I am fortunate to live in North Lake Tahoe, voted one of the 50 most beautiful places in America. As a freelance writer, I have been published in: the Tahoe Weekly, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sparks Tribune, Enjoy Northern California Living, Wakeboarding , the Synthesis, Tahoe Powder, Tahoe Winter, Reno-Tahoe Tonight, Lake Tahoe Home, Tahoe Winter, Tahoe Summer, Valley Home, Nevada Correspondence, and Revue magazine (Guatemala). Feel free to access the digital versions of my 2016 articles here.


Sparks Correspondence- December 2017“- NV Gram, Dec 2017

Love Gift Us Up“- 2017-18 Winter Tahoe magazine

Rental Richness“- 2017-18 Winter Tahoe magazine

Home-Grown Gear“- 2017-18 Winter Tahoe magazine

My bio in the 2017-18 Winter Tahoe magazine as part of the Contributors page

Tahoe Film Fest: Environmental Films Take Center Stage“- The Tahoe Weekly, Nov 2017

Trees and lights gala coming to the Nugget“- Sparks Tribune, Nov 2017

Sparks Correspondence- November 2017“- NV Gram, Nov 2017

NLT Correspondence- November 2017“- NV Gram, Nov 2017

Red Hawk to Host Holiday Shopping Event Next Week“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Grocery Outlet Replacing Long-Shuttered Building“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Sparks Fire Dept. Hosts Morning of Pancakes and Fun“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Construction Projects Nearing Completion“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

PumpkinPalooza Set for Sunday in Victorian Square“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

10 Reasons to Make Your Next Vacation a Wake-ation“- WWA Rideline, Oct 2017. Download the app to read the whole mag!

Sparks Dispensary Giving Back During Breast Cancer Awareness Month“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

After Las Vegas Tragedy, Local Officials Ponder Changes to Keep Public Safe During Large Events“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Sparks Correspondence– Oct 2017

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence– Oct 2017

Riding on the River event set for Saturday“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Local cheer squad ‘flocking’ its way to Nationals“- Sparks Tribune, Oct 2017

Look up to enjoy- Kings Beach art walk“- The Tahoe Weekly, Oct 2017

Western Artist Brian Ford’s Stagecoach Sculptures“- Enjoy magazine, Oct 2017

Libraries of place“- The Tahoe Weekly, Sep 2017

Sparks High Holds Dedication Ceremony for New Flag“- Sparks Tribune, Sep 2017

Final ‘Last Friday’ Event this Week“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

Public Feedback Sought for New Truckee Meadows 5-Yr-Plan“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

Alzheimer’s Walk Set for Saturday at the Sparks Marina“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

Frustrations continue for D’Andrea residents“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

‘Drop Everything: A ski film with a sense of humor“- The Tahoe Weekly, September 2017

South Shore cooperative connects artists“- The Tahoe Weekly, September 2017

Pairing art and science at Sagehen“- The Tahoe Weekly, August 2017

The Art of Plein-Air Painting“- The Tahoe Weekly, August 2017

Local store has what it takes to survive“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

Large Crowds Fill Victorian Square for Annual Rib Cook-Off“- Sparks Tribune, September 2017

Annual Healing Hearts Golf Tournament Benefits Fresno Residents in Need“- Enjoy South Valley Living, August 2017

Iconic Sparks Gold Miner in Need of ‘One Last Chance’“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Sparks business to host car show on Saturday“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Nugget Rib Cook-Off Set To Take Over Victorian Square“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Tribune Columnist, UNR Journalism Professor Jake Highton Dies at 86“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Adventure Day set for Sunday at the Marina“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Here comes the eclipse“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Sparks couple continues Hot August Nights tradition“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

ARTour to line the streets of Tahoe City“- The Tahoe Weekly, August 2017

Superintendent, students excited for start of new school year“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Hot August Nights heating up in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Recreational marijuana sales strong in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Tahoe Public Art- Weaving Art Into the Community“- The Tahoe Weekly, August 2017

City approves year three plan for $738k community grant“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Marnell Gaming purchases Bourbon Square Casino“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Donations save music programs at Sparks High for 2017-18 school year“- Sparks Tribune, August 2017

