Writing, Editing & Reporting
(News Articles, Features and More)
During the past 22 years, my byline has appeared under A-1 news headlines, with two-page Sunday spreads and between the covers of feature magazines. My most recent writing samples are magazine articles written in 2008 and 2009. During my 10 year-career as a newspaper reporter, I built a significant portfolio of breaking news, in-depth project pieces and feature articles. In the future, look for a sampling of newspaper stories published between 1988 and 1998.
Microplastics, Macroproblem (Terrain, Winter 2009)
Tiny particles of this man-made substance could mean big trouble in our oceans.
Breaking Bread With the Boss and What Not to do at Dinner (Terrain, Winter 2009)
Business students learn table manners speak volumes about them as future business people. Students practice their skills at the Milgard School of Business etiquette dinner.
An Ounce of Prevention (Terrain, Winter 2009)
The article profiles state Representative Dawn Morrell, UW Tacoma alumni and critical care nurse and details her penchant for statewide health care reform.
Community Generosity Goes Over the Bar (Terrain, Fall 2008)
Eight years and $41 million later, the UW Tacoma capital campaign comes to a close.
Walkability (Terrain, Fall 2008)
On the path to making Tacoma a walkable–and more livable–city UW Tacoma leads the way.
Life, Death and Learning (Terrain, Fall 2008)
A profile of Dr. Marjorie Dobratz, longtime director of UW Tacoma Nursing Program. Dobratz resigned to return to her first loves: teaching and researching.
Woman of the Bridge
Feature article: WSDOT Web site, Fall 2004
Speak Up About Redistricting (Op-Ed, Seattle P-I, July 12, 2001; ghost written)
What if the people in charge of drawing the state’s political districting boundaries drew a half-mile wide district that began in Bothell and ended in Auburn?
Gulp! (Northwest Health, Group Health Cooperative, July/August 1996)
As drinking water reliability goes, Puget Sound residents are fortunate: for most of us sources of drinking water originate in untainted watersheds. Still, while waterborne illness (outbreaks) involving municipal drinking water systems are uncommon, they can be severe.