I am a Seattle-based freelance writer who has won 22 awards in investigative reporting, photography, feature writing, and design and written for such publications as Forbes, YES! Magazine and Memphis Magazine. Today, I focus on freelance photography, specializing in literary events and the environment.

In journalism, my specialty is investigative articles on the environment, education, cultural studies and travel. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter/photographer and news editor at the tri-weekly Kentucky Standard newspaper in Nelson County, Kentucky, covering education, cops and courts, government meetings, planning and zoning, agriculture and business. Since 2012, I have worked as a freelance reporter for such publications as YES! Magazine and Memphis Magazine, and I focus more on environmental issues, visual communication and visual public relations and marketing.

7 Washington Press Association Awards:
◆ 1st place, Magazines: Investigative/Watchdog News (2014)
◆ 1st place, Features, Health and Medicine (2014)
◆ 2nd place, Magazines: Agriculture/Environment News (2014)
◆ 2nd place, Magazines: Food Features (2014)
◆ Honorable Mention, Magazines: Agriculture/Environment News (2014)
◆ 1st and 2nd place, Agriculture/Environment News (2013)

15 Kentucky Press Association awards:
◆ 2012: Best Spot News Coverage, 1st; Best Business/Agribusiness Story, 1st; Best General News Picture, 2nd; Best Investigative Story or Series, 3rd; Best Feature Story, 3rd; Best Column, 3rd.
◆ 2011: Best Investigative Story or Series, 1st and 3rd; Best Feature Story, 1st and 2nd; Best Feature Picture, 1st; Best Business/Agribusiness Story, 2nd; Best Lifestyle Page, 2nd; Best Spot News Picture, honorable mention.
◆ 2006: Best Investigative Story or Series, 3rd place.

Other awards include:
◆ Landmark Community Newspapers, Excellence in Feature Photography, 3rd place: July 2012.