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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 News.

Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the South Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the Deep South began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I love coffee, beer and sandwiches. I live in Seattle with my awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • WSDOT: Commutes looking good but weather could foul up streak

    SHORELINE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation believes for most drivers Tuesday morning’s commutes were pretty close to normal. A handful of snarls made for a rough start – but thanks to good weather and commuters beginning earlier in the morning the Seattle squeeze wasn’t too hard on drivers. The biggest problem came this morning after the major commute – a dump truck flipped on I-5 and caused 4-mile long backups. Thankfully by then, most everyone had already […]

  • End of an era: Alaskan Way Viaduct closes to make way for new SR 99 tunnel

    SEATTLE — It was 10-years ago this spring that then Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation that put into motion the new tunnel underneath downtown Seattle. The Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to close forever. Once closed, the Washington State Department of Transportation says it will take about 3 weeks to get the highway aligned with the new tunnel. Crews have much work remaining including tearing down some temporary walls and pouring new concrete. During the closure, however, traffic […]

  • New report reveals thousands suffer from opioid use disorder

    EVERETT – A new report out of the north sound reveals somewhere between five and ten-thousand people are suffering from opioid use disorder. The Snohomish Health District released our state’s first of its kind report that also showed as many as 80-thousand people could be misusing the drugs. Up until a couple years ago officials say they didn’t have data like this – mostly what they knew about overdoses were from those that turned deadly. Now this new study is […]

  • First responders believe response times may suffer during viaduct closure

    SEATTLE – So how are first responders going to handle the crush of commuters once the viaduct is closed? A three-week long viaduct closure is all new territory. The viaduct closed for a short time in 2016 but officials have never had to deal with a similar closure that’s coming next week. First responders also say they are not sure exactly sure what to expect when commuters pile into downtown streets. “It’s going to be adjusted constantly on the fly,” […]

  • Many without power three days after windstorm batters Puget Sound

    EAST KING COUNTY, Wash. – Tuesday was day three of power outages for some families still dealing with the aftermath of last weekend’s powerful wind storm. Power crews have fanned out across Puget Sound trying to reconnect energy to customers. Portions of Auburn-Black Diamond Road were closed to traffic because not only are power poles leaning over the roadway there were also lines down on the roads. Neighbors in the area said they are used to going without power for […]

  • Weekend windstorm hammers Pierce County

    PRAIRIE RIDGE, Wash. – Folks in Pierce County are still tallying the damage from this weekend’s windstorm. Power outages, debris, property damage – high winds did a number on the South Sound including one household who narrowly survived a giant tree slicing through their roof. Crews could be heard cleaning up debris and making emergency repairs where they could, neighbors say the winds were howling. “It’s just blowing, the trees are like this and it was just crazy up here,” […]

  • Expanding transit options revealed prior to viaduct closure

    SEATTLE – The first set of ramp closures on the Alaskan Way Viaduct are scheduled to begin this evening. Next week, the entire viaduct is expected to close forever. So how are tens of thousands of people supposed to navigate through the city now that one of Seattle’s main arteries is about to be closed for weeks? It’s a challenge that could change commuter’s habits forever and that’s part of the goal say transportation officials. But these closures will likely […]

  • I-1639 confusion leading gun seller to consider loophole

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – To some it appears there may be a loophole in Washington’s restrictive new gun law. At least one local gun store owner says she will sell long guns to those under the age of 21 – and she claims she’s following the law to the letter. At issue – exactly what kind of firearms are defined as “semi-automatic rifles” and when specific portions of I-1639 become law. “This firearm isn’t assaulting anybody right now, it’s sitting here,” […]

  • Select viaduct ramp closures begin one week before scheduled shutdown

    SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation says now is the time commuters should be reconsidering their drive if they travel through Seattle using the viaduct. The first round of on and off ramp closures are scheduled to begin this Friday, beginning the first of many changes for commuters coming into the city. The on and off ramps on the south end of SR-99 will soon shut down – and it could be a taste of what’s to come […]

  • National park services limited during partial government shutdown

    ASHFORD, Wash. – Strewn garbage, overflowing toilets: sights many hope are not duplicated at Washington state’s Mount Rainier National Park. At some of the west coast’s most beloved national parks, the partial government shutdown drags into day eleven and signs of neglect have become evident. The gate is open at Mount Rainier National Park, but officials warn everyone who cross the threshold: you’re doing so at your own risk. The partial government shutdown means not only are most customer services […]