I’m passionate about people and places and the stories that define us.

I’ve overseen restaurant openings for high-profile chefs, organized branding workshops and press events overseas, and brainstormed ways to use up two tons of donated sweet potatoes in the basement kitchen of Washington, D.C.’s largest homeless shelter.

With 14 years of professional experience as a food and travel writer, editor, and communications professional in the hospitality and nonprofit industries, today I work as a freelance writer and consultant.

I craft copy and messaging for organizations and brands that I believe in.

I write stories for major publications — from Appalachia to Peru to Indonesia to Mexico to my hometown.

I call the small, southern railroad town of Ashland, Virginia — just outside of Richmond — my home.

I work here, there and everywhere.

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