I’ve always been a sucker for a good story. Every year at Christmas I would scramble to find the present I anticipated most–a big box of books from Mom and Dad–and I’d plant myself on the couch trying to finish as many as I could before school started up again. My favorite novels told of characters with big hearts and courageous ambition, men and women and mythical creatures who overcame odds and followed their dreams. I’ve been drawn to similar characters–the non-fiction kind–ever since.
While in real life they may not be long-bearded wizards or dogs that talk, I believe the everyday protagonists are those bold enough to pursue their passions. I have written about entrepreneurs, innovators and artisans inspiring change in their corners of the world through everything from the invention of better technology and the implementation of game-changing teaching methods to a handmade reinterpretation of the Snickers bar.
I am a currently a freelance writer for BlackboardEats, Artisan Kitchen, and T.H.E. Journal. I also write and edit web copy for a variety of local businesses. These opportunities arose from the interesting people I met as a staff writer for the arts and lifestyle blog Bangstyle, where I profiled start-up companies and crafted daily articles on food, tech, entertainment and lifestyle.
If asked for my three favorite clips I’d offer up Cathead’s Barbecue, Fox Pizza Bus and Angels and Airwaves. Occasionally I get the poetry bug, and if you like that kind of thing read “Accidental Poetry,” published in USC Scribe.
The rest of my work can be found in my writing portfolio and hopefully, one day, beneath a Christmas tree.
I am a born and raised Nebraska girl and while California stole my heart, I’ve still got a little country in me. I am always up for an adventure and I have bungee jumped, sky dived and held a koala to prove it. Though I love traveling and have seemingly infinite destinations to cross off my bucket list, I think that to share a great meal with friends is to be in one of the best places in the world.