A multimedia journalist in Portland, Oregon, I report from the intersection of the personal and political — probing issues of culture, identity, travel and food. The latter is just a clever ruse to eat more.
My features and essays appear in more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post, VICE, The Atlantic’s CityLab and elsewhere. I’ve also worked as a staff writer for Oregon Home, project manager for Oregon Business, and covered beverage trends for Barista and Fresh Cup.
As an editor and content strategist, I fluently speak print and digital. Currently, I serve as senior editor at MEDIAmerica, one of the leading publishers in the Pacific Northwest, where I edit multimedia features for Travel Oregon. Additionally, I wrangle a creative team and a stable of freelancers to produce a nearly a dozen travel guides to Oregon, each printing as many as 300,000 copies annually. That means I spend my working days dreaming about road trips.
I hold my master’s in international relations from the University of Exeter in the U.K., where I received distinction for my thesis on celebrity activism — essentially an epic duel between Bono and John Lennon. Spoiler alert: Lennon won.
Specialties: endless well of ideas, detailed reporting, perceptive editing, CMS wizardry (WordPress, Joomla!, Atavist, you name it), decoding analytics, tweaking to social media fame, ego-free creative direction, media production management (video, photography, print and interactive)