Boston-based journalist chasing down politicians,
being chased by bull cows and covering everything else in between.
I cover a multitude of beats and issues, frequently tackling lifestyle topics such as: health, wellness and medicine; entrepreneurship and American-made business practices; personality profiles; crafting and DIY; sports, fitness and recreation.
Most recently, as managing editor of three sewing magazines, I put the "news" in Sew News: I interviewed a nun in Uganda via Skype who made TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential list. Her sewing school empowered female war survivors to take back their lives. I also reported industry happenings and innovations like sewbots, improved healthcare worker suits for doctors fighting Ebola, and efforts to revive American-made textile production.
At WickedLocalWalpole, I covered the Steve Wynn-proposed Foxboro casino and the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren senate race. I also went snowshoeing, toured a maximum security state prison and crashed a driver's ed simulator.
I made healthy living simple and approachable for all as a health editor for nationally-distributed insurance communications and the website BetterForYou.com. I even shared my own experiences with caffeine and weight loss in first-person narratives alongside expert sources.
Watusi cows charged toward me while at The Post-Signal, a weekly newspaper covering the north Texas horse country. Functioning like a one-woman paper, I served as sports editor, photographer, paginator, ad sales rep and webmaster. I received numerous awards from the Texas Press Association, including first place sports photographer for a photo of a wake surfer.
I received my bachelor of journalism from The University of Texas at Austin (hook 'em horns!). I'm originally from Dallas but have called Boston home for the last five years. I'm a Big Sister with Big Sister Association of Greater Boston and am on the alumnae association board.