Journalist, editor, photographer and digital storyteller, I cover business, technology and entrepreneurial beats. I have concentrated on law, health, real estate, education, politics and outdoor adventure. My work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites. I have held staff positions as an editor or reporter at the Monterey County Herald, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Daily Journal, San Jose Post-Record, Santa Cruz Sun, El Observador, and The Oakland Post. My articles have also appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Apartment and on many online sites.
As a freelance writer and editor, I craft corporate communications, press releases and design digital and print publications to tell the unique stories of organizations and the people who inspire them. Clients include University of California, Santa Cruz, Black Point Press for the Apartment Association of San Francisco, Santa Cruz Woman & Monterey County Women (ad department publications for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Monterey Herald), Santa California Strategic Human Resources Partnership, College of Marin, Cabrillo College, Sutter Health, Santa Cruz Medical Foundation, Rudolph and Sletten, Santa Cruz County Health Careers Partnership, HR Symposium, Synygy, Primavera, Ariba, and many small businesses. I also teach media workshops for nonprofit organizations and citizen journalism classes and have lately begun producing video and designing digital publications.
In addition to non-fiction writing, I have been a member of the Writers Bloc writing group for more than 15 years. I cofounded the Writers Workout, a drop-in flash-writing by prompt group; and help steer the Community Writers Series of Santa Cruz County, a monthly gathering of featured readers and open mic event.
Off the page, I have a passion for long-distance backpacking and have solo-hiked the 200-mile Sierra High Route, the 210-mile John Muir Trail and the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail in addition to many hundreds of miles with unbeatable views but without proper trail names. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California.