Born and raised on the East Coast, I headed to the Pacific Northwest in search of bigger mountains and inspiration. Luckily, I found both, and get to spend my days writing about great food and wine, helping brands communicate better, telling jokes, and enjoying life.
🚨 MUSH ALERT 🚨 May 15, 2015: I woke up at 4:30AM to go to my awful, thankless nonprofit job. I had a date that I was dreading because I had been generally unhappy with the pool of applicants thus far. Today: I woke up next to my fiancé in the home that we own (well, the bank owns it tbh). I pet my perfect dog and tried to touch my emotionally withholding cat. I’m going to my amazing job that gives me so much joy and meaning. Partners should help you achieve your wildest dreams and make space for the ones that haven’t been realized yet. @benjaminausmith is the real deal and despite our inherent differences (can I ever post about Ben without mentioning he’s a Scorpio?) we’ve spent four years together in the kind of love they write songs about. It’s our last anniversary before we get married and a new, bigger anniversary takes over—but I will always remember May 15th and what a horror Bike to Work Day was, how the sun felt on my skin as I walked down Yesler, the green army jacket found in a dumpster, and the beginning of it all.