WRITING


Parachute M.D.s

A look into the lives and motivations of Phoenix-area docs who travel abroad to practice pro-bono medicine.

Phoenix Magazine

“He’s changed our lives”: Adams County celebrates families on National Adoption Day

Scenes from National Adoption Day in Adams County, where 12 children joined 10 families in a morning where "no normal rules apply in a courtroom."

Denver Post

Acquisition of Willow Bay open space in Adams County was drawn out, but worth it, planners say

How the county and the Trust for Public Land pursued a nearly 20-year courtship with an unusual object of affection: 174 acres of open space in Brighton.

Denver Post

A history of Okilly Dokilly: Phoenix's half urban legend, half viral Internet sensation

A profile of a local, Simpsons-inspired metal band that went viral. Who are they, and how have they moved on from their online fame?

Winner of the 2016 SPJ Mark of Excellence award for Online Feature Writing in Region 11 and the second place winner at the 2016 Arizona Press Club awards for student feature writing.

Downtown Devil

How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine’s Day

Spent time at a local floral wholesaler as a feature for Valentine's Day to learn how roses make the journey to sweethearts' vases.

Denver Post
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Here are the local issues to know on the Adams County 2017 election ballots

Brush up on these issues on Aurora’s 2017 election ballot

A pair of 2017 municipal election guides I made for my geographic coverage regions, highlighting three key ballot measures and linking to basic FAQs, contacts and other resources.

Denver Post

How upcoming Supreme Court abortion ruling could change Arizona’s legal landscape

An enterprise story exploring the impact of the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ruling in Arizona, and how so-called TRAP laws grew to prominence.

Cronkite News 

Squeezed Flat

A front-of-book news story about the San Carlos Apache Tribe's protests against the land grab of a sacred area, Oak Flat, for a new copper mine.

Phoenix Magazine

Downtown Devil’s Highlights of Art Detour 28

A collaborative recap and arts criticism piece between me and the arts columnist at the publication. We each detailed our top three experiences and recorded an extended take as a podcast (listen to that here), analyzing the visual art and the evolution of the iconic arts weekend.

Downtown Devil

2016 Movers & Shakers - Christine Marsh

A mini-profile of the AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year as part of a collection of profiles in the annual "Best of the Valley" issue package.

Phoenix Magazine

Devil's Advocate: Adaptive reuse keeping city's past intertwined with its future

An op-ed about the benefits and growth of adaptive reuse in Phoenix, especially in the face of growing commercial development downtown.

Downtown Devil