SPEAKER ROSTER

Sarah Barrett
Senior Information Architect, Factor
Sarah Barrett is a partner at Factor, specializing in modeling information and experiences. Her specialties include rapid prototyping and interaction design, facilitating usability testing, and integrating user centered design methods with information architecture and taxonomy activities. She has used these skills on projects for many enterprise clients, including Adobe, Microsoft, Safeco/Liberty Mutual, Expedia, and Pearson.

Sarah has an MLIS from the University of Washington, where she focused on the potential for libraries and librarians to be tool-builders, and the intersection between traditional information science and user experience.

Dr. Denise A.D. Bedford
Faculty, Communication Culture and Technology, Georgetown University, York University, Coventry University
Dr. Denise Bedford is currently an Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University’s Communication Culture and Technology program, adjunct faculty at the Schulich School of Business, York University, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Coventry, and a Distinguished Practitioner and Virtual Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. She teaches a range of graduate level courses in knowledge management, enterprise architecture, and data sciences. Her current research interests include knowledge architectures and knowledge engineering, knowledge economies and knowledge cities, intellectual capital management, knowledge sharing behaviors, semantic analysis and text analytics, communities of practice, business architecture, document engineering and content architectures, multilingual architecture, and search system design/architectures. Dr. Bedford is currently the Chair of AIIM’s Standards Governance Group, where she is leading an effort to develop standards for knowledge organizations, knowledge practitioners, and knowledge education programs. Dr. Bedford retired from the World Bank in 2010 where she was Senior Information Officer. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Bedford was the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University. Dr. Bedford has also worked for Intel Corporation, NASA, University of California Systemwide Administration, and Stanford University. Her educational background includes a B.A. triple major in History, in Russian Language/Literature, and in German Language/Literature from the University of Michigan; an M.A.in Russian History also from University of Michigan; an M.S. in Librarianship from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Andreas Blumauer
CEO and Managing Partner, PoolParty / Semantic Web Company
Andreas Blumauer holds a master's degree in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Vienna/Austria. Since 2004, he is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company. Andreas is experienced with large-scale semantic technology projects in various industry sectors. He is also responsible for the strategic development and product management of PoolParty Semantic Suite. He has been a pioneer in the area of linked data and the semantic web since 2002; he is co-founder of SEMANTiCS conference series, and editor of one of the first comprehensive books in the area of the semantic web for the German speaking community.

Joseph A. Busch
Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies
Mr. Busch is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Taxonomy Strategies. For the past 14 years Taxonomy Strategies has been guiding organizations such as Deloitte, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in developing frameworks that help improve information capture, preservation, search, retrieval, and governance. Before founding Taxonomy Strategies Joseph Busch was:

Vice President for Infoware at Metacode Technologies which was an early developer of commercial semantic technology applications based on latent semantic indexing (LSI) and other methods. Metacode was acquired by Interwoven in 2000.

The Getty's Program Manager for Standards and Research Databases, including the Getty Vocabulary Program from 1993-98. The Getty began publishing the vocabulary resources as linked open data in 2014. 

Mr. Busch is a past President of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and past member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Executive Committee.

Suzanne Carroll
Product Manager - Data and Taxonomy, XO Group (The Knot)
Suzanne Carroll leads product design for The Knot's data science and taxonomy teams. As the company's first taxonomist, Suzanne introduced taxonomy driven content publishing to theknot.com and led all user-facing products through designing and implmenting a centralized taxonomy. In addition, she leads product management for our manual data cleansing tool to improve data quality and consistency.

Suzanne holds MSIS from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Earlier in her career, Suzanne designed and implemented taxonomy and metadata schemas as a consultant with government, private sector, and non-profit clients; managed the knowledge management system of a large international development firm; and taught computer literacy in West Africa with the Peace Corps.

