Beau Dure, Vienna, VA
- Wrote Single-Digit Soccer: Keeping Sanity in the Earliest Ages of the Beautiful Game, a funny, honest look at youth soccer’s joys and issues.
- Wrote Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington, a behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Spirit’s first season.
- Wrote Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer, a history of the league relying on research and exclusive interviews.
- Wrote as-yet-unpublished book on mixed martial arts.
- Write for freelance clients including The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Bloody Elbow, SoccerWire, OZY, FoxSoccer.com, USA TODAY, Popdose, ESPN, and The Huffington Post.
- Host of Ranting Soccer Dad, a podcast and blog on issues in youth soccer and beyond.
Reporter/Online Editor, USA TODAY
Nov. 2000-March 2010
- Wrote soccer, Olympic sports and mixed martial arts stories for the newspaper and Web site.
- Managed the site’s coverage in soccer, Olympic sports, hockey, golf, boxing, MMA, high school sports, horse racing and other sports at various times.
- Pioneered USA TODAY’s blog efforts and was a lead blogger on Sports Scope and Soccer Sweep as well as a contributor to MMA Fighting Stances and Game On.
- Managed long-term site improvement projects such as automated statistics, working with vendors and wire services.
- Developed online coverage plans for events including the 2010 Olympics, 2004 Olympics, 2003 Women’s World Cup, 2002 World Cup and 2002 Olympics.
- Planned and researched graphics and other multimedia features.
Interactive Content Developer, USA TODAY
Nov. 1999-Nov. 2000: Helped to develop the site’s chat features and message boards. Wrote soccer columns.
Assistant News Editor, Knight Ridder Tribune (Washington, DC)
Oct. 1998-Nov. 1999: Selected and edited stories for use by wire service clients. Supervised news desk on Saturdays and holidays. Designed and edited syndicated print pages. Wrote a weekly soccer column.
Online Sports Editor/Coordinating Producer, News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
Nov. 1996-Aug. 1998: Created and produced content for the Web site of the News & Record.
Copy Editor/Page Designer, News & Record
Oct. 1994- Nov. 1996: Also assisted management in scheduling copy desk and supervising editorial assistants.
Copy Editor/Page Designer, Morning Star (Wilmington, NC)
Aug. 1991- Oct. 1994: Also filled in where needed for sports editor and assistant city editor. Wrote sports columns and game stories.
Bachelor of Arts, Duke University. May 1991. Majors: Philosophy, Music. Also was managing editor, magazine editor, reporter and columnist for The Chronicle.
- Strategic Committee chair, The Chronicle (Duke)
- Coach, Vienna Youth Soccer
- Communications chair, Wolftrap Elementary PTA
- Past chair, Wolftrap Elementary Chess Club
- Past president, North American Soccer Reporters
- Past board member and Web manager, Tysons Corner Children’s Center