My work over the last two decades has focused on investigative journalism, photography, and videography. In 2002, I founded Eleventh Avenue South, a popular local news blog that ran from 2002-2011. In 2006, I joined the team at the Minnesota Independent, a nonprofit public interest news website and part of the American Independent News Network. In 2011, I joined the Washington, DC-based American Independent until it closed in 2013. In 2014, I joined the radio team at KFAI’s Fresh Fruit. In 2015, I participated in the The UpTake Institute’s Fall 2015 Conflict-Sensitive Video Journalism Fellowship.
Since 2009, I’ve served as the editor of The Column, a Minnesota-based news service by and for the LGBTQ community.
My freelance and syndicated work includes: The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and more.
Awards and Recognitions
Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association (Finalist, 2007), Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (First, 2010), Best Opinion Writing by Dan Savage’s Sex-Positive Journalism awards (2nd place, 2008), Best News Writing by National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (Third Place, 2015), Best News Writing by National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (First Place, 2016).
In 2008, I was selected by DIVA MN as one of “ten twenty to thirty-something activists making positive impacts in the community.”