cjb_headshotWith bylines in numerous consumer, custom and B2B publications, I write about a variety of topics, with a focus on farming, local food systems, the environment, the outdoors, travel and craft beer.

I also create custom content for businesses, specializing in tourism/hospitality and grant writing for nonprofits.

I have a BA in English, Creative Writing Concentrate from the University of Maine and an MS in Communication Disorders & Sciences from the University of Oregon. As a trained speech language pathologist, I have years of experience translating technical information to a general audience and special knowledge in communication and language, paired with a strong research background.

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 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


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


  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Society of American Travel Writers
  • 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, gardening or planning our next adventure.

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