Kyle C. Carson
Digital Asset Management Specialist, Marketing, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Delaware North
Dave Clarke
CEO, Synaptica
Dave Clarke is co-founder and CEO of the Synaptica® group of companies, providers of enterprise software solutions for taxonomy and ontology management (www.synaptica.com).  He served on the NISO committee responsible for authoring the 2005 version of the US national standard for controlled vocabularies, ANSI/NISO Z39.19 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Dave leads R&D at Synaptica and is currently developing a range of Linked Data software solutions for ontology management, image management and the semantic annotation of content.  Dave is actively involved in educational outreach programs including LD4PE, the Linked Data for Professional Education initiative of DCMI.

Adam Duckworth
Associate Director, Knowledge Management, Merck Manufacturing Division, Merck
Adam is driven by a personal mission to create, to invent and to solve problems that effect a positive impact on humanity. He is currently enabling knowledge flow with a focus on people, process content and technology to drive business outcomes for Merck Manufacturing. With expertise and experience in information technology, the life sciences, project management and change management, Adam holds the role of business steward for a suite of services and capabilities that include content management, governance and analytics, ontology management, knowledge mapping and corporate social networking. He's held previous roles as a process development analytical chemist, laboratory IT Manager and SAP supply chain Quailty lead, as well as Entrepreneur, founding travel technology company, Sounds for Sights, LLC. He can be contacted via LinkedIn.

Edee Edwards
Taxonomy and Metadata Librarian, National Fire Protection Association


Edee L. Edwards received her Master of Science in Library Service at Columbia University and has spent her career in and on the fringes of science, technology, and biomedical libraries.  From reference work to electronic resources purchasing to web project management, she’s now spent 10 years with taxonomy in her job title.  After being in the Information Technology world for about ½ of her career, she’s thrilled to once again be associated more directly with a library, having joined the National Fire Protection Association’s Charles S. Morgan Technical Library in November 2015 as their Taxonomy and Metadata Librarian.  She’s spoken at several venues over the years, and loves sharing her experiences.

 

 

 

Andy Everett
Metadata Librarian/Lead Taxonomist, Information Technology Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
Andy Everett has been the Metadata Librarian for the past 10+ years and has helped to create Metadata Management at WSDOT. He also leads the Taxonomy team that is currently developing metadata and taxonomy strategies for the agency to improive search. Andy has a MS in Information Management from University of Washington's Information School. Prior to school, he was with Arthur Andersen's Global Technology Organization in Chicago and Seattle.

Ashleigh N. Faith
Taxonomy and Document Indexing Manager, Content Management, SAE International, University of Pittsburgh
I am pursuing my PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. My research focuses on ontology visualizationn and machine learning techniques. I have been indexing in archives, museums and libraries for over five years and have been a taxonomist for three years. I am currently employed as the lead taxonomist at SAE International and I am reorganizing and reestablishing their taxonomy and indexing practices. My experience includes automatic indexing practices, machine learning, bilingual taxonomies, visualization, ontologies, and linguistic studies. I am currently serving in an advisory capacity on the NATO Terminology Program reorganization project, My publications and research can be located on my LinkedIn or on my blog.

Karl Fast
Director, Information Architecture, Normative
Karl Fast is the Director of Information Architecture at Normative, a software design studio in Toronto. He was previously a professor of User Experience design at Kent State University. His work deals with designing for a world with abundant information, cheap computation, and rich interaction. He is a founding member of the Information Architecture Institute and co-author, along with Stephen Anderson, of the upcoming book "Design for Understanding."

 

Andy Fitzgerald
Independent UX Designer
Andy Fitzgerald is a digital experience designer with expertise in user research, information architecture, and interaction design. In his consulting experience with Deloitte Digital and frog design, he has tackled the problem of effective communication in complex information spaces for a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, startups, state agencies, and public universities. Andy has given talks and workshops at Information Architecture and User Experience events all over the world and writes regularly on the subjects of experience, design, and understanding. Andy earned his PhD in Language and Literature from the University of Washington in 2011.

