I am a freelance journalist, blogger and editor with 18-plus years of experience working for magazines, newspapers, websites and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. My work has appeared in Business 2.0 Magazine, Realtor.org, San Francisco Business Times and Business North Carolina Magazine.

I have also produced numerous marketing projects, including brochures, blog posts, newsletters, flyers, press releases, website content, business proposals and fundraising letters and handled social media campaigns for a variety of small- and mid-sized companies.

In 2009, I launched PeanutAllergyMom.com, a hip and healthy nut-free lifestyle blog that provides resources, tips and articles for the peanut allergy community.

I’m a pro at mastering new subjects and challenging topics. Whether it’s a straight news piece on the nation’s healthcare debate or a colorful feature on raising llamas, I can handle your next project.

Why? Because I’m:

    1. I’m a whiz at research (that will be helpful if we ever cross that llama story).
    1. Punctual with assignments, sources and deadlines.
    1. Capable of getting up to speed on anything, even geeky stuff.

I’ve covered just about every business topic in the newsroom – from start-up rush to succession planning and everything between. I’ve met some pretty cool people and tackled a wide range of stories throughout my career. I once sailed on a world-famous replica of James Cook’s HMB Endeavour, trained with seeing-eye dogs and their people, and flew a single-engine airplane over the mountains.

I enjoy writing stories that educate, enlighten and entertain readers; in particular, I’m drawn to people whose stories of challenge and perseverance inspire others to have a positive impact within their own lives, homes and communities.

When I’m not busy meeting deadlines, blogging or mentoring youth writers, I enjoy spending time with my family and loving on our pup, an Australian Sheepdog/Siberian Husky mix named Porter.