South Brevard Watchdog Reporter for @Florida_Today and @USAToday Network. @KentStateJMC product. Also wrote for @BarbertonHerald, @pcnewsherald and @fremontNM.

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South Brevard Watchdog Reporter for Florida Today, where I've worked the past 11 years. USA Today correspondent (2008-15). Also reported in Ohio for Gannett's Port Clinton News Herald and Fremont News-Messenger. Loves racquetball, running and reading.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

My mother is a retired librarian, and I used to type stacks of replacement cards to replace damaged, worn-out ones in her card catalog.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Hunter S. Thompson, technically speaking.

Why did you become a journalist?

I knew journalism was my future career while stringing articles (for practically free!) for The Suburbanite in Akron, Ohio.