About Me...

I've been a freelance writer since 2005, based in Albuquerque until March 2020, when I carefully, cautiously moved to Minneapolis (the pandemic did not stop me). For the past year, I've been working on a rewrite of my memoir-personal essays manuscript (New York Times bestseller list, I have my eye on YOU).

My published articles emphasize athlete and professional profiles as well as sports and fitness. I've interviewed US Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Mike Richter, Hockey Hall of Fame-er Bobby Orr, former UFC pro Keith Jardine (the "Dean of Mean," who can be spotted in Hollywood productions these days. Look for him in Inherent Vice with Joaquin Phoenix), Beijing Olympians Geoff Kabush (mountain biking), Joey Hagerty (gymnastics) and John Gall (baseball), as well as retired pro cyclist Chris Horner.

One of my passions is interviewing people about their lives, their sport, their work. I've profiled a district judge, firefighter, air traffic controller, the mayor, a couple film critics and Pyeongchang Olympic hockey and former NHL referee Mark Lemelin among others, and interviewed NRDC senior scientist Allen Hershkowitz.

I've published in Women's Health, The Hockey News, and Rugby Magazine nationally. I've been a frequent contributor to Albuquerque The Magazine, Albuquerque Business First (formerly New Mexico Business Weekly), and East Mountain Living locally.

My book project shifted into high gear after I sustained an ACL and meniscus injury followed by reconstructive surgery in late 2012. (These things take time, y'all.)

I spend much of my free time mountain biking (since 1997). I was featured in "Women Who Move" (second photo is from series used for magazine) in the March/April 2007 issue of Her Sports + Fitness. I've been cycling since winning a race-ready Trek in a Tour de France sweepstakes (see Women's Health, July/August 2007). Witnessing a pro cycling race in person is bizarre and wonderful. I attended the Tour de Georgia in 2005, Giro d' Italia in 2006, and Tour of California in 2009, 2012, 2017 and 2018.

Albuquerque being the "Little Hollywood" of the Southwest, I've dabbled in acting as an extra for television shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul (series premier), Night Shift (Season 1, Episode 8), Scoundrels, and Preacher.

I graduated from the University of West Florida with a BA in psychology and completed graduate coursework in cultural anthropology at the University of Tennessee. In 2011, I graduated with a Fitness Technician certificate, completing an internship at a competitive cycling training studio. From 2009 through 2013, I taught spin and barre group fitness classes. I've retired from both co-ed competitive hockey (1998-2009) and officiating (USA Ice Hockey official 2001-09) 'cause eventually, a grrl needs a good night's sleep.

Other boastworthy experiences include a couple radio segments as a guest on Albuquerque's sports radio stations. I keep the faith that one day, for one reason or another, Jim Rome and/or Ellen will call. In 2015, Rome "racked" my call to his radio show, and I got his autograph when he visited Albuquerque the same week. It's a start.