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
  • Memorial marks 5 years since Oso landslide

    OSO, Wash. – Today marked five years after a massive landslide devastated a small community outside Oso. Years later there are signs of hope and healing moving forward while people gathered for a ceremony to honor and remember the 43 people killed in the Oso landslide. It was the deadliest landslide in U.S history, forever changing the Snohomish County community. Today, family members of the victims joined the community at the site, where there used to be a neighborhood holding […]

  • ICE: Man who killed deputy, shot officer was in U.S. illegally

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. – An official from Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed to Q13 News the suspect involved in the deadly Kittitas County officer-involved shooting was not in the United States legally. That man, Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, died after a shootout with law enforcement officers which killed Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson and injured Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez. Flags across the Kittitas Valley are flying at half-staff, it’s hard to go about your day without noticing some […]

  • Kittitas Valley community reeling after deputy killed, officer injured

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. – The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office says the deadly officer involved shooting started first as a call to 911 for a road rage incident but it all ended in tragedy. Investigators say officers followed the suspect for about nine miles and the chase ended in the town of Kittitas. Three minutes later the shooting started. Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez, who joined Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, was shot in the legs and was flown to Harborview […]

  • Thief steals 70-pound bronze bell from South Sound elementary school

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Police are on the hunt for the person who stole an invaluable piece of history from a place that’s supposed to be safe for kids. Earlier this month, in the dead of night, a thief stole a 70-pound bronze bell from McLane Elementary School in Olympia and investigators say the crook went to great lengths to get away with the heavy item. “It’s an unusual crime,” said Lt. Tim Rudloff from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. It’s […]

  • Some gun owners frustrated to give up bump stocks

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Today was the second day for Washington State Patrol’s bump stock buyback program. Big bucks are up for grabs for up to five bump stocks – but only if the owners turn them into police before the devices are outlawed. Bump stocks become illegal later this month and gun owners only have a couple more days to turn them in for a voucher. For Michael Montfort, he’s looking to score a $150 voucher from the state […]

  • Suspected robber, rapist pleads not guilty in connection to Puyallup, Tacoma crimes

    TACOMA, Wash. – Shawn Bell, 51, pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges in connection to a pair of frightening attacks on Pierce County store employees in the last week. Investigators say the distinctive metallic, orange mask Bell allegedly used in both crimes could have been one of the key clues to crack this case. Bell walked into court wearing a jump suit to face a judge late Friday. He told police during interviews he hasn’t committed any crimes […]

  • Kombucha banned from school district over alcohol content

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – An age-old drink that’s now resurging in popularity is being banned in one North Sound school district. Unpasteurized kombucha is now off limits at Arlington Public Schools after a teacher discovered an elementary student had a bottle on campus. The drink is being banned because the bottle’s ingredients listed a slight amount of alcohol. But the ban has some health-conscious parents frustrated with the blanket policy. “I think there’s much more important things that we can be […]

  • Victims recovered from icy pond identified

    VAN ZANDT, Wash. – Two men died after a winter weather related tragedy in the North Sound. Both victims are from the Deming area, according to officials. The first man was recovered from the pond Tuesday evening and the second victim was pulled from the water by Wednesday morning. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 49-year-old Tyler Takita and 73-year-old Gerald Bajema. Investigators said both were trying to save a pair of dogs that had fallen through […]

  • Police believe same suspect hit two adult theme stores

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – Police are on the hunt for a man responsible for a robbery and an assault targeting adult themed store employees. The first incident happened Friday night in Puyallup and the second escalated to a sexual assault in Tacoma early Monday morning. Surveillance video released by Puyallup police shows a masked man accost a female employee near closing time at the Lovers store Friday night. The video appears to show the suspect holding one employee too close for […]

  • ‘We will come back from this’: Decades-old family business destroyed by fire

    EAST OLYMPIA, Wash. – A second-generation family business went up in flames late Saturday night, destroying a building and thousands of dollars of merchandise. Johnson’s Smokehouse employs dozens of people in the East Olympia community and has been in business for 36 years. “About a half mile out I could see the orange glow,” said Josh Johnson. “Words can’t describe what I had seen.” The fire burned hot and fast late Saturday night and when the sun came up Sunday […]

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