Award-winning writer and editor on people, places and lifestyles in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

For the past couple of decades I've covered Colorado. As a writer and senior features editor for The Denver Post, I interviewed everyone from Michelle Obama to Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia. 

I am now a contributing editor to Mountain Living Magazine and am always on the hunt for a great story. Contact me about writing, editing and moderating events. 

Recent Work

 Loved writing about this family friendly Grand Lake, Colorado vacation home for  Mountain Living

Loved writing about this family friendly Grand Lake, Colorado vacation home for Mountain Living

 These brands are shaking it up in the golf world, as I wrote about in Colorado Avid Golfer.

These brands are shaking it up in the golf world, as I wrote about in Colorado Avid Golfer.

 If you haven't been to the new home of the  Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, you should plan a trip. Here's the look I did for  Colorado Expression.

If you haven't been to the new home of the  Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, you should plan a trip. Here's the look I did for Colorado Expression.

 Sun protection is important! Here are some products to keep skin safe, from  Colorado Avid Golfer.

Sun protection is important! Here are some products to keep skin safe, from Colorado Avid Golfer.

  Story on pet portraits  included his one from Andy Mallen. This is a growing industry!

Story on pet portraits included his one from Andy Mallen. This is a growing industry!

 Women's fashion trends for spring 18, for Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

Women's fashion trends for spring 18, for Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

 Apparel and merchandise for the U.S.Senior Open at the Broadmoor, For Colorado Avid Golfer

Apparel and merchandise for the U.S.Senior Open at the Broadmoor, For Colorado Avid Golfer

 Learned a lot while researching this piece on gallery walls. Now every time I have art to hang, I'll think of these  tips from experts I interviewed for Mountain Living .

Learned a lot while researching this piece on gallery walls. Now every time I have art to hang, I'll think of these tips from experts I interviewed for Mountain Living.

 Planning a cutting garden this summer? I wrote about my favorite, sun-loving, easy-to-grow flower (this one is Bling-Bling from Renee's Garden)  for  The Denver Post's Grow section .

Planning a cutting garden this summer? I wrote about my favorite, sun-loving, easy-to-grow flower (this one is Bling-Bling from Renee's Garden)  for The Denver Post's Grow section.

 "Bill-Bottoms," anyone? Had fun writing about Bill Murray's collaboration with Betabrand; Original Penguin revival and Tory Sport's retro influences for  Colorado Avid Golfer's April issue.

"Bill-Bottoms," anyone? Had fun writing about Bill Murray's collaboration with Betabrand; Original Penguin revival and Tory Sport's retro influences for Colorado Avid Golfer's April issue.

 Here's the second page of the April feature

Here's the second page of the April feature

 Fashion illustrator Jim Howard is the subject of an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum "Drawn to Glamour." I was captivated when interviewing him for  an article in The Denver Post

Fashion illustrator Jim Howard is the subject of an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum "Drawn to Glamour." I was captivated when interviewing him for an article in The Denver Post

 Loved writing about what's trending in kitchen design in resort homes for this  Mountain Living article

Loved writing about what's trending in kitchen design in resort homes for this Mountain Living article

 You've never seen wine storage like this, from my article in  Mountain Living.  Carney, Logan Burke in Jackson created this Wine Silo. 

You've never seen wine storage like this, from my article in Mountain Living. Carney, Logan Burke in Jackson created this Wine Silo. 

 Props to Fashion Group of Denver, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Denver. I wrote about the organization in  Colorado Expression.

Props to Fashion Group of Denver, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Denver. I wrote about the organization in Colorado Expression.

 Nothing like a fireplace to warm up a home. Linear designs are so modern as well as functional, as I wrote about in  Mountain Living

Nothing like a fireplace to warm up a home. Linear designs are so modern as well as functional, as I wrote about in Mountain Living

  Loved writing about Kemo Sabe  (Aspen store shown here) and other Western wear retailers and manufacturers for Colorado Expression

Loved writing about Kemo Sabe (Aspen store shown here) and other Western wear retailers and manufacturers for Colorado Expression

 Holiday decorations in the Colorado Governor's Mansion. This is a cozy space the designer did with train station style benches a la "The Polar Express." For story in  The Denver Post .

