In 2016, I voluntarily left my traditional journalism job in Dallas to move to California to live and write at the beach.

I mainly write about health/fitness, wine, aging, travel, personal finance and business. My clients include the American Heart Association, Chicago Tribune, City National Bank, The Dallas Morning News and Texas Instruments Inc. and TCU Magazine.

Read some of my travelhealth and fitness and other articles.

My work as a multimedia 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’ve 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, interpreting data, translating complex concepts for sophisticated consumer audiences and finding real people to tell a story. I’ve interviewed farmers, 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 wrote stories, blogged and tweeted 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.