I’m Bryan (a Hufflepuff

from Cherokee Nation

currently roaming Des Moines) who edits, designs and writes.

I love NPR, The Golden Girls, 

The Great British Bake Off 

and adopting new plants.


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Editor and designer

Des Moines

2015 to now

Dow Jones News Fund intern: summer 2012

Plan, edit and design McClatchy’s Extra Extra — a daily digital newspaper available only to subscribers. Curate stories from McClatchy’s 29 newsrooms and D.C. political bureau to create a comprehensive national report. Write headlines and other display copy in a specific voice for a wide variety of journalism. Lead a team of five editors and designers.


Before being promoted in 2017, I was a digital editor for a local newspaper in the McClatchy network, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California. Edited breaking news (from wildfires to local elections to a Lady Gaga sighting), features and opinion.

The New York Times Editing Center

Designer and copy editor

Gainesville, Florida

2013 to 2015

Designed and edited the international weekly edition,

created the design style for NYT: Spending Well and edited

for the wire service. It was required to be an expert

on Associated Press style for a position on the wire service.


About Me

I grew up in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on the Cherokee Nation Reservation making quilts with my mom and picking blackberries with my grandma.

Now I live in Des Moines, shivering

six months of the year and soaking up

the sun on bike trails the other six.

I read a print newspaper every morning (a habit from my dad), frequently reference plotlines from The Golden Girls and spend way too much time at Starbucks.