Spent grain story in Mountain Living Magazine

I recently wrote the cover story for the August issue of Mountain Living Magazine. I was proud of this story for a few reasons: 1) This is the last monthly issue of the magazine. Beginning Sept. 8, Mountain Living will become a weekly section within the Arizona Daily Sun, replacing our Sunday Arts & Living … Continue reading Spent grain story in Mountain Living Magazine

‘The Absolved’ review with Entropy

I'm pleased to announce that my review of Matthew Binder's new sci-fi novel, The Absolved, has been published with Entropy. Entropy is a literary magazine/website/community space which I've read and admired for about a year now, so it really is a pleasure to be featured on its website. When seeking out potential publications for the review, Entropy was the … Continue reading ‘The Absolved’ review with Entropy

2018, The year of the portrait

Photography is not my main focus.  I consider myself a multimedia journalist in that I can work in multiple mediums, and I believe my skills line up in the order as follows: written word, audio, photography and video.  One thing I wanted to focus on this year was becoming a better photographer. I wanted to … Continue reading 2018, The year of the portrait

Arizona Press Club Awards, Spent Saints review

Earlier this year I submitted a few stories to the Arizona Press Club's 2017 Writing and Design Competition. From its website: The Arizona Press Club is a nonprofit organization of professional reporter, editors, photographers and designers from publications across the state. our goal is to promote excellence in journalism through an annual contest, training seminars, scholarships … Continue reading Arizona Press Club Awards, Spent Saints review

Embrace the Uncertainty

Note: This year has been full of accomplishments, creative, professional and personal. I worked as the director of multimedia at The Lumberjack, I graduated from Northern Arizona University, I traveled to Maine for a summer job and I eventually landed a job at FlagLive! I had my first short story "Like a First Kiss" published with LingoBites and … Continue reading Embrace the Uncertainty

Defend DACA protest in Flagstaff

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump announced that the US would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Implementation, however, has been delayed for up to six months to give Congress time to work on a new immigration policy. DACA was founded by the Obama administration in June 2012 and protected certain illegal … Continue reading Defend DACA protest in Flagstaff

“Like a First Kiss” release and work with Alsina Publishing

It is with pleasure and gratitude that I announce my story "Like a First Kiss" has been published alongside many other great authors in Alsina Publishing's new app, Lingo Bites. Lingo Bites uses storytelling to teach language, so you can read my story and others in a variety of languages. "Like a First Kiss" began … Continue reading “Like a First Kiss” release and work with Alsina Publishing

Forgotten Flagstaff

I spent my last semester at Northern Arizona University working on my capstone project with a good friend and colleague, Kari Scott. Our project focused on "houselessness" in Flagstaff, Arizona. Forgotten Flagstaff is a result of months of reporting, chasing after houseless individuals, pestering law enforcement and facing ethical and moral dilemmas. As a person, … Continue reading Forgotten Flagstaff