As a freelance writer and editor, I’ve tasted my way through Alaska’s breweries, interviewed Sir Richard Branson, crafted ice cream package copy, penned a book chapter about Volkswagen bus enthusiasts, and explored five countries on inline skates.

My destination and small business stories appear in National Geographic Traveler, the San Francisco Chronicle, Sierra, BBC Travel, United Hemispheres, Via, Alaska Airlines Beyond, American Way, Sunset, Where San Francisco, Edible Iowa, Endless Vacation, Carmel Magazine, Rodale’s Organic Life, Smart Meetings, and many other outlets.

I am a Travel Weekly contributing editor, and I’ve worked as a San Francisco editor for Zagat and a Des Moines Register reporter. My articles have helped feature projects earn awards from the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association.

I also offer content and copywriting services for agencies, custom publishers, trade associations, and brands. I’ve worked with Buick, Humana, Google, Pebble Beach Resorts, the American Physiological Society, 1440 Multiversity, Silversea Cruises, and other large and small organizations.

Before launching my freelance business, I managed PR and marketing communications for the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. I earned a master’s in communication as a Rotary Scholar at Australia’s Bond University, after double-majoring in English and Spanish at Central College.

I grew up in Iowa and lived in Spain, Alaska, and Australia before landing on the California coast. These days, I’m based in San Francisco and spend part of each year working from Iowa’s Driftless Area.