About

Screen Shot 2017-09-30 at 9.51.59 AMI’m an experienced editor and freelance writer most familiar with lifestyle writing. I love a heavily-researched, interview-driven piece as much as I love a slideshow full of gorgeous locations to visit.​

I studied English and Creative Writing at Arizona State University. I’ve been in the Phoenix area for more than 5 years. Before going freelance, I worked as a staff editor for branded and lifestyle content, focusing on health, love, travel, career and finance. My writing can be found at SheKnows.com, Green Living AZ, The Review Review and more.

In 2017, I quit my job in order to hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and Oregon Coast Trail. I blogged every day of my 1,000 mile walk.

Now, in addition to editorial writing, I take on other projects like marketing copywriting, ghostwriting, manuscript editing and social media management. I love blending my experience in lifestyle writing with my knowledge of branded content to help people spread their message and connect with potential customers.

Want to hire me? Have a question? Email me at stinch.ca@gmail.com

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  1. Hi! I’ve been following your blog (and a couple other people’s), and I’m not the type who writes to people who blog… but, I just read your Day 69 entry and my vote is for you to continue on your PCT journey (if that’s what you really want to do, are physically capable of, etc. etc. etc.). You have already completed a major portion of the High Sierras, the snow is melting fast so the trail clears more each day. Once you are past the physically challenging portion you can hike at your own pace and move from group to group. I guess the summary of my advice is, some people have endless money, good health, great family, memorable childhood, long legs… whatever… It’s always easy to feel on the outside from people who don’t have the same struggles in life. Always compare your struggles to yourself. If you change your direction for the summer just imagine what you will think of yourself this winter when you are sitting at home watching TV. What would winter you say about your decision? Would winter you say you’ve already accomplished more than the average American will do in their whole life and there’s nothing wrong with changing your summer adventure… or would winter you say, you have proven you can trek the mountains, this is what you wanted to do and soon you’ll be past the big mountains so find somebody to hike with and get back to putting one foot in front of the other. If you are too slow to make it all the way (like if there’s an early snow in WA)… well… it ain’t like you didn’t try! Just some thoughts. And, remember, anybody who criticizes you for whatever decision you make isn’t standing in your shoes!
    Don
    P.S. Last thought… from your words and reading between the lines… try eating more first thing and early in the day. It can be hard if that’s not what you’re used to. (Not everyone is a breakfast person) That can really aid in your hiking speed and general muscle building.

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  2. Hi Again 🙂
    I just watched a couple other hikers videos and I wanted to tell you I’ve changed my vote for continuing through the High Sierras. The recent high temps have increased the melt-off to outrageous levels. You could pull a “Wild” and just jump ahead and enjoy the moving sidewalk of Oregon! Best of luck for whatever you do! Remember, it’s always good to push yourself past your comfort zone… but make sure your comfort zone doesn’t extend just one foot beyond the edge of a cliff!
    Don

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    1. Haha! Thanks Dan. Right now the plan is to do the OCT and then do Oregon and Washington if all goes well – they were the stats I was most excited to hike on the PCT anyway!

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