My writing has appeared in publications like Outside, Mountain Outlaw, Montana Free Press and Mountains & Minds. While my curiosity is far-ranging and easily triggered, common themes include people who follow brave and unusual callings, the on-the-ground impacts of public policy,  and what it means to live in the West in the 21st century.

"Forgotten communities"

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Rural Montana was hit especially hard when state budget cuts passed November of 2017 resulted in the closure of dozens of public aid offices across the state. In little more than a year, Livingston (pop. 7,529) lost its Office of Public Assistance, job services and mental health center. With another closure looming, this time to the Department of Child and Family Services, Livingston residents rallied around the "forgotten community" in their midst. For Montana Free Press and Missoula Independent.
Montana and Wyoming are two of the top-ranked states for start-up activity in the United States. A collection of sharp and scrappy small business owners in Greater Yellowstone talk about why that is.  For Mountain Outlaw magazine.
For most of his life, a 14-year-old boy from Atlanta had a very powerful message without a way to share it. His name in Farsi means "message." For Mountain Outlaw magazine.
Featured Outlaw: Mandela van Eeden
In a world with too many languages to learn in a lifetime, Mandela van Eeden says music is an international language, humanity’s common denominator. The Grand Canyon raft guide, host of "The Trail Less Traveled" and yoga instructor doesn't leave home without her skeleton key of choice. For Mountain Outlaw magazine. 
'Bison 1 million'
A year after the bison was named the official mammal of the United States, the National Bison Association unveiled its plan to more than double the population of the iconic animal. If all goes as planned, there will be 1 million bison in public, private and tribal herds by 2027. For Explore Big Sky newspaper.  
Yellowstone wildfires burn 62,000 acres
 
2016 marked Yellowstone National Park's biggest wildfire season since 1988. After the smoke cleared, Western wildfire historian Rene Eustace shared stories from '88, the year of fire so intense that it spurred changes to fire modeling programs. For Explore Big Sky newspaper. 
King of Rec
As the leader of Colorado's Office of Outdoor Recreation, mountaineer-turned-policy-maker Luis Benitez believes that outdoor recreation can save the world. For Mountain Outlaw magazine.
Doctor Luanne Freer talks triage, altitude illness and body recovery at the world's highest-elevation ER in a Q-and-A for Outside Outline