A Mayo, Md. native, I set my sights on becoming a sports journalist at the age of 13, keeping a keen eye on covering the Washington Redskins.
I was co-sports editor of my school newspaper, The Current, in my final year and a half at South River High School.
While working full time, I earned my associate’s degree in general studies from Anne Arundel Community College and my bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. I work as a Washington Post sports aide/writer and previously worked at What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine.
My big break came in 2001 when I was approached by What’s Up? Magazine to write an article previewing 10 Redskins and Baltimore Ravens players to watch for during the upcoming season. I wrote another Redskins and Ravens preview a year later and wrote about the Navy football experience before the 2005 season.
I got my first crack at my dream job in 2003 when I was approached about an opportunity to write for TheHogs.net, a Redskins web site created just a year prior.
Without hesitation, I jumped at the opportunity and wrote hundreds of pieces for the site, even having my work referenced on NFL Network, NFL.com, ESPN.com and other prominent sports sites.
While with THN, I interviewed numerous Redskins, including a weekly feature with Andre Carter from 2008-2010. I also covered the Washington Capitals as part of THN on Ice, the site’s section devoted to hockey news.
At What’s Up? Magazine, I covered Baltimore Ravens training camp, the Military Bowl and still work as a freelance photographer for Navy football games. I’ve interviewed public figures such as Jim Belushi, Cal Ripken Jr., Roger Staubach, Doug Williams, Torrey Smith, Haloti Ngata, Dewey Bunnell, the Harlem Globetrotters, Pablo Francisco and Jeff Dunham.
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