- Hays, KS
Currently, I'm a public radio reporter covering the Great Plains of western Kansas with High Plains Public Radio (an NPR member station) and the Kansas News Service (a statewide journalism collaborative).
My radio stories have been aired nationwide on NPR's All Things Considered, NPR/WBUR's Here & Now and NPR newscasts. In addition to public radio stations across Kansas, my features have been broadcast on Iowa Public Radio, Illinois Public Media and NET public radio in Nebraska via Harvest Public Media and NPR's Midwest Hub. My stories have also been published in newspapers across Kansas, including the Wichita Eagle, Topeka Capital-Journal and Lawrence Journal-World.
Before moving to Kansas, I spent three years covering complex topics like mental health issues, the opioid epidemic, public health, trauma, and rural healthcare as a freelance audio storyteller in Nashville, Tenn. I reported, produced and edited radio stories and podcasts with WPLN News, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Marie Forleo International.
In February 2020, I completed Transom's public radio production traveling workshop with lead instructor Rob Rosenthal and reporter Meribah Knight. I was also selected by Report for America as a 2019-20 and 2020-21 corps finalist and a member of their RFA Journalist Network.
After growing up in Nebraska, Colorado and Illinois, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where I graduated from Belmont University and worked as an award-winning songwriter and recording/touring musician.
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Tascam DR-100 MKIII Field Recorder
- Rode NGT2
- Electro-Voice RE50N/D-L
- Electro-Voice RE50B
- Adobe Audition