About

As an award-winning freelance journalist, I write where my curiosity takes me, anywhere from a fourth-generation hops farmer still finding ways to innovate to a passionate makers community tucked into the mountains of rural Washington, an endurance athlete who pushes her boundaries, and small cattle ranchers who find creative solutions to systemic ag problems.

As a freelance content writer, I seek out brands and organizations that inspire me, which makes filling up a content calendar with new and creative ways to tell their stories a joy.

I have been at it for the past six years, with a BA in English, and Creative Writing Concentrate from the University of Maine. I am also a trained speech language pathologist with an MS in Communication Disorders & Sciences from the University of Oregon, lending a strong research background to my writing and years of experience translating technical information to a general audience.

List of Publications

1859 Magazine • 1889 Magazine • Activities Guide of Maine • All About Beer • Beer Advocate • Bend Magazine • Country Folks News • Country Folks Grower • Down East • edible Inland Northwest • Gastro Obscura • Mainebiz •Maine Magazine Modern Farmer • Portland Press Herald • Northwest Brewing News • Northwest Travel & Life • Olympia & Beyond Visitors Guide • Ontrak • Sip Northwest • Subaru Drive • The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener The Tasting Panel • Travel Tacoma Mt. Rainer Visitors Guide • Washington State Visitors Guide • Washington State Wine Guide • Walla Walla Lifestyles • Whitman Magazine • Wine & Craft Beverage News • World Nomads  • Yankee Brew News  • Your National Parks

Awards

North American Guild of Beer Writers Best Beer & Food Writing, 2nd Place, 2021: These Farmers Want You to Drink Your Hops and Eat Them Too

Memberships

  • Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • North American Guild of Beer Writers

Fun Fact: In 2015 I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with my husband. It took us 5 months and 5 days.

Originally from Maine, after the trail my husband and I lived and worked in in Walla Walla, Washington and moved back to our home state with our young daughter just before the pandemic. When I’m not writing, I’m either outdoors covered in sidewalk chalk, hiking, drawing, learning calligraphy, or planning our next adventure.

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