A kick-axe writer.
I am a nationally recognized independent journalist and freelance writer based in Silverton, Colorado.
I am the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News from the Society of Professional Journalists for my reporting on a double-fatality at the Revenue Mine near Ouray, Colo. I have also won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists' Colorado chapter.
Before settling into my career in journalism (and settling down to raise a family), I explored far-flung corners of the world ranging from the Silk Road to the Killing Fields to the crocodile-infested rivers of Queensland, Australia. I have pulled pints in a 500-year-old English pub, cast nets from a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, taught English in the People’s Republic of China, and worked as a firehouse dispatcher and science writer at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.