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.
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.