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 Mashable, Smithsonian Air & Space, 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.