I’m an award-winning freelance journalist based in Denver, Colorado. Before striking out on my own, I spent more than seven years as a magazine editor at 5280, Denver’s city magazine. 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.
I’m a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Services I Offer:
- Writing, including narrative longform
(articles, books, podcasts)
- Podcast producing and writing
- Content writing and editing
- Content strategy
- Professional speaking
(panels, conferences, TV)
- Event moderation
Although I write a little of everything, my passions are social justice and travel/outdoors journalism.
I’m intent on telling the stories of those whose voices are often overlooked or misunderstood. Though my curiosities are broad, I focus my longform reporting on social justice, mental health, criminal justice, and health equity issues. My magazine feature on the high rate of suicide in the western United States was anthologized in Mile High Stories.
My travel and adventure work stems from my personal wanderlust. To me, there is no better way to satisfy a curious mind than to explore the world—and then share your experiences with others. “Try new things” is a personal motto, and I’m always looking to test my limits and explore new-to-me places, both near and far. Most of my free time is spent researching and daydreaming about where to visit next.
When I’m not working, you can find me adventuring in the Rocky Mountains—or wherever my travels take me—or curled up with a book and a cup of tea.
Eat, Write, Travel — not necessarily in that order
ASJA Writing Awards
Social Change: “The Dire Consequences of Pleading Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Colorado” (5280)
NATJA Travel Media Awards
Silver – Personality and Profiles: “Behind One Chef’s Mission to Create a Diverse and Stable Restaurant Industry”(Condé Nast Traveler)
Silver – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: “The Overlooked Contributions of Black Americans to U.S. Barbecue Culture”(Condé Nast Traveler)
Gold – Luxury and Resort Travel: “Where to Splurge in Aspen”(Aspen Sojourner)
Honorable Mention – Culinary Travel: “How Native-Owned Restaurants Prioritize Native-Grown Ingredients”(Gastro Obscura)
Honorable Mention – Destination Travel – Magazine: “Wild Beauty” (5280)
Top of the Rockies, SPJ Colorado
2nd Place, Business – General Reporting: “Are You Part Of Colorado’s Gig Economy?” (5280)
1st Place, Public Service: “The Canyon Of Why” (5280)
1st Place, A&E Single Story: “5280 Fall Theater Preview” (5280)
2nd Place, Public Service: “The Girls Next Door” (5280)
3rd Place, Environment – General Reporting:“Everyday Environmentalists” (5280)
City & Regional Magazine Awards
Finalist – Ancillary/General Interest: Traveler 2017 (5280)
Winner – Reader Service: “Everyday Environmentalists” (5280)
Finalist – Magazine Section: “Front Range” (5280)
Folio 30 Under 30
Excellence In Reporting Award, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado
“The Canyon Of Why” (5280)