When I’m not zigzagging around the planet — coming face to face with whitetip reef sharks in the Galapagos, carving up waves in Costa Rica or roaming the remote jungles of India — I’m writing about my adventures, the environment, fitness, health/wellness, extraordinary people and social injustice issues. In turn, my writing assignments have taken me to 21 different countries on six continents.
As a journalist, I’ve written for USA Today, ISLANDS, ShermansTravel.com, CNN Travel, Caribbean Travel & Life, Cayman Airways Skies, American Eagle Latitudes, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine, abcnews.com, galtime.com, Breathe, Where Orlando, Where First Coast, nileguide.com, tripatlas.com, Pegasus, Orlando Arts Magazine, Central Florida Lifestyle, Upscale and Wild Blue Yonder.
I’ve also appeared as a travel expert on FOX35, as well as, the The Daily Buzz and Daytime TV, both nationally syndicated morning shows. I have also been featured as a travel expert on aol.com, careerbuilder.com, marketwatch.com, mediabistro.com and the Calgary Sun.
I feel blessed to do what I do! My travel travails have included dog-sledding in Quebec, swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, hiking the tallest glacier in Iceland (and snacking on fermented shark afterward), scaling a volcano in Chile (and nibbling on barbequed llama kebobs afterward), snorkeling with Giant Pacific Manta Rays in Hawaii, learning to speak Spanish in Puerto Rico, surfing in Barbados, cuddling koalas in Australia, touring the streets of Medellin (once the most dangerous city in Latin America) and telling the stories of sex-trafficking victims in India, just to name a few.
Throughout my journalism career I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt; Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe; the legendary Arnold Palmer; Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser; Oprah Winfrey’s trainer Bob Green; Iron Chef star Cat Cora; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zak Bagans, host of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures; Andy DeHart, shark adviser for Discovery; Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi, Darren Frei, editorial director of ShermansTravel.com, Jeralyn Gerba, senior features editor at dailycandy.com and many more.
I’m also an editor and a photographer, and I have a strong background in public relations, too. To sum it up, I have a knack for rounding up facts, reliable storytelling, deadline-chasing, project-juggling and wiggling my ears (which hasn’t come in handy yet).