I’m an award-winning writer and editor living and exploring in Denver, Colorado, with more than seven years of staff magazine experience. I’m a contributing editor at 5280 and the editor of 5280 Traveler. In 2016, Folio: honored me as a 30 Under 30, calling me a “young journalist to watch.” I was named a 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists finalist for “The Girls Next Door,” an exposé on the sex trafficking of minors in Colorado. (The longform piece was also highlighted in the Journalism Center on Children & Families’ “Best Practices” series.) The same year, “Everyday Environmentalists,” which I edited, won the CRMA award for Reader Service.
I’ve written about everything from artists to backcountry hut trips to mental health, but I am primarily focused on social justice and travel/outdoors journalism.
I’m intent on telling the stories of those whose voices are often overlooked or misunderstood or silenced. That interest has led me to write articles on the persistent shackling of youth in Colorado’s justice system; how exercise could help those struggling with substance-use disorders; and the high rate of suicide in the western United States, a piece that was anthologized in Mile High Stories.