I am a freelance writer, journalist, editor and adventurer based in Anchorage, Alaska. I love nothing more than meeting new people or seeing new places, then writing about what I’ve learned.

I got my start writing a weekly outdoors column for The Anchorage Press. Since then, my work has been published in magazines like Alaska, Backpacker, Natural Home and Gardens, The Writer, Last Frontier, Breathe and Coast. I’ve served as interim senior editor for Alaska magazine, spent several years as the nationwide hiking/backpacking expert for, and published “50 Hikes Around Anchorage” through Countryman Press (with a second guidebook on the way). I also work as an outdoors correspondent for the Alaska Dispatch News and continue to write features, profiles and columns for the Press.

I’ve edited everything from essays to books and blog posts, but I’ve always enjoyed the developmental editing side of things most of all; I love watching a new writer’s voice come to life. I’m also a proud member of the following professional organizations:


When I’m not working you’ll find me wandering the mountains, knee-deep in Irish music and dance, or trying out a new hobby. You can follow my adventures on my blog, or take a look at my portfolio.