About Me...

I'm a freelance features and profiles writer and interviewer based in Albuquerque. My current major project is finding an agent for my book of autobiographical essays. If I have any free time otherwise, you'll find me embracing life in the 505 with its choice mountain biking, trail running and cycling options, impossibly blue skies, and a peach tree in my back yard.

For magazine features, I specialize in athlete and professional profiles and sports and fitness features. 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 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 NHL hockey 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 currently 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 endeavors. Check back for news on Phase 2 (securing an agent/publisher)!

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 and 2012.

Albuquerque being the "Little Hollywood" of the Southwest has resulted in great fun working as an extra for television shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul (series premiere), Night Shift (Season 1, Episode 8), Preacher, and Scoundrels.

I'm a graduate of the University of West Florida (psychology) with graduate coursework in cultural anthropology from the University of Tennessee. In April, 2011, I graduated with a Fitness Technician certificate, completing an internship with P2M Cycling. From 2009 through 2013, I taught spinn and barre group fitness classes. I've retired from both co-ed hockey (1998-2009) and officiating (USA Ice Hockey official 2001-09) 'cause eventually, a grrl needs a good night's sleep.

Other thrilling 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. (Dream big, eh?) Last year, 2015, was the year Rome "racked" my call to his radio show. I got his autograph when he visited the 505 the same week. It's a good start.