I was recently honored to receive a gold Lowell Thomas award for Best Short Travel Article 2016. The Lowell Thomas awards are considered the most prestigious awards given for travel journalism in North America.
I'm a freelance writer and editor specializing in travel and fitness, although I cover many other subjects, too. I began my career writing for national consumer magazines and major newspapers, added in corporations and websites, seeded a wiki on marathoning and recently wrote my first book, Thousand-Miler, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. I'm a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), and my latest passion is exploring America's 11 National Scenic Trails. To date I've twice thru-hiked the Ice Age Trail; I'm currently in the midst of exploring the Florida Trail, New England National Scenic Trail and the North Country Trail. Please explore the rest of my website to find out more about me and my work.