I write, draw, swim, and love to drink beer.
I'm a freelance journalist and editor working with several publications and clients on a range of projects. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Language (German) from Georgetown University in 2000 and a Master of Arts degree in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in 2006. Check out my online portfolio for clips of my work.
I'm also a working artist specializing in pastel drawings of animals. I take commissions for all sorts of pieces. Message me for details.
When I'm not writing or drawing, I'm probably swimming--I'm a marathon and ice swimmer getting up to some chilly shenanigans in the most beautiful places on earth.
Quoted in GMA’s coverage of Sarah Thomas’ record swim, September 17, 2019
Quoted in “Sarah Thomas Closes in on Record 4-Time Swim Across English Channel,” by Phil Boucher for People Magazine, September 16, 2019
Quoted in “Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop” BBC News, September 17, 2019
Named in “The Great Garbarino” by Thor Jourgensen for The Item Live, July 18. 2019
Quoted in “Pasadena Resident Becomes Oldest Man to Complete Boston Light Swim” by Brad Dress for the Pasadena Voice, September 18, 2018.
Featured profile, "Waltham Resident Swims for Cancer Research," by Diana Nunez for Waltham Wicked Local, June 22, 2018
Profiled in "Voila! Vermont! Open Water Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees," by Steven Munatones for the Daily News of Open Water Swimming, May 30, 2018
Quoted expert in "How to Recover from a Thanksgiving Eating Binge--the Right Way" by Jennifer Lea Reynolds for Reader'sDigest.com, November 15, 2017
Quoted in "EDCs and Breast Cancer" by Greta Stieger for the Food Packaging Forum, August 16, 2017
Daily News of Open Water Swimming: Supporting and Crewing on Sarah Thomas' Century Swim, Aug. 11, 2017
COPD commentary for All Sides with Ann Fisher's Wellness Wednesday program June 28, 2017
Named to the Daily News of Open Water Swimming's 2017 list of "50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women," June 5, 2017
Daily News of Open Water Swimming: Elaine Howley to Star in END-WET, April 5, 2017
Quoted in "Reduce Senior Moments by Increasing Brain Fitness" by Debbie Slade Smith writing for Prime Women, March 29, 2017