I am a producer at Jefferson Public Radio. Previously, I was a senior reporter with the Del Norte Triplicate, a community newspaper serving California’s most northerly coastal county.

Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, I've lived in America's biggest city and a few of its tiny towns. My coverage of the intersection between rural health needs and corporate health care delivery won a 2012 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for investigative reporting. 

I write about environmental issues, local and tribal governments, social services, health. and a wild array of things that come up in a county with myriad public lands, one super maximum security state prison, two federally recognized tribes, 28,000 residents, 10 percent unemployment and the tallest trees on earth. 

When swells roll in I can be found surfing around Crescent City, dressed a lot like a seal, deleting the word shark from my vocabulary and looking for a big break.