TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE WRITER AND EDITOR
Ever since I was enchanted by a book at my local library called “Chateaux of the Loire Valley” as a child, I knew I wanted to see the world.
As a respected travel editor and journalist, I have dedicated my life to exploring new places and sharing my discoveries. I approach my work with a deep passion for history, culture and design, and a talent for storytelling that captivates and connects.
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and ventured east for college. I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Anthropology. I began my career as a television news reporter and anchor in small to midsize markets in Idaho and Oregon. These experiences taught me the importance of fact-checking, finding the newsy “hook” and visual storytelling.
As a contributing editor at Forbes, I helped launch the Forbes Vetted Travel vertical, which covers the world’s best hotels and lodgings. I have also managed editorial and advertorial projects for major media like Sunset and Marin Living magazine. I have contributed a travel feature to every issue of Marin Living since the publication—which won a FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Magazine Launch City and Regional—launched in June 2020.
I have contributed to The New York Times’ “52 Places to Travel” list and Travel + Leisure’s “It List,” and my Travel + Leisure story “The World’s Most Visited Castles” was syndicated by CNN and Smithsonian Magazine. I have also collaborated with top-notch hotel brands over the years, including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler and Hilton Hotels.
No matter the form or the format, My work showcases my attention to detail and talent for collaborating with designers and photographers to bring editorials and advertorials to life. My contributions to the industry have made me a respected voice in the world of luxury travel, hotels and wellness.
Some of my most memorable travel experiences include a cattle drive in Montana, meeting Mayan farmers growing ingredients deep in the Yucatan for the noma Mexico pop-up, summiting Kilimanjaro during the short rainy season, jumping over obstacles during a cross-country horseback ride in Ireland’s Golden Vale and scaling a via ferrata route at Amangiri in Utah.