During the course of my career, I have been able to write, edit and produce stories on a wide array of topics, from a local family making hand-strained Green yogurt to women’s lacrosse to the reasons behind the alarming rise in heroin use among women. Each has its place in serving a variety of demos, whether it’s bringing awareness to a public crisis, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at a top lacrosse program’s rise to prominence or showing readers the best way to spend their weekends. I love capturing a moment in time, vibes and messages and relaying that to readers.
Top-Ranked Seawolves Still on the Hunt
ILWomen.com, March 1, 2018
Stony Brook reached No. 1 in the national polls, but the Seawolves aren’t done climbing
Note: Story picked up for print
Ducks in a Row: Dowd, Star-Studded Staff Creating a Culture at Oregon
Inside Lacrosse, March issue
Three of the biggest names in college lacrosse are turning women’s lacrosse into the next big thing at Oregon.
7 Local Restaurants Sure to Impress OOT Guests
Edible Long Island, Dec. 27, 2017
Looking to send off 2017 with some fine dining? You’re in luck.
Home for the Holidays: Long Island Wines to Pair With Favorite Holiday Dishes
Edible Long Island, Dec. 20, 2017
What should you drink with your favorite holiday eats? Some of Long Island’s best winemakers respond.
Beating the Odds
Long Island Pulse, Oct. 16, 2017
One woman was determined to be one of the first in her family to never hear she had breast cancer.
Match Made in Montauk
Long Island Pulse, July 21, 2017
A boho-beach boutique opens a new location.
Take the Bait at Long Island’s Best Seafood Restaurants
Long Island Pulse, June 26, 2017
When cravings call for seafood, drop a line at these eight eateries.
The Spiral Into Fentanyl
Long Island Pulse, June 22, 2017
Heroin is no longer the deadliest drug on Long Island. What is fentanyl and why is the opioid crisis only getting worse?
The Death of Pro-Life
Long Island Pulse, March 31, 2017
Planned Parenthood is at risk of losing funding under the Trump administration. But is defunding the health care provider really supporting life?
Sweet Dreams to an American Nightmare: Laura Lemus
Long Island Pulse, Feb. 17, 2017, part of a five-part series on immigration I spearheaded
A DACA recipient tells President Trump “I am as much of a New Yorker as he is.”
The End of Dieting
Long Island Pulse, Jan. 10, 2017
The latest trend in dieting is not dieting at all.
Fighting for Their Lives
Long Island Pulse, Nov. 10, 2016
When a soldier returns home, a new battle begins. Inside a veteran’s fight of a lifetime.
Autism After School
Long Island Pulse, Sept. 13, 2016
Autistic college students comprise 1 to 2 percent of the nation’s campuses. They face a unique set of challenges, anxieties and triumphs.
Alive By the Bay
Long Island Pulse, Aug. 25, 2016
It took a village to save the hamlet of Bay Shore. An inside look at how Bay Shore’s Main Street went from 43% vacant to a dinnertime destination.
4 Trends to Rock This Fall
Long Island Pulse, Aug. 19, 2016
A 90s trend is making a comeback and luxe materials are en vogue.
Women on the High
Long Island Pulse, June 7, 2016
Heroin use among women has increased at twice the rate of men over the last 10 years. A look at the causes and potential solutions to the startling trend that’s hitting home on Long Island.
Runner’s High: Long Island Marathon Fever on the Rise
Long Island Pulse, May 2016 “Wellness Issue”
There’s something mystical about a marathon. A 26.2-mile test of both physical and mental stamina pushes runners through a lot of walls, building the kind of confidence needed in all areas of life.
Appeared in print
Phoebe Legere Returns to the Hamptons for First Time in a Decade
Long Island Pulse, May 5, 2016
I spoke with Legere about her music, the show and what makes the Hamptons the ultimate muse before an upcoming show.
The North Fork Spot Where Horses are Rockstars
Long Island Pulse, April 4, 2016
A local family is giving abused horses a second lease on life.
What No One Tells You About Adult Friendships
Long Island Pulse, March 29, 2016
Do we outgrow promises of friends forever?
8 Long Island Spots Serving Perfect Pasta
Long Island Pulse, Feb. 18, 2016
Pasta isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience. Eight Long Island restaurants serve up a good one night after night.
Shoes Made for Walkin’ and Gawkin’
Long Island Pulse, Nov. 10, 2015
When we think about premiere shoe designers, our minds tend to drift to Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. Add in Long Island’s Beth Levine, the First Lady of Shoes.
Caring for Aging Parents
Long Island Pulse, Sept. 29, 2015
Proper planning, the right approach and a unified front of other family members and physicians, can help your mom and dad through their golden years.
9 Places to Get a Cheeseburger on Long Island
Long Island Pulse, Sept. 18, 2015
Whether it’s date night or late night, sometimes you just need a cheeseburger.
Fourth most-read story on lipulse.com in 2015.
7 Apps for Runners
Long Island Pulse, Sept. 15, 2015
That fifth limb you call your smartphone is loaded with apps that show you your time, pace, calories burned and mileage. Some even go so far as to give you encouragement, adjust your music to your pace and a little extra motivation in the form of zombies. Yes, zombies.
Sacrifice & Heart Dogs
Long Island Pulse, Sept. 9, 2015
For 40 years, Canine Companions for Independence has been providing highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. It wouldn’t be possible without a selfless group of people willing to raise puppies—and then give them back.
New Photography Exhibit is Right On
Long Island Pulse, Aug. 18, 2015
The 70s are having a moment in the fashion world, and now, they’re having a moment at the Mulford Farm Museum in East Hampton.
Straight From Sparta
Long Island Pulse, Aug. 10, 2015
A family-owned Long Island company is churning out Greek yogurt that would make Zeus swoon.
How to Fix 6 Summer Beauty Problems
Long Island Pulse, July 17, 2015
Don’t miss a beauty beat.