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I'm a Michigan-based journalist and essayist who writes about a variety of topics, including regional travel and recreation, wellness and healthy living, and creativity/the craft of writing itself.

I am also a savvy editor and social media consultant who has worked with a broad base of corporate and editorial clients, ranging from niche publications to international businesses and non-profits. 

My writing is informed largely by the idea of place: One's place in the world, in a particular landscape, in one's body. If I had to write an artist's statement, I'd say my aim is to unearth and expose the richness of place, and to explore what it means to inhabit it. With each story, I seek to guide readers to a deeper awareness and appreciation of the landscapes around them, and help them gain insight into how that awareness can create ever more balanced, joyful living.

Worth noting (because a lot of my social media followers found me this way): In late September 2015, I gained  international attention for a viral Facebook post about privacy and reproductive plans, which found me on the opposite side of the interview mic for the first time: with Good Morning America, BBC World News Service, Today.com, Good Morning Britain, Buzzfeed, and many others. 

I currently cover Michigan life and culture for MLive, Michigan's largest digital news network. It's a pleasure to explore my home state and to share my love of this place with readers here and elsewhere. 

I'm in the process of updating this website with more recent clips and links to my work, but in the meantime, if you'd like to follow me, you can find me on Facebook (click the "follow" button on my personal page, and/or click the "like" and the "follow" buttons on my public page) and Twitter. If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to message me via social media or drop me a line on my contact page