I'm an experienced journalist who has worked primarily for print and online publications in the U.S. Midwest and West. I specialize in deep beat reporting, leading innovative niche content teams and telling vivid, thoughtful stories about the mystery and curiosity of lost and overlooked people, places and things.
I've climbed a mountain to look for a mummy cave. I've been threatened with a lawsuit by a Hells Angels biker. I've been booted from an interview Donald Trump (he told his people, 'this won't be a good one,' after a question he didn't like). I annoyed Barack Obama when I interviewed him, too. I've studied Arabic in Egypt and helped train women journalists in Yemen, where I took a different way home every day to avoid kidnapping. While I mainly work in the written word, I also have learned podcasting, including co-producing a season of my company's No. 1 investigative series, Dakota Spotlight. I've got experience on the other end of the microphone and camera, as well, having done TV hits and radio interviews for local, national and international radio and TV.
Currently: I'm a remote worker in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for Forum Communications Co. I'm the editor in charge of two of my company's fastest growing and most ambitious content projects, overseeing a team of four journalists (and collaborating with many more) covering health and wellness news and unique Midwest true crime and history, under the NewsMD and The Vault brands. I'm also one of the nine-member Editorial Advisory Board of Forum Communications.
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