When I was in grade school, my family drove up the Alaska Highway in an old Suburban packed with kids and dogs and almost everything we owned. We spent the next decade exploring our new home together, and while I enjoyed seeing new parts of Alaska, I spent a lot of those childhood camping trips sitting in the tent reading a book.
I’ve always loved words, both written and spoken. Journalism combines the opportunity to keep learning about my state with the daily chance to share stories and experiences unique to the Last Frontier. I’m particularly fascinated by small business and local politics: My favorite workdays are spent sitting in a Chamber of Commerce meeting or the back row of a municipal budget work session somewhere deep inside City Hall.
After hours, I hang out in Spenard with my husband and two dogs. We like the park across the street and the beach down the road, and connect with talented Alaskan kids in Anchorage and Bethel through volunteer work with the AK PRIDE teen media club. I’m always excited about the chance to connect with more of the people who call Alaska home.