As an independent journalist, I write about health—psychological, physical, and relational—as well as the environment, climate change, and the impact of humans in outdoor recreation.
Where possible, I like to focus on small and underreported solutions to the world’s problems. My stories range from service pieces that put complicated issues into plain, actionable language, and reported features that dive deep on important topics through storytelling.
In 2020, I regularly contributed to SELF.com’s COVID-19 coverage, illuminating leading public health recommendations for readers as the crisis unfolded.
Below are highlights of my work.
Science, Environment & Outdoor Recreation
Bug Breeders Are Cultivating Waste-Guzzling Flies to Gobble Up America’s Trash – Future Human
We Can’t Compost Our Way Out of a Food Waste Crisis – Future Human
When Nature Calls in the Backcountry, It’s a Problem for Parks – Sierra Magazine
Keeping Drones Out of the Wild – Sierra Magazine
Washingtonians Flock Outdoors Amid COVID-19 – The Seattle Times
Recycling Feels So Right, But We’re Doing it Wrong – Asparagus Magazine
Health & Relationships
Whatever Happened to Moderate Fitness? – SELF
Turns Out There Is Such a Thing as ‘Too Much’ Yoga – SheKnows
How to Deal With Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation – Woman’s Day
So, You Broke Social Distancing Guidelines. Here’s How to Deal With Your Guilt – SELF
What to Do If You and Your Loved Ones Disagree About Social Distancing – SELF
When to Get Tested for Coronavirus If You’ve Been Protesting – SELF
How to Know If You Need to Go to the E.R. With Coronavirus – SELF
How Risky Is It to Take a Road Trip, Train Trip, or Flight Right Now? – SELF
Is the COVID Vaccine Safe for Everyone? – Health
Here’s How to Get the COVID Vaccine – SELF
Travel, Food, and Adventure
How One Arizona Town Became an International Dark Sky Community – Lonely Planet
This TikTok Star Is Giving BIPOC-Owned Seattle Restaurants a Big Boost – Eater Seattle
Tackling the 7,000-Mile Great Western Loop – Outside
The Couple Who Created a New Thru-Hike in the Northwest – Outside
Finding Charm in Haiphong, Vietnam, Seattle’s Sister City – The Seattle Times
Here’s What It’s Like to Visit The Starbucks Standalone Bakery – Business Insider
Seattle Little Free Libraries Gain New Life During the Pandemic – The Seattle Times
Patti Smith’s M Train Is a Meditation on Grief and Memory – SheKnows
Skamania County Author Catalogs Abodes Off the Beaten Path in New Book ‘Off Grid Life’ – The Seattle Times
Author Pieces Together the Life of Seattle Mountaineer Christine Boskoff – The Seattle Times