Jeff Fried
CTO, BA Insight
Jeff Fried, BA Insight’s CTO, is a long-standing search and SharePoint nerd, and particularly passionate about changing the way people view search by helping them use it as a strategic technology in business applications. Prior to joining BA Insight, Jeff was SVP of Products for Linguistic Search vendor LingoMotors, CTO of Empirix, and VP of Advanced Solutions for FAST Search and Transfer; with FAST’s acquisition by Microsoft, he served as product manager for Microsoft’s enterprise search products.  Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer in the industry; holds 15 patents; and has authored more than 50 technical papers.  He is a co-author of three books: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development, Professional SharePoint 2013 Development, and Professional Microsoft Search.   

Ms Monica Y Fulvio
Senior Taxonomist, Digital, National Geographic Partners
Monica Fulvio is the Senior Taxonomist for National Geographic Partners in Washington, DC. She previously worked at Hanley Wood and the World Bank, and has been working with taxonomies and automatic classification for nearly ten years. She has a MS in LIS from the Catholic University of America.

Sharon Garewal
Senior Metadata Librarian, Taxonomy Manager, ITHAKA/JSTOR
Sharon Garewal is a Senior Metadata Librarian for JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources that helps people discover and use a wide range of content, and that preserves this content for future generations. She is responsible for the maintenance of the JSTOR Thesaurus which includes acting as an organizational resource for education and training on the thesaurus as well as conducting content audits to measure thesaurus accuracy. Sharon has a Masters of Library Science degree from Kent State University. 

Heather Hedden
Senior Vocabulary Editor, Cengage Learning
Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Gale/Cengage Learning, a position that she held from 1996 to 2004, when the company was a division of Thomson Learning, and to which she returned in 2014. In the intervening decade, she worked as a taxonomist at various employers and as an independent taxonomy consultant (Hedden Information Management). At Cengage, Heather manages controlled vocabularies for the indexing and retrieval of Gale research database content and taxonomies for educational products. She has taught online workshops in taxonomy creation through the continuing education program of Simmons College School of Library and Information Science and the American Society for Indexing and is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc.).

David Hobbs
Early Digital Strategist, David Hobbs Consulting
David helps organizations focus their websites. Clients include the Centers for Disease Control, the Center for Global Development, Heritage Foundation, Jackson Lab, the Library of Congress, Marriott International, the MBC Group, Realtree Outdoors, Thomson Reuters, and the World Bank. David is also the author of Website Migration Handbook v2 and Website Product Management: Keeping focused during change.

Yunnie Jenkins
Associate Director, GSTC Pipeline and Knowledge Management IT, Merck
Yunnie Jenkins has worked in Information Technology (IT) at Merck for 14 years. After receiving a BS in Business Information System Management from College of New Jersey and a MS in computer science from Villanova University, she joined the Merck Research & Development IT supporting Regulatory process. She had eight years of experience in Regulatory IT and Knowledge Management (KM) capabilities related to Clinical Trials, Regulatory Tracking, Regulatory Submissions and Collaborative Authoring/Labeling. In 2009, she moved to Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD) IT supporting Global Science Technology & Commercialization (GSTC) organization focusing on implementation of KM pilot programs and capabilities. She received her Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt through implementation of Virtual Technical Network (VTN) KM solution for enterprise social networking for problem solving and connectivity. She has held various leadership roles as a Business Analyst, Program Manager, and Business Architect driving MMD KM multi-year solutions. In her role, she has lead and driven strategy development, capability and road-map definition, business cases development and implementation activities from concept through production deployment and value realization.

Mr Robert Kasenchak Jr
Director of Business Development, Access Innovations
Bob Kasenchak directs business development activities at Access Innovations in Albuquerque, NM, including solutions architecture and taxonomy project design. Current research interests include the intersection of Linked Data and taxonomies, Smart Data, and the Semantic Web. In previous lives, Bob studied classics and music theory at St. John's College, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas.

Ari Kramer
Communications Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Ari Kramer is a communications officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), where manages the Foundation’s public website and helps to align all of the Foundation’s digital platforms and resources in support of key organizational goals. Before joining RWJF in 2009, Ari oversaw communications and member services for the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, and was a reporter and freelancer for a range of local, regional and national publications. He holds a Master of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University, and a BA in Russian from Florida State University. 

