Kaydee Tuff is an award winning journalist with 25 years experience in news writing and editing.
Born and raised in Bemidji, MN., she completed a degree in education from JamestownCollege and spent four years as a kindergarten teacher with the Jamestown Public School System before moving to Blue Earth, MN, in 1985. There, she joined Tuff Publications as a reporter/photographer.In 1986, she was awarded Best Local News Story from the Minnesota Newspaper Association. She also received several awards from the Florida Press Association.
In 1989, she moved to Naples, FL, where she served as reporter, editor, and production manager of several publications including the Senior Times, Golden Gate Gazette and Everglades Echo. She also served as Editor of the Collier Citizen, a Scripps publication, in Naples, FL. She is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InCopy, InDesign, Quark, Jazbox, Ellington, Word, design and lay-out.Her experience also includes transcribing services with Manpower, covering Collier County Government meetings.ersonal web page
Her volunteer efforts include Golden Gate Civic Association, Golden Gate Woman's Club, Golden Gate Middle School Advisory Committee and represents the Civic Association on the Golden Gate Task Force, which is made up of representatives of all CollierCounty government divisions, Collier County Sheriff's Office, and the Golden Gate Fire & Rescue District.
In 2007, she was one of five Scripps employees, nationwide, to receive the William R. Burleigh award for her volunteer efforts in the community.