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About Me

I'm a journalist with more than 15 years of experience. I've written about dozens of topics, with a focus on government, public finance, the environment, land use and education issues.

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My Writing Samples

The debate over a pretty lake on Snoqualmie Pass. Who's right?

The story examines the issue of water rights, explaining the conflict between homeowners, farmers, and environmental concerns.

https://www.seattlemag.com/article/debate-over-pretty-lake-snoqualmie-pass-whos-right

The surprising ties between poverty, gentrification and asthma

This story shows the impacts of zoning and poverty on public health.

https://crosscut.com/2016/07/mapping-asthmas-connection-to-poverty-in-seattle

Health Care: The Washington Medical School Flap

Some educators and legislators in Washington State wanted to open a new medical school. Those running the existing school questioned the need, while others questioned the value.

https://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/article/health-care-washington-medical-school-flap

Seattle 2035: Five maps that will determine the city's future

An early look at Seattle's updates to its comprehensive plan.

https://crosscut.com/2015/05/seattle-2035-five-maps-that-will-determine-the-citys-future

What's next for Seattle's new era floating bike shares

As Seattle rolled out its dock-less bike share program, government and the public tried to find a way to make it work.

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2018/01/whats-next-for-seattles-new-era-floating-bike-shares/

Seattle's promising, extremely early look at congestion pricing

A story that examines a study of if and how congestion pricing might work in Seattle.

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2019/07/seattles-promising-extremely-early-look-at-congestion-pricing-traffic-down-co2-down-money-for-mass-transit-up/

Experience

Freelance writer and editor

Research and write news articles for a variety of print and electronic media. Stories range from blog posts to feature length magazine articles.

Company: Self employed

I worked there from 9/2014 until now

Editor

Led the production of a weekly newspaper from end to end, including writing and editing stories, producing and editing photographs and designing pages.

Company: Sammamish Review

I worked there from 11/2007 until 8/2014

Reporter

Wrote at least a half-dozen news stories each week on a wide variety of topics.

Company: Connection newspapers

I worked there from 1/2003 until 9/2007

Editor at large

Dropped in to edit production of weekly newspapers when regular editor was out. Assisted in mentoring young reporters.

Company: Connection newspapers

I worked there from 8/2006 until 9/2006

Content I Write