I grew up in a suburb north of Detroit. Despite my parents’ best efforts, I missed a few childhood lessons, like “don’t talk to strangers” and “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.” I headed to Michigan State University to be a journalist.
I wasn’t sure what that meant, but it turned out to be exactly what I wanted to do. I got to MSU and started writing for The Big Green, a publication I would eventually become the Editor in Chief of.
My first job was with Michigan Information and Research Service, a subscription-based niche capitol newsletter. I started covering the Gov. Rick Snyder administration and later the Senate.
In 2014 I took a job with statewide media company MLive. I cover business and capitol issues. My reporting appears online and in eight print publications across the state.
Aside from being a reporter, I’m a human who enjoys biking, beer and cats.
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