Patrick Lambe
Founder, Straits Knowledge, Singapore & Bangkok University
Patrick Lambe is the author of the widely-praised book "Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness" (Chandos: 2007) and co-author with Nick Milton of "The Knowledge Managers Handbook: a step by step guide to implementing KM in your organization" (Kogan Page: 2016). Based in Singapore, he is the founder of knowledge management research and consulting firm Straits Knowledge, founding President of the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter, Visiting Professor at Bangkok University, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Knowledge Management. His paper on "The Unacknowledged Parentage of Knowledge Management" won an Emerald Literati award in 2012. Patrick was educated at Oxford, did his Master's in Librarianship and Information Studies at the University of London, and has worked for the past 35 years in librarianship, learning and development, elearning and knowledge management. He is a widely respected keynote speaker and writer on knowledge and information management issues, and his blog is at www.greenchameleon.com

Lila Lee
Associate Director, Operations Analysis, Consumer Reports
Lila is currently managing the implementation of Consumer Reports' taxonomy program.  She has worked as a Project Management Professional in IT at Consumer Reports for over 20 years, with a  focus on the organization's database publishing and content management systems. 

Mr. Ahren E Lehnert
Manager, Data Taxonomy & Governance, Clorox
Ahren Lehnert is an information management professional with over ten years’ experience in taxonomy, search, and content and records management. He has developed enterprise and eCommerce taxonomies in a consulting capacity for clients in a broad range of industries. Ahren is now the Manager, Data Taxonomy & Governance at The Clorox Company, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products based in Oakland, California. He is currently responsible for taxonomy development and management in the Marketing and Analytics departments which will expand to the enterprise and include related capabilities such as auto-categorization, search, text analytics, and digital asset and content management.

Ms. Stephanie Lemieux
President & Principal Consultant, Dovecot Studio

Stephanie is the president of Dovecot Studio -- a boutique firm specializing in information architecture -- where she helps a wide variety of clients such as Nickelodeon and the United Nations find happiness and good user experience through taxonomy. Stephanie has been working in the information management industry for nearly a decade, helping create strategies and content structures to support faceted search, digital asset management and website navigation, to name a few. Prior to focusing her energies on Dovecot, she was a senior consultant and taxonomy practice lead with Earley & Associates. Most recently, Stephanie was Director of Search & Content at the Yellow Pages.

Stephanie has a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from McGill University with a specialization in knowledge management.

Ben Licciardi
Manager, PwC
Mr. Licciardi is a Manager at PwC with over 10 years of experience in information management, information architecture, taxonomy and metadata design, and search strategy. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to develop user-friendly and effective information retrieval systems ranging from document and records management systems to e-commerce websites. Mr. Licciardi also has experience developing and refining information governance strategies.

Sean Lightholder
Senior Taxonomy Manager, @WalmartLabs
Seán has built data structures at Netflix, Yahoo!, and is an active member of the Global Standards 1 Architecture Group. He currently heads up the Taxonomy department for @WalmartLabs.

Outside of work he enjoys analyzing the time signatures of traditional Irish music and studying the BJCP categories.

Gene Loh
Software Architect, Synaptica, LLC

Gene has over 20 year’s experience in software development and leads an engineering team focused on research and development of Linked Data applications and enterprise solutions at Synaptica. He has keen interest in open systems and the use of Semantic Web technologies for taxonomy management as well as interactive discovery tools based on Linked Data and graph database principles. Gene is a Computer Science and Information Technology alumnus of the University of Western Australia, and also founder and Executive Director of Stronium, a software development company specializing in Linked Data and graph database applications based in Kuala Lumpur.

