Staff Experience:         

May 2016—Dec. 2017: Contributing Editor at St. Louis

March 2015—May 2016: Contributing Writer at Atlanta

Aug. 2011—March 2015: Senior Editor at Atlanta

Jan. 2005—July 2011: Senior Editor at Indianapolis Monthly

March 2004—Nov. 2004: Business and Health Editor at Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Aug. 2003—Feb. 2004: Reporter at Centralia Fireside Guard, Centralia, Missouri


University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

—Bachelors of Journalism—Magazine sequence

—Bachelors of Science—History


  • Anthologized Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists (“The Last Trawlers”)
  • Finalist CRMA Writer of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Winner National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Magazine Writing (Regional/Local Circulation) 2009 (“Free Man”)
  • Honorable Mention Best American Sports Writing 2007 (“Drive to Succeed”)