I have an insatiable appetite for exploring overlooked corners of the world, which explains why I’ve traipsed through the most remote reaches of Oregon for Fodor’s Travel, floated on inner tubes with the leader of a “riverlution” for The Atlantic’s CityLab, quizzed America’s foremost psychologists on the true nature of narcissism for The Washington Post and investigated a radical queer quest to establish a hetero-free nation for VICE. Five continents down, where to next?
My features and essays appear in more than a dozen publications. I’ve worked as senior travel editor at one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading publishers, project manager for SPJ Award-winning Oregon Business magazine, staff writer for Oregon Home, and covered beverage trends for Barista and Fresh Cup. When not furiously tapping keys or scrutinizing facts, I produce editorial videos (about everything from a little-known Motown legend to a mural festival transforming Portland) as well as consult with top travel, lifestyle and culinary brands on content strategy.
Eager to live in the world’s rainiest climes, I moved to Portland, Oregon after competing my M.A. at the University of Exeter in the U.K., where I received distinction for my dissertation on rock-star activism. With 10 wasted years of violin lessons and crushed dreams of fronting a punk band, I now spend my spare time writing (very, very slowly) a debut memoir about Appalachian roads and coming of age.