Iā€™m just a gal who loves pop culture, tweets a lot and is passionate about telling ā€” and hearing ā€” stories.

My journey began with 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 packed up my life and moved to Salem, Oregon to be the entertainment reporter for the Statesman Journal, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

I cover "things to do" ā€” think events, festivals, fairs, concerts and theater. The content I create focuses on celebrities passing through and local stars that make Salem the fabulous city it is. I also cover breaking news on the weekends and make funny (?) videos sometimes.

Aside from being a reporter, I am the lead coordinator for the Salem Storytellers Project, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK's national Storytellers Project. I plan four events each year where people in my community get up on stage to tell real, first-person stories to an audience. 

It's pretty rad.

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!