I am a writer. I am a correspondent for the Capital Press, a regional newspaper covering and agricultural business and policy news and in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. I am a nationally award-winning writer and hold a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.
I am a history buff. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Oregon, which has equipped me well in research, investigation, multicultural insight and understanding of the world.
I am an artist. Art is a language — it speaks when words fall short. I bring my artistic eye to everything I do: photography, videography, illustration and multimedia storytelling.
I am a speaker. I have been invited to speak at events across the U.S. about history, human trafficking, adoption and other global issues.
I grew up on a ranch in Eugene, Oregon. In my free time, I enjoy mountain climbing, ballroom dancing and playing the piano.