THE BASICS

I’m just a gal who loves pop culture, tweets a lot and is passionate about telling — and hearing — stories.

It all began when I accepted an internship with Odyssey in 2015. After graduating from Washington State University in 2017, I became a freelance entertainment writer for Ville Magazine while also interning at KING 5 in Seattle. A few months later, I moved to Salem, Oregon to be the entertainment reporter for the Statesman Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network.

I cover "things to do" — think events, festivals, fairs, concerts, theater — while also reporting on music, movies and television when it connects to the Mid-Valley. Occasionally, I'm featured in videos and cover breaking news. 

I'm also the lead coordinator/emcee for the Salem Storytellers Project, part of the USA TODAY Network's national Storytellers Project (more on that here). 

When I am not on the clock, you can find me spending time with friends and family, catching up on my latest binge-show, searching for new music, listening to podcasts, exploring the city, at a festival or having a drink at the bar (yes, journalists can have fun, too). Cheers!