I grew up around words. My dad also is a sports journalist so my brother and I grew up around the newsroom and deadlines. I went to Washington State University (go Cougs!) with the idea I would study to become a sports broadcaster, but as soon as I took my first media writing course I realized I love to write more than I like to speak. I called my dad and told him I was changing my major to print journalism and he quickly tried to talk me out of it (sorry, Dad!).
I graduated from WSU in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (emphasis in journalism) and headed to The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., for a sports internship. From there I went on to work at The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, The Columbian and The Bellingham Herald. More recently, I was team editor at the Northwest Guardian, the authorized newspaper of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
I have freelanced for a variety of publications including: The (Tacoma) News Tribune, South Sound Magazine, Washington State Magazine, NWbooklovers.org and The Christian Examiner. I also spent two years as the travel media relations contractor for the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau.
For the past year I have been the College Relations Specialist at Clover Park Technical College.
When I’m not writing I’m reading. I don’t believe there is a such thing as owning too many books, and my dream house will have a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves overflowing with books (preferably of the historical fiction genre). This blog serves as an outlet for me to write what I am passionate about.
My husband and our dogs are my very best friends and they mean the world to me.
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