Newsletter: The Rosedalian

As the communications and program coordinator at Rosedale Development Association, part of my responsibilities included managing our monthly newsletter, The Rosedalian. This included everything from determining what next month’s stories should be, assigning articles to staff members, and editing the newsletter. I worked with a local designer to put it all together in InDesign. I […]

Event Planning: Healthy Halloween

Part of my role as Communications and Program Coordinator at Rosedale Development Association is organizing community events. One of our longest running and most well events is Healthy Halloween. Every October on a Saturday before Halloween, we invite the community to come celebrate with us, minus the candy. We have lots of games and activities, […]

Web Design:

In 2015, Rosedale Development Association was getting ready to launch a large publicity campaign to spread the word about a community-wide survey. As a part of the survey campaign, we wanted to direct people to RDA’s website to take the survey and learn more about its impact on the Rosedale area. Unfortunately, the site had […]

Blog Post: The Roasterie

Meet The Roasterie’s Master Roaster, Norman Killmon (This entry was originally posted on December 28, 2013 at He may have shown you around our Roasterie factory on one of our tours. Or you may have seen him cupping some of the world’s best coffee. Or maybe you’ve never seen him at all, since he […]

Web Design: McGannon Center

Before redesigning for the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University, the website was essentially a blog with a few extra tabs. (Click here to see the before via the Wayback Machine.) In addition to not being very aesthetically pleasing, information was hard to find. Events and news items were all either blog […]

Feature: Country Music Singer

A little bit country: Local singer wins contest (This story originally appeared in The Joplin Globe and at on April 16, 2010.) Most kids start out with big dreams to be a doctor, astronaut, actor or a rock star. But what if one of those dreams became reality? It just might for Kaleb McIntire. On […]

Feature: The Must-Have Toy of 2009

Mind-blowing: This year’s must-have toy uses brainpower — literally (This story originally appeared in The Joplin Globe and online at on December 10, 2009.) The must-have toy for the holiday season gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “mind games.”Mindflex, released in October, requires the player to wear a headset that touches the forehead […]

Feature: Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes patients aren’t alone (This story originally appeared in The Joplin Globe and online at on November 5, 2009.) Paula Dedick, of Joplin, was diagnosed with diabetes in April 2005. After her diagnosis, she was referred by her doctor to Freeman Health System’s Diabetes Education program.“If it weren’t for Diabetes Education, I would be dead,” […]

Feature: Local Artist

Local artist soaks up surroundings for inspiration (This story originally appeared in The Joplin Globe and online at on November 21, 2009.) Flowing water. Verandas. Neighborhoods.Country roads, blooming flowers, hoses and lawn chairs.Frank Young considers all these things as art.Young is an oil painter who is inspired by his surroundings. Since moving to Joplin three years […]