About me

Twenty-plus years as an award-winning journalist, columnist, and blogger, experienced covering nutrition, higher education, the Catholic church, parenting, and lifestyle issues. Nationally recognized academic advisor and career coach. Great believer in the Oxford comma, but know when to dismiss it in favor of AP style. Laser tag aficionado.


  • 2014: University of Arizona: Outstanding Professional Advisor
  • 2012 NACADA: Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit
  • 2012 University of Arizona: Outstanding Emerging Professional Advisor
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, first place, best news blog
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, First Place: Education Reporting (non-metro)
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, Second Place: Business Reporting (non-metro)
  • 2008 The Tucson Citizen: Content Provider of the Year
  • 2008 Arizona Newspapers Association, Second Place: Best Sports Story
  • 2003 Arizona Press Club, Second Place: Don Schellie Award Feature Column Writing
  • 2003 Arizona Press Club, Third Place: Sustained Coverage or Series
  • 2003 National Catholic Press Association, Third Place: Best Commentary
  • 2003 Arizona Newspapers Association, Third Place: Best Non-daily Column
  • 2002 National Catholic Press Association, Second Place: Best Feature Writing

For detailed work history and résumé, please see my Linked In profile.