About Me...

I'm an Albuquerque-based freelance magazine features and profiles writer and interviewer. In 2017, I completed edits on a book manuscript for a collection of personal essays - 2018 is the year I find the perfect agent. Otherwise, I embrace life in the 505 with its choice mountain biking and cycling options, impossibly blue skies, and a peach tree in my back yard.

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.

My passion 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 kicked into high gear after sustaining an ACL and meniscus injury followed by reconstructive surgery in late 2012, both of which temporarily reduced my ability to participate in most physical endeavours.

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). Seeing a high-profile 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 has brought work as an extra for television shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul (series premier), Night Shift (Season 1, Episode 8), and Scoundrels.

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 with P2M Cycling. 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 610 AM The Sports Animal and 101.7 FM The Team.

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.