At the start of 2016, I voluntarily left my traditional journalism job in Dallas to move to Northern California to become a freelance writer and live at the beach.
I mainly write about business, personal finance, technology, travel and health/fitness. 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, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and Texas Instruments Inc.
I’ve worked as a multimedia reporter and writer across the country for over 20 years. Most recently, I was a business reporter for The Dallas Morning News, one of the nation’s largest metro dailies, and dallasnews.com. I mainly covered the economy, aviation and technology, but I also wrote about entrepreneurs, commercial real estate and media. I’ve written travel stories for fun for about 15 years.
At The News, I was a top print producer (about 170 print articles, including at least a dozen front-page stories, each year from 2011-2015) and digital producer (helping to boost average monthly page views on blogs to over 2 million). But it’s not all about numbers. My expertise lies in spotting trends, storytelling, finding real people to tell that story, interpreting data, translating complex concepts for sophisticated consumer audiences and sharing key company messages with employees and the world.
In Dallas, I described the lingering impact of the Great Recession on people, including the difficulty laid-off older workers faced in finding a job and long-term unemployment. I also documented the booming post-recession economy of North Texas and how American Airlines rebuilt itself into the world’s largest carrier after bankruptcy.
As a journalism fellow with the East-West Center, I traveled to Taiwan and Singapore, where I also 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.