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I'm an award-winning travel, outdoors, health and profile writer based in Anchorage, Alaska. I've written three travel and outdoors guidebooks, including "Moon Alaska," which won a Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalist Association. I also served as senior editor at Alaska magazine, covered About.com's nationwide hiking/backpacking beat, and have contributed hundreds of freelance articles to publications including Via, Northwest Travel & Life, The Writer magazine, Backpacker magazine, Alaska magazine, Matador Network, Roots Rated, JetBlue.com, TheBrandUSA.com, and many more.
Profiling the elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th rescue squadron -- guardian angels that watch over the lost and injured in Alaska's backcountry and rural communities.
Five iconic trip ideas for any Alaska visit; published on Moon.com.
A roundup of the best small towns in Alaska, and what makes them special; published on Moon.com.
A full-length travel guidebook that covers the entire state of Alaska. Published in June of 2017.
A feature profile on the young owners that drive the Alaska Mountaineering School and its clients to high-altitude success. Published in the Anchorage Press, Alaska's second-largest newspaper.
Hands-on testing and analysis of the best winter boots for several scenarios. Published for The Wirecutter in December 2016.
Strategies to help gym owners and managers attract, and retain, the best personal trainers. Published on Precor.com.
A roundup of ways personal trainers can improve their hourly take-home pay without compromising performance, service or safety. Published on Precor.com.
Exercises and equipment to help you stay fit while on the road. Originally published in Breathe magazine, now only available as a PDF download.
A profile of the human and canine members of Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs, an all-volunteer organization that assists in searches for missing persons.
A news article with tips from professional photographers on how to get great images of the northern lights or aurora borealis. Published in the Alaska Dispatch News, the largest newspaper in Alaska.
More than 11,000 social shares for a commissioned blog post detailing the special appeal of Valdez, a small town in Alaska.
Resources for screening and testing of male and female reproductive cancers; originally published in Alaska Business Monthly.
Imagine going to court, but not being able to read the signs telling you where to go or understand what people are saying. This profile examines the challenges, successes and community service of a local language interpreter center.
Freelance writing, editing and reporting on topics ranging from outdoors to travel, profiles and all things Alaska. Published credits include Via, the Wall Street Journal, Alaska magazine, Last Frontier magazine, OutsideOnline.com, Backpacker, RootsRated.com, The Writer magazine, Matador Network, SheKnows.com, Coast magazine, the Alaska Dispatch News, 61º North, JetBlue.com, TheBrandUSA.com, and many more.
I worked there from 1/2005 until now
Writing outdoors and travel guidebooks. Titles include Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska (Mountaineers Books, forthcoming in 2019); Moon Alaska (Perseus Books, 2017); Alaska Adventures (Horizon Guides, 2016); and 50 Hikes Around Anchorage (Countryman Press, 2010).
Company: Various Publishers
I worked there from 1/2009 until now
Researching and writing extensive reports and blog posts on consumer goods.
I worked there from 1/2011 until now
Reporting and writing outdoors features and columns for the state's largest newspaper.
Company: Alaska Dispatch News
I worked there from 1/2014 until now
Editing, fact-checking and writing for the state of Alaska's official travel website.
I worked there from 2/2017 until now
Reporting and writing features, special sections, and six years of weekly columns at a gutsy, gritty weekly newspaper.
Company: Anchorage Press
I worked there from 7/2005 until 1/2017
Editing, assigning, fact-checking, developing and writing departments/features for a national glossy on all things Alaska.
Company: Alaska Magazine
I worked there from 3/2015 until 8/2015
Scheduling, creating and promoting all editorial content related to hiking and backpacking for About.com, one of the top 25 websites in the United States. About.com was recently rebranded as ThoughtCo.com.
I worked there from 7/2012 until 8/2015
Copywriting and editing for HayliePomroy.com in support of the #1 NYT bestselling book "The Fast Metabolism Diet," and the NYT bestselling "The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook."
I worked there from 1/2012 until 3/2015
Writing feature articles, news briefs, special sections and event guides for a regional outdoors magazine.
Company: Coast Magazine
I worked there from 1/2012 until 1/2015
Reviewing books in a number of genres -- every book lover's dream job!
Company: Kirkus Media
I worked there from 1/2011 until 1/2015
Managing the editorial calendar and writing blog entries for the Canadian and UK arms of Wantacode, along with occasional special projects.
I worked there from 1/2011 until 5/2014
Writing fitness and wellness articles for one of the largest women's websites in the world (more than 84 million unique, unduplicated visitors every month).
I worked there from 1/2009 until 1/2014