I entered the media industry at a time of transformation and innovation, and am proud to have collected myriad experiences and bylines along the way.

I’ve reported for newsrooms across the country, ran national campaigns on social media accounts, and served as a leader on dozens of digital and multimedia storytelling campaigns.

While life has serendipitously brought me to the West Coast, I am proud New York state native who grew up in Rochester, New York, a Great Lakes city known for Kodak, Genny beer, and freezing winters. I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in newspaper journalism and music history, and spent the early years of my career at The Daily Messenger in Canandaigua, New York.

Since then, my reporting career has brought me around the country. I spent a year and half covering the economy and the coronavirus pandemic in the California desert for The Desert Sun. Previously, I worked with the nonprofit journalism program Report for America as their social media and newsletter editor. I covered politics and government for the Associated Press out of their Phoenix bureau. I’ve also lived in Los Angeles where I wrote about civil litigation and judicial news for Law360, a paywalled news site for lawyers and law firms. Prior to moving to the California, I spent four years covering government and politics in Pennsylvania.

I’m also an experienced arts and culture writer who loves to geek out about performance venues, the songwriting process, and streaming trends. I previously wrote about the intersection of technology and music while freelancing for Forbes — and I love spending my free time playing music and studying songwriting.

Reporting from a Pennsylvania press conference, circa 2012