In early 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, technology, travel and health/fitness and personal finance. 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.

Read some of my business and personal finance articlestravel articles and health and fitness articles.

I’ve worked as a multimedia reporter and writer across 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.

At The News, I was a top print (with 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 a story, interpreting data and translating complex concepts for sophisticated consumer audiences. In Dallas, I described the difficulty laid-off older workers faced in finding a job during the Great Recession, the impact of long-term unemployment, 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 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.