People call me “BAH” — as in the sound sheep make — because of my initials.
I’m an entertainment reporter at Mashable, where I interview celebrities, TV networks, record labels and other entertainment sources about trending news topics or their digital presences and social media campaigns. I also co-managed Mashable’s Facebook page and Twitter account for our Social Media vertical until July. Previously at Mashable, I wrote about Internet memes and viral content. Before that, I edited news, features and promotional copy and also managed overnight tweets for @Mashable, which now has 3 million followers.
Before joining Mashable, I was a business reporter at TechMediaNetwork where I wrote news about small businesses, social media, technology, consumer trends and workplace behaviors. My work in 2010 earned me the B2B Twitterer of the Year award in business journalism.
I have worked as an online producer, editor, reporter, copy editor and designer for The Arizona Republic, AzCentral.com, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Des Moines Register, Metromix and three newspapers in Nebraska. I have also completed projects for The New York Times.
My stories have also appeared in The Associated Press, Yahoo! News, Christian Science Monitor and LiveScience.
As a military child, I had lived in three countries before the age of 5: United States, Japan and the Philippines. After my family and I left the beaches of Japan, we settled down in Scottsbluff, a small town in western Nebraska, where I eventually graduated from high school in 2004. I studied journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before leaving early to accept a job in Phoenix in 2009.
I now live in New York City, a long way from the cornfields of the Midwest, where I work hard and play hard. I’m a fan of change, Hot Cheetos, optimists, fried chicken, dance clubs, smiles and, of course, grammar.