TRAVEL WRITER, STRATEGIST, AND PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m a Washington, D.C.-based editor, writer, and content strategist with nearly 10 years of experience in travel media.
I work as creative director at Yes Lifecycle Marketing, where I do email marketing for Marriott Rewards. I lead a team of designers and copywriters to develop award-winning campaigns that inspire travel and rewards for the loyalty program's 50+ million members.
I also freelance as a travel writer and editor, and have contributed to Conde Nast Traveler, U.S. News Travel, Fodor's Travel, BrandUSA, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and more.
I previously worked as Senior Editor at MapQuest and AOL Travel. I have also worked as a guidebook editor at Fodor’s Travel, a freelance writer and editor, and a managing editor at a start-up travel website, Travora.com.
My photography has appeared in ISLANDS Magazine, Travel + Leisure’s website and newsletters, Fodor’s, AOL Travel, Gadling, 10best.com, and Hawaiimagazine.com.
MY TRAVEL BACKGROUND
I was born with the travel bug. My grandfather, a WWII vet, led other veterans on tours of Pacific battle sites. My dad got me hooked at a young age on hotel goodies and international flags from his business trips, and I’ve lived in six states plus Toronto, Sydney, and Washington, D.C. I love cities, but my favorite trips allow me to get outside and photograph landscapes and nature.
MY TRAVEL PICKS
Most Return Visits: Hawaii
Most Memorable Travel Moment: Great White Shark diving in South Africa
Most Recent Trip: Cuba
Next Trip: New York
Dream Trip: Trekking to Everest Base Camp
Will Always Feel Like Home (even when it’s not): Minneapolis & New York