I am a highly multimedia journalist, who currently coordinates an oral history project for a local government agency and works as a freelance journalist and photographer for regional and national publications. My work has focused on mental health, the environment, Pacific Northwest Native American tribes and all the places those subjects intersect.
For the past three years, I’ve been working with the Winnemem Wintu tribe outside Redding, Calif., on a book about the Winnemem’s spiritually guided salmon restoration plan and their advocacy for water conservation. I have also written stories about the cultural revitalization and restoration efforts of many Northwest tribes.
My writing, multimedia and photography have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, California Watch, the Oregonian, the Huffington Post, the GlobalPost, the High Country News and Free Speech Radio News among other outlets. I am a regular contributor to Indian Country Today, a national magazine focused on Native American issues.
In August 2010, I earned my master’s degree from the University of Oregon in literary nonfiction where I also I co-produced for the documentary class, The Architect of Sound, was aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting.