I’m just a gal who loves pop culture, tweets a lot and is passionate about telling — and hearing — 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 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 relates to the Mid-Valley. The content I create focuses on celebrities passing through and local stars making a difference. I also cover breaking news on the weekends and make funny (?) videos here and there.
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 the 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!