I’m an independent journalist who’s driven to tell stories that matter, and to equip people with information they want and need. I’m full of ideas, thrive on interviewing and listening to people, and seek creative ways to engage audiences.

Head shot with hatMy focus now is on food, but I’ve worked as an editor at three different newspapers, including as interim news editor at INDY Week and as managing editor at Triad City Beat. In the past, I’ve contributed research to this front-page New York Times article about racial bias in police traffic stops, dug up radical history for Teen Vogue, and penned an op-ed for Business Insider.

These days, my food writing appears in Bon Appétit, Serious Eats, VICE, Wine Enthusiast, The Infatuation, Southern Living, Edible Brooklyn, Eater Carolinas, Life & Thyme, Local Palate and Vegetarian Times, among others. In 2022, I served as a judge for the famed James Beard Awards.

I’m also the Director of Communications & Content for the Center for Creative Leadership, a global leadership development nonprofit. In 2016, I graduated with a certificate in documentary arts from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. I also hold an undergraduate history degree from Guilford College, where I minored in community & justice studies (and wrote for the student paper, of course).

Want to know more? You can read about me on the appropriately named About page.