In 2016, I voluntarily left my traditional journalism job in Dallas to move to Northern California to live and write at the beach.
I mainly write about health/fitness, wine, aging, travel, personal finance and business. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and The Dallas Morning News. I also write content marketing for the American Heart Association, City National Bank and Texas Instruments Inc.
My work as a multimedia reporter and writer has taken me around the country. Most recently, I was a business reporter for The Dallas Morning News, one of the nation’s largest metro dailies. I mainly covered the economy, aviation and technology, but I also wrote about entrepreneurs, commercial real estate and media. I also have written travel stories throughout my career.
At The News, I was a top print and digital producer. But it’s not all about numbers. My expertise lies in spotting trends, storytelling, finding real people to tell those stories, interpreting data and translating complex concepts for sophisticated consumer audiences. I’ve interviewed farmers, unemployed people, protesters and CEOs. I’ve described the difficulty laid-off older workers faced in finding a job during the Great Recession, the booming post-recession economy of North Texas and how American Airlines rebuilt itself after bankruptcy.
As a journalism fellow with the East-West Center, I traveled to Taiwan and Singapore, where I blogged, tweeted and wrote stories about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a Texas Instruments automated warehouse and a Texas family living in Taipei. I also was one of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ 12 inaugural Goldschmidt Data Immersion fellows in Washington, D.C.
In my free time, I run, bicycle, hike and explore the world.