About Me

I began my career as a newspaper reporter and editor, which led me to the Columbia University School of Journalism where I earned my master’s.

That experience changed everything. I fell in love with New York City — which surprised me. My only choice was to stay. However, good journalism jobs were hard to find. This also surprised me…. although it probably shouldn’t have. I was saved by a lucky break that opened the door to many wonderful years working on the creative and marketing side of the television entertainment industry.

The day finally came when I realized that my love for NYC had dimmed. The West Coast beckoned, and I made Portland, Oregon, my new home. I’m pursuing a book project that I’m super passionate about — a subject of natural history that has fascinated me for a long time: tortoises.

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