DSC_00050001I’ve been telling (mostly true) stories since I was a chubby grade-school kid. I turned to journalism as way to get through college and my divorce in 2003.  Since then I have written for daily, weekly and alternative weekly newspapers in Maine, New Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts and New Mexico, again.

I’ve covered small town government and community news in rural Maine towns of a few hundred people, city hall and finance in Northern New Mexico, and business and development on the booming Front Range of Colorado and the South Shore of Massachusetts.  I am currently the Bureau Chief, editor and lead reporter for the Silver City Sun-News, in Silver City, New Mexico.  I’m responsible for planning (and sometimes writing and shooting) all local content in this seven-day daily zoned edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News.   I’m addicted to Western skies, cross country jaunts, and telling stories that are true.

I have a BFA in creative writing from the University of Maine Farmington and am completing my MFA in creative nonfiction through Goucher College’s low-residency program.  My thesis is a memoir about growing up punk rock and living on the streets of D.C. and N.Y.C. during the hardcore heyday of the early 1980s.  You can read a sample chapter on the Manuscript page.