I’ve written features for Blue Ridge OutdoorsThe Nashville Post MagazineOur State, Nashville Lifestyles, RootsRated, and Edible Nashville. Some of the best examples:


The Nashville Post:

Small-City BoomMurfreesboro officials seek to reinvent fast-growing municipality’s urban core.

Recreating a Corridor: Local nonprofit Conexión Américas and Metro Nashville are working to build a new-look Nolensville Pike.

When Plans Fall Through: Spring Hill wrestles with creating town center.

U.K. Seeks to Learn from Nashville’s Health Care ModelsMost Nashville residents realize the city is a health care hub — but few likely are aware that a European country is studying our city’s health care models for learnings.

Interconnectivity as an Asset: Soon Oscar Health’s unusually user-friendly health insurance platform will be available to some Nashvillians through Oscar’s new partnership with Humana.

‘Useful in Many Ways’: Nashville’s thriving ecosystem of user groups combines education, networking, and room to grow collectively. (Don’t miss the photo gallery that accompanies this piece!)

Prepping Young Talent: An trend analysis on the rising popularity of fast-track training programs at regional banks.

Anything but RomanticArts and Business Council program pairs board candidates, creative organizations. 

Senior-level Innovation: A profile of a senior living center incubating innovative products for its constituents.

‘I count on my folks’: Q&A with Yamaha Entertainment Group founder Chris Gero on effective leadership and work/life balance. 

The Simple Nudge: Q&A with MissionPoint CEO Jason Dinger, discussing population health management and the evolution of health care in Nashville and nationally. 


Blue Ridge Outdoors:

Humans of the AT: Meet 12 of this year’s Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. 

Trail Names: The Best of 2017. On the A.T. you’re bestowed a trail name—a nickname that becomes your primary identity while hiking.

The Things They Carried (And Wished They Hadn’t): Lessons from my two-week solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. 


Nashville Lifestyles:

Cooking Up Classes with Jilah Kalil: A new cooking class offers a buy-one, give-one model — and lessons for a lifetime.

Woodland Wine Merchant Turns 10: An East Nashville wine shop hits a milestone, and keeps an eye on what lies ahead.

Growing Good with Mauro Seed Co: A Williamson County social entrepreneur puts heirloom varieties in more people’s hands. 

Green Door Gourmet: Local farmer Sylvia Ganier thinks global and acts local. 

Waste Not, Want Not: Efforts to reduce food waste are forming a budding trend in Nashville. 


Our State:

Peach StudentIn the Sandhills, summertime means peaches, and peaches mean school. 

Pocket Portraits: An artist in Welcome gives her customers a way to keep the animals they love close to their hearts.

“Want S’more” sidebar (at end of article): Featuring Atlantic Beach’s creative restaurant Amos Mosquito’s.

“Building a Family Field Trip” sidebar (at end of article): Featuring historic sites in N.C.



How to Explore Land between the Lakes: A detailed guide to one of the most adventure-filled recreation areas in the South. Originally written for Kentucky Tourism.

Land between the Lakes National Recreation Area: A brief guide to the area’s opportunities for hiking and camping.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort ParkA brief guide to the area’s opportunities for hiking and camping.


Edible Nashville:

Grab a Winning Drink at Bongo WorldThe provenance of Bongo World’s inventive seasonal drinks can be attributed directly to the cafes’ creative baristas.

Splendor in the Grass: Local grass-fed beef is big business.