Like many strange tales, mine begins in Idaho. Whiling away my youth in a town two hours west of Yellowstone, I quickly discovered by passions for writing, travel and the outdoors. Journalism school at the University of Missouri proved a good way to make at least one of those things pay the bills, and I spent my first years out of college pursuing a satisfying career in newspapers.
It seems like 2007 was a bad year for everybody. The Spokesman-Review cut the bureau where I worked, and my mother began to lose a nasty fight with ALS. I moved to Phoenix to care for her until her death. Unsure what to do next, I backpacked around the world before settling in Houston and starting a career in freelancing. These days I live with my fabulous girlfriend in Charlottesville, Va., and escape frequently on my mountain bike when I'm not working hard for my clients.
I've written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, websites and custom publications on a wide range of topics that include travel, real estate and the environment. I also produce Web videos and photography to accompany my work. Beyond reporting, I offer editing, proofreading, grant writing, graphic design, digital video production and copy writing for non-profits and businesses in industries I do not cover as a journalist.