I'm a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado, and author of From Jars to the Stars, the story of how Ball Aerospace -- an organization evolved from the Ball Brothers Company of Muncie, Indiana and a group of students in a University of Colorado basement -- managed to blast a sizable crater in the comet 9P/Tempel 1. I'm also an adjunct instructor teaching narrative nonfiction at CU.
I graduated with a business degree from the University of Michigan, where I played soccer, and a with master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Before becoming a journalist at the turn of the millennium, I was an IT and strategy consultant and became familiar with the challenges large technical projects can present.
I spent the 2007-2008 academic year on a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at CU, focusing on energy and climate change issues.
I began my journalistic career as a technology writer for business-focused weeklies in Boston and Denver. I've written for the Rocky Mountain News, Business 2.0, World Watch Magazine, the Denver Business Journal, Coloradan Magazine, The Daily Climate, University of Denver Magazine and ColoradoBiz Magazine, among others. I have many clips posted here.
I'm on the advisory board of the University of Colorado's Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and am a member of the the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Planetary Society and the National Space Society.