I’m a writer, editor, and perpetual wanderer who recently relocated from Appalachia to Portland, Oregon.

With a background in everything from technical writing to social media marketing to corporate storytelling to journalism and creative nonfiction, I'm well-versed in getting the heart of a story no matter the genre or voice. Over the past decade I’ve worked with major national publications including Fortune Magazine, the Washington Post, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Eater, Chowhound, Hello Giggles, The Rumpus, and Manifest Station, as well as small literary and academic journals.

I left behind the century-old bungalow in Tennessee (which preoccupies many of my personal essays) to experience as much of the world as possible, including stints in Oxford and Hong Kong, before settling in the Pacific Northwest. In winter of 2016 I completed and defended a thesis on space, place, and the meaning of home and graduated with a masters degree in creative nonfiction.

If you need a story, it’s easiest to find me at my contact page. I travel often, but always bring my laptop along for the ride.