Holiday decorations in the Colorado Governor's Mansion. This is a cozy space the designer did with train station style benches a la "The Polar Express." For story in The Denver Post.

 Gifts for all kinds of golfers, in Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

Gifts for all kinds of golfers, in Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

 Gift ideas for every room in your house;   50 ideas in Mountain Living's annual guide .

Gift ideas for every room in your house;  50 ideas in Mountain Living's annual guide.

 Enjoyed meeting the impressive Courtney Cuff and learning more about the Gill Foundation for my  Colorado Expression article

Enjoyed meeting the impressive Courtney Cuff and learning more about the Gill Foundation for my Colorado Expression article

 Denver Designer Show House dining room,  from Denver Post story on the Hilltop home

Denver Designer Show House dining room, from Denver Post story on the Hilltop home

 It was great seeing  Bobbi Brown again, and doing a Q&A with her , along with Michael Moore

It was great seeing Bobbi Brown again, and doing a Q&A with her, along with Michael Moore

 Fall fashion ideas for Colorado Avid Golfer

Fall fashion ideas for Colorado Avid Golfer

 Second page of Colorado Avid Golfer editorial

Second page of Colorado Avid Golfer editorial

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 Two articles in the big  September/October issue

Two articles in the big September/October issue

 For the August/September Luxury issue of Colorado Avid Golfer

For the August/September Luxury issue of Colorado Avid Golfer

 Second page of the Aug/Sept. editorial 

Second page of the Aug/Sept. editorial 

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 Second page of Colorado Avid Golfer Mother's Day editorial.

Second page of Colorado Avid Golfer Mother's Day editorial.

 PGA show introductions, for Colorado Avid Golfer, April 2017

PGA show introductions, for Colorado Avid Golfer, April 2017

 Second page of the April layout for Colorado Avid Golfer

Second page of the April layout for Colorado Avid Golfer

 July Discoveries from High Point market for Mountain Living magazine

July Discoveries from High Point market for Mountain Living magazine

 Story on Rose Andom Center for  Colorado Expression  magazine  March/April 2017

Story on Rose Andom Center for Colorado Expression magazine March/April 2017

 This story inspired me to clean up my makeup and personal care routine.

This story inspired me to clean up my makeup and personal care routine.

 Thank you, Mountain Living, for the Contributor Spotlight!

Thank you, Mountain Living, for the Contributor Spotlight!

 Great to introduce author Maria Semple and do a Q&A onstage for Denver Post's Community Foundation's Pen & Podium series. Love her book, "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" (Kent Meireis photo)

Great to introduce author Maria Semple and do a Q&A onstage for Denver Post's Community Foundation's Pen & Podium series. Love her book, "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" (Kent Meireis photo)

 With Anthony Doerr, who I introduced and did a Q&A with at  Pen & Podium ,  the Denver Post Community Foundation series. (Photo by Kent Meireis)

With Anthony Doerr, who I introduced and did a Q&A with at Pen & Podium,  the Denver Post Community Foundation series. (Photo by Kent Meireis)

 My onstage interview with Nancy Sharp about her book "Both Sides Now" at the Jewish Community Center as part of the film festival in Denver. Photo by Frances Owens.

My onstage interview with Nancy Sharp about her book "Both Sides Now" at the Jewish Community Center as part of the film festival in Denver. Photo by Frances Owens.

Awards

  • Fashion Focus Award, Fashion Group International, 2016
  • Best Special Section, Society of Professional Journalists -- Top of the Rockies, 2015
  • Service with Style Award, Volunteers of America, 2013
  • Features Series Award, Colorado Press Association, 2013
  • Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News, The Denver Post, 2012

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