I grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but traded the Grand Tetons for the Texas Hill Country when I moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University. In college, I served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, took a travel writing class while circumnavigating the globe on a ship, and spent an awe-inspiring summer in New York City as part of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) internship program.
After graduation, I got a job in the PR department of the McNay Art Museum, the first modern art museum in Texas. Then, I became an editor for USAA's online advice center, reporting on everything from small business loans to the financial pitfalls (and benefits) of destination weddings. Eventually, I landed at Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine. For three years, I oversaw four front-of-book sections, a celebrity Q&A, and travel features for 6 million readers. I also learned a thing or two managing the magazine's website, e-newsletter, and social media.
Today, I edit thought leadership content for Forbes.com while continuing to freelance for a number of publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, Oprahmag.com, REI's Uncommon Path, MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, and more.
All of my experiences have 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.