Day in, day out.
My days are jam-packed, but I'm doing things that challenge me and keep me learning. Most recently, I've been employed as a healthcare content creator/editor, content strategist, and food and travel writer.
P u b l i c a t i o n s
From history, travel, and food, to healthcare, poverty, and small business, I've covered dozens of topics in hundreds of articles during my career, everything from business owner profiles to feature stories about poverty in the transgender community. I’ve been hustling, day in and day out, for a lot of years now. It’s been a really fun ride.
USA Today Experience Travel is a collection of expert travel planning tools, videos, photos, and “best-of” recommendations around top travel destinations and themes. As a regular contributor to USA Today Experience Food and Wine and a contributor to USA Today Experience Weekend, I cover weekend trips, food and drink trends, and round-ups of iconic dishes and beverages around the world.
Taste of Country is the leading site for country music fans, delivering news, exclusive interviews, photo galleries, music videos, new song features and more. As a blogger for Taste of Country, I covered country music news, songwriter features, and awards shows.
Since 1984 (fun fact: the same year I was born), American Songwriter has been covering all styles of music and the craft of creating songs. I contribute feature stories and album reviews to AmericanSongwriter.com on a pitch-by-pitch basis. Check out my favorites, including one that was inspired by the 10 days I spent on tour with two working musicians.
Nashville Lifestyles reaches affluent residents in Middle Tennessee. The magazine and website strive to cover the latest in restaurants, bars, music, fashion, and arts in Nashville. I no longer contribute to Nashville Lifestyles (I always preferred writing for the city’s homeless newspaper), but I had the opportunity to contribute some fun stories while I was there.
Bearings is a bi-weekly guide and store that connects men to the best in food, drink, attire, travel, music, and home.
American Spirit is an award-winning history magazine sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The bi-monthly magazine covers Colonial history-related topics including historic homes, preservation, genealogy, history news, travel opportunities, patriotism, and more.
By the Byline
Looking for someone to tell your story? I’m currently accepting assignments from editors at print magazines and websites that focus on food and beverage, travel, and wellness.
Travel Exploring the undiscovered—near and far.
Every year, food writers and cocktail experts predict which trends will make waves in the drink scene. It’s been a few months since initial 2014 cocktail predictions arrived, so we’ve explored a few trends that seem to be here to stay — for now.
If you’re looking for a town with culinary zeal, you don’t have to head to a big metropolis. Tucked away in mountain towns, seaside hamlets and Midwestern cities lie hidden culinary gems, including upscale dining, local coffee shops and delicious microbrews. Food meccas like New York and San Francisco have nothing on these small city food scenes:
For some adventurous travelers, a real food-centric vacation doesn’t take place in a high-end restaurant. Instead, it’s all about getting out on the land and learning what it’s like to tend a garden, operate a beef farm or keep a coffee plantation flourishing. For a real break from your life, ditch the five-star hotels and roll up your sleeves at one of these agricultural destinations.
Just what the doctor ordered crafting accessible healthcare conversations between doctors and patients.
Music Rising stars and rock stars. Keeping the beat from the heart of music city.
I come from a long line of raconteurs; I like to think that storytelling is in my blood.
I spent my formative years sitting around kitchen tables, in rustbelt diners in Northeastern Ohio, and on front porches in the rain, always listening to family members, machinists, foremen and friends talk about where they’ve been. I learned at a young age that our stories bind us together, and that every movement — no matter how major or minuscule — starts with a story. Because, in the end, a well-told story changes lives — and that’s why I write.
Because stories about what others have done, or what they want to do, inspire movement. Your story can turn heads; it can put you on the map; it can attract a following. Every well-written magazine article, successful business deal, or a well-developed content strategy starts with a story of an individual, an institution, or an idea. All you have to do is find a way to tell it.
In my free time, I travel near and far, cook healthy meals, and work alongside my husband to make things grow in our yard. I am always reading two magazines and several books.