Until the end of my junior year in college, I wanted to paint houses. By luck, I landed an internship with green parenting magazine, KIWI, and fell in love with making magazines. So I put the house painting plans on hold, and launched my career with the publication as a staff writer after graduating school in 2009. I reported on topics ranging from flat head syndrome to raw milk (and practically everything in between) and developed vegetarian recipes. Later, I moved up the ranks to associate editor, and planned and assigned the magazine’s food and lifestyle sections. During my time with KIWI, my feature article on genetically engineered foods received a Gold FOLIO Award, and I served as the main recipe developer for KIWI’s cookbook, Allergy-Friendly Foods for Families.
In November 2012, I left KIWI to pursue recipe developing and writing, mostly about food and health. Since then, I’ve worked with publications including Redbook, Prevention, Women’s Health, Fitness, Shape, Vegetarian Times, and Relish; as well as with custom publishers and trade publications like The Pohly Company, Texas Monthly, and Food Service Director.
One day, I still might get to that painting gig. In the meantime, feel free to drop me a line to chat about a story or project.