John Magee
Director, Indexing & Vocabulary Services, Cengage Learning
Seth Maislin
Principal Consultant, Digital Transformation, Earley Information Science
Seth Maislin is a principal consultant in taxonomy and information management at Earley Information Science. For more than 20 years he has demonstrated strengths in classification and taxonomy, content modeling, information architecture, search, and usability. He has dedicated the last 10+ years to providing sustaining information management solutions to clients facing real and complex findability challenges. He has helped companies such as Motorola, Walmart, Consumer Reports, The Hartford Insurance Group, Hasbro, Corning, Staples, and The Legal Defense Fund develop content and governance frameworks for keeping internal and external web content environments both competitive and in the forefront of their business strategies

Mr Daniel Mayer
CEO, Expert System Enterprise

Daniel Mayer is VP of Product & Marketing at TEMIS, the leading provider of semantic content enrichment solutions for the Enterprise. In this capacity he is responsible for shaping and promoting TEMIS's flagship Luxid® product range and its roadmap with a particular focus on Information Management applications. Prior to joining TEMIS, Daniel served for the past 15 years in a variety of marketing and product strategy functions throughout the IT value chain.

Daniel holds Masters degrees in Business and Computer Science from HEC, and ENST, France.

James Morris
Senior Information Scientist, SmartLogic
For the first phase of his career, Jim developed, supported, and managed systems that facilitated the delivery of library services. Later, his experience broadened into enterprise information management, bringing librarian perspectives to intranet portals, content management systems, enterprise taxonomies, and websites. Before joining SmartLogic in 2014 as an Information Scientist, Jim was the vocabulary capability lead for a Pharmaceutical R&D organization, and at Smartlogic continues to support customers in the areas of life sciences and healthcare. He has a special interest in using Linked Data / Semantic Web principles and technology for vocabulary and metadata management.

Maish Nichani
Co-founder, Ola Search

Maish Nichani is the co-founder of Ola Search, a search startup based in Singapore. He is also the principal of PebbleRoad, a 12-year old enterprise UX consultancy that helps clients achieve their digital ambitions. He has been an active member of the design community since 2000, having spoken at international conferences, held workshops, written articles and two books on information design. Currently, he is also the Vice-President of the Singapore Chapter of International Society of Knowledge Organization. 

Michael Panzer
Ontology Team Manager, Mayo Clinic
Jeffrey Phillips
VP & Lead Consultant, OVO Innovation, Co-Author, OutManeuver: OutThink, Don't OutSpend
Jeffrey Phillips is VP Marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation.  Jeffrey has led innovation projects for Fortune 500 firms, including T. Rowe Price, John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Bank and others, academic institutions and non-profits based on OVO Innovation's Innovate on PurposeTM methodology.  The Innovate on Purpose methodology encourages organizations to consider innovation as a sustainable, repeatable business discipline, rather than a discrete project. 

Jeffrey has led projects using a range of innovation methods and techniques, including scenario planning, ethnography, voice of the customer, lead user analysis, jobs to be done and the customer experience journey.  He has facilitated the development of thousands of ideas, many of which have become new products and services. 

Jeffrey is the author of two books about innovation:  Relentless Innovation, which examines the reasons 3M, P&G, Apple and Google can sustain innovation over time while others can't and Make us more Innovative, a book that encompasses much of the OVO Innovation methodology. He is the co-author of OutManeuver, OutThink don't Outspend, which recommends the use of speed, agility and innovation as an to traditional competition. He has contributed to several other books about innovation, most notably the book Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing.  Jeffrey's  blog about innovation, Innovate On Purpose, is ranked as one of the top blogs about innovation on the web. He also contributes to other innovation-oriented websites such as Innovation Management and Innovation Excellence, and writes for Texas Enterprise and other management oriented sites.   He is a sought after speaker and has presented to corporations, innovation oriented conferences, and at a number of universities.  For the last seven years he chaired the Innovate North Carolina conference and has been a keynote speaker at Queen's University, University of the Pacific, UNC and several other colleges and conferences.

Innovation consulting, training, workshops and speaking engagements have taken Jeffrey to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, South and Central America as well as across the US.

