my four pillars: storytelling, fitness, travel, conservation
I was born in Southern California and grew up in Isla Vista and Goleta, just outside of Santa Barbara. I now live in Somerville, MA, with my husband, Lance, after an incredible year spent living in Cork City, Ireland, and over 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am a lifelong athlete. In my late teens and early 20s, I raced my bicycle on the road and track, working my way onto a professional team. My athletic focus for the past 20+ year has been running, and I’ve raced in events of many distances, from a 1-mile road race to a 50-mile trail race. I am currently training for the 2020 Boston Marathon and will head to South Africa in June to run my first Comrades Marathon. I get to ParkRun as often as I can, including my home ParkRun at Jamaica Pond, MA.
I started my writing and editing career in the early 1990s with a focus on women in sport. I have returned to that recently with a focus on women and running in the Strides Forward podcast. It’s an excited time of change and empowerment.
I love to travel and have spent time in Southeast Asia, South and Central America, Europe, and Africa. And I have a strong passion for animal conservation, especially elephants and bonobos, but really all animals.
I spend a lot of my days crafting stories in text and audio, and learning all I can about podcasting and audio storytelling. I am fortunate to have found an exceptional podcasting and audio community at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston (aka, the Boston location).