Why You Want Derek Carr on Your Team“- Enjoy South Valley Living, August 2017

From the Ground Up Farms in Chico“- Enjoy magazine, August 2017

Explore the Arts on Studio Art Tour“- The Tahoe Weekly, July 2017

NDOT updates city on Spaghetti Bowl project“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Officials break ground on new State Veterans Home in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Crowds flocking to Lazy 5 Free Concert Series“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

More questions than answers surround Wildcreek Golf Course“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Plenty of fun to be had at 39 North Marketplace“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Exploring the lakes of Desolation“- The Tahoe Weekly, July 2017

Glendale makeover on track for November completion“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Activism through art: Artists form Tahoe Activist Artists“- The Tahoe Weekly, July 2017

Earthstone Fire near Sparks burns 41,000 acres; almost contained“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Sparks City Council approves recreational marijuana sales“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Residents speak out against proposed high school on Wildcreek Golf Course“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Enjoy several sports in one day in Tahoe“- The Tahoe Weekly, July 2017

Rick Krasensky- Turning wood into art“- The Tahoe Weekly, July 2017

Marijuana sales begin in Nevada, but not in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

Nugget on track to complete makeover by end of 2018“- Sparks Tribune, July 2017

How do ya like them apples?“- 2017 Tahoe Summer magazine

Summer Breeze- A locals’ guide to bar hopping by boat“- 2017 Tahoe Summer magazine

Love & Latte“- 2017 Tahoe Summer magazine

Kindred Art engages community in Burning Man project“- The Tahoe Weekly, June 2017

Nugget ready for annual ‘Star Spangled Sparks’“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Sparks Police event brings officers and residents together“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Wooden You Know?“- Lake Tahoe Home, June/July 2017

Where to Begin?“- Lake Tahoe Home, June/July 2017

Reno Rodeo in full swing through Saturday“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Lavender and Honey Festival coming to Victorian Square on Sunday“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Sparks Fire Chief: ‘Use common sense as temperatures rise this summer“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Veterans Home to Finally Break Ground Next Month“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Good turnout for Kids Free Fishing Day“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Seven ways to celebrate dad on Sunday“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Sparks High School sees increase in graduation rate“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Bill Watson“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2017

Connecting to the West: Mark Maynard“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2017

Fernando Pinzon- Solola native creates handcrafted journals made of recycled materials“- Revue magazine, June 2017

Marina plays host to jet ski racing series“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

D’Andrea may rise again“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Dirt Bikes and Motocross with Matt Morgan and Joe Shipman“- Enjoy, June 2017

Chris Crossen- Getting lost in the flow state“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2017

Sugar Love Chocolates sweetens up the area“- Sparks Tribune, June 2017

Sparks resident receives Veteran of the Month honor“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Andrew Hennigh, Jen Callahan & The Lorax“- Tahoe Weekly, May 2017

Western Dental to Hold Grand Reopening on Thursday“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Former Spanish Springs student-athlete continues family legacy as UNR graduate“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Volunteers restore Sparks landmark“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Sparks Middle School leader named Principal of the Year“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Renovation begins on new Family Engagement Center“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Family trades in garbage business for Sparks marijuana dispensary“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

My Froggie Beads in Sparks features unique glass art“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

Volunteers donate time to help clean up community“- Sparks Tribune, May 2017

New high school moving forward at Wildcreek“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Big turnout for annual Kids on Big Rigs event“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

As one of Sparks’ oldest businesses, Coney Island Bar keeps family tradition alive“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

A Highway 299 Waterfall Tour“- Enjoy magazine, April 2017

No project too big for Sparks woodworkers“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Major reconstruction of Glendale Avenue begins“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

“BBB in Sparks oversees 13 Nevada counties“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Through Lyme-colored glasses“- Tahoe Weekly, April 2017

Two hotels coming to the Outlets at Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Sparks expected to be safe from spring snowmelt flooding“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Le Bistro keeping French flavor alive“- Tahoe Bonanza, April 2017

Local frozen yogurt shop gives back“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Plenty of Easter activities on tap in Sparks this weekend“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Happy Tiers brings custom cakes to Incline“- Tahoe Bonanza, April 2017

