News writer, @SpiritsofDET columnist at Detroit Free Press. Good beer. Good mead. Sriracha on everything else. Untappd: raDetroit

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I write, shoot and post stories that engage people across metro Detroit and Michigan.

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@rallenMI — 3,051 followers, 11,332 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

Best beer I’ve had from Odd Side. Loaded w hazelnut over coffee and chocolate; just enough sweet and bitter, w some bourbon heat on finish. - Drinking a Hazel's Nuts by Odd Side Ales - https://t.co/yNnBBAvtaH #photo

Nov 20, 2017

@digital_trav @Ford Thanks! I think it's just being called the Hudson's site for now

Nov 18, 2017

@digital_trav @cheddar You can check it out at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck. Just be careful not to push up on the bottom of the glass!

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First place, Colorado Press Association

2013 - Sustained coverage
The Coloradoan newsroom received this one for coverage of the High Park Fire that burned more than 89,000 acres west of Fort Collins. I raced ahead of the wildfire when it started moving north, catching neighbors as they hurried to pack their cars. I checked in with them in the following days, weeks and months for updates. Also tagged along with people to get exclusive access behind the military-guarded fire perimeter and kept in close contact with fire officials for daily updates.

First place, Colorado Press Association

2012 - News story
"Downtown after dark: Riot aftermath" An in-depth story following up with people who fought with police in a riot that ensued after a music festival in downtown Fort Collins. Also examined changes in policing to avoid another riot.