I'm a Michigan-based journalist and essayist who writes about a variety of topics, specializing in regional travel, outdoor recreation, conservation, and history.

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 my curiosity about places: their history, how we inhabit them, how we can steward them for future generations. I aim to guide readers to a deeper awareness and appreciation of the landscapes around us (and sometimes within ourselves), and by doing so, create positive change.

Worth noting: In late September 2015, I gained international attention for a viral Facebook post, 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 write full time as the “Michigan Life & Culture” reporter for MLive News, Michigan's largest digital news network. It's a joy to explore my home state and to share my love of this place with readers here and elsewhere. 

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