Following the paths of great writers like Henry David Thoreau, Hunter S. Thompson and John Steinbeck, I choose to tell stories that challenge the status quo and urge my readers to consider perspectives that don’t always mesh with their own.
I enjoy bringing attention to aspects of society that too many people choose to actively ignore. My hope is that I’ll be able to provide realistic glimpses into the lives of individuals who might otherwise go unnoticed.
Before receiving my undergraduate degree in June 2015, I wrote over 20 articles for five college-level publications: The Chemeketa Courier and The Daily Emerald newspapers, and Ethos, FLUX, and OR magazines.
During the summer of 2015, I interned at the Forest Grove News-Times, the Hillsboro Tribune, and the Portland Tribune as a Snowden Internship recipient. In August, two weeks before the internship ended, I was offered a staff position as a city reporter, which I gladly accepted.
In March 2017 I joined Patch.com as the field editor for the Portland metro region Patch sites, which include Portland, Gresham, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Beaverton, and Hillsboro — and everything in-between.
When I’m not reporting, I spend as much time as I can with my family. For television, I watch The Walking Dead, Black Sails, Archer, and Game of Thrones as my downtime permits; and I rarely pass up an opportunity to read an old book or play a good video game.
Thanks for reading.