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 additional publications.

I also offer content and copywriting services. Typically, those projects cover topics in hospitality, health, transportation, and philanthropy. As a writer for agencies and custom publishers, I’ve worked with Google, Humana, Capital One, Pebble Beach Resorts, Silversea Cruises, and other large and small organizations.

I’ve been a Travel Weekly contributing editor, 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.

Before launching my freelance business in 2006, I managed PR and member 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 majoring in English and Spanish at Central College.

I live in San Francisco and spend part of each year working from my northeast Iowa home.