Report shows Lake Tahoe is a hot spot for sex trafficking“- Tahoe Bonanza, April 2017

Bonnie Zellers“- Tahoe Weekly, April 2017

Watching paint dry: do different climates affect painting?“- Tahoe Weekly, April 2017

Great Basin Brewery to hold Ichthyosaur Expedition Party“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

Myths about avalanche danger“- Tahoe Weekly, April 2017

City Council taking action on destroyed D’Andrea clubhouse“- Sparks Tribune, April 2017

The 5th Annual Chico Wildflower Festival“- Enjoy, April 2017

Sparks distillery combines ‘old school’ process with ‘enthralling’ Nevada history“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Local schools take part in ‘Nevada Moves’ Day“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

City council approves boundary line adjustment“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Creating a space for artists“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2017

Apps for Tahoe Snow Lovers“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2017

Accessing Tahoe’s Public Lands“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2017

Monster Goldfish Found in Tahoe Ditch“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2017

Tahoe woman makes global impact with ‘Humankind. Be Both.’ message“- Bonanza, March 2017

Travis Ganong, others marvel at Squaw Valley during World Cup weekend“- Sierra Sun, March 2017

Dilworth Middle School teachers launch technology fundraising campaign“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Sparks Museum captures past and present with Living History Project“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Mark Shuey“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2017

Incline Village entities work together to assist residents after gas leak“- Tahoe Bonanza, March 2017

Washoe school district allocation changes could mean loss of 4 Incline teachers“- Tahoe Bonanza, March 2017

Squaw Valley World Cup: What it takes to prep a world-class ski course“- Sierra Sun, March 2017

Squaw Valley World Cup: Parking, transit figure to be a challenge“- Sierra Sun, March 2017

Martini hopeful, excited for the future of Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Big turnout for annual Shamrock Shuffle“- Sparks Tribune, March 2017

Turtle Bay’s Charismatic and Colorful Lorikeets“- Enjoy magazine, March 2017

The Art Behind Jen’s Jewels“- Enjoy magazine, March 2017

5th Annual Shamrock Shuffle this Saturday in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Feb. 2017

$330k Pah Rah Park facelift beginning“- Sparks Tribune, Feb. 2017

From new-age to old-school, fireplace options abound“- Lake Tahoe Home, Feb/March 2017

It’s gonna be huge: Lake Tahoe ski resorts looking to trump weather issues in time for President’s Day weekend“- Tahoe Bonanza, February 2017

Bet your ‘glasses’- first-of-its-kind wine bar debuts in Incline Village“- Tahoe Bonanza, February 2017

Love is in the air in Sparks on Valentine’s Day“- Sparks Tribune, February 2017

City, public would like to see more art in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, February 2017

Sparks chiropractic facility puts family first“- Sparks Tribune, February 2017

Snow skating/Free your feet“- Tahoe Weekly, February 2017

Electric bus project connecting Sparks to Reno underway“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

The Generator Gives Artists Space to Create“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

Survey shows majority of Incline residents pleased with IVGID“- Tahoe Bonanza, January 2017

Local historian presents ‘Jedediah Strong Smith’ at Sparks Museum this week“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

Where are they now? Four powder pioneers who helped put snowboarding on the map in Lake Tahoe“- Sierra Sun, January 2017/ Tahoe Winter 16-17

Storms keep local Red Cross busy“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

WARF to Host Inaugural ‘Pouring For Paws’ Event“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

Trio of Tahoe-Truckee ski companies stomping their claim in the Sierra“- Tahoe Bonanza, January 2017

Legalization of Marijuana Doesn’t Change DUI Law“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

As Area Dries Out, Another Round of Storms Loom“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

A Virtual North State Workout“- Enjoy, January 2017

Wine film company finds a home in Tahoe“- Tahoe Weekly, January 2017

Tesla begins battery cell production at Gigafactory“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

Tesla expected to announce big plans for 2017 at Wednesday event“- Sparks Tribune, January 2017

FlashVote terminates contract with IVGID over allegations of public deception“- Tahoe Bonanza, January 2017

Justin Spees“- Tahoe Weekly, January 2017

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