Bio: I was born in Arkansas and grew up in Hazelwood, Missouri. I attended Armstrong Elementary and graduated from Hazelwood West High School.
I have always had an interest in news, history and story-telling and realized my junior year of high school that journalism was her career path. Upon graduating in 2002, I entered the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2006 with a Journalism degree. I have worked at newspapers, television and radio stations in Columbia, Missouri, Utica, New York, Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. I was an account manager for a multicultural advertising and public relations agency before my return to the St. Louis area as a member of the Patch team.
When I'm not attending City Council meetings or Hazelwood School District Board of Educations meetings, I enjoy playing with two sons, as well as spending time with my fiancé', family and friends. I fish, play the violin, and am a very laidback individual.
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.
I'm an objective individual that believes in listening to both sides of any issue.
I am a believer in God and know that all blessings come through him. I am Christian and was reared in the baptist denomination. I've am a member and have attended New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church on the Northside of St. Louis since I was 4-years old.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
The Hazelwood community deeply cares about its school system, as well as economic growth. With such a growing community it's important to parents that the schools remain solid and accredited. They are watching to see if the schools along with the presence of industry will continue to improve.