Hi again! I’m an internationally published journalist who’s worked in communications with Madison-area non-profits for nearly a decade. I believe sharing stories and information is the most powerful way to connect, learn and create positive change.
So here’s my story…
I grew up on a family farm in Central Illinois — about 1.5 hours from St. Louis. I never really fit in in my small town. But I did find my place in the newsroom of the student newspaper of a small state university about 50 miles away. Journalism was the perfect fit — and still is. I get to meet wonderful people, learn so many things and then translate and arrange that information so others can learn from it. It’s so fascinating! My work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Barron’s and Wisconsin State Journal. I write regularly for Madison Magazine, Tone Madison, Isthmus, BRAVA Magazine and Audiofemme, among others. Check out my blog for recent stories.
I’ve written on everything from arts and culture to agriculture, commodities trading to feminist critiques. After a few months in Costa Rica and a few years in New York City — as a financial reporter during the financial crisis! — I made Madison my home. Here, I expanded to helping non-profits tell the stories of the good work they’re doing.
I still get to meet people and write about them — such a joy! — and I’m also studying massage therapy part-time. I like to keep things interesting. In my spare time, I play guitar, practice yoga and meditation, read and spend every possible minute outside, preferably in a forest or near a lake. Take me to the trees — and the water!