Currently working as the Lead Storyteller of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest region.

Crossing a makeshift bridge while covering storm damage on the Angeles National Forest, February 2023.

I first got my start as a combat correspondent in the U.S. Marine Corps. During that time, I traveled to eight countries covering military exercises, photographing and writing articles.

Before an aerial live-fire exercise from a CH-47, Okinawa, Japan, 2009.

Since then, I’ve worked as an instructor in higher education while in the Peace Corps, freelanced, and developed skills in all things communication.

Now as a lead storyteller, I work with a team of content creators to assess what stories will best serve the public and represent the Forest Service. As a team, we discuss story topics/ angles, provide coverage, and produce finished products. These finished products are then distributed throughout the agency, to partners, and media contacts.

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