"As a travel writer, I've been to places I doubt I even knew existed as a child...like Easter Island, Chile."
As a journalist covering food/drink, art/design and travel, I feel honored to dig deeper into my passions.
My stories appear on ArchitecturalDigest.com, Fodors.com, Vogue.com, Hunker.com and Islands.com, as well as Midwest Living Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine. I’ve also written for TIME Magazine, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Today.com, CountryLiving.com, FoodNetwork.com and the Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler websites. I also occasionally pen content for brands, including Timberland and Meijer.
It’s rare to not be dreaming about my next trip or meal. I enjoy immersing myself in a cultural community, whether it’s Mennonites in Belize or winemakers in Bordeaux. I’ve even braved dog-sledding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while on assignment for Midwest Living. Quirky stories thrill me, too: for TIME Magazine I shed light on hotels that loan out pets. Closer to home (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) I profile interesting personalities, including female organic farmers, and write about beautiful homes, such as this Frank Lloyd Wright property.
Lately I’ve been traveling around my own state to research my book on Wisconsin cheese, publishing in March of 2019. I’ve also co-authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coffee & Tea, and love visiting coffee shops in my travels, which inspired this ArchitecturalDigest.com story about the most beautiful café in every state.
When I’m not writing for others I write for myself. My current project is a novel set in Sonoma County, California, largely inspired by my time in this precious part of the country.
Because I believe in giving back to the writing community, I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. My volunteer work includes chairing a program connecting writers with agents and editors.