Jeffrey has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Virginia.

Rachel Price
Information Architect/Partner, Factor
Rachel Price has a mission: to unite the worlds of search, information architecture, and content into one human experience universe. An experience designer with a background in search analytics, Rachel has worked on projects for such clients as Adobe, Backcountry, Diamondback, and General Mills.

Rachel earned her MLIS from the University of Washington's iSchool, where she focused on user research and information architecture.

 

When she's not knolling post-its at the Factor office, she's the frontwoman for the Seattle band, Tofte.

 

 

Tom Reamy
Chief Knowledge Architect, KAPS Group
Tom Reamy is currently the Chief Knowledge Architect and founder of KAPS Group, a group of knowledge architecture, taxonomy, and text analytics consultants. Tom has 20 years' of experience in information architecture, intranet management and consulting, and text analytics.

Tom’s academic background includes a Masters in the History of Ideas, research in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, and a strong background in philosophy, particularly epistemology.  He has published articles in various journals and is a frequent speaker at knowledge management conferences. He is the author of a new book on text analytics: Deep Text: Using Text Analytics to Conquer Information Overload, Get Real Value from Social Media, and Add Big(ger) Text to Big Data

When not writing or developing KM projects, he can usually be found at the bottom of the ocean in Carmel taking photos of strange creatures.

Jessica Short
Manager of Content Production, Ex Libris
Jessica Short worked with the Website Task Force for the Tennessee State Library and Archives during their transition of websites as a subject specialist and taxonomist for library and archive content. 

Annabel Snow
Senior Consultant, Optimation Group
Annabel is a Senior Information Management Consultant based in Wellington, New Zealand. She works for the Optimation Group in both Australia and New Zealand looking after both private and public sector clients.  

Annabel is an information architecture specialist with specific experience in ontology and taxonomy design for auto-classification. Her work also includes designing the rules-based auto-classification to drive improvements in metadata application, search and records management.

Annabel has a Masters Degree in Information studies from Victoria University, Wellington with a specialisation in government metadata standards.

 

David Snyder
Senior Associate, Information Risk Management, PwC
David has 10+ years experience in developing and implementing organizational taxonomies. He has provided asset management consulting and support to a range of commercial and non-profit organizations and government agencies, with a focus on knowledge management and business process improvement.

Xi Van Fleet
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Zachary R Wahl
President, Enterprise Knowledge
Zach Wahl is the founder and President of Enterprise Knowledge, LLC.  Enterprise Knowledge is focused on the delivery of innovative knowledge management solutions with a focus on taxonomy, governance, and strategic road mapping. He is an expert and frequent speaker on the topics of Taxonomy Design, Knowledge Management, and Information Governance. He focuses on the design and deployment of information managment technologies and systems including portals, collaboration tools, wikis, and other social computing products. In addition, Mr. Wahl has designed his own series of workshops on the topics of Information Management System Best Practices, Taxonomy Design, and eGovernance. Mr. Wahl has managed the deployment of over 70 information management systems in both the public and private sectors. 

Jabin White
VP, Content Management, ITHAKA/JSTOR


Jabin White is Vice President of Content Management for ITHAKA, an organization committed to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides several services to the academic community, including JSTOR and Portico, which increase access to scholarly materials and ensure their preservation for future generations.

With a heavy background in XML theory and practice, White has spent most of his career evangelizing the benefits of markup languages and related technologies, including content management, workflow enhancements, and authoring tools.

Prior to joining ITHAKA, White served as Director of Strategic Content at Wolters Kluwer Health's Professional & Education (P&E) Division, Vice President, STM Sales for Scope eKnowledge Center, and VP of Product Development at Silverchair, Inc., a leading developer of information solutions for health care publishers.

He also spent five years as Executive Director of Electronic Production at Elsevier, serving the Health Sciences Division. White started in health sciences publishing as an editorial assistant at Current Medicine and has held digital publishing positions at Mosby, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and Unbound Medicine. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in history and has a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.