Hello! Thank you for visiting my professional page. In my role as a writer on staff at the Redstone Rocket newspaper and website, I write people profiles, technical articles and local events stories for the 70-year-old Army institution. I also manage social media platforms for both the Rocket and Redstone Arsenal. In 2020, we received the top newspaper award for Alabama in our category, First Place-General Excellence, by the Alabama Press Association.

I am fortunate to write about a range of topics and high-profile people. However, my favorite stories are about unsung heroes -- the good people doing great work, volunteers and nonprofits striving to make North Alabama a better place. In 2014, I penned "Building Our Community," a weekly feature for the Rocket focusing on local nonprofit organizations. Shining a spotlight on them and giving them the recognition that they deserve motivates me as a writer.

In addition, I enjoy mentoring local school writing and newspaper groups, from elementary to high school level. 

From 2009 to 2016, I wrote a personal lifestyle blog. Although more of a hobby than a job, the experience was immensely valuable as it enabled me to develop my voice, hone my skills and connect with an audience. 

This website is home to memorable assignments, special stories and one large, orange cat named Sgt. Balls.