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Food reporter at The Post and Courier

About Me

As a professional journalist for more than 20 years, I have extensive experience with reporting on a wide variety of topics and am in the business of telling great stories. I can write on any topic as a generalist but am an expert when it comes to food, beverage, wine, beer, hospitality, travel, publishing, and writing.  

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

Email Newsletter

Weekly newsletter for the Post and Courier in Charleston, SC about the food and dining scene.


Carolina Gold Rice Foundation Website

Wrote copy for and designed website for this nonprofit organization based in South Carolina. Regularly edit and publish online articles about heirloom seed projects.


Rocket scientist Howard Conyers is a barbecue man and now a food show host

He’s a whole hog pitmaster and a rocket scientist at NASA, but now Howard Conyers is also a food show host and producer for PBS Digital Studios, a new YouTube channel for the PBS network that explores all sorts of topics, including food.


A deep academic dive into enslaved cooks changes a Charleston chef's approach

Charleston changed Kevin Mitchell. The chef instructor at Trident Tech's Culinary Institute of Charleston (CIC) wasn't thinking much about the culinary journey of African Americans when he began his career. But now he has a master's degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a mission to use his knowledge to broaden his teaching and continue to delve into the story of enslaved cooks. That wouldn't have happened if his career hadn't brought him to Charleston.



Food reporter

Company: The Post and Courier

I worked there from 11/2017 until now


YALLFest is the largest young adult book festival in the country. Founded by bookstore owner and writer Jonathan Sanchez and bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, YALLFest brings a slew of authors to Charleston, S.C. the second weekend in November for a two-day book extravaganza that includes signings, panels, and performances. As producer, I oversee the down and dirty logistics of the festival, from renting tents and designing merchandise to producing the program and planning the parties.


I worked there from 11/2015 until now


As founding editor of Charleston's alt-weekly I wrote and edited weekly articles covering the news, arts and entertainment scene in Charleston.

Company: Charleston City Paper

I worked there from 8/1997 until 6/2014

Public Relations Executive

Worked directly with clients to promote and market their companies. Wrote press releases, updated websites, wrote newsletters, and designed direct mail campaigns.

Company: BarnaCo.

I worked there from 6/2014 until 11/2017

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