About

Some information about who we are and what we do

By the time I was ten, I’d decided I wanted to be Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden — or a sidekick to the Hardy Boys, heading off on a new adventure every day after breakfast. That longing for the unknown never waned, and I’ve spent my adult life traveling the world as an award-winning writer and journalist.

writing life

I’m an author, journalist, editor, screenwriter and illustrator based in Boulder, Colo. My awards include a 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. For the past several years, I’ve been the Digital Content Producer and feature writer for Global Traveler Magazine. I also write for bespoke in-room publications for luxury hotel brands including Montage Magazine, Loews and Sea Island Life.

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Traveling is part of my job description, and I’ve been the travel editor at national publications including Healing Lifestyles & Spas Magazine, American Cowboy Magazine and Fit Yoga Magazine. Culture, lifestyle, fashion, mindful living, food and wine are part of my regular beat; and my body of work includes film, theater, literary journals, illustrations, fiction and marketing commissions. My work has appeared in in a variety of domestic and international media outlets including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Spa Magazine, Experience Life Magazine, Natural Home, Yoga Journal and Women’s Adventure Travel Magazine. I’ve also been a repeat guest on Wine Country Network’s national radio program.

My background includes training horses professionally in the disciplines of dressage and three-day eventing while serving as an editor and writer at multiple equestrian-themed publications including Spur, Equus, Dressage & Combined Training, HorsePlay, Horse & Horseman, EquiSearch.com, Discover Horses, Tempo and American Cowboy.

TRAVEL CREDENTIALS

I’ve been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers since 2002 and was part of the original team of Travel Correspondents at Jetsetter.com, where I drew from my own extensive travels through Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland, Israel, North America and Southeast Asia to design bespoke global journeys and itineraries for travel clients. I was also a member of the team at Washington, D.C.-based Association for Safe International Road Travel, where I prepared travel reports detailing public transportation, road and port conditions for corporate and leisure travelers heading to countries including Malta, Lebanon, Morocco, Italy, Russia and Portugal.

Literary background

I hold BA degrees in both English Literature and Theater, and have done graduate studies in film with an emphasis on screenwriting. I’m a contributing author to the academic book Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press, 2001), and served as Poetry Editor for the nationally acclaimed literary journal Many Mountains Moving for over a decade. My poetry has been widely published in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Kalliope: A Journal of Women’s Literature & Art, The Connecticut Review, and I-70 Review. In 1996, I was the recipient of the Frances Buck Sherman Award given for Outstanding Woman Poet by the American Pen Women.

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Industry recognition


AWARDS
• 2015: Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for magazine feature Gateways to Gastronomy (Global Traveler Magazine) • 2015: Society of American Travel Writers Writing Award for magazine feature Crash Course (Global Traveler Magazine) • 2014: Multiple Society of American Travel Writers Writing Awards for magazine features Off the Clock and Sky Kings (Global Traveler Magazine) • 2012: Multiple Society of American Travel Writers Writing Awards for magazine features Domestic Detours and Superior Interiors (Global Traveler Magazine) • 2006: Society of American Travel Writers Writing Award for magazine feature Have Mat, Will Travel (Fit Yoga Magazine) • 2005: Society of American Travel Writers Writing Award for magazine feature The Ghosts of Evolution Past (Women’s Adventure Magazine) • 1996: Frances Buck Sherman Award for Outstanding Woman Poet from the National League of American Pen Women
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
• April 2000: Guest speaker, Colorado Writers Fellowship Magazine Writing Seminar, Denver, CO • June 2000: Guest speaker, Annual National Writers Association Foundation Conference, Denver, CO • 2009: Final Judge, Denver Woman’s Press Club Non-fiction Feature Article Contest • 2010: Panelist, AWP Conference, Denver, CO