I currently live, work and write in the great state of Texas, but am originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
I moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University. While there, I served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, studied abroad, and spent an awe-inspiring summer in New York City as part of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) internship program.
Today, I live in Dallas and freelance for local and national publications, while also working full time as an editor for Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine.
Travel will always be my first love. I get a thrill from discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants and uncovering the hidden gems in so-called "flyover cities." I'm a sucker for historic buildings and quirky museums.
In a previous life, I was the editor for USAA's online advice center, reporting on everything from small business loans to the financial pitfalls (and benefits) of destination weddings. Somewhere out there is a clip about the migratory patterns of ducks from my time as an editorial intern for Field & Stream magazine. Those experiences, as well as my first post-grad job at a modern art museum, taught me how to write about topics that were initially "outside of my wheelhouse."
I love a good challenge, but more than anything, I love a good story. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you decide to stay awhile.