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New job! Bike & ped planner for the Richmond region

My new job with the Richmond Regional Planning District CommissionFor those who know me best, I have finally taken the long-awaited next big step in my career, one that will take me away from media and into urban planning.

I’ve accepted a position as a planner for the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission‘s Urban Transportation Planning Division. My primary focus will be biking and pedestrian planning, but I will be able to participate in many different areas of transportation planning for the Richmond region, which is exactly what I have been searching for. I could not be more fortunate and so grateful for this new opportunity. Continue reading


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‘Ten Reasons You Should Hire a Journalist’

For the past several years, I’ve been on a quest to begin a new career. After being laid off in 2009, I was inspired to make some positive changes in my life, be proactive and transform myself into a more helpful and productive person.

Many of those changes have happened. I’ve become a much more involved and active volunteer. I’ve conquered graduate school and earned my master’s degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. I’ve helped edit and photograph a book, Discovering Richmond’s Monuments. I’m a husband of a loving wire and a father of two great kids. Continue reading

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Post grad school blues: Job searches are hard

vcuwilderI earned my masters degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University three months ago. I finished my final project and course work in May, but it feels like much longer than that. Continue reading

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