Hometown: Glen Burnie
Birthday: Aug. 4, 1982
I've been working in journalism for just about my entire life. My first job was delivering the bi-weekly Maryland Gazette in Glen Burnie. I participated in school newspapers from the time I was in middle school through the time I graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2004.
I took my first job at the now defunct Cushing Daily Citizen in Cushing, OK where I served as a reporter and finally the managing editor. From there I went to work at the Joplin Globe in Joplin, Mo. before coming home to Maryland.
In 2006 I moved to Charles Village in North Baltimore after being hired at the Baltimore Messenger. I worked at the Messenger until 2009 when I left to become the county government reporter at the Carroll County Times.
I returned to covering Baltimore for North Baltimore Patch in November 2010.
I, like the vast majority of Baltimore residents, am a registered Democrat. But my party affiliation doesn't dictate my beliefs. Although I tend to be liberal, I have voted for Republicans and various third party candidates in the past.
I'm an agnostic. I just don't feel like there's anything wrong about saying "I don't know."