I do much of the writing for Simpson’s website and alumni magazine, among other projects. One of the benefits of the job is that I get to work one-on-one with young people on campus who serve internships in our office. Many have gone on to careers in journalism and public relations, and it’s gratifying to know that our office may have played a small role in teaching and encouraging them.
Before coming to Simpson in 2011, I worked 24 years as a reporter and feature writer for The Des Moines Register and The Sun in Baltimore. I use the skills I learned as a reporter to tell Simpson’s story.
I’ve won several national writing awards, including the Ernie Pyle Award, National Headliner Award, American Society of Newspapers Distinguished Writing Award, Penney-Missouri Award (twice) and Best of Gannett Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award (five times).
I have conducted writing workshops throughout the country. I attended the University of Missouri, considered one of the finest Journalism Schools in the country.
Author, with Kent Stock, of “Heading for Home,” the story of the final Norway High School baseball team. The story was later turned into a movie, “The Final Season.”
Selections of my work has been included in several books and textbooks.