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About Me

Me? You want to know about me? I can't help but be flattered.

That's me on my ass while researching a story on curling for the (Port Huron) Times Herald.


Let's see ... I am a fiercely proud native Michigander who relocated to California in 2010 (for love, if you must know). Prior to that--with the exception of four years spent studying at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois--I basically lived my entire life in the general vicinity of Metro Detroit.

While getting my bachelor's degree, I was a proud student of David Protess' Investigative Journalism class. I was part of a six-student team that investigated a double homicide in Lorain, Ohio, and discovered evidence that strongly suggested the innocence of one of the men convicted of the crime.

I managed to survive more than nine years as a professional reporter for a pair of dailies during what's recognized as a genuinely rotten decade for Michigan in general and newspapers in particular. Despite the harsh economic realities, working at the Times Herald in Port Huron and Jackson Citizen Patriot were overwhelmingly positive experiences that solidified my reporting, writing and editing skills. I wrote just about every type of story possible, including coverage of everything from fatal accidents to factory strikes, but I specialized in features--particularly arts and entertainment.

Here is just a sampling of some of the famous and semi-famous people I had the privilege of interviewing:

Beyond journalism and writing, my interests include sailboat racing and music making, the latter of which you can learn more about by visiting this page.

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