I grew up in a small rural town in southern Vermont and obtained a BA in English from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida in 2006.
I was employed by several publishing, broadcast and telecommunications organizations in Florida and D.C. before moving to Colorado in 2011 to transition into a career in journalism and writing. I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with an MA in journalism in 2014.
I began writing the Street Culture column on startup culture for Street Fight Magazine in early 2015, and in fall 2015 I reported on the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. I love learning and writing about local business, sustainable agriculture, 3D printing and technology.
Research I began in 2013 on a data journalism project indicated that insufficient records exist at federal, state and county levels that could speak to current issues on gun policy, firearm education, mental health, suicide and support for military veterans. Findings from this research led the Colorado Springs Police Department to reactivate the investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man. Another story sourced from the same data won first place for general political reporting in the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest.
Photo by Jeremy Sparig.