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EXPERIENCE

The Los Angeles Review
• Nonfiction editor, 02/09-present

Canoe & Kayak, Hooked on the Outdoors, Paddler, Sports Etc, Military Times newsweeklies, Bakersfield Magazine, Western Outdoor News
• Adventure travel, outdoor recreation reporter 11/96-present

Silverback Books Inc.
• Food editor, proofreader, writer 06/03-06/08

Kern River Courier newspaper, Kern River Valley, CA
• Reporter 2/04-present

Kern Valley Sun newspaper, Lake Isabella, CA
• Reporter 10/97-11/04

Wave!, Nokia's online and print magazine for European cellular subscribers
• U.S. correspondent, contributed articles from interviews with creative, high-tech, individualist, and/or sports personalities 2/00-9/01

Altrec.com (and predecessors GreatOutdoors.com and GoWest.com)
• Paddling correspondent 11/95-12/00

MultiMedia Merchandising magazine, Malibu, CA
• Contributing editor 11/95-11/96
• Managing editor/new products editor 6/94-11/95

Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road and Sport Truck magazines, Los Angeles, CA
• Managing editor 11/93-4/94

Apparel News Group, Los Angeles, CA
• Editorial coordinator/copy editor 8/92-10/93

LA Weekly newspaper, Los Angeles, CA
• Fact-checker 9/91-8/92

Creative Loafing newspaper, Atlanta, GA
• Sales/marketing coordinator 10/89-6/91

EDUCATION
Whidbey Writers Workshop, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, MFA, Creative Nonfiction, 2009

Duke University, Durham, NC; AB, History, 1989. Heavy focus on languages: Spanish, Japanese and French. Captain of women's track team.

PERSONAL
Traveled throughout world. American Canoe Association whitewater kayak instructor since 1999. Interests include distance running, surfing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, food, and college basketball.