My current role sees me create written news and feature content for the Alumni website.
Freelance journalist – During my freelance work I have worked with ESPN Australia & New Zealand, the official website of Minor League Baseball and the Williamstown Football Club.
I was part of the ESPN coverage of both the 2015 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game and game of the week. My role was to act as a baseball assistant, identifying players, coordinating pregame and postgame interviews and to liaise with the broadcast team throughout the game.
I was commissioned by the official website of Minor League Baseball to write feature content on the Australian Baseball League and to write weekly news wraps.
I host the official podcast of the Williamstown Football Club in the Victorian Football League.
Hewitt Sports Network – I was a co-founder of Hewitt Sports Network and held many roles in my time with the organisation. Website design, content production, content editing and uploading, social media management, hiring and training new writers and strategic development were my areas of expertise.
Major League Baseball International – I worked as the Media and Communications manager for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League for two seasons. During this time I was responsible for providing internal and external content, managing social media channels and liaising with local media outlets to expand the Aces media reach.
Australian Ice Hockey League – During my time with the Australian Ice Hockey League I was responsible for gameday content and feature stories, with my work being published on the official league website.
WIN Television – During my two separate stints with WIN TV I experienced a range of responsibilities focusing on script writing, working as a camera assistant and conducting and transcribing interviews.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – At ABC Far North I produced the Drive program, as well as creating website and audio content.
North Queensland Fury – In their first season in the A-League I worked with the Fury as a media assistant, providing internal copy throughout the season both on gameday and non-gamedays. Additionally, I worked with the local press to organise player access for media opportunities. I was also responsible for organising post-game press conferences.
Townsville Crocodiles – As a media intern for the Crocodiles I wrote game and feature copy for their official website.
Gladstone Observer – My week of work experience at The Observer was my first placement and allowed me to work with experienced journalists to get a feel for on the job reporting. I worked primarily on sport and community stories.
Should you be interested in working with me on any project (either media or education based) do not hesitate to contact me through the tab at the top of my website so we are able to discuss your needs.