Recent freelance

A Guide to Charitable Donations: What to Know About Charitable Giving
Real Simple print magazine, March 27, 2020
A crash course on how to budget for charitable giving, find charities you trust, and choose causes that align with your values.

This $13 Trick Has Saved Me $300 on Carry-on Bag Fees
Real Simple online, May 17, 2019
I bought a $13 duffle bag that has helped me avoid carry-on fees for budget airlines. The savings add up quick.

How to develop trust with your boss while working remotely
The Broadside newsletter in Fortune, March 27, 2020
This is the third installment in a monthly newsletter I curate for Fortune, geared at mid-career professional women. It currently has more than 60,000 subscribers.

The Best Time to Buy a Christmas Tree If You’re Looking for a Bargain, Nov. 25, 2019
Tips from the experts on the best time of the season to snag a Christmas tree, plus how to keep it looking nice through the holiday.

Millennials Shift Primary Care Expectations
Physicians Practice, Feb. 4, 2019
A look at how Millennials are driving changes in health care that benefit all generations.

Newspaper features and breaking coverage

The story of ‘Baby Kevin’
Naples Daily News, May 8, 2016
I spent a year trying to track down ‘Baby Kevin,’ the John Doe who was abandoned at birth at a Naples substation back in 1988. I found him, then struggled with the moral dilemma of reaching out to tell his story nearly 30 years later. I’m so glad I did. This is my favorite story to date.

After a life of challenges, the biggest one still looms for transgender preteen Dee Valentine
Naples Daily News, March 8, 2015
I spent about six months with photographer Dania Maxwell checking in on a family whose daughter had just started attending school as a girl. The story looks at how Dee Valentine’s family support her and also touches on what transgender transitions are like for preteens.

Naples’ international hub preps for the busiest weekend of the year
Naples Daily News, Feb. 13, 2015
I spent a morning at the Naples Municipal Airport to see what it’s like handling their busiest day of the year.

Small-town diner closes
The Vindicator, Jan. 27, 2011
I wrote about how the locals were dealing with the closing of a restaurant after nearly 70 years of service.

May 4: The day according to students
Daily Kent Stater, May 4, 2010
This story ran centerfold in the Daily Kent Stater on May 4, 2010 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. We wanted to tell the events of the day through eyewitness accounts, so I interviewed nine alumni and wove their stories together.

Naples neighbors had been feuding for years before Sunday’s fatal shooting
Naples Daily News May 6, 2014
I double-bylined this story with fellow reporter Jessica Lipscomb as we pieced together a 10-year fight between neighbors using public records and first-hand accounts.

Accused Lehigh killer and teen accomplice run out of gas, luck on freezing Wyo. highway
Naples Daily News, Dec. 13, 2013
I won a newsroom award for this story, piecing together how a Florida man was arrested for killing his mother and brother thousands of miles away.

One Swamp Boy’s story: ‘Success’ leads to even bigger challenges for teen
Naples Daily News, Jan. 3, 2015
Photographer Scott McIntyre and I followed a Pompano Beach teen for more than a year as he completed a juvenile detention program in Big Cypress Preserve, graduated and reentered the world as a young man. His story is one that highlights the pitfalls students in such programs face.